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Harry Belafonte the Entertainer, Civil Rights activist, international Human Rights Icon turn 93 on March 1st. Still active in the struggle for freedom and justice, he celebrated his birthday with a fundraiser at Apollo Theater.

In attendance were hip-hop poet and Academy award winner Common, percussionist Sheila E., Grammy winner Maxwell, Gael Faye, John Forte, Talib Kweli, Thelma Plum, Yemen Blues Impact Repertory Theatre, Resistance Revival Chorus and Trinidad & Tobago’s acclaimed monarch the Mighty Sparrow to hail the world’s first crowned king of the Caribbean.

Reported by The New York Carib News. Photo: Harry Belafonte at the Vanity Fair party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival. April 27, 2011. Source: Wikimedia Commons.


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