Harlem – News

Harlem – News January 21, 2012

Rep. Charlie Rangel ‘falls asleep’ during Obama’s NYC fundraising speech (Pocono Record)
US President Barack Obama’s fundraising tour of New York was highlighted by a few funny moments, including Rep.

Barack breaks into song at the Apollo (Daily Kos)
What has made headlines was the POTUS singing a bit of Al Green’s “I’m still in love with you” Those folks who know Apollo culture grinned when he joked that the Sandman didn’t come out and yank him off the stage.

The Weekly Carnage (Streetsblog)
The Weekly Carnage is a Friday round-up of motor vehicle violence across the five boroughs and beyond.

Will Vance Victory Translate to Tougher Stance on Traffic Crime? (Streetsblog)
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance scored a significant victory last week, earning a homicide conviction in the case of a driver who killed a pedestrian in East Harlem nine years ago.

President Obama lets loose with brief but soulful tribute to Al Green at New York fundraiser
President Obama lets loose with brief but soulful tribute to Al Green at New York fundraiser (Medincine Hat News)
President Barack Obama sings before speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Jan.
CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Modern Jug Band Sankofa to Release the Uptown… (All About Jazz)
Album Features Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Professor Louie And John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful New York, NY: In February 2006, Sankofa Strings, a progressive collective comprised of percussionist Sule Greg Wilson along with multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons and singer Rhiannon Giddens, from the Grammy-Award Winning Carolina … (more)

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African-American – News

African-American – News January 21, 2012

NAACP questions New London arrest, FD firing (WSTC-AM Norwalk)
The Connecticut and New London branches of the NAACP are calling for a federal Justice Department investigation of a city police officer and questioning the firing of a black firefighter recruit.

'The Help' Earns Leading Eight Nods for NAACP Image Awards
‘The Help’ Earns Leading Eight Nods for NAACP Image Awards (WISW-AM Columbia)
The Help is the leading nominee for this year’s NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts.
Tuskegee airman buried at Arlington (KLKN)
Friends and family of former Tuskegee airman, retired Lt. Col. Luke Weathers arrive for burial services at Arlington National Cemetery.

Food stamp families to critics: Walk in our shoes (Newsday)
Victoria Busby holds her three-week-old daughter Christy Kalbaugh, at the Department of Human Services, in Oklahoma City .

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Jan 26, 2012: January HPNG Latino Leaders Networking Event at Elmo @ The Lounge

Jan 26, 2012: January HPNG Latino Leaders Networking Event at Elmo @ The Lounge

Dear Colleague:
You’re invited to the HPNG Latino Leaders Networking Event on January 26th in New York.
For many of us, a New Year often brings new plans, new goals and new hope for our future. Connecting with people that inspire you to stay focused on those new plans will go a long way in fulfilling your new goals.
Please join us as we proudly welcome:
Ms. Lucinda Martinez
Vice President, Domestic Network Distribution & Multicultural Marketing
HBO
Lucinda Martinez was named vice president, Domestic Network Distribution & Multicultural Marketing in 2006 and oversees all subscriber growth and retention strategies for HBO, HBO Latino and Cinemax brands and products, as well as targeted marketing efforts to the largest growing segments including African American, Latino, Asian and Gay/Lesbian markets.
Martinez first joined HBO in 1995, leaving in 1996 to relocate to Los Angeles. She rejoined HBO in 2003 as director, Direct Marketing, and named director, Strategic Partnerships and Emerging Markets in 2005.
Prior to rejoining HBO, Martinez worked for Comedy Central for over five years as affiliate sales and marketing director, and for GEMS International Television, from 1996 to 1998, as manager, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Western Region. She began her career in consumer package goods for Avon Products in New York City in 1992 as merchandising/ethnic marketing manager.
Don’t miss it, I’ll see you there!
– Ali
Ali T. Curi
President
HPNG
New York | Miami | Chicago
OPEN BAR courtesy of Dewar’s (www.dewars.com)
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: STATE FARM
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Jan 26, 2012: January HPNG Latino Leaders Networking Event at Elmo @ The Lounge
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 02:01:07 GMT