Non-Profit Bakery Opens "Hot Bread Almacen" In Spanish Harlem’s La Marqueta

Non-Profit Bakery Opens “Hot Bread Almacen” In Spanish Harlem’s La Marqueta

Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit wholesale bakery, opened its first retail location, Hot Bread Almacen on East 115th Street in the historic La Marqueta. HBK’s mission is to provide culinary training opportunities for low-income and foreign-born men and women, and its new storefront will give the Harlem community a local place to purchase the yield of the trainees’ labors. [ more › ]
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Non-Profit Bakery Opens “Hot Bread Almacen” In Spanish Harlem’s La Marqueta
Carrie Dennis
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:41:00 GMT

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Fundraising marathon

GARDENS OF TRANQUILITY

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CONTEMPLATION

WHCR 90.3FM

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CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

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NEW YORK, NY 10031

TEL. 347.237.2823

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Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you for joining us on Saturday, July 21st (this Saturday) as we celebrate the great programming of the Gardens of Tranquility and Contemplation (the Gardens) and First Light at WHCR 90.3FM. Our 14 hr. Fundraising marathon will begin at 6AM and continue until 8PM. Well see you at 3PM.

On any given Saturday morning starting around 6AM, you can tune in to WHCR 90.3FM or on the Internet at www.whcr.org and lose yourself in a jazz and meditation universe of music and 23 years of serving the community great jazz and talk, founded by Masud Tariq Towe.

We are located in the NAC Bldg. (North Academic Center) at 137th Street and Convent Ave. Just one block east of Amsterdam Avenue. You may enter at 135th St. Or 140th St. Come to Rm. 1-513 on the first floor. If you need to call the telephone in the studio is 212.491.4685 or call me at 347.237.2823.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation to support this fundraiser and become a valued member of WHCR. All donations over $250 will be viewed as sponsorship for the event and a special announcement will be made to acknowledge your generosity.

Support jazz and intelligent talk. Well have celebrated guest hosts from the jazz world, authors, celebrity radio and recording personalities and a special tribute to Mandrill and the Lowrider Band, the group formerly known as War. Onaje Allan Gumbs and other renowned artists will be video streamed from our live performance studio via www.whcr.org and well raise money and have a great time.

Sincerely,

Daaiya

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FRIENDS OF PROLIBERTAD NETWORK!

FRIENDS OF PROLIBERTAD NETWORK!

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Dear ProLibertad Supporter,

New ProLibertad t-shirts…new protest banners…new campaign posters…as we begin this holiday season, we are thinking about how we can broaden the movement to free our Puerto Rican Political Prisoners in the new year!

With every new year comes a sense of much possibility. We are sure this coming year will be a powerful and decisive time for our work to free Oscar Lopez Rivera, Avelino Gonzalez Claudio and Norberto Gonzalez Claudio; we are beginning to do all of the necessary planning to make this happen.

With that in mind, we are launching the Friends of ProLibertad initiative. The Friends of ProLibertad is a network of supporters that will help us reach our goal of $5000 for 2012. A minimum donation of $25 from our supporters will help us purchase a new campaign banner for protests and activities; print new high gloss brochures for distribution; re-launch a professional website; make an updated campaign t-shirt; and cover the costs of the venues we use for public activities.

For 17 years, ProLibertad has worked diligently to build the movement to free the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners with the support of our contributors. As we enter this holiday season and new year, we have high hopes of modernizing our outreach tools, creating new fund-raising opportunities and creating a network of support that will help us reach that inevitable day when Oscar, Avelino and Norberto walk free in their homeland, Puerto Rico.

Your support means so much; it helps us make freedom happen. Your support will reunite Oscar, Avelino and Norberto with their families and friends. These Prisoners of Colonialism have suffered enough and it is time for them to come home!. They should not have to spend any more holidays and New Years Days behind the prison walls of this empire.

Thank you in advance for your donation. We look forward to sending you regular updates on our work and seeing you at our activities in 2012.

