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JEFF CHANG in Conversation w/KIESE LAYMON @ NYU, April 18, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013 :: 6:30pm
DISCUSSION :: Conversation w/ Kiese Laymon (New York University)

Jeff Chang in exclusive conversation with Kiese Laymon
NYU Global Center, Grand Hall
238 Thompson Street, New York, NY, 10012, United States
A special event Sponsored by NYU Asian Pacific American Institute

Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently an Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing and co-director of Africana Studies at Vassar College.

In 2013, Laymon has 2 books coming: a highly anticipated novel entitled Long Division and a nonfiction book named for his celebrated Gawker essay, “How To Kill Yourself And Others Slowly In America”.

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Bring your kids to learn their RIGHTS against police on Saturday, March 16, 2013
2:00pm until 6:00pm in EST


Last night, a vigil march for 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was fatally shot by NYPD officers on Saturday, turned into a riot in the area surrounding the 67th Precinct station house. The residual anger that lies in this community must be addressed in a constructive manner for us to move forward positively. We need to use this opportunity to speak with our young people and hopefully turn them in the right direction.
 
Even more than before, I hope you will join my youth group, Students Taking Action Today (S.T.A.T.), in attending our Youth Empowerment Seminar: Let’s Be Real!, taking place on Saturday, March 16th from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Tilden Educational Campus, located at 5800 Tilden Avenue.  Our young people have organized workshops for youth ages 14 and up discussing gang violence, ‘know your rights’ training and police interactions, as well as sex and domestic violence, with speakers that have expertise and the ability to reach our youth. The seminar will also feature singing, rap and spoken word performances, as well as refreshments and raffles; an after party will also follow. My thanks to our other co-sponsors, including the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, TOP Development Corporation, East Flatbush Village, Inc., Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, S.A.B.R.I.N.A.’s House, Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes (G.M.A.C.C.), Empress Poetry and 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care. Every young person that attends the workshops and participates in the event will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, please reach out to Monique Waterman, my director of community outreach, either by calling our district office at (718) 629-2900 or by e-mailing mwaterman@council.nyc.gov. Please spread the word so our young people can attend and help us make a difference in this community.

Bring your kids to learn their RIGHTS against police on Saturday, March 16, 2013

2:00pm until 6:00pm in EST

  • Last night, a vigil march for 16-year-old Kimani Gray, who was fatally shot by NYPD officers on Saturday, turned into a riot in the area surrounding the 67th Precinct station house. The residual anger that lies in this community must be addressed in a constructive manner for us to move forward positively. We need to use this opportunity to speak with our young people and hopefully turn them in the right direction.
     
    Even more than before, I hope you will join my youth group, Students Taking Action Today (S.T.A.T.), in attending our Youth Empowerment Seminar: Let’s Be Real!, taking place on Saturday, March 16th from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Tilden Educational Campus, located at 5800 Tilden Avenue.

    Our young people have organized workshops for youth ages 14 and up discussing gang violence, ‘know your rights’ training and police interactions, as well as sex and domestic violence, with speakers that have expertise and the ability to reach our youth. The seminar will also feature singing, rap and spoken word performances, as well as refreshments and raffles; an after party will also follow.

    My thanks to our other co-sponsors, including the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Kings County District Attorney’s Office, TOP Development Corporation, East Flatbush Village, Inc., Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, S.A.B.R.I.N.A.’s House, Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes (G.M.A.C.C.), Empress Poetry and 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care.

    Every young person that attends the workshops and participates in the event will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, please reach out to Monique Waterman, my director of community outreach, either by calling our district office at (718) 629-2900 or by e-mailing mwaterman@council.nyc.gov.

    Please spread the word so our young people can attend and help us make a difference in this community.
Come celebrate at the Blue Note as Big Daddy Kane releases “Back to the Future,” his new studio record with the band The Las Supper, featuring vocals from Showtyme (Pharoahe Monch/War media). 
The group formed like Voltron for your listening pleasure.  Check out the song “I Believe in Love,” from the new album “Back to the Future”, PLUS Learn more about their big band of soul in the Fuse TV interview below!


Kane is regarded by many to be rap’s greatest performer; here, he plays the tony Blue Note with a live band, the Las Supper, to celebrate the new LP, Back to the Future:
More Information/Tickets
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013TWO showtimes: 8:00pm and 10:30pmVenue: The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012Tickets: $15 bar reservation.  $25 Table reservation.
Follow Big Daddy Kane on Twitter »

Come celebrate at the Blue Note as Big Daddy Kane releases Back to the Future,” his new studio record with the band The Las Supper, featuring vocals from Showtyme (Pharoahe Monch/War media). 

The group formed like Voltron for your listening pleasure.  Check out the song “I Believe in Love,” from the new album Back to the Future”, PLUS Learn more about their big band of soul in the Fuse TV interview below!

Kane is regarded by many to be rap’s greatest performer; here, he plays the tony Blue Note with a live band, the Las Supper, to celebrate the new LP, Back to the Future:

More Information/Tickets

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
TWO showtimes: 8:00pm and 10:30pm
Venue: The Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012
Tickets: $15 bar reservation.  $25 Table reservation.

