Archive for June, 2009
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) [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 STARÂ® Qualified Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) —Â ENERGY STARÂ® qualified [...]
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 [...]
Raphael Saadiq will release his first concert DVDÂ — 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.
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.
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?
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 [...]
Today, Governor David A. Paterson introduced a package of bills to advance New Yorkâ€™s emerging clean energy economy, create jobs, protect the environment and save the taxpayers millions of dollars. He states, â€œBy investing in clean energy technologies and expanding the Stateâ€™s energy efficiency programs, we are creating New Yorkâ€™s new economy. These bills will [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]