Sincerely Yours,
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign

Make your donation of $25, $50, $100, $200, or OTHER and Please endorse all money orders or checks to: IFCO/ProLibertad, write Friends of ProLibertad in the memo section, and mail it to:

IFCO/ProLibertad
418 w145th St.
New York, N.Y. 10031

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WHCR FUND DRIVE FOR THE GARDENS July 21st 6AM – 8PM SCHEDULE

WHCR FUND DRIVE FOR THE GARDENS July 21st 6AM – 8PM
SCHEDULE (DRAFT)
6AM – 12NOON TANYA WILLOUGHBY ASS’TS

7AM – MEDITATION AND DR.ZULU COMMENTS

8AM OPENING OF ‘THE GARDENS’
9AM – DR. RIC & LOUIS WILSON

10AM – ONAJE ALLAN GUMBS CO-HOST
11AM KYM HAMPTON AND ONAJE PERFORM
11AM – 3PM NELSON RODRIGUEZ CO-HOST / PITCHING W/ DAA’IYA

12NOON – 2PM ROME NEAL AND HIS YOUNG AND JAZZY PERFORM AND CHAT/INTERVIEW
2PM – 4PM ALYSON WILLIAMS; JOHN SEEGER & BERNARD DAVIS PERFORM

3PM – 5PM BARBARA KING AND HUSBAND JULIAN PHILIPS

5PM – 8PM KEN SPIDER WEBB AND ALYSON WILLIAMS CO-HOST W/ DAA’IYA

5:30PM DUKE JONES BAND PERFORM
6PM – 8PM JAZZ & FUNK MIX W/ PITCHING

6PM – 11PM LIVE DJ IN PHASE II SPACE MIXING FUNK, JAZZ AND HOUSE.

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NEW THIS MORNING

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Several of the citys hospitals are partially or completely uninsured for malpractice because cannot afford the policies, forcing the institutions to draw cash for settlements from other reserves, the New York Times discovers: http://nyti.ms/NWNFqg

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo will overhaul the New York Racing Association and appoint new board members to the group after the historic Saratoga Race Track concludes this coming weekend, the Posts Fred Dicker learns: http://nyp.st/LTOF0X

* Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether the state experienced losses from interest-rate manipulation by financial institutions involved in a transatlantic banking scandal that threatens the global economy, Crains New York writes: http://bit.ly/LrNrsc

* Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson hauled in $500,000 over the past six months, bringing his fundraising total to $1.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/LkY9Mv

* Gov Cuomo refuses to use email to communicate with staff and instead requires them to send him text messages that will not leave an electronic paper trail, the Daily News writes: http://nydn.us/Nc6ckx

* Aides to politicians, including Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and Speaker Christine Quinn, are rewriting their Wikipedia pages in advance of a hard-fought mayoral campaign, the Posts David Seifman learns: http://nyp.st/NtN4fa

* The citys Economic Development Corporation will restructure in order to lobby legally after the state attorney generals office found the agency worked inappropriately with local development groups, Crains New York reports: http://bit.ly/NLeZYW

* Former Rep. Anthony Weiners wife wants the disgraced politician to give a tell-all interview, amid rumors he is strongly considering another run at citywide office, the Post writes: http://nyp.st/NqFmUe

* The city has proposed six new charter schools run by former councilwoman Eva Moskowitz open by 2013, bringing the number of Success Academies operating in the city to 18, the Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/P9oEtj

* A Queens Assembly candidate who publishes a Korean-language newspaper is profiting from ads for a prostitution ring on the papers back pages, the Post discovers: http://nyp.st/SxG96L

* Tens of thousands of people cheat New York State out of an estimated $150 million each year through unemployment insurance fraud, 97 percent of whom are not criminally charged, the Buffalo News discovers: http://bit.ly/PZtyeW

* Union groups for Latino immigrant workers are battling immigrant Korean grocery store workers for wage increases in Brooklyn and Queens, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/Q1skzU

* The MTA will permanently extend the G-train in Brooklyn and Queens, and allocate tens of millions of dollars to restore service on buses, trains, and subways throughout the regions transit system, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/Mc4s9h

* Mormons from around the world gather in Palmyra for the churchs annual pageant at a holy site for its liturgy, an event taking on greater significance this year as Mitt Romney prepares his presidential run, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/M2isjn

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Harlem – News

Harlem – News July 14, 2012

Flying Fables Plays New Haarlem Arts Theatre, Now thru 7/27
Flying Fables Plays New Haarlem Arts Theatre, Now thru 7/27 (BroadwayWorld)
Aiming to become a community anchor with the capacity to unite theater professionals, students and local residents of all ages, New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the professional theater company of City College of New York , presents its first play for young audiences, “Flying Fables,” adapted by Obie-winner Stephanie Berry , directed by John- Martin Green … (more)
Dance Theatre of Harlem in Detroit (WXYZ)
Look out Broadway, fifty-nine talented students with a dream to dance take to the stage at Detroit’s famed opera house.