Follow Big Daddy Kane on Twitter »

TJ Mizell to DJ 1Plus1Plus1 Art Event
On April 3, 2013, TJ DJs the 1Plus1Plus1 Art Event at White Rabbit on Houston St., in NYC.
TJ is music. He picked up a violin in kindergarten, drums in third grade and studied music theory in college. His greatest musical influence is, of course, his father, the legendary Jam Master Jay of Run DMC.
When he’s not holding down the 1s and 2s, you can likely find TJ skateboarding the downtown streets of Manhattan or behind his laptop pumping out dance music to appeal to the masses.
TJ scratched sets at SXSW,  Magic Las Vegas, and shared stages with Questlove, A-trak, Just Blaze, Run DMC and more.
Catch him live at the 1Plus1Plus1 Art Event at White Rabbit NYC on April 3, 2013!

TJ Mizell to DJ 1Plus1Plus1 Art Event

On April 3, 2013, TJ DJs the 1Plus1Plus1 Art Event at White Rabbit on Houston St., in NYC.

TJ is music. He picked up a violin in kindergarten, drums in third grade and studied music theory in college. His greatest musical influence is, of course, his father, the legendary Jam Master Jay of Run DMC.

When he’s not holding down the 1s and 2s, you can likely find TJ skateboarding the downtown streets of Manhattan or behind his laptop pumping out dance music to appeal to the masses.

TJ scratched sets at SXSW,  Magic Las Vegas, and shared stages with Questlove, A-trak, Just Blaze, Run DMC and more.

Catch him live at the 1Plus1Plus1 Art Event at White Rabbit NYC on April 3, 2013!

studiomuseum:

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) Malcolm X Speaks for Us, 1969 The Studio Museum in Harlem 72.9.4

studiomuseum:

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)
Malcolm X Speaks for Us, 1969
The Studio Museum in Harlem 72.9.4

devoutfashion:

Monique

devoutfashion:

Monique



Cormega live at Knitting Factory
This is Cormega’s first show in NY in over a year and he’ll debut music from his forthcoming album “Mega Philosophy,” produced entirely by Large Professor.  This promises to be crazy.Showtime and doors: 11:55pmBuy tickets here: Ticketweb»
Directions to Knitting Factory Brooklyn 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.  4 minute walk from the L/G Train (Lorimer-Metropolitan) and a 7 minute walk to L Train (Bedford Ave).
Be there.

Cormega live at Knitting Factory

This is Cormega’s first show in NY in over a year and he’ll debut music from his forthcoming album “Mega Philosophy,” produced entirely by Large Professor.  This promises to be crazy.

Showtime and doors: 11:55pm
Buy tickets here: Ticketweb»

Directions to Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211.  4 minute walk from the L/G Train (Lorimer-Metropolitan) and a 7 minute walk to L Train (Bedford Ave).

Be there.

Rakim and Raekwon Live
Thursday, March 21st, 2013!
 Get your tickets now before it’s sold out! Tickets available @ www.stage48.com — with Tony Martinez, Suce Smash, Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love and 33 others.

Rakim and Raekwon Live

Thursday, March 21st, 2013!

Get your tickets now before it’s sold out! Tickets available @ www.stage48.com — with Tony Martinez, Suce Smash, Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love and 33 others.

Happy B-day Michael Jordan

Happy B-day Michael Jordan

dallaspenn:

TODAY AT THE @highlineballroom… THE BROWNSVILLE TAKEOVER

dallaspenn:

TODAY AT THE @highlineballroom… THE BROWNSVILLE TAKEOVER

I’m inspired by the flow and content in this Nitty Scott clip.  Press play.

Winter Jam 2013: Saturday JAN 26.

  City of New York Parks & Recreation

Saturday January 26, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Manhattan
Bandshell Area

Enter at 72nd Street

Get Directions 

Free Event for All Ages
Snow, rain or shine!

Presented by the NYC Parks Department and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Winter Jam NYC is a free annual winter sports festival that encourages New Yorkers to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the colder months. Our partners at Gore Mountain will be blowing lots of fresh snow, so there will be plenty to go around!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Red Bull MetroRail
    An open rail jam for skiers and snowboarders. To register, please visit the Red Bull MetroRail  page.
  • Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Unreal Ice Lounge

Other Activities

  • Watch and Learn to Play Quidditch
  • Animal Tracking with the Urban Park Rangers
  • Pride of New York Winter Market
  • NY State Ski Resorts Info Booths
  • Live Entertainment

Doggie Snow Zone

A NEW area sponsored by Unleashed by Petco specifically for 4-legged New Yorkers!

  • Doggie Snow Park
    An enclosed, off-leash area featuring agility equipment from Biscuits & Bath Dog Retreat
  • ‘Ask the Expert’ Booth
    Featuring celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky, an expert nutritionist, and a canine behaviorist
  • Café area and Doggie Treat Bar
  • Adoptable Animals
  • Vendor Booths
  • Treat Bag Giveaway (while supplies last)
  • And more!

For more information, call (212) 360-1319.

View pictures from previous year’s event

Study shows shooting rates decrease due to S.O.S.

The report, “Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence,” conducted by the Center for Court Innovation, took place over 29 months and shows that comparison neighborhoods had 20% higher rates of gun violence than the S.O.S. neighborhood. 

To download the study, click here.
 
We look forward to your involvement with our upcoming Talent Show in April and Arts to End Violence.

To read the press release, click here.
To listen to a podcast interview with the authors, click here.
To read a Q&A with the authors, click here.
To read a recent New York Times article profiling one of the Violence Interrupters, click here
To listen to a recent CNN radio piece on the S.O.S. team, click here.

studiomuseum:

Gordon Parks, Black Muslim Rally, 1963

studiomuseum:

Gordon Parks, Black Muslim Rally, 1963

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