Violent NYPD Response To Crowds Outside LES Nightclub

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_Video: Violent NYPD Response To Crowds Outside LES Nightclub A high density of bars and nightclubs combined with manic out-of-town revelers and wary locals gives the Lower East Side an electricity all its own. It also provokes scenes like the one late last night at the intersection of Rivington and Orchard around midnight. Nightclub Tammany Hall was hosting an album release party for rap group Smif N Wessun. [MORE]


“Everybody Loves the Sunshine” Roy Ayers and The Jazz Mafia Symphony plus special guests

“Everybody Loves the Sunshine” Roy Ayers and The Jazz Mafia Symphony plus special guests

Date: July 2, 2011

Though he has gained renown for his funky, soulful and jazzy compositions, Roy Ayers‘ signature sound is the vibraphone, incorporated into virtually all elements of his music. With hits such as “Brother Green” and “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” Ayers set the stage for modern R&B artists over the course of his forty plus year career with his innovative use of synthesizers and modern production techniques. Widely considered to be one of the most sampled artists of all time, Ayers’ music continues to engage and inspire audiences of all ages.

The Jazz Mafia Symphony, an intricately woven collective of jazz virtuosos, top MCs, singers, arrangers, and composers that include many of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most innovative and prolific musicians, had a break-through year in 2010. Performing their critically acclaimed 45 piece symphony, “Brass, Bows & Beats” in front of tens of thousands at major festivals including the Montreal and Newport Jazz Festivals. They return to the road in 2011 to premiere the Jazz Mafia Symphony #2, “The Emperor Norton Suite.” The Jazz Mafia Symphony is bravado post-modern orchestration, blistering solos, spoken-word, Latin poly-rhythms, boom-bap rhymes, and emotive ballads, all spun together with the spirit of improvisational jazz.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-2777

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

Harlem – News June 23, 2011

Harlem – News June 23, 2011

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Guilty verdict in gang killing, separate violent crime (Empire State News)
NEW YORK A New York City man was found guilty of all charges, including murder, in separate crimes in East Harlem that occurred three years apart.

Harlem Renaissance Economic Development Corp. Presents 11th Annual… (Press Release News From 24-7 Press Re…)
July 12 -16 and July 19 -23 2011, Harlem, NY. 11th annual Young Entrepreneurs Boot Camp will take place- a two week business training program for Harlem’s youth utilizing the operation of an outdoor bakery cafe.

Upper West Side Mourns Loss of H&H Bagels
Upper West Side Mourns Loss of H&H Bagels (DNAInfo)
Devastated Upper West Siders rushed to H&H Bagels to stock up on plain, sesame and poppy seed baked treats Tuesday as news of the legendary store’s impending closure spread like a bitter-tasting schmear.

Obama returns to NYC for fund-raising spree (New York Daily News)
President Obama is set to cash in on New Yorkers’ love with THREE campaign fund-raisers Thursday.

EVENT: Bid on Culture Annnounces Artists/Unveils New Banners to Hang Throughout Harlem (All About Jazz)
BID ON CULTURE 2011 Project Unveils New Banner Designs Selected in Third Annual Banner Competition HARLEM, NYThere is always something exciting to see on the streets of Harlem, but few sights are more magnificent than the 36 new banners that are now flying on streetlight poles along the world-renowned 125th Street corridor.

Tuskeegee Airman recalls getting job in aviation after affirmative action
Tuskeegee Airman recalls getting job in aviation after affirmative action (The Times-Herald)
Did you agree with Coweta’s decision to approve a Special Events ordinance allowing property owners to operate businesses such as an events facility, bed and breakfast or concert facility and allow alcohol sales with that permit? Yes: 111 24 No: 69 Don’t Care: 19 Total Votes: Photo by Marianne Thomasson Roy Ealy of the Tuskeegee Airmen, left, spoke …


African-American – News

African-American – News June 22, 2011

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Black flight to the south
Black flight to the south (SF Sentinel)
In Deborah Brown’s family lore, the American South was a place of whites-only water fountains and lynchings under cover of darkness.
Fraudulent Arguments Using Black American History In Support Of Gay Marriage (Booker Rising)
Constructive Feedback takes issue with an article over at arguing that black opponents of gay marriage are being hypocritical.

VIDEO: Juneteenth Celebrated at Overpeck Park (Patch)
This past Saturday’s “Juneteenth” A event A celebrated freedom, unity, and the history of African Americans.

Fairview School a – forgotten treasure’ (Rome News)
Joyce Perdue-Smith, chairwoman of the Fairview and E.S. Brown Heritage Corp. In the fall of 2009, the first-grade building of the historic Fairview School was discovered under mounds of kudzu and weeds on Padlock Mountain in Cave Spring.

State Test Scores Show Little Improvement
State Test Scores Show Little Improvement (Patch)
With the final bells having sounded in Lakeville’s schools, students and their aren’t the only ones looking over report cards.
ACLU, NAACP ask feds to block Florida election law (MSNBC)
The American Civil Liberties Union and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are among the groups asking the U.S. Justice Department to reject Florida’s new election law.


Harlem – News

Harlem – News June 21, 2011

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Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld's Personal Collection for Sale
Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s Personal Collection for Sale (The Epoch Times)
Famous drawings of Broadway and movie stars, a gigantic Haitian drum, Asian masks, Indonesian tribal shadow puppets, and luxurious furniture are just some of the items to be presented at the Al Hirschfeld sale – an auction of the renowned late artist’s personal collection, on Wednesday at Doyle New York.
Taxi Plan Would Legalize Street Hails Uptown (DNAInfo)
Hailing a livery cab in Upper Manhattan could soon become legal. New legislation introduced in the Assembly and Senate Saturday would grant up to 30,000 new street hail permits that would allow livery cab owners to pick up passengers on the street in Upper Manhattan as well as in the outer boroughs.

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The situation is liquid (ArtCal)
Chashama 461 Gallery 461 West 126th street, New York, NY Harlem June 23 – July 3, 2011 Opening: Friday, June 24, 6 – 8 PM Web Site the situation is liquid recent drawings by Joy Whalen “What is the situation?” I asked.