Friday, September 30, 2011
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Uptown Restaurant Month Highlights City's Best Food
September 29, 2011 1:14pm
UPPER MANHATTAN — The foraging foodie can find everything from classic mofongo to the latest in trendy organic fare in upper Manhattan these days, as an influx in population has helped diversify the historically delicious food offerings of the neighborhoods.
To celebrate the cuisine north of 96th Street, whether at a local mainstay or at one of the new wave of restaurants, bars and lounges, DNAinfo.com announces its first Uptown Restaurant Month, which features deals and discounts on food offerings from some of best restaurants in Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood throughout October.
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Harlem - News September 30, 2011
Jazzmobile Presents First Annual Jazzy Awards Celebration, October 10, (Press Release News From 24-7 Press Re...)
50 years after Martin Luther King, multiethnic churches still rare in 21st century
Ashville, Tenn. a As a young white minister, Michael Catt said he was fired from a Mississippi church for quoting Martin Luther King Jr.
Harlem - News September 29, 2011
The 25-year-old Brooklynite keeps his outfits simple -A dark denim and button-up shirt - but always has on a pair of cool kicks.
Fowl play: Bronx neighbors are staging a coop at urban chicken farm (NY Daily News)
ADV: New York Neo-Futurist Workshop (Playbill)
Stacey Miller , 28, and her sons, Donavan , 11, and Troy, 10, pick up groceries at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger food pantry, which serves nearly 10,000 low-income individuals monthly in Brooklyn, N.Y. A report by a Chicago-based hunger-relief group says emergency food banks and pantries are becoming long-term solutions for a lot of hungry ... (more)
Medicaid Redesign Team for Affordable Housing (NY Non-Profit Press)
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:55:22 GMT
Date: October 2, 2011
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." On the first Sunday of every month, take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.
These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths
Start time: 1:00 pm
End time: 2:00 pm
Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Garden Walking Tours in Fort Tryon Park
Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:11 GMT
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A group of African American anti-violence advocates, activists, scholars, organizational and spiritual leaders have written an open letter to the anti-rape and violence against women organization, “SlutWalk.”
“SlutWalk” was founded to combat people that blame women that were victims of sexual assault.
The Huffington Post reports:
We are deeply concerned. As Black women and girls we find no space in SlutWalk, no space for participation and to unequivocally denounce rape and sexual assault as we have experienced it. We are perplexed by the use of the term “slut” and by any implication that this word, much like the word “Ho” or the “N” word should be re-appropriated. The way in which we are perceived and what happens to us before, during and after sexual assault crosses the boundaries of our mode of dress. Much of this is tied to our particular history. In the United States, where slavery constructed Black female sexualities, Jim Crow kidnappings, rape and lynchings, gender misrepresentations, and more recently, where the Black female immigrant struggle combine, “slut” has different associations for Black women. We do not recognize ourselves nor do we see our lived experiences reflected within SlutWalk and especially not in its brand and its label.
As Black women, we do not have the privilege or the space to call ourselves “slut” without validating the already historically entrenched ideology and recurring messages about what and who the Black woman is. We don’t have the privilege to play on destructive representations burned in our collective minds, on our bodies and souls for generations. Although we understand the valid impetus behind the use of the word “slut” as language to frame and brand an anti-rape movement, we are gravely concerned. For us the trivialization of rape and the absence of justice are viciously intertwined with narratives of sexual surveillance, legal access and availability to our personhood. It is tied to institutionalized ideology about our bodies as sexualized objects of property, as spectacles of sexuality and deviant sexual desire. It is tied to notions about our clothed or unclothed bodies as unable to be raped whether on the auction block, in the fields or on living room television screens. The perception and wholesale acceptance of speculations about what the Black woman wants, what she needs and what she deserves has truly, long crossed the boundaries of her mode of dress.
Black Women Criticize “SlutWalk” Organization In Open Letter
Casey Gane-McCalla, Lead Blogger
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:07:39 GMT
Legendary record producer Sylvia Robinson has passed away at age 75, in a hospital in New Jersey.
Robinson played a seminal role in bringing hip-hop music into the mainstream, while forming The Sugarhill Gang, and releasing their hit, “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979.
She had passed Thursday morning at Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey, family spokesman Greg Walker told the website, Sister 2 Sister.
Rest In Peace! Hip-Hop Pioneer, Sylvia Robinson, Dies At Age 75
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:28:46 GMT
Visiting Snow Valley in Fishkill it is hard to believe that you are in affluent New York State. The poverty here goes beyond Appalachia rivaling the ghettos of Brazil or parts of Africa. You feel that you are no longer in America.
