|NEW YORK BEAT Night Crawler|
By Walter Greene
NICKI MINAJ AT CHRISTIES
Trinidad born hip-hop sensation NICKI MINAJ was the special guest performer at Christies auction house in New York for the `Save the Earth’ live auction. MC for the event was SETH MAYERS of Saturday Night Live and some of the favorite items for auction were; a day spent with President BILL CLINTON and a $35,000 plane ride with actor HARRISON FORD. Read more...
|Luciano Performs for Disaster Relief|
Reggae messenger Luciano will join musician and activist Michael Franti, along with his band Spearhead; The Aggrolites; Warrior King; Kim Churchill; Nicky Bomba and Canada's reggae soul princess Bonnie Casey will headline a benefit concert on Wednesday, April 20th 2011 at the Northern Hotel in Byron Bay, Australia to assist those affected by the devastating disasters that recently hit Japan, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia. Read more...
|Third World Live in NYC|
With the launch of their 23rd album Patriots, the Reggae Ambassadors - Third World Band - will premiere the album and perform live on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. The band will be joined on stage by Tessanne Chin, who is featured on the album and special guest, Donahue Jarrett. Read more...
|Morgan Heritage Performs at UN|
Reggae super-group Morgan Heritage will perform at the United Nations (UN) as part of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, on Friday, March 25. The group is participating in the Living Legacy Concert, which takes place from 7pm to 9pm at the General Assembly Hall of the UN in New York City. Read more...
|Brooklyn Museum Annual Gala "The Brooklyn Artists Ball"|
Brooklyn artists Fred Tomaselli, Fred Wilson, and Lorna Simpson will be honored alongside retiring Brooklyn Museum Chair, Norman M. Feinberg
Brooklyn, NY-The Brooklyn Museum will be partnering with Brooklyn artists to celebrate the Brooklyn Artists Ball, on Wednesday evening, April 27, 2011. This new twist on the Museum's longstanding annual gala will celebrate the creativity and considerable influence of Brooklyn artists. Read more...
|Celebrate Easter with Cookie Pops|
For a fresh take on Easter treats, these egg-shaped cookie pops will surprise and delight. Easy and delicious, each one is uniquely decorated -an unexpected, but festive way to say "Happy Easter!"
To begin, a simple butter cookie dough flavored with vanilla and almond extracts is cut into egg shapes with a cookie cutter. Once they're baked and cooled, tint white Candy Melts (or use colored) with favorite Easter colors - pastel, bold, or both - then "dye" the eggs by pouring the melted candy over the cookies.
| Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin|
You probably don't know it, but you may have the secret ingredients for an exceptional Easter dinner in your pantry right now. The holidays are a perfect opportunity to sprinkle creativity into special meals by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected ways to craft new and delicious dishes the whole family will love.
| ON THE ROAD TO PEACE|
Many people in this world crave inner peace. Peace is defined as tranquility, calmness. It is surrendering and yielding ourselves to the Lord to be in His control. Read more...
|Comcast and NBC/Universal Create External Diversity Advisory Council|
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)/NBCUniversal, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, today announced it has created a Joint External Diversity Advisory Council to advise the senior executive teams at Comcast and NBCUniversal as the company takes steps to become an industry leader in diversity. Read more...
|Investment Community Begins to Question Servicer Actions |
By Charlene Crowell
Fix or Evict, the Center for Responsible Lending’s latest in a series of research reports on mortgage lending and foreclosures, reaches eye-opening conclusions in its ongoing scrutiny of America’s still-unfolding foreclosure crisis. It’s no secret that banks and other loan servicers are harming struggling homeowners by pushing unnecessary foreclosure. Read more...
Posted March 27, 2011
By: James Clingman
War! What is it good for?
That question was posed in a song by Edwin Starr during an earlier generation, and we are asking that same question now. Well, it’s good for raising the price of oil, gasoline, and diesel fuel, isn’t it? It’s good for hypocritical politicians to rail against the same actions they refused to challenge when their guy was spending a billion dollars per week in Iraq – 5000 Americans dead because of a big lie.
|Education Budget (small fly line)|
Don't Take Away from Our Children
We cannot rob our children of their future with $1.5 billion in cuts to education. However, the Governor’s 2011-2012 Executive Budget does just that.
Now, the Senate Republicans passed a budget resolution with numbers that are pure fiction. Unfortunately, neither proposal adequately serves the needs of New York’s children and families.
|The U.S. Switches Back and Forth on Gaddafi |
George E. Curry
The United States’ relationship with Moammar Gaddafi has vacillated over the years, at one time viewing him as a mad dog leader, then accepting him into the international community as a member in good standing and more recently, depicting him as an outcast while participating in coordinated multi-national air strikes on Libya. Read more...
|Pardon of Innocence for the Wilmington Ten|
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
Forty years ago in Wilmington, N.C., there was a serious struggle of Black Americans to end racial discrimination and violence over the manner in which public schools were desegregated. The NAACP, national and local, had won a series of important court battles in Wilmington and across America to desegregate public school systems. Read more...
|Caricom’s Tattered Immigration Policy|
It was an explosive charge that stirred emotions in two Caribbean nations –Jamaica and Barbados and almost a week after Shanique Myrie, a Jamaican, first accused a Barbadian immigration officer of “finger-raping” her at Grantley Adams International Airport we are left with an important question: who is telling the truth?
