"Under the Udala Tree could easily be th front runner for the most important novel of 2015." Narrated by Ijeoma, a mid-century child coming of age in the wake of Nigeria's civil war, the voice finds power in its restraint. With steadfast contemplation, Okparanta reveals the ugliness and far-reaching damage of a society that criminalizes love, damage that rivals the carnage of war.
"MEET NFL MICHAEL STRAHAN AT HIS BOOK SIGNING IN HARLEM!" Join Hue-Man Books as we host NFL legend and Live! With Kelly & Michael Michael Strahan, author of his new book Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life! The event will kick off with Michael Strahan in conversation with Eyewitness News ABC 7 Anchor Sade Baderinwa, followed by a book signing. The event will be held at MIST Harlem (46 W 116th St, NY NY) on October 15, 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Space is limited, so we encourage you to purchase tickets now, which includes a copy of the book. The free ticket option is now sold-out. Attendees may wait in stand-by to gain admittance into the event; however, we do not guarantee any seating availability and patrons will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space allows. About Michael Strahan: NFL legend Michael Strahan made his name on the football field, setting the record for single season sacks in 2001 and being inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014, but his star has shined brighter and for longer than his 216 history-making games with the New York Giants, which included a win at Super Bowl XLII. In 2008, he joined the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show as a commentator, and in 2012, he beat a competitive roster of candidates to replace Regis Philbin as co-host of the wildly popular Live! with Kelly & Michael. In April 2014, he joined Good Morning America as a special cohost, and Barbara Walters selected him as one of her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014.
About Sade Baderinwa: Sade Baderinwa is an anchor of WABC-TV's top-rated Eyewitness News at 5:00 and 11:00. She joined the Eyewitness News team in 2003 as a reporter and anchor of Eyewitness News at Noon.
Graham Hodges was the Distinguished Fulbright Professor of History at Beijing University in 2006-2007 and the George Dorland Langdon Jr. Professor of History and Africana & Latin American Studies at Colgate University. He has written many books, including TAXI! A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver. He received a BA in 1973 and an MA in 1974 from City College of the City University of New York and a Ph.D. in early American history from New York University in 1982.
WHEN: Oct 27, 6-8 PM
WHERE:Shepard Hall RM# 95, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
OCTOBER 28 7-9 PM
Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Written by NBA superstar Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock's older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government. Free and open to the public. Please sign up however.
Mark Segal has established a reputation as the dean of American gay journalism over the past five decades. From the Stonewall demonstrations in 1969 to founding the Philadelphia Gay News in 1975, along with his more recent forays into TV and politics, his proven commitment as a tireless LGBT advocate has made him a force to be reckoned with. Respected by his peers for pioneering the idea of local LGBT newspapers, he is one of the founders and former president of both the National Gay Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild. Segal was recently inducted into the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association's Hall of Fame and was appointed a member of the Comcast/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Board, where he advises the entertainment giant on LGBT issues. He is also president of the dmhFund, though which he builds affordable LGBT-friendly housing for seniors. He lives in Philadelphia.
About the Book
As partner with Marie Brown and Regina Brooks in Open Lens, an imprint of Akashic Books, we are very excited to announce our newest release,
And Then I Danced by Mark Segal.
This important book is American History.
Here's what readers are saying.
Fast moving, insightful, historical, personal, political. What a life - it is remarkable how one human being can accomplish so much for so many in a relatively short period of time. Mr. Segal was brilliant working the system and getting to the point for it to work for his community. From humble beginnings he made his mark and the LGBT community has gained the recognition and reception they, like every other minority, is entitled.
"And Then I Danced is a fascinating page-turner that prompted my tears, laughter, envy, and astonishment--but most of all left me feeling very proud of what our community has accomplished and grateful to Mark for sharing his intimate memoir. While there are many who have witnessed the extraordinary history of the LGBT community, few have played as major a role in creating it as has Mark. It is no exaggeration to say that there is no person alive today who has been a more central participant in as much of the contemporary LGBT rights struggle than Mark Segal." --Sean Strub, author of Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival
A transformative, groundbreaking One-Day Business Summit that will gather business leaders, business executives, business owners, educators, social entrepreneurs, the curious, and everyone interested in making businesses work better -- to discover the new leadership tools, ideas and systems that can truly transform, business, society, and self. The summit features 20+ speakers from some of the worlds leading thinkers from Google, McKinsey, Time Warner, New York Times, ABC News, New York University, KRW International and NBBJ.
