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Linda Hazel Humes is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College in New York City.

Ms. Humes is the founder of Yaffa Cultural Arts Inc. The Honorable Robert Jackson presented Yaffa with a 2007 Citation for Excellence in Arts and Education, from the New York City Council.  Yaffa CAI celebrated 16 years of service in 2009. 

Ms. Humes is a storyteller and folklorist who performs and conducts workshops nationally and internationally.  She started her storytelling career in 1989, through the mentorship of Dr. Emeritus Mary Umolo.  Ms. Humes is a board member of The Storytelling Center of New York. Her CD, Kwanzaa- A Time to Celebrate received the 1999 Silver Parents Choice Award. Her latest CD, On the Shoulders of Our Ancestors is meeting rave reviews.

Ms. Humes has a theatrical background which includes being the Entertainment Reporter on PM Magazine.  She has been in a variety of commercials and films.  Most recently she played a reporter on an episode of Law & Order:  SVU.