There are Native Americans here from a tribe out of North Dakota that settlers wiped out by killing off their Buffalo food supply and giving them blankets infected with small pox. Now we are unceremoniously throwing them out of their homes with no place else to go.
The sewage system here consists of an open pit that residents pour their refuge into. This pit may seep into the water supply and a nearby stream that runs through the collection of shanty trailer homes.
The owner is a mining company called Montfort and they have issued a 30 day eviction notice to the residents here on the eve of winter. One wonders how they can expect these residents to pack up and move from their long term homes in just 30 days as the snow begins to fall.
HUD, DEC and health authorities in Dutchess County have regulatory authority over this site yet there is no sign of their involvement according to Peter Rostenberg of the Fishkill Ridge Caretakers an environmental group seeking to help out with the situation. Local preservationist Mara Farrell and local attorney Tim Tuttle are also helping out as is educator Ved Shravah and long term county legislator Alison MacAvery who is knocking on the doors of government agencies regarding this situation. Help is also coming as far away as Boston with the involvement of financial worker Cheryl Miller who is an environmental activist.
Montfort was recently seen drilling with a bit as “thick as a human thigh” in this area and may have found something below ground that is the reason why they are evicting everyone here. It seems to be profit above humanity when you are poor and unwanted in the Town of Fishkill.
Poor and Unwanted in Fishkill: The Snow Valley Tragedy
Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:50:13 GMT
Petey Pablo Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
The rapper was caught trying to smuggle a stolen pistol aboard a plane.
by Dorkys Ramos
Posted: 09/27/2011 08:30 PM EDT
Filed Under Petey Pablo
Petey Pablo was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday morning after fighting a year-long gun charge. The North Carolina rapper was stopped at Raleigh Durham International Airport last year and caught trying to smuggle a stolen 9mm pistol onto a plane heading for Los Angeles. He could have received up to ten years in jail for the offense.
African-American - News September 29, 2011
Tourists walk through Liberty Square in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday. The city and the National Park Service are planning a memorial to Dr.
Fire Captain's Racist Text (KLFY-TV Lafayette)
Cain: Black Community 'Brainwashed' Into Voting For Dems (WAPT-TV Jackson)
The Rev. Al Sharpton says he will lead a march in Washington next month in support of President Barack Obama 's jobs plan - and he dismisses blacks who criticize Obama over high black unemployment.
Gil Noble will not return to 'Like It Is' (New York Daily News)
Diversity on runways always a grey area. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
On Tuesday, a group of student Republicans will host a bake sale that sells pastries priced by the buyer's gender or race.
Department of Education officials say they have started "engagement" conversations with 20 struggling schools, which means they are considering closing these schools down for good. Most are in low-income neighborhoods and serve a high percentage of struggling students. | See which schools may be closed.
DOE Begins To Consider Closing 20 More Public Schools
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 03:54:27 GMT
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Harlem - News September 28, 2011
Union Settlement Honored by Street Naming (NY Non-Profit Press)
NY children's museum plans exhibit in Harlem (The Hour Online)
By SAM DILLON (NYT)
Ignorance by American students of the basic history of the civil rights movement has worsened, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
NYC Memorial for Troy Davis
Saturday, October 1st, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm Riverside Church, Assembly Hall, 490 Riverside Drive (Enter on Claremont Ave @ 122nd Street), New York
ORGANIZING MEETING to STOP THE NEW JIM CROW follows from 1:00-4:00 pm
In the words of Troy Davis: "I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight.
Saturday October 1, 11:00am
"Celebration of Life Service"
Jonesville Baptist Church
5201 Montgomery St., Savannah, Georgia
For those of you who cannot make it to Savannah, please wear an "I am Troy Davis" t-shirt or black armband with "Not in my name" written on it.
Those wishing to send cards or donations to the Davis family:
"I am Troy Davis," P.O. Box 2105, Savannah, GA 31407
Contributions to the Davis children's college savings accounts can be made payable to Martina Correia, put "college fund" in the memo.
Flowers and plants can be sent to:
Sidney A. Jones and Campbell Funeral Services
124 West Park Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401-6439
"I AM TROY DAVIS!!! (Video Link):
Please continue to send letters by mail or fax to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles Dr. Musso at Rainbow Medical Associates.
Please download the sample letters, edit to include your name and address at the bottom, then print, sign, and mail or fax it to:
Letter to Parole Board - https://docs.google.com/do
Letter to Dr. Musso and Rainbow Medical Associates - https://docs.google.com/do
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334-4909
Dr. Carlo Musso, President, and Employees
9020 Peridot Parkway
Stockbridge, GA 30281
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African-American - News September 28, 2011
He enjoyed performing in blackface makeup - a theatrical convention since the mid-19th century.
