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From New York to Oakland to Detroit and back again … This year’s #sixthannual #blackfarmersconference is happening right here in #eastharlem this Friday-Sunday, November 4-6, at Harlem Renaissance High School. Tomorrow’s events include tours of area community gardens, and featured speakers on Saturday include Savi Horne of the Land Loss Prevention Project, Owusu Bandele from the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and Walter Hill of @tuskegeeuniversity. For details and tickets, see http://www.blackurbangrowers.org. #bugs #blackfarmers #urbangrowers #harlem

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BUGS in Harlem Nov 4-6, 2016

Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

Black Urban Growers (BUGS) is an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.2016BUGSSTD

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BRONX:AFRICA Call to Artists

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The Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery@Hostos invites artists across all disciplines to submit work samples or proposals for our upcoming BRONX:AFRICA exhibition opening February 2016.

About BRONX:AFRICA:
(February 3 – May 4, 2016) The BRONX:AFRICA exhibit will feature contemporary art across disciplines along with special events throughout the Bronx. Our borough is home to major and still growing populations from across Africa. This vital presence influences and transforms our city. BRONX:AFRICA is a multidisciplinary and multimodal exploration of the art, expressions and influences of African cultures, and their impact as nationals mix and infuse. BRONX:AFRICA will explore and celebrate the influence of contemporary African cultures in the Bronx and reinforce connections among the many peoples of African descent, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home.
LeRonn Brooks, Exhibition Curator; Atim Oton, Curator, Community Engagement

How to Submit:
Please upload a resume and/or bio to your submittable application, along with up to 10 work samples.For installations and performance-based work – a description of the piece, visuals or footage, web links, budget and any special needs must be included in your submission.

Deadline to submit: Monday, September 14, 2015

No phone calls, please. Selected artists will be contacted by the exhibition staff. Please do not submit original art – work will not be returned.

This call is open to artists from all five boroughs. However, priority will be given to artists from the Bronx.

Visit the BCA website for information as it evolves  http://www.bronxarts.org/bronxafrica.asp

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Charlotte, North Carolina, Named After a Mulatto Desendant

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Queen Charlotte of England (1744-1818), wife of the English King George III (1738-1820), was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a Black branch of the Portuguese Royal House. Her contemporaries described her as having “a true mulatto face.” The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, is named after her.

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Harlem Week Black College Fair Saturday August 15, 2015

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It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view. - Chuck Vasser

Bissel Volunteer Days

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The Green Fit Chick

Unhealthy Foods

There are some foods you really should stop eating. You may not even realize they are more detrimental to your health than you’d actually expect. The items on this list you should seriously stop eating immediately.

Weight Loss

Losing weight doesn’t have to be insurmountable if you focus on small lifestyle changes. If you do the items below, you’ll be able to chip away at your weight and move the scales needle towards your goal.

Super Food

Is eating a “Super Food” going to make your efforts Heroic? Try adding these 10 foods to your diet. Add as many as you can every day. The cornerstone is water. While not a “food” make sure you get enough of it every day.

A Gurney Seat

Patient-centered care should exist in all factions of medicine. We need to listen to the patients to find out what they want, and to the providers who probably know best how to make this happen.

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Dog Crates

Done right, crate training helps breed familiarity, trust and a sense of security between your pup and his crate. You should not put dogs in crates that have not been properly crate trained.

Mat Training

Mat Training- A mat, or a defined place for a dog to “go to,” is a versatile and useful behavior to teach a dog. A mat can be a a dog bed, a dog mat, a bath mat, a towel, a blanket, – whatever makes the most sense for the dog and the handler.

Rude Dog Owners

Rude Habits Of Dog Owners. These are some of the things people complain about the most when it comes to dog owners.

Give An Animal A Home

Adopt a pet this holiday season. You can give an animal in need a loving home or consider donating to the ASPCA or other animal charity in a friend’s name.

Hello Cyclists, We at The Bronx Tourism Council would like to offer cyclists a chance to get their T-shirts and bibs as commemorative items. If you live within the NYC metropolitan area you may come to 851 Grand Concourse, Ste. 123 between 9am and 4:45pm to retrieve your shirts and bibs personally.

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Fear

“It is said that before entering the sea a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled, from the peaks of the mountains, the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her, she sees an ocean so vast, that to enter there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back. To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear, because that’s where the river will know it’s not about disappearing into the ocean, but of becoming the ocean.” – Khalil Gibran

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“Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” –Gloria Naylor

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