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Honoring Althea Gibson

Delanie West

The NHRR is excited to support the Honoring Althea Gibson Fundraiser To Benefit Youth Tennis in East Orange

A huge note of thanks goes out to the African American Graphic Designers Group (AAGD), artists Lafe Taylor and Donelda Iysoba for creating custom pieces in Althea Gibson’s image for the Althea Gibson Tennis Scholarship Fundraiser Gala. 

The artwork will be auctioned at the Althea Gibson Gala. You may also make a donation to the scholarship project Honoring Althea

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Donelda Iyizoba IG:  instagram.com/four.ninety.one

Donelda Iyizoba IG: instagram.com/four.ninety.one

Donelda Iyizoba is an illustrator, based in West Orange New Jersey with a background in fine arts and fashion.  In an effort to create a new perception of inclusivity and beauty, her creations go against certain aesthetic restrictions associated with fashion, fine art and graphic design. Through the examination of her own African and Caribbean cultures, social media and world events she considers form and challenges color codes used to talk about culture.

Website: www.donelda-iyizoba.com

IG: instagram.com/four.ninety.one

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Lafe Taylor

Lafe Taylor

Lafe Taylor is a tech entrepreneur, business mentor, podcaster, story teller, cooperative director, graphic designer, social commentator, and last but not least an artist.

Lafe Taylor a Lexington entrepreneur and co-founder of a tech startup that raised over  $2.5 million in VC funding has been doing art off and on all of his life. Within the last few years, Lafe started putting more time and energy into the development of his artistic skills as they had taken a backseat to work and venture.

Lafe’s artistic influences range from cartoons, motion graphics, fine art and character development. His love for cartoons derives from the elegance of how simple lines can convey emotions and tell meaningful stories. Lafe’s art can be viewed via his instagram page instagram.com/lafetaylor. He also has his work available at https://lafespace.com

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Sporting Althea 16” x 20” by Lafe Taylor

Sporting Althea 16” x 20” by Lafe Taylor

Through the collaborative efforts of the Estate of of Althea Gibson, Leslie Scott Seale and the City of East Orange, we seek to raise funds to support the East Orange Tennis Summer Camp. This program is administered by the East Orange Recreation Department and runs for 3 weeks during the summer months. It currently services around 50 children, and our goal is to expand the program to become an incubator for future tennis excellence in East Orange.













For the Culture with Artist Bisa Butler & Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu

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For the Culture  with Artist  Bisa Butler  & Filmmaker  Nefertite Nguvu

For the Culture with Artist Bisa Butler & Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu

The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride invites you to an evening with two leading women New Jersey artists on June 24th in Newark. Bisa Butler in  discussion her body of work in fiber arts and filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu who will present a screening & discussion of her documentary short "Newark, Art for the People" 

BISA BUTLER is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits and designs celebrating black life. She has exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Epcot Center, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and other venues.

NEFERTITE NGUVU is a writer, director, and producer and founder of the production company Hollywood Africans. Her multiple award winning first feature film, In the Morning , was shot in eight days.[ Shadow and Act said of In the Morning, “Nguvu crafts each relationship and character as its own poem, evoking a certain emotion that is elevated by the cinematography of renowned image-maker Arthur Jafa.” She created her short film, The Last Two Lovers at the End of the World with AT&T Hello Lab.

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The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride Presents: For the Culture: Featuring Artist Bisa Butler & Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu

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For the Culture with Artist Bisa Butler & Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu

For the Culture with Artist Bisa Butler & Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu

The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride invites you to an evening with two leading women New Jersey artists on June 24th in Newark. Bisa Butler in discussion her body of work in fiber arts and filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu who will present a screening & discussion of her documentary short "Newark, Art for the People"

BISA BUTLER is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits and designs celebrating black life. She has exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Epcot Center, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and other venues.

NEFERTITE NGUVU is a writer, director, and producer and founder of the production company Hollywood Africans. Her multiple award winning first feature film, In the Morning , was shot in eight days.[ Shadow and Act said of In the Morning, “Nguvu crafts each relationship and character as its own poem, evoking a certain emotion that is elevated by the cinematography of renowned image-maker Arthur Jafa.” She created her short film, The Last Two Lovers at the End of the World with AT&T Hello Lab.

Hosted by Paul Chinnery, Hassan Abdus-Sabur & Delanie West

Sponsored by Newark Historical Renaissance Ride, 3rd Space Co-Working, #BeSuperCreative, Paul Chinnery Photography

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Thanks to our Bike Marshals!

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Our Bike Marshals are volunteers who are experienced riders who assist the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride with rider safety and awareness. Thanks to all the individuals who volunteered!  ( not all are pictured )

Stacee Robertson ( NYRR Logistics and Rider Experience Team )

Stacee Robertson ( NYRR Logistics and Rider Experience Team )

Volunteer Coordinator  & Bike Marshal Yolanda Blaize 

Volunteer Coordinator  & Bike Marshal Yolanda Blaize 

Bike Marshals Stacee Robertson with Girls On Bikes (Samantha Katehis, Kala LaFortune Reed, Nelsy Baro)

Bike Marshals Stacee Robertson with Girls On Bikes (Samantha Katehis, Kala LaFortune Reed, Nelsy Baro)

Best Bike! #TANDEM Historical Renaissance Ride Best Bike June 2018

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The tandem bike that wowed the crowd took home the Best Bike prize at the 2018 Seersucker Summer Social. The winner won a 7 day Caribbean hotel package. Congratulations to the winners! 

This fantastic tandem bike took home the prize for Best Bike at the 2018 Newark Historical Renaissance Ride. The winner won a 7 day Caribbean hotel package. Congratulations to the winners!

Video Courtesy @PlanAfrofutures via Twitter

Newark Historical Renaissance Ride 2018 Best Bike Winner

Newark Historical Renaissance Ride 2018 Best Bike Winner

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