Respighi in the City (New Yorker)
“Orchestral Blockbuster.” “Stereo Spectacular.” Such were the words used, in the heyday of hi-if, to push records of the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s so-called “Roman Trilogy” of tone poems: “Fountains of Rome” , “Pines of Rome” , and “Roman Festivals” . Written in the final years of a very late Romanticism, these works now lie at the edge … (more)

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson Buys ‘Soul Train’ Rights, Developing Musical Based On Don Cornelius

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Buys ‘Soul Train’ Rights, Developing Musical Based On Don Cornelius

NEWSBY TAMBAY A. OBENSON | JULY 13, 2012 1:06 PM
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It was much earlier this year when it was announced that there was renewed interest in exploiting the Soul Train franchise – thanks to Don Cornelius’ death.

The news then was that Soul Train Holdings was working with WME to find ways to, as I said, exploit and grow the brand, which would include a film, a stage musical AND a TV show.

Certainly we want to proceed in a way that will highlight the contribution of Don to the creation of the brand and its subsequent impact on American culture,” said Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings.

However, there were some rights issues that they’d have to deal with, notably the music used in each episode of the series. But they were confident that wouldn’t be a problem.

Things seem to be in motion again as it’s been announced today that Earvin MagicJohnson and his business partners have bought the rights to the Soul Train franchise for “several million dollars,” and are planning an upcoming musical based on the life of Don Cornelius, according to the NY Post.

The musical, which is being aimed towards Broadway, will focus on the once mega-hit variety show.

That’s all the info available at this time.

You’ll recall that there’s also a Broadway production based on the life of Berry Gordy in the works, aimied for a spring 2013 bow.

That, and with all that Kenny Leon and Bill T. Jones have planned (a Tupac-inspired musical, and a Super Flymusical), and more that I’m probably forgetting right now, or that have yet to be announced (not sure if any of Katori Hall’s new works might be potential pickups), 2013 should be another banner year for *black shows* on Broadway, for better and for worse.

Love, peace and soul indeed…

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TheBlackList Your Jobs Went to Prison with 2.3m Americans http://justicegagged.blogspot.com/2012/07/your-jobs-went-to-prison-with-23m.html

YOUR JOBS WENT TO PRISON WITH 2.3m AMERICANS http://justicegagged.blogspot.com/2012/07/your-jobs-went-to-prison-with-23m.html

“Good Enuff,” the poem below, is one of my 21st century slave songs. It was first published in MaryLovesJustice blog at this link http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/04/good-enuff-by-mary-neal.html . A million inmates work up to 72 hours a week on jobs that were removed from “free” workers. People who champion “tough on crime” bills and candidates do not seem to recognize that prison labor projects are competing for labor contracts. They actually advertise for companies to use Americans behind bars rather than sending work overseas while plenty of cheap labor is available in the USA through prison work projects. Re Georgia Prison Labor Strike, I wrote the following poem. The Georgia prisoners’ labor strike lasted from Dec. 9-15, 2010. The strike was largely censored in mainstream news although it was an Internet sensation. Therefore, a day before the strike started, eleven hundred of my tweets for human rights for prisoners were unpublished at Twitter. They were reinstated months later, after people stopped browsing online as much for “human rights for prisoners.” I am America’s most censored writer to continue the cover-up re the secret arrest and murder of my mentally, physically disabled brother and my family’s victimization for daring to ask the USDOJ for records and accountability for his death. See the poem “Good Enuff” below. After the Georgia prisoners’ labor strike, around 36 inmates were reportedly “missing.” Some were badly brutalized. The nonviolent protest was met with violence and solitary confinement.

GOOD ENUFF

I work for the U.S. Government
Worked five years for the state
Now I make military uniforms
Sho miss my good friend, Jake

His idea sounded real fine to me
Worker strike for human rights
Most of us agreed to stay in our cells
Got real cold in there at night

They turned off the heat ya know
And no food came at all
Guards said Freeze Nigga or go to work!
Oughta hang you by yo balls

But all of us stuck together
Thousands of black men, Latinos and whites
Put aside all our rivalry
Gonna make em treat us right

We expected opposition
But nothin like what went down
Guards went crazy beatin on folks
And Jake, he cant be found

I tried to get on with the government
Back before I started gettin high
They said there was a hiring freeze
And now I sho see why

