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Event: Benefit Art Show for Niños de Guatemala




Help us provide a better life for Guatemalan children and their families by investing in amazing local art!

Join us for an evening reception to celebrate this benefit exhibit, featuring a range of stunning works by budding NYC artists. Enjoy drinks, light bites, live music, raffle prizes, and a meet-and-greet with the creators!

Proceeds from the sale of all art are donated to Niños to help provide Guatemalan children with an education, health care, nutritious meals, and renewed hope in the future!

Interested in submitting or sponsoring? We are still seeking artists and food/beverage sponsorships!! Please contact us by emailing with your details.

Niños de Guatemala is a nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education and healthcare to children. NDG continually strives to ensure not just the academic but also the physical and emotional wellbeing of our students. All of the children in our programs receive two nutritionally balanced meals a day, medical and dental care, instruction on proper health and hygiene, sexual education, and access to our on-site social work and psychology departments. NDG also coordinates programs to provide vocational training for the mothers of these children’s families to further their opportunities in life.

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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Events


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Event: Energy and Education from Uganda to the US Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm


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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Events


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Event: Friday the 13th Love Slam @ Impact Hub NYC

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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Events


Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJ

Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJ

Alison Cebulla

Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

New York, NY

Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJ

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Party for a cause! Empower women with an evening of fair trade goodness featuring FAIR vodka samples, fair trade fashion, raffle prizes and a live DJ/dancing.

100% of the proceeds benefit Wishwas, a nonprofit that financially empowers South Asian women in NYC to start their own businesses. Join us for a Liz Alig Fair Trade women’s fashion trunk show before the event.



Fair Trade helps marginalized peoples in developing countries, offers them training and jobs, and often utilizes ecologically sustainable materials+practices. 
FAIR Vodka is a spirits brand, dedicated to high quality products that are sourced ethically and sustainably.

Liz Alig works with a variety of fair trade producers around the globe and using eco-friendly fabrics including: organic cotton, hand woven fiber, and recycled material. Liz Alig is dedicated to fair trade practices. We do this by partnering with NGOs and women’s cooperatives that have likeminded goals of empowering those living in poverty, paying a fair wage for work, and training women to become more economically independent. We think that fair trade also means linking the producer with the consumer and helping tell the story of the people who make our clothes, as well as, donating a portion of our sales back to developing countries to support the skills training of women.”

Sustainable NYC is a Fair Trade, eco boutique, and cafe in the East Village. Come check out this store where you can buy responsibly in service to the environment and social causes.

Have questions about Fair Trade Summer Cocktail Party + Fundraiser with Live DJ?Contact Alison Cebulla
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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Events


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African Diaspora World Expo Planned in Atlanta





The online magazine (ADT) in association with the AD King Foundation will present the African Diaspora World Tourism Awards & Travel Show Expo in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.

The two-day event will also include an Africana Culture Performances Extravaganza and a Hall of Fame Luncheon. The awards ceremony will take place at the Atlanta Airport Marriott.

The official gala awards ceremony, recognizing people who have made unique and significant contributions in the fields of Black culture and heritage tourism, will take place on Saturday, April 27 beginning with a reception at 6 pm. Noted broadcast journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson is the host for the awards gala.

The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards ceremony will recognize tour operators, travel planners, culture and heritage scholars, tourism ministers and CEO’S, and other professionals in travel. Tribute will be paid to politicians, government officials, and people of all races who have contributed to the development and promotion of culture and heritage tourism in the African Diaspora.

In addition to giving out awards at the ceremony, will honor 100 leaders in the Hall of Fame who have made legendary contributions to the field of Black culture and heritage in such a way as to significantly influence tourism.

These include notables like Congressman John Lewis, Mr. And Ms. Muhammad Ali, Ms. Coretta King, Danny Glover, Dr. Julius Garvey, Dr. Asa Hilliard, Bob and Rita Marley, former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade, former Ambassador Andy Young, Tavis Smiley, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Dr. Jean Ping, and many others. The Hall of Fame luncheon honoring these legends will be Saturday at noon.

The Africana Extravaganza, consisting of cultural performances, artistic exhibits and Diasporic cuisines will happen on Friday at 7 p.m. The Travel Show Expo, which will take place on both Friday and Saturday, will allow tourism destinations, corporations and vendors of the hospitality industry to showcase and promote their products.

For registration and more information, visit Discounted tables are available for special seating at the Awards Ceremony for organizations, associations and corporations. Travel Show Expo booths are available for businesses and vendors. Call 404-549-7215 or 404-784-4095 for further details.



Event: Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America



Although we as African Americans were officially granted our freedom nearly 150 years ago, many of us do not feel truly free.  Some of us get up and go to jobs that we do not enjoy, working for people who don’t like us very much.   Then, when those companies feel that we’ve gotten out of line or they don’t need us anymore, we are sent out the door.

There is also a great deal of frustration with regard to how our kids are being educated, and the violence that has taken too many young lives in our community.   Mass incarceration has ripped the black family to its core and an entire industry has been built from the prison industrial complex.

The solutions must lie with us.  Taking charge of our individual and collective future requires a set of coordinated strategies that relate to how we build resources, protect our resources and target those resources.  Education must become a leading priority that goes beyond what our children learn in school everyday.  We must recommit ourselves to building and supporting black businesses, strengthening our families and sustaining our communities.

The future belongs to us.

Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America is a forum hosted by Min. Louis Farrakhan and Dr. Boyce Watkins. Min. Farrakhan and Dr. Watkins will discuss the need for a shift in the way people of color think about building wealth, pursuing education and challenging the obstacles to progress which exist in black America today.  The forum will be exciting, engaging and fulfilling, with the presentation of long-term strategies for African American socio-economic progress and sustainability.

The next step of the Civil Rights Movement must go beyond voting for the right politician.


When: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 5 PM CST, doors open at 4 PM
Where: The UIC Forum on the campus of The University of Illinois at Chicago – 725 W Roosevelt (on the corner of Halsted and Roosevelt)
Cost: Free and open to the public

Note: You must RSVP on this form in order to attend the event.

RSVP for the event at this link. 

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Posted by on March 13, 2013 in Events


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Harlem To Host Its First Black Comic Book Festival To Launch In January

On Saturday, January 12th from 10am to 4pm, The Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture of Harlem, New York, will be launching their first Black Comic Festival.

It is described as “a dynamic festival for young people that celebrates the rich tradition of black superheroes and features a screening of the film “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books”; a pop-up art exhibition of “Black Kirby”- a visual homage to the legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby by artists John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo) and Stacey Robinson; panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibit tables with premiere black comic book artists from across the country. Free. All ages welcome. Registration is required.”

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Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Events


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