Archive for February, 2010

Film: Up With Me by Students from The East Harlem Tutorial Program in El Barrio

Film: Up With Me by Students from The East Harlem Tutorial Program in El Barrio

Doc Watchers will present a special non-documentary presentation of Up With Me directed by Greg Takoudes. After winning a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Francisco must struggle to maintain his relationships with his girlfriend, Erika, who fears he will no longer be the boy from El Barrio she loves, and best friend Brandon, who [...]

February 28, 2010 | 0 Comments More
After 40 Years in Office, Harlem’s Charles Rangel Still Holding On — Seeks 21st Term in Congress

After 40 Years in Office, Harlem’s Charles Rangel Still Holding On — Seeks 21st Term in Congress

As I read an article about Charlie Rangel  seeking reelection amid calls to resign I’m reminded of a conversation I had after the New York primary a couple of months ago. I was speaking to someone who had run for office in Harlem and Rangel came up. I asked the person why didn’t he just [...]

February 28, 2010 | 1 Comment More
HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

According to Newsweek.com: More than 1 in 30 adults in Washington, D.C., are HIV-infected—a prevalence higher than that reported in Ethiopia, Nigeria, or Rwanda. Certain U.S. subpopulations are particularly hard hit. In New York City, 1 in 40 blacks, 1 in 10 men who have sex with men, and 1 in 8 injection-drug users are [...]

February 28, 2010 | 3 Comments More
New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC —  February 25, 2010

New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC — February 25, 2010

[Feb 24] Neighbors at The Public Theatre Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly [...]

February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Public Theatre

Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins at the Public Theatre

Have you seen the new neighbors? Richard Patterson is not happy. The family of black actors that has moved in next door is rowdy, tacky, shameless, and uncouth. And they are not just invading his neighborhood—they’re infiltrating his family, his sanity, and his entirely post-racial lifestyle. This wildly theatrical, explosive play on race marks the [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Parent Advocates Come Together at the Center for Law and Social Justice

Parent Advocates Come Together at the Center for Law and Social Justice

The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College/CUNY Conducts Parent Workshops EVERY THURSDAY To Help Parents Better Advocate for Their Children’s Education ***** The Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College/CUNY (CLSJ) is conducting a series of workshops for parents. The workshops, which started in January, are designed to [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center

African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center

The African Burial Ground National Monument’s new Visitor Center will open to the public Saturday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The normal operating hours thereafter will be Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., except for federal holidays. The Visitor Center [...]

February 24, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Jazz88.3 FM WBGO Radio once again broadcasts the landmark series it helped produce and first premiered in January of 2004. The series airs on consecutive nights at 8pm through Saturday March 6th. The fact that Executive Producer/Director Eric V. Tait, Jr. is also celebrating his 40th anniversary as a broadcast journalist and documentarian makes re-broadcasting [...]

February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Black History Month Celebration with Comptroller John Liu, 100 Black Women, Urban League, 100 Black Men and Others

Black History Month Celebration with Comptroller John Liu, 100 Black Women, Urban League, 100 Black Men and Others

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu will co-host an African American History Month Celebration tomorrow evening, February 23, 2010 with the Federation of African American Civil Service Organizations, Inc., the NAACP New York State Conference, New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, New York Urban League, and One Hundred Black Men. Comptroller Liu [...]

February 22, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Comes to Harlem

Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Comes to Harlem

“TRY this,” Marcus Samuelsson said, cramming a fragrant morsel of fried chicken into his guest’s mouth. “Good, right?” Mr. Samuelsson, 39, the chef who first made his name at Aquavit, was at home with his wife, the model Gate Haile, testing recipes for his new restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, which is to open in the [...]

February 20, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David A. Paterson will formally announce his campaign for Governor with a series of events across the State. ****** Saturday, February 20 9:30am: Campaign Kick-Off Event Hofstra University Student Center, Hempstead 3:30pm: Upstate Kick-Off Event Laborers Local 435 20 4th Street, Rochester ***** Sunday, February 21 9:30am: Meet and greet with Supporters Christie’s Restaurant [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

Lincoln Center Celebrates Black History Month

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February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Three Kings Mardi Gras Soiree

Three Kings Mardi Gras Soiree

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February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events [Feb 18] American girl, World Citizen: A Musical Journey of Nina Simone http://ning.it/bWi5e5 [Feb 18] Fat Bitch with Erica Watson http://ow.ly/16AYdr [Feb 19] Soul legend Davina live in Harlem 4 Girl of My Dreams II http://ning.it/cyT2tP [Feb 20] FINANCIAL LITERACY IN HARLEM http://ning.it/bvQ0rw [Feb 21] NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN http://ning.it/b79C7G [Feb 22] FREE EVENT [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Gwen Ifill, William Baker, Michele Norris The 2008 Presidential campaign and the landmark election of Barack Obama forever changed the discussion of race in America.  From Senator Reid’s recent controversial remarks to former Governor Blagojevich saying he is “blacker than Barack Obama,” the conversation of race in politics remains at the forefront of American consciousness.  [...]

February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

“An Open Mic for Business” for Women of Pan-African Heritage (African, African-American, Caribbean, and Latino Ethnicity) Gentleman Are Welcomed (Yes, men do attend) and Encouraged to Learn with Us, Enjoy Breakfast, and Network with Smart, Independent Women Who Can Help Increase Your Profits** Saturday, February 20, 2010 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking 10 a.m. [...]

February 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Gov. David Paterson Responds to New York Times’ “Bombshell” Article on David Johnson

Gov. David Paterson Responds to New York Times’ “Bombshell” Article on David Johnson

For weeks there has been a buzz in the media about an explosive article that the New York Times was writing on Governor David Paterson that would have him consider resigning. Personally, I didn’t believe there was anything significant that would be reported. As I mentioned on Twitter, “I could be wrong, but I don’t [...]

February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Fat Bitch with Erica Watson

Fat Bitch with Erica Watson

In the tradition of Sandra Bernhard & Margaret Cho, comic Erica Watson premieres her solo show. February 11 – 25 at Laurie Beechman Theater Watch your skinny backs Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho and John Leguizamo – ERICA WATSON is coming to claim her crown as Queen of the theater/standup hybrid show with the New York [...]

February 16, 2010 | 2 Comments More