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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sun Kulcha

Queens: variety show: No Name... & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy / variety show will feature Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”), alt-folk singer-songwriter Jessica Delfino (“Good Morning America”) and sketch comedy collective Kokomo.(Upright Citizens Brigade). Showtime starts at 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St. (Between avenues A and B) “L” subway train to First Avenue. For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com. Performers subject to change, For more “No Name,” information, contact (347) 885-3466 /NoNameNYC@hotmail.com. Comment.

Friday, April 11, 2014

LOVE, Above All Things

Music: By Lem Peterkin Comment.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

B’klyn Family Inherits Congressional Medal

People: The Congressional Medal of Honor was presented posthumously to the family of the late Tuskegee Airman Leon Nathan Duncan recently at Vanderveer Park United Methodist in Brooklyn, thanks in part to the efforts of Claude B. Govan of Tri State Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc (TAI). Comments (1).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Peerless Clothing of Varied Proportions

Fashion: deanna.williams@macys.com Comment.

PBS Series on Educational Crisis Wins Peabody Award

Books: NEW YORK (April 4, 2014)—The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) documentary series, “180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School,” which shines the spotlight on the nation’s educational crisis, has won a Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of electronic media. Jacquie Jones, the executive director of NBPC, will be presented the award on May 19th at the Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria. Comment.

PBS Series on Educational Crisis Wins Peabody Award

Books: NEW YORK (April 4, 2014)—The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) documentary series, 180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School, which shines the spotlight on the nation’s educational crisis, has won a Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of electronic media. Jacquie Jones, the executive director of NBPC, will be presented the award on May 19th at the Peabody Awards ceremony at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria. Comment.

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Variety show: No Name... & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy / variety show will feature comedians Carole Montgomery (Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom in America” ) Miguel Dalmau (Hoboken Comedy Festival) and Grant Cooper (Morrison Motel) “No Name” house band The Summer Replacements” including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato) and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez will perform a full set old school R & B and rock beginning at 8:00 p.m. Showtime starts at 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St (Between avenues A and B) “L” subway train to First Ave. For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com. Performers subject to change, for more “no name,” information, contact (347) 885-3466 /nonamenyc@hotmail.com. Comment.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future

Westchester: A recently released report by Los Angeles’ UCLA’s Civil Rights Project finds that public school students in New York continue to be severely segregated. Comment.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Expanded ‘Trade Brooklyn’ returns

Brooklyn: Cardinal Trade Group, Inc. (CTG), the producer of the New York region’s top business events, will bring an all new and larger Trade Brooklyn (Brooklyn’s Business Trade Show) to the heart of Brooklyn at the New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street. Comment.

Garifuna-American Heritage Month proclaimed at City Hall

St Vincent: Earlier this month at City Hall, March 11-April 12 was proclaimed Garífuna-American Heritage Month. Members of the Garifuna Coalition and others in the community were on hand for the honors. Heritage Month acnkowledges the great contributions of Garífuna-Americans to the fabric of New York City and New York State. Comment.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March Madness Inspires Obamacare Sign-ups

Bronx: Bronx, NY -- For the Council Member Andy King, this week’s kick-off of March Madness is another chance to encourage young people — between the ages of 18-25 — to sign up for health care. Comment.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sun Kulcha

Queens: variety show: Join No Name... & A Bag O’ Chips” comedy for a special Women’s History Month show featuring comedians Carole Montgomery (Nick @ Nite’s Funniest Mom in America), Subhah Agarwal (New York Comedy Festival), singer / songwriter Emily Miele (animated web series “Damaged”) and a few surprises. No Name” house band The Summer Replacements” including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato) and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez will be featured. Show begins at 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B). For more information, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com. Comment.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Metropolitan Museum honors outstanding women

People: Metropolitan Museum honored Susan Taylor, Bonnie Wang, and Gale Brewer, last week, in celebrating Women’s History Month. Comment.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Donate Job Board Calendar

Staten Island: Are you looking for the Peer Job Board? Comment.

Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference

People: A major women’s group in Brooklyn will on Saturday, March 15 hold its Third Annual Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment Conference, saluting the legacy of New York City’s first black Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke. Comments (1).

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Variety Show: Join No Name... & A Bag O’ Chips” for feature comic Mick Diflo (The Huffington Post) sketch comedy collective Kokomo (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre) and illusionist Lee Alan Barrett. Showtime 7:00 p.m. No cover, no minimum. Otto’s is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B). For more info, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: www.ottosshrunkenhead.com. Comment.

Washington Heights branch library reopens

New York: Haitian-born Michele Garoute Michel eyed the brand new renovated Washington Heights branch of the New York Public Library with beaming approval. She lives just down the street from this five-floor boxy red brick building at St. Nicholas and 160th St. that was a community resource when she was raising her two sons, now grown. Comment.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Challenges of Forgiveness

Books: All throughout the world, there are people that find it challenging to let go of difficult situations they have gone through in the past. Unfortunately, they are often unable to recognize how harboring their emotional pain can later materialize into their body’s ‘dis-ease’. This circumstance invites the question: Is it possible for people to improve their physical health by first addressing their emotional turmoil? Comment.