I applied with the State, too
But didnt nothin came of that
I guess I just wasnt good enuff
Til they caught me with that crack

Finally got me a government job
Problem is, I dont get no pay
A big company got my first five years
After laying off a thousand in one day

Our labor strike changed nothin round here
Still cant afford phone calls
Now they expect plenty mo black workers
Heard they outlawing menthol*

We had high hopes for the labor strike
But things didnt turn out great
All day I work til my back is sore
All night I worry bout Jake
(Published 4/4/11 by Mary Neal – all rights reserved)
http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/04/good-enuff-by-mary-neal.html

*The NAACP requested the U.S. Congress to outlaw menthol cigarettes, the kind that 85% of black smokers use. That would be a discriminatory law targeting blacks like powder v. crack cocaine, and it is disgusting that prison investors got the NAACP to suggest it.

Mary Neal, director of Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill and the Human Rights for Prisoners March Across the Internet. Blessings!

NEW THIS MORNING

WINNERS AND LOSERS: This week we found that Charlie Rangel had secured his Congressional seat at long last, that Cuomo bobblehead dolls were extremely popular and that Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks we could all get along just fine in extremely small apartments. But even in a laid-back week, there are winners, and there are losers: http://bit.ly/PUT9Wo

NEW THIS MORNING:

* Con Ed admitted it gave $250,000 last year to the Committee to Save New York, a Cuomo-friendly pro-business group, raising questions since the governor appoints board members who regulate the utility, the Wall Street Journal learns: http://on.wsj.com/NFGdja

* Taxi fares in New York will rise 17 percent, allowing cabbies, who have not seen an increase in eight years, to take home higher wages, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/MluN6D

* The citys Conflict of Interest Board drafted a new proposal requiring unpaid members of policymaking boards and commissions to follow state law and file financial-disclosure statements, the Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/OhCdSt

* The citys public housing authority has failed to install a single security camera even though it has $42 million to spend on the improvements thanks to the agencys foot-dragging, the Daily News learns: http://nydn.us/PUQhJ9

* Nearly two-thirds of sixth grade students are at the same reading proficiency level in sixth grade that they were three years ago, a new Independent Budget Office report claims, but the city questions the study, the News reports: http://nydn.us/NkxWiF

* The officer who sparked the NYPD ticket-fixing scandal tried to hire a hitman to kill a witness in the case and planned to use NYPD pension money to pay for the hit, the New York Post reports: http://nyp.st/SdiMiz

* Councilwoman Gail Brewer will hold an oversight hearing to determine what went wrong in the ballot-counting process during last months contentious Northern Manhattan congressional race, the Times notes: http://nyti.ms/N4UmIX

* Senator Chuck Schumer called for new federal regulations to divert helicopters carrying ultra-rich Hamptonites over waterways instead of Eastern Long Island towns after residents complained vociferously, the News writes: http://nydn.us/Nu2KvS

* Parks advocates and preservation groups are suing to prevent the Parks Department from tearing up the wooden Coney Island Boardwalk and replacing it with concrete and plastic, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/PUMQlN

* Conservative Party hopefuls Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione and Ed Gilbert are eager to challenge Republican state Sen. Roy McDonald in a heated primary this fall, the Times-Union reports: http://bit.ly/NEW1Td

* State lawmakers are looking into whether E-ZPass is overcharging customers who travel in big rigs across the states highways, the Albany Times-Union reports: http://bit.ly/MpTWH5

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Hatewatch Headlines for July 12, 2012

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Hatewatch is a weekly summary of the latest news about hate and extremism compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Week of July 12, 2012

Hatewatch Blog

FAIR Misleads Sheriffs, Says ‘Border School’ OK’d by Feds

Tea Party Nation: Oath Keepers is Last Line of Defense Against Tyranny

Convicted Alaska Militia Leader Fires Attorney

Farah: If Obama Re-Elected, ‘We Will Be Hunted Down Like Dogs’

The CCC’s Kyle Rogers Makes Himself Known on Stormfront

‘Sovereign Citizen’ Daughter Indicted in Telemarketing Scam

Dawn of ‘Red America’: Extremists React to SCOTUS Ruling

Arizona Bar Admonishes Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes


Hatewatch Headlines

MI Once Facing Hate Crime Charge, 3 Get Probation
San Francisco Chronicle | July 10, 2012

OR Eugene Man Admits to Springfield Race Crime
The Register-Guard | July 12, 2012