Music, Books and Theater in the world of Harlem
Join Danny Tisdale today as he talks with Sue Mingus about her husband Charles Mingus, her life and her new CD the Mingus Big Band, also Danny speaks to Max Rodriquez, executive director and founder of the Harlem Book Fair ’10, HW senior news reporter Lynn Wilson discuss headline news, David Mendizabal, director and actor Willie Teacher, discuss their stage work piece on BINTOU and much more.
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Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc./Executive Director , Co-Founder, The African American Pavilion
Tony Rose, Publisher/CEO, Amber Communications Group, Inc. and Executive Director/Co-Founder of the African American Pavilion at BookExpo America recently received the prestigious Wheatley Book Award at The Harlem Book Fair. Other 2008 honorees are Haki R. Madhubuti (Third World Press); W. Paul Coates (Black Classic Press); Kassahun Checole (Africa World Press) and Cheryl Willis Hudson and Wade Hudson (Just Us Books).
Rose stated, I am very honored and proud to have been selected as a ’Wheatley Book Award’ recipient. I applaud Max Rodriguez for creating such an important platform in recognition of all of our literary efforts and achievements.
Created by Harlem Book Fair founder Max Rodriguez, the Wheatley Book Awards recognizes literary achievement that transcends culture, boundary, and perception. Past honorees include Maya Angelou, Chinua Achebe, Sonia Sanchez, Walter Mosley, Octavia Butler, Ishmael Reed, Ruby Dee, John A. Williams, Walter Dean Myers, Amiri Baraka, Eloise Greenfield, and Omar Tyree. Continue reading
The Wheatley Book Awards celebrates 40 years of Black Book Publishing and launches the Flora Nwapa Literary Award, hosted by NY1 television personality Dominic Carter and author Relentless Aaron. Music by the Tyrone Birkett Group.
Harlem World Magazine: Who inspired you?
MAX RODRIGUEZ: I acknowledge my parents for having instilled a good sense of compassion and hard work in me. My father worked to the bone. My mother loved us to the bone. They inspire me to both. Yarina, my partner, opens my heart to love and inspiration.
HW: What is the key to your success?
MR: My key to success is standing only in the possibility of what can be. We, all, are creators. It is what we are called to do. We have only to powerfully choose that which we choose to be, and then powerfully and intentionally stand inside of it. Continue reading
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