Friday, March 7, 2014

AG settles probe of racist nursing home

New York: New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday announced the settlement of an investigation by his office against Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rome, upstate New York, for discrimination on the basis of race against African-American employees. Betsy Ross is a private, for-profit, 120-bed nursing home facility that provides long-term care, rehabilitative services and other treatment to senior citizens. Comment.

US extends TPR for Haitians

Haiti: By Nelson A. King Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Black History Medical Synergy

Brooklyn: Six black doctors were honored for their respective contributions to the medical community when the Brooklyn Hospital staged its inaugural “Black History Medical Synergy” awards event on Feb. 27 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Comment.

Women On The March

People: The International Working Women’s Day (IWWD) Coalition 2014 is organizing its annual march and rally on Saturday, March 8 at the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Factory Memorial, 23-29 Washington Place. (Between Greene St. & Washington Sq. East) in Manhattan to celebrate the 104th International Working Women’s Day Anniversary Comment.

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Asthma workout zumba style: Join the dance-fitness class from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. It uses the Zumba formula with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those with wellmanaged asthma. These simple movements are designed to strengthen upper body muscles and support lung functions. Each event is open to the public and is being held at 206-20 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights, Queens. RSVP: (646) 476-1294. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Court Approves $310 Million In Anti-trust Settlements

People: New York consumers can now file claims to recover money due to them from a $310 million fund created as a result of settling litigation brought by New York and several other states against the major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (“DRAM”) computer chips. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Arts program for NYC public schools

Music: The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.) and Con Edison recently presented their annual Black History Month celebration for public school children with free performances by percussionist and Grammy® winner Jeff Haynes. Sponsored by Con Edison, the shows were presented to children in grades 3-8 from participating New York City schools as part of their school curriculum to introduce students to the arts. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Leadership Workshop for Diaspora Vincentians

St Vincent: Over 25 Vincentian expatriates participated in diaspora leadership workshops at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22, the first in a series hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Diaspora Committee of New York, first in a series whose objectives are. Comment.

‘MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH’

Brooklyn: On the heels of the Obama administration agreeing to let New York reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings into its health care system, elected officials and community activists rallied on Monday, Feb. 24 at Interfaith Medical Center in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to keep his commitment and use the money to keep Interfaith open and serving the community. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

One-To-World Openhouse

People: In honor of Black History Month, Bushwick families will host university students from around the world for a two-day cultural and educational exchange experience. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

SVG recalls deputy NY consul general

St Vincent: St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recalled Deputy New York Consul General Edson Augustus. In a brief statement, the ministry said that on Wednesday, Feb. 5, it received reports “suggesting that Mr. Agustus, while posted in New York, was involved in activities outside the scope of his employment and inimical to interests of the Consulate General and the Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

CONSUMER ALERT

Westchester: New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday issued a warning to New Yorkers based on numerous complaints received by his office from consumers who have been contacted recently by scam artists posing as representatives of Microsoft or an organization allegedly affiliated with Microsoft, such as P.C. Solutions, who try to gain access to their computers Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Tax preparation: All Bronx residents are eligible for free tax filing if they are single with no dependents and earn less than $25,000 or file with dependents and earn less than $52,000. Since space is limited, qualifying taxpayers must call the branch that is hosting the session in advance to schedule an appointment from 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Held at the bank’s Allerton Avenue branch – 711 Allerton Ave.; (718) 882-2220. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Garifuna Coalition Honors a Leader

St Vincent: The Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. is proud to announce that Ms. Xiomara Esmeralda Arriola, president and founder of the New York Honduras Soccer League, Inc., will be honored at the 5th Annual Masterpiece of Humanity Fundraising Gala at Tosca Marquee, 4034 East Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY on Sunday, Feb. 16, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m, for her leadership in uniting communities through the sport of soccer. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Performing arts: Leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, kicks off a year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary with performances at 8:00 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center (92nd Street and Lexington Avenue, NYC). Tickets are $20 and are available at www.92Y.org/dance or (212) 415-5500. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Problem solver and Community Advocate

Guyana: Guyanese-born, former Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Sandra Chapman has nearly three decades of experience as a manager, problem solver and advocate in the public sector with special emphasis on streamlining services between a busy city agency and its residents. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

What You Wearin’ Tomorrow?

Fashion: “What you wearing?” Comment.

Top 3 Tips for preventing heart diseadse

New York: February is American Heart Month. It reminds all Americans that promotion of heart health is the most critical prevention tool we have available today in cardiovascular medicine, according to Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD of of Mount Sinai Heart, a global leader in the field of cardiology for more than three decades. Comment.

Sun Kulcha

Queens: Ballet: The Dance Gallery presents Dance on a Shoestring at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and space is limited. Dance on A Shoestring, for many years, which enables established and developing artists to try out new ideas. The performances are offered in a venue where the community groups can come to see high quality ballet offered by “their” neighborhood company at affordable prices. To make a reservation, call 212-679-0401 ext. 1 or email info@nytb.org. Visit www.nytb.org for more information. 30 East 31st St., 5th Floor, NYC. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

LITERARY PROGRAMS

Books: This year, to celebrate Black History Month, the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College (MEC), CUNY, will present a host of informative and inspiring events celebrating 10 years of honoring the literature of people of the African diaspora. Comment.
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