Archive for May, 2009
Get your energy drinks, sleeping bags, and hottest rhymes ready, the 3rdAnnual Rapathon is finally here. With an extended 2 hours, Hip Hop Culture Center (H2C2) takes the art of an emcee to an all new high. A 26 hour non-stop cipher without profanity featuring 100 rappers may sound impossible, but we’re here to prove [...]
Reverend Al Sharpton will be holding a Rally at the National Action Network to protest the recent police shooting of off duty officer Omar J. Edwards. Edwards, a black officer in plain-clothes was shot and killed by a white officer after he was mistaken for a criminal. Sharpton said that he and members of the [...]
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The 2nd annual Blogging While Brown Conference will be held at the University Center in Chicago,Illinois on June 19-20, 2009. Blogging While Brown was created to give Bloggers of Color an opportunity to meet, discuss current issues affecting them, and learn about the latest technology that will assist them with publishing their work. The conference [...]
Latino Flavored Productions will host the second annual Ultimate Latina Theater Festival at theÂ Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The festival is a collection of plays that feature Latina actors, directors, writers, and producers. It was created by author, director, and producer Linda Nieves-Powell. The festival provides an opportunity for [...]
In celebration of the enormous contributions of women in the arts 651 ARTS dedicates its 20th Anniversary Season to women artists of African descent. The season concludes with a program featuring performances by some of the most influential Black contemporary dancer/choreographers in history: Germaine Acogny, Carmen de Lavallade, Dianne McIntyre, Bebe Miller and Jawole Willa [...]
Last week at SOB’s soulster John Legend held a showcase introducing Vaughn Anthony, his kid brother and new artist on his Homeschool Records label, to an anticipating crowd, music moguls and the limelight.Â While new as a solo artist, Vaughn Anthony is not a newbie to the spotlight. Â He has been touring with John and [...]
Women once saw living single as a transitional period — singles marked time till they found “the one.” But now marriage is the transitional stage, connecting one unmarried period of life to another.
Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz get their pictures snapped before a screening of “Precious,” a film in which the musicians co-star. ***** A genuine paparazzi star moment occurred here just after lunch on a clammy, drizzly afternoon as the Cannes Film Festival hit its peak today. Mariah Carey, bedecked in a gold-flecked full-length gown, bangly [...]
Melba Tolliver, New York City’s first Black TV news anchorwoman, was fired when she wore her Afro to cover the White House; now a Black family lives there.
The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and there’s lots to do around the city. Be sure to check Around-NYC.com daily to find great thing to do around the city, read articles and discover other people around the city.
While the glory days of Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence and countless others have come and gone, Harlem is once again experiencing an arts renaissance. With a respectful nod to artists of the original Harlem Renaissance and “props” to contemporary Harlem artists, Harlem Arts Alliance presents ArtCrawl Harlem.
Tau Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Cordially invites you to their Pink & Green Jazz Soiree Featuring The BROWNSTONERS Jazz Ensemble
In honor of St. Philip’s Church’s 200th Anniversary, you’re invited to attend its Women’s Day Celebration as they present Harriet Washington and her book Medical Apartheid to the Harlem community. Ms. Washington will be discussing minority health issues, the need for participation in properly conducted therapeutic research, and the need for health care reform. Date: [...]