"I cried reading the new memoir The Education of Kevin Powell, written by the best-selling author and journalist. I cried so much, you'd think I dropped the book in the damn bathtub. Powell, who is perhaps best known as an original "cast-mate" from MTV's The Real World Season One, or in the 1990s as Vibe's chronicler of Death Row Records, Tupac Shakur, and Biggie Smalls, has written a devastating memoir. It's tangentially about a man's life, but at its core, this is a book that explores poverty, pain, and the redemptive power of the written word." ---David Zirin
NOVEMBER 20TH 3-8PM
LANGSTON HUGHES AWARD
CUNY AARON DAVIS HLLA
It's Autumn. Fall in America. Where has the year gone? Fall used to be a time when we begin preparing for the hibernation of Winter by gathering the harvest from the years fruitful labor. Fall is still my favorite season. I always assess "the harvest" I have gathered all year in terms of experiences, knowledge, opportunities and challenges to overcome. 2015 has been a generous year. Intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. This year I walked across the stage at Lincoln Center in regalia as a professor at Touro Graduate School of Business. It was cool because as many times as I've graduated, I've never walked.
This year too, I spent time in the Phoenician city, Beirut where it is said the Jesus walked and where the modern alphabet was created. In between two fighting countries Syria and Israel, Lebanon bears the scars of war, yet the people are so spiritually grounded. Their outlook on life seeped into me...live everyday to the fullest. And there is no question, I felt at peace...an all knowing peace in this 7,000 year old country.
I also faced some sadness this year. I lost a brilliant young cousin. For her funeral, I went back to the place of my own beginnings, Jamaica. No matter how many years I have lived abroad in various countries, I realize there that I am 100 percent Jamaican. It was great to be reminded where my grounding is from.
This year too, I am enormously proud that as a Partner in the Open Lens, our imprint is releasing, in just a few days, Oct 6th, a book I am most proud to have had the honor to do. And Then I Danced: Travelling the Road to LGBT Equality by Mark Segal. The book has been getting enormous buzz. So much so, that Mark has his own billboard in Philly!! Ever had an author on a billboard?
Thanks to a good harvest, this year I was in a great position be able to give back to the causes that matter to me most...literacy and poverty. I hope you will join me for Asia Initiatives,a most impressive
organization, 15th year Gala. To find out more about the great work they do and our Gala with Kerry Kennedy as special guest...click here
Finally this year I planted the seed for several exciting projects that I hope to harvest in 2016. So, for the rest of the year, I will be hibernating so that I can be fully focused on my dreams and goals that needs birthing in the Spring.
Everything in your life, from the mundane to the extraordinary, is a story waiting to be told. Many of us want to leave behind a record of our lives that we were here. Yes, our footprint.
In this workshop, you will discover your own unique and powerful story. We will use the memoir form of writing to encourage you to live out loud and to help you comprehend the value of your life. "If you are not afraid of the voices in you, you will not fear the critics outside you," so says Natalie Goldberg. Writing can let you hear your voice above the critics.
Did you know that there were health benefits to writing? There is recent evidence to support the claim that increased intellectual activity and brain stimulation i.e. recording one's memories can lower the individual risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.
Through fun exercises, practical techniques and group discussion, this insightful, fun and practical workshop, will help you uncover the writer hiding in you. Find out more
Making her New York stage debut, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o will play "The Girl" in this powerful story of survival and resilience, ECLIPSED directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy comes at The Public Theater. She will be in conversation at MIST Harlem on Oct 20th. More to come. Check the www.mistharlem.com for more details.
THEATER | 12 Angry Men: A World Premiere Theater Presentation
Launching the 2015-2016 Billie Holiday Theatre Season
Thu, Oct 15 at 8PM | Fri, Oct 16 at 8PM | Sat, Oct 17 at 2PM and 8 PM | Sun, Oct 18 at 2PM
The Kumble Theater, 1 University Place, Brooklyn, NY
The World Premiere of 12 Angry Men directed by Tony Award-winner George Faison and arranged for theatrical presentation from the book 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey and published by The New Press. In an era of contentious debate about controversial police practices and, more broadly, the significance of implications of race throughout American life, this theatrical presentation reveals some pointed truths about our nation, as a collective of African-American actors, represent a dozen African-American men from across the United States and their personal stories of being racially profiled.