Archive for June, 2009

Hip Hop Karaoke at Mercury Lounge

Hip Hop Karaoke at Mercury Lounge

June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Theatre Review — Pulitzer Prize Winner Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Theatre Review — Pulitzer Prize Winner Ruined by Lynn Nottage

Saidah Arrika Ekulona (left) and Condola Rashad in Lynn Nottage’s ‘Ruined’ at the Manhattan Manhattan Theatre ClubClub Photo: Wall Street Journal ***** Last year HBO premiered The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, a documentary by Lisa F. Jackson. Greatest Silence introduced me to the atrocities going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

Harlem’s New Inspirational Restaurant Gospel Uptown Opens

On June 12, 2009, Gospel Uptown (GU) Harlem’s new entertainment and dining destination opened its doors at 2110 Seventh Ave between 125th & 126th Streets. The restaurant’s website says that it offers a healthful Soul Fusion menu which “ventures beyond familiar soul and neo-soul offerings to create an array of choices transcending the traditional Southern [...]

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Rooftop Films at El Museo Del Barrio — New Muslim Cool

Rooftop Films at El Museo Del Barrio —
New Muslim Cool

Synopsis: A Puerto Rican Muslim rapper fights oppression and finds peace in Pittsburgh. Filmmaker and subjects will be in attendance. Pre-show music by the film’s star, Hamza Perez. Open bar after-party following the screening.

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Thurst 4 Life Monthly Harlem Networking Event

Thurst 4 Life Monthly Harlem Networking Event

June 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Going Green Around Harlem and Around NYC

Going Green Around Harlem and Around NYC

If you’re like me, lately you’ve been bombarded with “Go Green” messages. I find that some articles are little blurbs, but don’t offer significant tips and suggestions. Below is a list of concrete suggestions that can make a significant impact overall. Switch to ENERGY STAR® Qualified Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) —  ENERGY STAR® qualified [...]

June 12, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Film Screening — Skin

Film Screening — Skin

Synopsis: SKIN is a dramatic feature based on the true life story of Sandra Laing. Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their Black ancestry. They are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra’s mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as [...]

June 10, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Ghetto Metal at SOBs

Ghetto Metal at SOBs

Ghetto Metal is a category of music representing a fusion of musical cultures; a collaboration of metal, rock, hip-hop, funk, soul, blues, spoken word, and reggae. Spearheaded by hip-hop/rock artist Bazaar Royale and hip-hop recording artist/activist M1 (Dead Prez) Ghetto Metal is the next phase of urban music which strives to show the universality and [...]

June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Raphael Saadiq — Live From the Artists Den

Raphael Saadiq — Live From the Artists Den

Raphael Saadiq will release his first concert DVD  — Raphael Saadiq: Live From the Artists Den — on July 21. The disc chronicles his live show supporting last year’s album release The Way I See It.

June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Blogging While Brown —The Details

Blogging While Brown —The Details

2008 Blogging While Brown Participants **** Job Seekers, Activitists and Entrepreneurs Come Together to Discuss Blogging and Social Media Those most actively engaged in internet-driven digital conversation know that the key to success online isn’t technology, but relationships. Strengthening the relationships between bloggers of color will be the focus of the Blogging While Brown Conference, [...]

June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Real Men Cook Celebrates 20 Years of Father’s Day Tradition

Real Men Cook Celebrates 20 Years of Father’s Day Tradition

Real Men Cook is a Father’s Day family celebration where men from leading cities serve their specialty dishes for attendees. The Real Men Cook event features amateur volunteer cooks, cooks from local restaurants and celebrities. Proceeds from the event go to local charities.

June 7, 2009 | 2 Comments More
NAMD Marketing Mondays — Google 101 Training for Marketing and Advertising Professionals

NAMD Marketing Mondays — Google 101 Training for Marketing and Advertising Professionals

Those of us in the world of marketing and advertising know that Google has become the preferred search engine. But are people around the world fully utilizing Google’s search engine to find what they’re looking for when doing market research or launching innovative advertising campaigns?

June 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Take Action — Help Bail Out The People Protest Foreclosed Home Auction

Take Action — Help Bail Out The People Protest Foreclosed Home Auction

Sunday, June 7th, 11:00 am In front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel 109 E 42 Street Between Park and Lexington in Manhattan ==== * No more foreclosed home auctions * * No more foreclosures and evictions * * Demand a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions * ==== According to the Bail Out the People, “The [...]

June 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Green Business Solutions Around Harlem and Around NYC

Green Business Solutions Around Harlem and Around NYC

Today, Governor David A. Paterson introduced a package of bills to advance New York’s emerging clean energy economy, create jobs, protect the environment and save the taxpayers millions of dollars. He states, “By investing in clean energy technologies and expanding the State’s energy efficiency programs, we are creating New York’s new economy. These bills will [...]

June 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
A Summer Night with Gil Scott Heron

A Summer Night with Gil Scott Heron

June 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

La Marqueta is a marketplace under the Metro North railway tracks between 111th Street and 116th Street on Park Avenue in East Harlem. During the 1950s and 1960s, over 500 vendors operated out of La Marqueta, and it was an important social and economic venue for Latinos in New York. The market was originally an [...]

June 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
RIP Koko Taylor

RIP Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor, a sharecropper’s daughter whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the sobriquet “Queen of the Blues,” has died after complications from surgery. She was 80. Taylor died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about two weeks after having surgery for a gastrointestinal bleed, said Marc Lipkin, director of publicity for her record label, [...]

June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Ashanti Stars in the Wiz

Ashanti Stars in the Wiz

The Wiz, starring Ashanti, LaChanze and Orlando Jones, will open on Thursday, June 18 at New York City Center. (Previews begin June 12). The Wiz, was a 1974 rock and soul musical based on a story about Dorothy and her adventures in Oz. The original production was directed by Geoffrey Holder and choreographed by George [...]

June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More