Archive for July, 2009
Booking Photo (AP Photo/Cambridge Police Dept.) **** A prosecutor is dropping a charge against prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. after Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the city’s police department recommended that the matter not be pursued. In a joint statement, Cambridge and the police department said they made the recommendation to the Middlesex County [...]
Immersed in nostalgia while blasting into the future, the new Chimney BBQ & Sushi Bar is East Harlem’s newest haunt for dining, drinking and lounging. A double level room complete with a full service bar, its exotic menu features a French/Asian Fusion of food served on the elegantly laid out main level while the MILK [...]
Statement on Behalf of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — By His Lawyer Charles Ogletree This brief statement is being submitted on behalf of my client, friend, and colleague, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. This is a statement concerning the arrest of Professor Gates. On July 16, 2009, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 58, the Alphonse [...]
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Skip Gates), one of the nation’s pre-eminent African-American scholars, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home by Cambridge police investigating a possible break-in. The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling. Police arrived at Gates’s Ware Street home near Harvard Square [...]
Launched in 1999, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now the premier Urban Latino film event in the country.
Staceyann Chin at the June 10 benefit for Revolution Books at the Knitting Factory. For more on Staceyann Chin, click here. NOTE: Video Contains Strong Language
Casa Frela Gallery presents The Fruitful Wound, photographs of Harlem’s gardens and open spaces by Dennis Santella. The exhibition opens with a gala reception from 4PM to 7PM on Saturday, July 18th, 2009. The show runs through August 22nd, 2009. For a full year, Dennis Santella has been searching out and photographing gardens and green [...]
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Click Image for Details **** President Obama has heralded the Harlem Children’s Zone as the conceptual foundation for his anti-poverty program and has vowed to replicate the HCZ model in 20 cities across America (video).
Revolution Books Presents **** The Ascendancy of Obama … And the Continued Need for Resistance & Liberation **** A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Carl Dix**
So much has been made of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court that it’s hard to know what people expect from the upcoming hearing. For her part, I expect to see an infinitely qualified and highly prepared nominee anxious to address the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite her years of practice and judicial experience, [...]
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Harlem bookseller Marva Allen, of Hue-Man Bookstore, shares the inside scoop on the retail side of book publishing. At this event, you will learn “must know” info for any author who wants their books sold in bookstores, the latest trends and changes in the retail side of book publishing, why some books make it to [...]
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