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(Amsterdam News) — When you enter Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad’s office at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, it’s easy to see that he’s been there only a short time. There are empty shelves, very little art on the walls and a desk that has yet to be overwhelmed by the usual office clutter associated with a person of such distinction. The Black history scholar, who came from Indiana University, has been on the job as director of the Schomberg for a little over a month and half and already has his work cut out for him. He follows in the illustrious footsteps of Dr. Howard Dodson, who announced his retirement in 2009 after spending over 25 years at the Schomberg. Muhammad has already hit the ground running: In the short time that he has been at what he calls the “Library of Congress for the Black community,” his plan to build on the Schomburg’s stellar legacy includes putting the center in better reach of young people and broadening horizons for everyone in the Black community.
If it’s one thing black women know how to be, it’s fabulous. Madame Noire had the opportunity to witness some of this fabulousness live in living color Monday night at the Clairol Professional ‘Art of Fabulous’ Hair Color Competition presented by Bronner Brothers. If you know anything about Bronner Brothers you know you’re bound to witness something memorable and this hair show, in Harlem’s Schomburg Center, did not disappoint. Plus it was hosted by one of our favorite reality TV personalities, Dwight Eubanks. (He’s a trip!)
Check the video above to witness the art and antics.