Judge says Cherokees violate voting rights, extends election (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
A cupcake sellout at 'inherently racist' bake sale by UC Berkeley Republicans (WFMZ-TV Allentown)
President Barack Obama speaks at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Van Andel Institute researchers join fight against breast cancer that targets black women (MLive)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Harlem - News September 27, 2011
New York City is by far one of the most happening cities in the world. It is the place to be not just for your business, but also to live your life to the fullest.
Touro College Of Pharmacy In Harlem Announces Walgreens Diversity Scholarship To Ludovick Youmbi (Harlem World)
Despite his recent criticism of President Barack Obama's stance on Israel, former Mayor Ed Koch now says he will endorse the president's bid for re-election.
Koch To Back Obama In Re-Election Bid
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:41:55 GMT
TWU: Rats Invade Subway While MTA Chases Its Tail
‘IT’S ABOUT TIME’
The Chief-Leader/Michel Friang
‘IT’S ABOUT TIME’: Local 100 Steward and Train Conductor Scott Harris collected signatures from riders at the Jamaica Center subway terminal. One woman, while signing the petition urging the MTA to deal with the growing rat problem, said, ‘For real, one ran across my foot!’
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2011 5:00 pm | Updated: 4:55 pm, Mon Sep 26, 2011.
By FLORA FAIR | 0 comments
A straphanger was bitten by a rat on a subway platform earlier this month, and transit workers say that unless the Metropolitan Transportation Authority takes action, it won’t be the last time.
The young woman said she was waiting for the J train at the Chambers Street station during morning rush hour when the rat scurried out from under a bench and bit her foot. But the problem, according to Transport Workers Union Local 100 officials, isn’t a rogue rodent—it’s the increasing aggression of a growing rat population in the city’s subway stations, exacerbated by conditions that the union has repeatedly asked the MTA to fix.
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By NOAH ROSENBERG (NYT)
Prosecutors called the group a baseball-bat-wielding criminal enterprise that threatened and extorted its way onto construction sites across Manhattan and the Bronx.
Splendors of Ghana in the Bronx
Published on Monday, September 26, 2011, by Mark Hokoda
Even newcomers to Ghanaian food can eat well at Accra in the Bronx, bigjeff assures us. Just put yourself in the hands of the engaging staffthey won't steer you wrong. "Wow, what flavors!" marvels bigjeff, who savored a rich and spicy afternoon feast with friends. One highlight was a knockout version of Jollof rice, a West African standard that was topped with fried cassava powder, which gave the dish an intriguing texture. Spinach with egusi (pumpkin seeds) is another must-order because it is "fresh and tender and totally green, yet totally infused with flavor." The restaurant's smoked turkey tail might come as a revelation to anyone who has only experienced turkey in its Thanksgiving holiday guise; at Accra, it's deeply delicious and full of "bacony goodness."
Everything's meant to be eaten with starchy mashes like fufu (made of rice, plantain, or the tuberous cocoyam, among other things) and sour, fermented banku (cornmeal and grated cassava tuber). These are an especially good foil for the fiery pepper soup with beef and cow foot, or the palm nut soup with beef, which gets a kick from dried fish. Amp up the seasoning of these dishes with shito, a deep-red and smokybut not incendiaryChile paste. The kitchen doesn't hit high gear until midafternoon or evening, bigjeff notes, so don't arrive too early if you want to see the full offering of stews, starches, and roasts.
Some may find Ghanaian fare on the heavy sidethat was soopling's first take on Accra. But the flavors left a positive impression, and a "day or two later, I started craving it! SO many interesting things to try," soopling says.
African-American - News September 27, 2011
Roswell pub accused of racial discrimination (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
George Faison wants black Harlem to share its story with the world - and possibly save its youth and make some money in the telling.
Pay-By-Race Bake Sale Sparks Firestorm (TurnTo23)
African-American network "Bounce TV" debuts Monday (Business Journal)
Richmond City Council Member Corky Booze listens to comments during a public safety committee meeting in Richmond, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept.
Please join Deborah Roberts of ABC News for a Traditional Southern Toast and book signing for James Farmer’s “A TIME TO PLANT: SOUTHERN -STYLE GARDEN LIVING," the Wall Street Journal’s #2 Best Seller...
Event Date & Time: 09/27/2011 06:00 PM
Location: The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10128
James Farmer Book Signing at The Corner Bookstore
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 09:41:41 GMT