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Fwd: PR: Prof Says Blacks Should Prepare For Racist Comments

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April 29, 2014

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Professor Devin Robinson
Professor Devin Robinson

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) -- L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has come under harsh criticism for racist remarks he made on what he thought was a private conversation between him and his mixed race girlfriend. Sterling, in summary, said that his girlfriend should not be palling around in public with Blacks at his games, in photos or posting them to her Instagram page. Many celebrities and community leaders have flooded the airwaves with responses condemning the Clippers owner.

In the conversation, Sterling singled out Magic Johnson as someone he doesn’t like his girlfriend being around. He said, “...don’t show acceptance of the Blacks publicly. You like can like them, but do it privately.” Magic Johnson has released a statement with TMZ saying that he feels Sterling should be forced out of the NBA. He mentions that the NBA is made up of 70% African-Americans and that he even had a personal relationship with Sterling dating back to 1979. He further added that he would not be attending another Clippers game as long as Sterling is the owner.

Professor Devin Robinson, author of Power M.O.V.E.: How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur (www.PowerMoveProfessionals.com) and economic advocate for African-Americans believes that entrepreneurship is the only way to level the interracial playing field.

He said, “This is behavior Blacks must come to expect, not accept, but expect and not be surprised at. If we have that attitude, we would be better prepared and not so emotionally reactive. We don’t see these types of behaviors from a group of people whose ancestors didn’t own our ancestors. So why are we surprised. This is the race of people who tore down our community. Though there are plenty of pure hearted Whites, we still should carry ourselves as if they all have been handed the rulebooks from their ancestors. Laws, rules and policies can never force beliefs. They can only force behavior. This means that not because someone’s behavior seems pure, means we should put ourselves in the position of no power where we are prone for racism, discrimination and hurt feelings. We must own. Support each other and build our entrepreneurship safety nets.”

Adam Silver, the new NBA commissioner has stated that the commission will not be taken any immediate action against Sterling and will investigate the incident over the next few days. No information has been revealed as to how the tape was obtained or recorded.


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Brooklyn Nissan Dealership Agrees to Pay $100K in Restitution for Deceiving

Brooklyn Nissan Dealership Agrees to Pay $100K in Restitution for Deceiving

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Bay Ridge Nissan will pay nearly $50,000 to 15 customers and another $50,000 as a civil penalty for deceiving customers.

Brooklyn Nissan Dealership Agrees to Pay $100K in Restitution for Deceiving Customers
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Fwd: Summer on the Hudson MAY EVENTS

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Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival
Irish Arts Center returns to the park with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.
Sunday, May 4, 1-7pm - Pier I @ 70th St.

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11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Everyone welcome.
Sunday, May 18, 12-5pm - Pier I @ 70th St.

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Locomotive Lawn Live
songs for seeds is a rockin' music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Thursdays, May 22 - June 26, 10:30-11:00am- Locomotive Lawn @ 61st

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren's Leash lead a 6-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior. For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required - call 212.408.0219
Thursdays, May 22- June 26th - 6:30-7:30pm - Far end of Pier I @ 70th St.

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Tai Chi
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Sundays, May 4- August 17, 8am - West 89th Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza

Teen Beach Volleyball
Teens 13-17 hit the Beach Volleyball Courts in Riverside Park for instructional clinics and open play. For more information please call 212.408.0296
Wednesdays, May 7- July 30, 5-7pm - 105th St. Courts

Nature Walks
May 24th's walk will start at the 79th Street Boat Basin and will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens at West 91st Street. Saturdays, May 24, 9:30-11am - 79th St.

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Play Dates!
Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children's entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!
1-4pm - 125th &Marginal Sts.
May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing

Harlem Dances
Dances for a Variable Population; multigenerational dance, our season's spotlight company, presents workshops and Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests in June. Seniors especially welcome!
Workshops May 16, July 18, August 15, 6-7pm - 125th & Marginal Sts.

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Lunchtime Listen
Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations. May 30 Sonnet Man / Shakespeare's love sonnets to Hip Hop - 12-1pm - 130th & Marginal Sts.

Shape Up NYC Zumba
Shape Up NYC (a NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
Saturdays, May 3- September 27, 11am - 125th & Marginal Sts.

West Coast Swing Outdoors
West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues! Come dance from 6-9 pm and get a lesson at 7 pm!
Saturdays, May 31, 6-9pm - 125th & Marginal Sts.

Dance for Sculptures
Muna Tseng Dance Projects'newly commissioned choreography engages with Chuck Ginnever's monumental steel sculptures, Medusa and High Rise, overlooking the Hudson River, its metal ice breakers, and the George Washington Bridge. Performances co-sponsored by NYC Parks and the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery in association with Gayle Maxon.
Saturdays, May 17 & 24, 7pm - 145th St. Lawn

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Sweet Spot
Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.
Sunday, May 25, 2-9pm - the Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.

Learn To Ride!
New riders 5years and up learn to balance, ride, & enjoy life on two wheels. A limited number of kids bikes will be lent by Bike and Roll NYC. Reservations required, please call: (212) 870.2080 First come, first trained; there may be a wait.
Saturday, May 31, 11am-4pm - 135th St. & the Greenway (under the highway)

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.


Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation.

Riverside Park South is located on the Hudson River between 59th & 72nd Streets with entrances @ 59th, 68th, 72nd. Riverside Park South Park closes @11pm.

West Harlem Piers Park is located on the Hudson River between 124&135th Sts. Riverside Park & West Harlem Piers Park close @ 1am.

Permanent food & drink concessions (cafes) are located in the park @ 70th, 79th, & 105th. Mobile vendors can be found in various locations throughout the park.

Restrooms are located @ 70th, 72nd, 79th, 83rd (Playground), 91st (Playground) 97th (Playground), 105th (Ballfields), 123rd & 148th (Playground).

Bike and Roll NYC provides bike rental @72nd & 135th Streets, Spring & Fall: 9am-7pm, Summer: 9am-8pm /somewhat weather dependent. Discounts for season long & family memberships available!

For information on weather cancellations please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event. To donate or to volunteer please contact Riverside Park Conservancy.