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TV: Presumed Guilty

TV: Presumed Guilty

In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño’s contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent [...]

June 24, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Community Access Speaker Series with Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

Community Access Speaker Series with Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

Real life sisters Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza will read selections from published and unpublished short works related to family, personal recovery and community healing. Shange is author of the landmark theater work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, which is headed to Broadway again with a new contemporized [...]

June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Tools of War Comes to Harlem — Summer Music in the Parks

Tools of War Comes to Harlem — Summer Music in the Parks

Spanish Harlem Hop Mission: Keep the B-Boys, B-Girls, Poppers, Lockers & Uprockers moving! Dates: June 17 & 24, 2010

June 15, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Race: The Power of an Illusion — The Story We Tell

Race: The Power of an Illusion — The Story We Tell

The Crucial Arts Monthly Documentary Film Series presents Race: The Power Of An Illusion — The Story We Tell, a film written, produced and directed by Christine Herbes-Sommerst. ***** The division of the world’s peoples into distinct groups — “red,” “black,” “white” or “yellow” peoples — has became so deeply embedded in our psyches, so [...]

June 10, 2010 | 1 Comment More
New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC —  June 9, 2010

New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC — June 9, 2010

[Jun 12] Final Film — 8th Annual Cine Fest Petrobras Brasil [Jun 11] Theatre — THE ETYMOLOGY OF BIRD [Jun 10] HEZEKIAH WALKER [Jun 9] NICE AND SMOOTH and THE AWESOME 2 [Jun 6] VIDEO EXHIBITION: Damali Abrams — Autobiography of a Year

June 9, 2010 | 0 Comments More
New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC —  June 5, 2010

New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC — June 5, 2010

[Jun 8] The HarlemLIVE Mingle @ Internet Week NY 2010

June 5, 2010 | 1 Comment More
New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC —  June 3, 2010

New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC — June 3, 2010

[Jun 3] PINK ICE: Diamonds & Pearls

June 3, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Take Action — Help Stop Child Sex Abuse in New York State

Take Action — Help Stop Child Sex Abuse in New York State

Harlem resident Andrew Willis has created StopAbuseCampaign.com to solicit help from the public in “ending the sickening law that protects child abusers” in New York State. Last week Willis and the Stop Abuse Campaign (a network of citizens concerned about the safety and well being of children) delivered a folder containing the names of over [...]

June 2, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Sundae Sermon in Harlem — Party in Morningside Park

Sundae Sermon in Harlem — Party in Morningside Park

Sundae Sermon is an afternoon in the park of music, dancing, family and community commerce. The foundation of the sound of Sundae Sermon is positive house music and peaceful tribal vibes.

June 2, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Alvin Ailey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Alvin Ailey at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Alvin Ailey returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to showcase the Company’s superb artistry and astounding technical prowess. Ailey will present two programs, “Ailey Spirit” and “By Popular Demand,” both culminating with the beloved masterpiece Revelations.

June 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Supernodes Urban Tech Networking Event

Supernodes Urban Tech Networking Event

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June 1, 2010 | 1 Comment More
New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC —  May 31, 2010

New Urban Events Around Harlem and Around NYC — May 31, 2010

[Jun 12] SignatureB Grand Opening NFL Speed Date

May 31, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Who is Kola Boof?

Who is Kola Boof?

Earlier today I listed two events for Kola Boof in Harlem. For those unfamiliar with the author, below are details which I hope will spark your curiosity to come out to see her and purchase a book or two. Sally Worwill, a feminist Scholar at Sarah Lawrence University, described Koal Boof as “Refreshing, daring, disturbing, [...]

May 28, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Kola Boof Performs and Reads Her Work in Harlem

Kola Boof Performs and Reads Her Work in Harlem

BET/VH-1 television Host and author of “Dare“ Abiola Abrahams will introduce Award-Winning Novelist and Poet * * Kola Boof * * as she sings native Nilotic Egyptian songs and reads from her many books

May 27, 2010 | 1 Comment More
A-Free-Ka — A Night of African Music at Littlefield in Brooklyn

A-Free-Ka — A Night of African Music at Littlefield in Brooklyn

Conscious NYC and Africology Media are celebrating the influence of African culture in New York with an event called “A-FREE-KA”. Members of the group are Africans who have lived in New York for so long that they call it “almost home”. They have a common vision and a drive to be part of a new [...]

May 25, 2010 | 0 Comments More
PETRA — Is the Future of Public Housing in Jeopardy?

PETRA — Is the Future of Public Housing in Jeopardy?

I just clicked on this link to send a message to the House Financial Services Committee. The message simply stated, “DO NOT privatize public housing”. According to their website, “The Committee oversees all components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. The Committee [...]

May 23, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Modern Day Match Maker in NYC

Modern Day Match Maker in NYC

OneDegreeFrom.Me, a premiere matchmaking and lifestyle coaching service for sophisticated, educated and cultured singles and creators of The Modern Day Matchmaker, a weekly webisode on relationship advice and today’s world of dating is having a live event in NYC. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

May 23, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Shout! — Lavender Light Gospel Choir Pride Concert

Shout! — Lavender Light Gospel Choir Pride Concert

Founded in 1985, the Lavender Light Gospel Choir is a mixed chorus (women and men). Although the group encompasses many ethnic and spiritual backgrounds, the choir provides a special ministry to black lesbians and gays, who have historically been pressured by their communities to choose between their blackness and their gayness. Their repertoire includes gospel [...]

May 22, 2010 | 1 Comment More