Category: NYC News

Russell Simmons Has a New Job at GlobalGrind.com Managing Celebrity Bloggers

Russell Simmons Has a New Job at GlobalGrind.com Managing Celebrity Bloggers

Global Grind had a press conference today at the Bryant Park Hotel to announce Russell Simmons as Editor in Chief of the Hip Hop focused website which will now offer blogs from top celebrities. The first group of bloggers include Akon, Angela Simmons, Benny Boom, Bow Wow, Brandi Garcia, Brett Ratner, Damon Dash, DJ Cassidy, [...]

January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Letter to Russell Simmons — Stop Selling Your Rushcard

Letter to Russell Simmons — Stop Selling Your Rushcard

Dear Mr. Simmons: My name is Ryan Mack [Optimum Capital Management] and I have followed your career for most of my life. I have been a long-time admirer of your work, a tremendous fan, and believe that millions are inspired by the paths that you have created in the field of Hip-Hop. More importantly, as [...]

January 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
The Minority Report — Will the Threat of a Class-Action Lawsuit Force Advertising to Finally Solve its Diversity Problem?

The Minority Report — Will the Threat of a Class-Action Lawsuit Force Advertising to Finally Solve its Diversity Problem?

Black athletes, musicians and actors figure more prominently in ad campaigns than ever, but the chances that African Americans actually created those ads are pretty slim. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data from January 2008, the advertising field — defined as advertising and PR agencies, as well as media, direct mail and other operations [...]

January 13, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Vanishing New York

Vanishing New York

Plans for skyscrapers in Manhattan. Each marker represents a planned building. ****** Vanishing New York — The Documentary Like many cities across America, New York has been changing rapidly. But, as recently as 1990, it still had many old-fashioned aspects. Bakeries, butcher shops, family-owned grocery stores, bars and coffee shops were places where neighbors gathered [...]

December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Celebrating the Holidays Around Harlem and Around NYC

Celebrating the Holidays Around Harlem and Around NYC

Be sure to check in with us every day during the next couple of weeks. Our e-mail box is full of great holiday festivities Around Harlem and around the city. Stay tuned.

December 1, 2008 | 0 Comments More
New Yorkers for Norman Siegel Birthday Fundraiser

New Yorkers for Norman Siegel Birthday Fundraiser

New Yorkers for Norman Siegel will be holding a birthday bash for civil rights attorney Norman Siegel as they rev up the campaign to elect him NYC Public Advocate in 2009. The program for the evening features guest speakers State Senator Eric Adams, former ACLU Director Ira Glasser, Vanessa Ramos, Deputy Director for Policy at [...]

December 1, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Norman Siegel Takes On Term Limits

Norman Siegel Takes On Term Limits

Editors Note: Check Out Norman Seigel’s bio and send him a check to support his candidacy. He has our full endorsement for office. We support him 1,000%. (That’s not a typo.) ***** ***** As you’ve probably heard by now, a majority of the City Council voted last week to overturn the decision of voters, as [...]

November 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Paterson Rallies for Democrats

Paterson Rallies for Democrats

Governor David Paterson spoke before an overflow crowd at the UAW Region 9 hall in Williamsville today urging local voters to help get out the vote (GOTV) for Democratic candidates like Bill Stachowski, who is running for the New York State Senate. For the first time in more than 40 years, Democrats are likely to [...]

November 2, 2008 | 0 Comments More
A Look Back — Congressman Charles Rangel Raises Over $1M at his Annual Birthday Gala

A Look Back — Congressman Charles Rangel Raises Over $1M at his Annual Birthday Gala

Over 1,000 friends and family presented Congressman Charles Rangel with over $1M to Benefit The Rangel Victory Fund at his recent birthday celebration. The gala was held at Tavern on The Green. The Victory fund is a joint fundraising committee of Rangel for Congress and several other democratic candidates. The candidates include John Boccieri (OH), [...]

October 31, 2008 | 1 Comment More
NYC Marathon This Sunday

NYC Marathon This Sunday

Martin Lel, Kenyan long distance and marathon runner. He won the New York City Marathon in 2003 and 2007. ********* The NYC Marathon is this weekend. It goes through all 5 boroughs. If you’re in Harlem, you can catch the marathon as the runners come over the 135th Street Bridge and run down Fifth Avenue [...]

October 29, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Isiah Thomas May Have Overdosed on Sleeping Pills

Isiah Thomas May Have Overdosed on Sleeping Pills

Isiah Thomas, former head coach of the New York Knicks, has been taken to the hospital for a possible overdose. According to WNBC.com, Harrison, NY police were called to his home early Friday morning by his wife Lynn. She called police after finding Thomas had taken 10 Lunesta sleeping pills.

October 24, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Marathon Runners Want to Pass the Obama Baton On To You

Marathon Runners Want to Pass the Obama Baton On To You

Seth Gaffney, a New York City marathoner and Clay Jones, a Chicago marathoner have teamed up to create the “Obama Baton“. The “Obama Baton” is a simple blue baton that will be passed from runner to runner during the Chicago marathon on October 12th and the New York City marathon on November 2nd. The baton [...]

October 7, 2008 | 5 Comments More
Donna Brazile Is Not Going To The Back Of The Bus

Donna Brazile Is Not Going To The Back Of The Bus

The New Yorker recently held a discussion panel “If I Were Running This Campaign,” with staff writer/moderator Jeffrey Toobin, Ed Rollins, Alex Castellanos, and Donna Brazile. The discussion included The GOP leadership, Bill Clinton, and Sarah Palin. According to Jezebel, “as the 80-minute discussion wound down, Toobin raised the specter of race in the campaign, [...]

October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments More
First Annual Brooklyn HIV Testing & Awareness Day

First Annual Brooklyn HIV Testing & Awareness Day

The day-long event will be held October 4th in the back of the Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant. New Yorkers can take advantage of free HIV tests, blood pressure and glucose screenings, flu shots, and educational materials along with free music, performances and giveaways. Brooklyn has been hit hard by the HIV epidemic. Brooklyn residents [...]

October 2, 2008 | 1 Comment More
NY Representatives Back Bailout Plan

NY Representatives Back Bailout Plan

Nancy Pelosi walks past reporters after the financial bailout package failed. It wasn’t New York’s fault. The House of Representatives’ failure to approve the bailout bill Monday, which sent the market plunging, came despite strong support from the New York delegation, which voted 25 to 4 in favor. Over all, the bill went down by [...]

September 29, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Magic Johnson Creates Diversity Staffing Agency

Magic Johnson Creates Diversity Staffing Agency

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson with Nicole Garnier-Cosme (left) and Morris Reid of Westin Rinehart (right), at the launch of Magic Workforce Solutions on September 23, 2008 in NYC. Magic Workforce Solutions is a staffing service for companies committed to building a diverse workforce.

September 27, 2008 | 3 Comments More
Chris Rock Disses Bill Clinton on the Late Show with David Letterman

Chris Rock Disses Bill Clinton on the Late Show with David Letterman

What do you think? Do you agree with Rock?

September 25, 2008 | 0 Comments More
An Open Letter to New Yorkers From Congressman Charles Rangel

An Open Letter to New Yorkers From Congressman Charles Rangel

The campaign season has begun, and to no great surprise, I’m now a Republican talking point. But I assure you, I’ve brought no dishonor to my family, the Congress, my constituents, or my country. My Democratic colleagues in the House – and, privately, many Republicans – have rallied on my behalf. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and [...]

September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More