EVENT ALERT: Neiman Art Gallery to Host Dick Barnett at Book Signing/Reception August 10
Well, it's August in New York City - and we know what that means: HARLEM WEEK is here at last!
It means all kinds of great events surrounding the celebration of Harlem - the world's greatest city. Things Harlem, things Black, Black people, Black lives, Black culture, Black writing - every where you turn, you'll see the wonderful things we've done and are doing on full display in Harlem.
Now, to be honest, for the uninitiated, Harlem Week really runs about a month - so you've got time to come and soak up some of the culture and magic. But understand something, just like everything else, we never do anything small or understated in Harlem. It's usually big and over the top - which is why we could not contain the celebration in the span of a short week - it just kept growing and growing.
This year Harlem Week started on July 26 - and it will culminate on August 22 - that is unless something new and spectacular comes up that needs to be added on to the list of activities.
In fact, that is just what happened. Dr. Richard Barnett, formerly of the New York Knicks, and one of the key players instrumental in the two championships they won in the 70's, is being feted at a book signing of his exciting book "THE ATHLETE NEGRO: The Awakening" on Monday, August 10, from 6:00 - 9:00PM.
The book is a real page-turner, an inspirational read, and an exciting mix of intrigue, Black solidarity, and compelling concepts for African Americans, regardless of whether or not you were - or wannabe - an athlete.
I had the privilege of reviewing the book in May of this year, and thoroughly recommend it. For the review, log on to my blog - www.gloriadulanwilson.blogspot.com/ECLECTICALLY BLACK NEWS/A Great Read: Dr. Dick Barnett's The Athlete Negro - The Awakening."
There are so many pluses to this - it's in conjunction with a great organization "Defending Your Dream, Inc." It's also presented in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of Rucker Tournament - so the relevance spans all age levels.
Dr. Barnett links education to athletics, and combines those two to start you on the path to self empowerment.
Yet another great event happening in Harlem.
Stay Blessed &