Understandably, Jamaicans became upset when the allegations were first reported by a leading paper in Kingston and they touched a raw nerve when they involved a search of the most intimate and private part of a woman’s body by officials of another Caribbean nation Read more...
|NY Dream Act, a “common sense” approach to serious Immigration problem|
Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins whose district in Manhattan is one of the most ethnically diverse in the City, has taken a bold and correct step in Albany by introducing a bill, the New York Dream Act, which should be approved with speed and clarity.Why?As the lawmaker, quite correctly explained: “we have a moral obligation to empower a population living in the shadows with information that will equip them to live more productively and humanely.”
Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker was equally succinct. He called the proposed measure a “commonsense” approach to a thorny immigration problem.We couldn’t agree more. Read more...
|Foods to lower your Cholesterol|
By Mayo Clinic staff
Can a bowl of oatmeal help lower your cholesterol? How about a handful of walnuts or even a baked potato topped with some heart-healthy margarine? A few simple tweaks to your diet — like these — may be enough to lower your cholesterol to a healthy level and help you stay off medications. Read more...
|A Rap To The Bladder|
Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH
Just below the navel on your body is the area where the bladder lies internally. Tenderness in this area can often signal that a bladder infection may be in progress.
The bladder of course, is the storage space for urine that is derived from both kidneys. When the bladder is full, it receives nerve impulses that give you a feeling of urgency, leading to evacuation. Read more...
|What's Going On? 04/05/11|
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
As a citizen of the world’s pre-eminent world power, it is hard for Americans to prioritize the big stories of the week: The Libya No-Flight Zone, the Japan earthquake and nuclear meltdown crisis; the US Budget crisis; US state Governors and Budget Battles; or the Latest and Final US Census Reports. This focuses on Census, the US and NYC.
According to the US Bureau of the Census, the nation’s resident population, projected to 3/29/11 is 311, 067,445. Today, whites remain the nation’s largest major race; while there are significant increases in the country’s minority (Black, nonwhite Hispanic, Asian-American, and Native American) populations which now total 111.9 million, up from 89.9 million in 2000. What a difference a decade makes!.
| FASHION NEWNESS FROM RECYCLED MATERIAL|FLAVIANA IS MODEL OF THE YEAR|
FASHION NEWNESS FROM RECYCLED MATERIAL Read more...
By New Designer Michael Jerome Francis
By Walter Greene
Designer MICHAEL JEROME FRANCIS takes what’s already there and make them new. He is keen on expertly tailored garments thus the sharp tailoring seen on the clothes that he creates. Michael’s designs are built like architectural masterpieces, the structure and construction of each piece is done with the skill of a master craftsman.
FLAVIANA IS MODEL OF THE YEAR
By Walter Greene
Flaviana Matata the bald headed beauty that burst on the fashion and modeling arena when she placed among the top fifteen semi-finalists in the 2008 Miss Universe pageant in Mexico was named `Model of the Year’ at Arise Magazine Fashion Week Lagos 2011. The inaugural event brought together 50 designers and over 100 models to Nigeria to participate in the gala event.
|Oped: A Point of View 04/05/11|
A New York State of Mind Read more...
By Wallace Ford
As you are reading this column the New York State legislature will have passed a budget that contains over $10 billion in spending cuts.
The budget largely reflects proposals from recently elected New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and it appears that the New York budget scenario is being played out in state capitals across the country.
|GREATER NY LINKS INSTALL COMMUNITY QUILT AT ALMA RANGEL GARDENS IN HARLEM|
The Greater New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosted a reception at Alma Rangel Gardens in Harlem in honor of the dedication and installation of “The White Rose Quilt,” which was designed by Harlemite artist, Laura Gadson, and created by members of The Links, residents of Alma Rangel Gardens and Ms. Gadson.
The White Rose Quilt was made as part of The Links’ arts program at Alma Rangel Gardens and will have a permanent home at the residence.
|THE ONE HUNDRED BLACK MEN, INC. 31st ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA|
600 Guests Raise More than $700,000
As National Civic and Business Leaders Were Honored Philip Banks, Jr., president of One Hundred Black Men, Inc., welcomed 600 guests from around the country to the New York Hilton Grand Ballroom last week to salute some of the country's most dynamic civic and business leaders at the One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York City 31st Annual Benefit Gala, the theme of which was, "Investing in Ourselves ─ Making our Own Tomorrow."
|The Cacophony over Libya|
By Basil Wilson
America’s political life is in a sad state of disarray and there is a sorrowful lack of consensus on the critical issues. The political elite seizes every opportunity for one ‘upmanship’ and problems fester and rigor mortis easily takes hold of the bodypolitic. That is the situation on the deficit, health care, and foreign policy. Read more...
|Young Leaders off to Memphis|
Last week, P.S. 257's Young Leaders along with their parents and teachers were serenaded by Principal Brian De Vale with a guitar/vocal performance of Marc Cohen's "Walking in Memphis" - appropriate for their trip to Memphis, Tennessee. Read more...
|Business In Emerging Markets|
Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity will host a luncheon discussion on conducting business with integrity in emerging markets on Tuesday, March 29 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm as part of Ethics Week 2011 at Baruch College.
Generously supported by the Charles Dreifus Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative, Ethics Week encourages Baruch faculty to initiate discussions in their classrooms of ethical issues related to their subjects/disciplines. Read more...
|MEC Prof. Safiya Bandele Receives Chisolm Award|
Medgar Evers College Professor Safiya Bandele, who also serves as Director of the College’s Center for Women’s Development, is being honored by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President at their 2011 Women’s Herstory reception and ceremony on Thursday, March 24th at 8am in the Rotunda of Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn.
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