Archive for October, 2008
Isiah Thomas, former head coach of the New York Knicks, has been taken to the hospital for a possible overdose. According to WNBC.com, Harrison, NY police were called to his home early Friday morning by his wife Lynn. She called police after finding Thomas had taken 10 Lunesta sleeping pills.
********** We all hate stereotypes, but unfortunately there is some truth to some of them. I heard about the Ashley Todd yesterday but didn’t mention the story because I knew she was lying immediately after reading the full story. Ashley Todd, a McCain volunteer said that she was mugged and that the assailant carved a [...]
A McCain campaign volunteer who reported that a tall black man robbed her and then cut a “B” onto her cheek after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car has been given a polygraph test because of “inconsistencies” in her story, police said. Among other things, police said photos and bank card information from [...]
Yesterday we told you about the play Wig Out! If you’re still undecided about seeing it, check out the great review below. Father, mother, children. The image of the perfect nuclear family. But images can be misleading. Sometimes they are just an illusion, a complete fabrication designed to simulate the real thing. That is the [...]
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, walks to greet two supporters holding a banner that says “Rednecks for Obama” at a campaign stop in Union, Mo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) ************** For more information, click here.
Richmond, VA — October 22, 2008
Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem. A journey inside the Obama movement through the inspiring stories of ordinary Americans. Synopsis: Winter 2008 — An unrelenting roar has been mounting for several months in America, resonating all the way to Paris, where African-American expatriate filmmaker, Guetty Felin has been living a [...]
Linda Duggins, director of multicultural publicity, Hachette Books; Renee Flagler, author/founder, Aspicomm Media; Nayaba Arinde, editor, New York Amsterdam News; Rosalind McLymont, author/Editor, The Network Journal; Esther Armah, author/playwright/host – Off The Page, WBAI/director, Centric Productions. ************** WHO — Nayaba Arinde, New York Amsterdam News Editor, shares live for the very first time the day [...]
WIG OUT! explosively brings to life the fierce, competitive world of the drag ball. Intoxicate yourself with this rare glimpse into an unforgettable struggle for power, sexual conquest and glory by acclaimed playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Inspired by the documentary Paris Is Burning and interviews with transgender youths, McCraney sets his play in one of [...]
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After passing several Spanish food restaurants, a bakery or two, a brand spanking-new diner one may not recognize, you continue on your trek up Lexington Avenue. Your destination is a neighborhood staple called La Fonda Boricua. As someone more familiar with the westside of Harlem than the east, I learned about La Fonda Boricua, again, [...]
Christie’s is slated to sell Untitled (Boxer) by Jean-Michel Basquiat on Nov. 12, 2008. The painting is estimated to bring in over $12 million. The current auction record for a Basquiat is $14.6 million for Untitled, a painting of a primitive figure with large hands that sold at Sotheby’s last year. For more on Basquiat, [...]
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Based on the number of nominations alone, it should be a good night for both Lil’ Wayne and Kanye West regardless of actual wins. Wayne is nominated for 12 awards while West has been nominated for 8. NYC hometown hero Jay Z gets 6 nominations. Russell Simmons will also be honored with the coveted “I [...]
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