Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto Swap Praise Instead of Blows at Apollo

Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto Swap Praise Instead of Blows at Apollo

February 28, 2012 5:16pm | By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

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(L) Floyd Mayweather and (R) Miguel Cotto pose at a press conference to promote their upcoming fight on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at the The Apollo Theater on February 28, 2012 in New York City. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

HARLEM The crowd was hyped, the music was loud and two gold-colored thrones sat on the stage of the Apollo Theater during the second leg of Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Miguel Cotto‘s tour to promote their upcoming title bout in Las Vegas.

The event had all of the pomp and circumstance of a big-time boxing match but none of the venom as the men shook hands and even complimented one another, with Mayweather calling Cotto “one of the best.”

“It was a dream of mine to come to the Apollo,” Mayweather said as his entourage, including rapper 50 Cent, looked on. “I never thought I would be on this stage.”

But all the niceties will end when the brawlers get in the ring, Mayweather reminded the crowd.

“When it comes down to it, it’s one on one,” he said.

The world-class boxers will meet for the WBA super welterweight world championship at the MGM Grand on May 5.

“I want this day to pass quickly and get training,” Cotto said. “On May 5, I’m going to make every Puerto Rican proud.”

The event, which was open to the public, drew hundreds of people who formed a line in front of the Apollo that snaked around the block.

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Teens to Study History of Hip-Hop at New-York Historical Society

Teens to Study History of Hip-Hop at New-York Historical Society

February 29, 2012 8:38am | By Leslie Albrecht, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer


UPPER WEST SIDE Move over Henry Hudson, and make way for the Notorious B.I.G.

This spring the venerable New-York Historical Society’s Saturday Academy will offer a series of free courses meant to bring history alive for young people. The series, which also includes free SAT prep for students in grades 10 – 12, runs from March 10-April 28.

In the hip-hop class, called “Hip-Hop In Context,” students will listen to pivotal songs like “Cop Killer” by Ice-T’s 1990s group Body Count, but they’ll also explore hip-hop’s place in New York City’s wider cultural life, instructor Dylan DePice said. In addition to rap music, students will also study graffiti and break dancing and their place New York’s history.

“Hip-hop started in the 1970s, but I’m going to go back even further and talk about the history of the U.S. That leads us to a moment in the ’70’s where the Bronx is sort of this ignored little area of the city where there’s all this youth rebellion that becomes hip-hop,” DePice said.

The class will cover the dawn of hip-hop, with the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” explore the differences between East Coast and West Coast rap, and discuss how politically minded groups such as Public Enemy and N.W.A. Gave way to the bling era of the 2000s.

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Swann – African Americana Auction Tomorrow, March 1st

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Auction Tomorow
Thursday, March 1st
10:30 am & 2:30 pm

Our auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana begins Thursday, March 1st at 10:30 am.

The afternoon session begins at 2:30 pm with lot 313.

Exhibition Hours Continue

Wednesday Feb. 29 10 – 6

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Specialist, African Americana

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Illustrated: top / bottom

Stride Toward Freedom.
The Montgomery Story
Lot 246
Martin Luther King, Jr. [1958]
Inscribed to A. Philip Randolph,
with extensive notes by Randolph

General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.Lot 413
General Davis with a group of his officers of the 369th National Guard Infantry at Fort Smith, New York, 1938

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CUOMO STARTS SPEECH WITH SWIPE AT PATERSON AND SPITZER: Gov. Andrew Cuomo drew gasps, laughter and applause last night at the Citizens Budget Commission when he bragged that New York has gone 14 months without a governor admitting to major felonies: http://bit.ly/xInC9a


* With his campaign treasurer facing fraud charges, New York City Comptroller John Liu is considering how to move forward with his run for mayor and faces speculation he may leave office, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/yku2m9

* The state Office of Children and Family Services has quietly and persistently tried to limit public access to case reports on child deaths that show how government agencies responded to earlier abuse reports, the Times says: http://nyti.ms/A5icld

* A series of new wind power projects in and around New York City raises the prospect of developing wind as a significant part of the regions power supply, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/z1xmEP

* Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is just beginning to review the NYPDs surveillance of American Muslim neighborhoods for any potential civil rights violations, the AP writes: http://on.wsj.com/wIM19N

* Corrections union head Norman Seabrook used racial and ethnic slurs in a speech to Rikers Island officers that was secretly taped and posted online by a union nemesis, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/wlh7eC

* The number of state workers earning more than the governor has grown to 1,252, a 26 percent rise over 2010, with SUNYs Alain Kaloyeros and SUNY Downstates Dr. Antonio Alfonso earning the most, the Post says: http://nyp.st/xDwJwa


SOA~2012 March NYC Puerto Rico and Cuba Solidarity Calendar



Sunday, March 4, 2012 4-6PM
The Solidarity Center; 55 West 17th Street, 5th Floor

Building solidarity between OWS and Cuba, where the 99% Rule
An afternoon of conversation. Learn about the history of the Venceremos Brigade and participate in discussions aimed at uniting OWS and Cuba on issues including:

• Anti-Imperialism and Internationalist Solidarity
• US-Cuban Relations
• Arts and Culture in Cuba
• Prisoner Solidarity and the Movement to Free the Cuban 5
• The Cuban Political System
• Healthcare and Education in Cuba
• Women’s Rights and the LGBTQ Movement in Cuba
• Race and National Identity in Cuba

Contact us at: vbrigade@gmail.com or www.venceremosbrigade.net

Que Viva la Solidaridad Internacional!
Long Live International Solidarity!
Venceremos! We Shall Overcome!