Archive for August, 2008
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Synopsis: Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Trouble the Water takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen.
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Neal Gettinger / A sewage-filled ditch in CitÃ© Soleil, a sprawling slum on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Copyright 2005 The New York Times Company. Lecture/Discussion: From its inception as the first black republic to the current struggles against US imperialism, Haiti is steeped in revolutionary history. Tonight’s panel will examine the current conditions of [...]
Synopsis: In the controversial, original and provocative documentary Disappearing Voices â€“ The Decline of Black Radio, director U-Savior Washington takes an unprecedented look at the rise and fall of an art form unique to America â€“ Black radio. The film is written and narrated by radio personality and historian Bob Law (Night Talk) and offers [...]
Synopsis: A heady time of change and chains the 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. And Chicago filmmaker Mike Gray was there using his camera to document the politics of the streets. AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2 is a rare cinematic treasure that captures the social upheaval that followed the 1968 Democratic [...]
Time:Â August 27, 2008 at 7pm Location:Â S.O.B.’s Website or Map:Â http://sobs.com/ Contact Info:Â 212-243-4940 Sol Village, hottest Neo-Soul/R&B singer-songwriter showcase in New York @ S.O.B.’s on August 27. Doors will open @ 7pm. Hosted by: Eric Roberson, Music by: The Collective, and Visuals by: Karey Maurice, Red Balloon Studio and Dj Magneto. For more info, ClickÂ Here
The Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) will launch a new campaign “My Son is My Life” that emphasizes the importance of family support, and in particular, the significance of fathers in the lives of their gay sons. While the campaign speaks directly to fathers of black gay men, it also challenges gay men to think [...]
JUST LIKE the Obama girl, Obama has a crush on Obama. Barack Obama always was a larger-than-life candidate with a healthy ego. Now he’s turning into the A-Rod of politics. It’s all about him … A convention hall isn’t good enough for the presumptive Democratic nominee. He plans to deliver his acceptance speech in the [...]
OK, a reader wrote to me venting her frustrations about the new relationship category of “wifey.” It seems as though we now have the categories of: single, married, divorced, and has-a-wifey. It’s a peculiar moniker indeed for one’s significant other. It actually sounds rather sweet. It seems to occupy the space between girlfriend and wife. [...]
Give that nod to Carl Lewis, right, who won nine gold medals over four Olympics, including the long jump four games in a row. Unlike Phelps, Lewis won his medals doing two very different things, using his speed to win the 100 and 200 meters and his leaping ability for the long jump. He likely [...]
Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series Beyond Mugabe: A Celebration of African Leadership tonight. Location: Shrine Bar and Restaurant, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell jr. Blvd. (7th Avenue) bet. 133rd & 134th Streets Time: 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Urban Arts Market Aug 24, Sep 7 & 21 12â€”8pm Myrtle Avenue between Grand and Emerson
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2007 – Harlem Steve Coleman, Michael Bowie, Cassandra Wilson
Congressman Charles B. Rangel along with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, The New York Road Runners, NY City Department of Parks & Recreation and NYC & Company in concert with our major local Hospitals and Colleges invite you, your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow New Yorkers to join with us in our mission [...]
Synopsis: Faced with a drought that endangers the continuity of their people, Masai elders are convinced that they have been cursed by the Red God — the God of Vengeance. Following the death of the war chief, a group of adolescents must now cross over to adulthood, forced to quickly form a new generation of [...]
Guest, Miostis Munoz, Van Woods, Gary James, Alan Inman, Elison Elliott, Myles Matthews, Peggy Hampton, Judith Riggs In the wake of a successful, brilliantly organized and executed campaign to win the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States, Senator Barack Obama has inspired a broad-based Republican and Democratic coalition to win the presidency [...]
As Barack Obama tries to draw hundreds of thousands of new voters to the polls, Republicans are beginning to scrutinize registrants’ eligibility as both sides draw a major battle line over voting rights. Republicans are moving to examine surges in voter registrations in some states. A Republican lawyers group held a national training session on [...]