Archive for January, 2009

Michael Steele Becomes RNC Committee Chairman — Did the Republicans Play the Race Card?

Michael Steele Becomes RNC Committee Chairman — Did the Republicans Play the Race Card?

Michael Steele, Republican National Committee Chairman ****** The Republican National Committee (RNC) has selected Michael Steele as its party chairman. Steele is the first Black to hold the office and will serve until January 2011. With Barack Obama as President and his election to this office, both major political parties in the United States (Democrats [...]

January 31, 2009 | 9 Comments More
Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama Watch January 31, 2009

Obama girl look-alike model in spotlight Can Obama boost cause for Afro-Latinos? Obama Calls China’s Hu To Discuss Currency

January 31, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Black History Month at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has a full list of events to commemorate Black history month. For more details check out the website. Many of the events are free or have a minimal cost. Below is only a partial listing of events. AAJC/HBCU Student All-star Big Band Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:00 [...]

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment More
BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

BET and BET J Celebrate Black History Month

Evidence Dance Company ******** BET and BET J will commemorate Black History Month with a lineup of gospel specials, black  film and original programming highlighting the   accomplishments of African Americans who have paved the way in music, film,  and entertainment.

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Events of the Heart at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Events of the Heart at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Events of the Heart kicks off the American Heart Association’s National Heart Health Month with a heart-inspired performance on GO RED Sunday, February 1st, 2009 at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. Continuing its outreach, Events of the Heart shares the vital message of women’s #1 Health Risk-Heart Disease-with this vibrant community. This collaborative performance of Events [...]

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Obama Watch January 30, 2009

Trademark Obama suit a fashion hit Matt Lauer to Interview President Obama before Super Bowl Obama calls $18B in Wall St. bonuses ‘shameful’ Fox News Is Using the Obamas to Perfect Its Racist Attacks on Black America Michelle Obama Gets the Wax Museum Treatment Candidate Linked to Obama Parody Song Leaves Race for G.O.P. Chairman [...]

January 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Russell Simmons Has a New Job at GlobalGrind.com Managing Celebrity Bloggers

Russell Simmons Has a New Job at GlobalGrind.com Managing Celebrity Bloggers

Global Grind had a press conference today at the Bryant Park Hotel to announce Russell Simmons as Editor in Chief of the Hip Hop focused website which will now offer blogs from top celebrities. The first group of bloggers include Akon, Angela Simmons, Benny Boom, Bow Wow, Brandi Garcia, Brett Ratner, Damon Dash, DJ Cassidy, [...]

January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Alma Goss — My Guardian Angel

Alma Goss — My Guardian Angel

Yesterday someone very special to me died. As I struggled to put into words what she meant to me, someone offered their condolences and said “now, she is a Guardian Angel that has been added to your team”. In fact, she was a Guardian Angel from the moment I met her. I am who I [...]

January 28, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Obama Watch January 28, 2009

Obama Watch January 28, 2009

BAKER APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST OBAMA COOKIES: Pastry chef baked ‘drunken negro face’ cookie ‘in honor’ of new president Ringling Bros. Circus names baby elephant Barack Obama Mad Magazine Cover: Spoofs President’s First 100 Days (PHOTOS) Obama Needs a Few Good Enemies to Help Him Shape His Presidency Inaugural Youth ‘Scam’ Controversy Continues Obama set to [...]

January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Obama Watch January 26, 2009

Obama Watch January 26, 2009

Obama’s Tux Maker Goes Bankrupt Obama weekly address sparks lively debate on YouTube Will Obama have to be better because he’s black? China Jittery About Obama Amid Signs of Harder Line As role model, Obama could reverse ghetto culture Michelle Obama boils over on beanies Jermaine Dupri says President Obama’s First Big Move: Making People [...]

January 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
No, We Not a Political Blog — Just Documenting History

No, We Not a Political Blog — Just Documenting History

Inauguration Day — Harlem, NYC Over the next week or so, you’ll see more Obama articles. We haven’t changed our focus, we’re just documenting this historical occasion. We will also be uploading local photos, finishing up some articles and cleaning up our mailbox bring you more great info. In the coming weeks, we’ll be making [...]

January 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barack H. Obama is Sworn in as the 44th President of the United States

Barack H. Obama is Sworn in as the 44th President of the United States

Barack H. Obama is sworn in as the 44th president of the United States as his wife Michelle Obama holds the Bible and their daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama look on, on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Chuck Kennedy-Pool/Getty Images) ********* We were there. Attended a ball. [...]

January 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Letter to Russell Simmons — Stop Selling Your Rushcard

Letter to Russell Simmons — Stop Selling Your Rushcard

Dear Mr. Simmons: My name is Ryan Mack [Optimum Capital Management] and I have followed your career for most of my life. I have been a long-time admirer of your work, a tremendous fan, and believe that millions are inspired by the paths that you have created in the field of Hip-Hop. More importantly, as [...]

January 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Obama Watch January 23, 2009

Obama Watch January 23, 2009

Obama Keeps His Blackberry In A Hard-Fought E-Victory Chinese Media Censor President Obama’s Inauguration Address Cuba’s Fidel Castro breaks silence to praise Obama Obama Oath Do-Over President Obama Pays White House Press Corps a Surprise Visit Obama’s inauguration most-watched since ’81 Beanie Babies maker sells Sasha, Malia dolls NFL Legend Jim Brown Considers Obama Influence [...]

January 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Bilal at SOBs

Bilal at SOBs

January 22, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Obama Watch January 21, 2009

Harlem celebrates Obama’s historic moment Sasha, Malia Obama shine in J. Crew at inauguration President Obama Stimulates Economy in Harlem More than 1M crowd DC for Obama’s inauguration Black Leaders React to Obama’s Inauguration. Colin Powell Calls Inauguration ‘A Fabulous Day For All Americans’ Obama’s Whitehouse.gov launches, with problems Obama Halts New or Pending Bush [...]

January 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Another First — Obama to Webcast Inaugural Ball

Another First — Obama to Webcast Inaugural Ball

On inauguration night, Barack and Michelle Obama will make their first stop – and dance their first dance – at a ball that will be Webcast to living rooms and community centers around the country as part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s plan to make this the most accessible swearing-in in history. (more)

January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

Michelle Obama Watch

January 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More