Archive for February, 2009
Beyond the safety of New York City’s news headlines, Next Stop is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born and money-hungry slumlords were burning down apartment buildings with tenants still inside. From [...]
Editor’s Note: We are pleased to have Tyrus Rochell Townsend from the blog I.Heart.Art and The.Noir.Arts.Gallery write this review for us. His bio state “I believe I teach and reach the masses through my words and my aura.Â I love, live, become and support art. National Black Fine Art Show ****** Last night, the 13th [...]
Two sisters — one robbed of her sexuality, the other defined by it–do battle with their domineering mother over the men they love. Set in present-day New Orleans, The High Priestess of Dark Alley is the story of three Creole women, Celeste Thibedeaux and her two grown daughters, Claire and Janee Charbonet. Trapped by the [...]
The Hip Hop Culture Center, located in the Magic Johnson Theater on 125th Street, has utilized its massive 8,000 square foot facility to serve as a classroom, rehearsal space, and more importantly a vehicle to educate the community.
According to Playbill.com, The Manhattan Theater Club bills Ruined as the “haunting, probing work about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war. Set in a small mining town in Democratic Republic of Congo, this powerful play follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman in a land torn apart by civil war. But is [...]
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What does it mean to be a white American? What does it mean for any American to live in a country that is not the one you were promised?
The Lorenzo Jackson Foundation’s Second Annual Speed Dating Charity Event Raises Funds for HIV/AIDS Youth in New York City The Lorenzo Jackson Foundation, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit community organization, will host its second annual charitable speed-dating event at Boucarou Lounge, located at 64 East 1stst Ave.) on Thursday, February 12th, 2009 from 7pm – 10pm. [...]
There have been many movies and TV shows that attempt to highlight, through drama or comedy, the issues that exist in America’s inner-city schools. But what is it like, really? “Confessions of a Rogue Teacher” by novelist and retired teacher George Colon, employs plot as a vehicle to communicate the realities of life for an [...]
Michelle Obama to Grace Cover of Vogue Magazine Calif. artist sues AP over image of Obama Obama orders 60-day cybersecurity review Obama Called On HuffPo — A Blog! — During Press Conference (CLIP) Malia and Sasha Obama stir up the name game for parents Obama to speak at joint session of Congress Feb. 24 Three [...]
Children of Children Keep Coming — Booking Signing and Performance at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Children of Children Keep Coming is an awe-inspiring contribution to literature. A breathtaking form of poetic expression, this unique work presents a riveting chronicle of the African American experience in the United States. The dramatic odyssey opens with two anonymous slaves running to catch the Freedom Train, where at journey’s end they hope to [...]
Black History Month in the Obama Era Hoosier Daddy: President Obama to Indiana on Monday Obamas depart on first Camp David visit Cartoonists face challenges with Obama Arresting image: Obama poster artist on graffiti charge Obama plans restructuring of National Security Council Obama Official: Sebelius On Short List for HHS Obama adviser says private capital [...]