Thursday, October 18, 2018

Checkout What Senator Sanders Had To Say About The Recent Proud Boys Attack

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NYS Senator James Sanders Sounds Off On Proud Boys' Hate Speech And Violence

From The Office Of NYS Senator James Sanders, Jr.

New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) said:

"I am disgusted by the recent outbreak of violence, which occurred on Friday near the GOP’s headquarters in New York City known as the Metropolitan Republican Club. It happened following an event, where the guest speaker was the leader of the Proud Boys, a violent, alt-right, pro-Trump group known for its racist, homophobic and misogynist behavior.

While the First Amendment right to free speech allows unsavory groups like the Proud Boys to spread their propaganda, the GOP did not have to give them a platform to convey their message. It was an extremely poor decision on their part, if the Republicans want to paint themselves as a mainstream organization that represents all people. However, some say the strategy of the GOP is to use dog whistles and racist fear-mongering to bring out their vote. If that’s the case, it would explain why the Proud Boys were invited to spew their venom.

Members of the Proud Boys were caught on video assaulting anti-fascist protesters after the event. At one point a dozen of them were kicking a man and shouting anti-gay slurs at him while he was curled up in a fetal position on the floor. The leader of the Proud Boys, who was reportedly present during the incident, seemed to justify the violence by stating that anti-fascists had created a “climate of fear” by vandalizing a GOP clubhouse.

New Documentary, Life of Blues Legend Frank Bey

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NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM, "ASK ME HOW I FEEL," TELLS THE LIFE STORY OF BLUES SINGER FRANK BEY





 Nationwide  The vision for "Ask Me How I Feel" was born in Philadelphia, PA in February 2016 when filmmakers Marie Hinson and Thomas Daniel Dwyer met Frank Bey and decided to follow him to the Blues Music Awards in Memphis where he was nominated for two awards that year. Over the next two years the filmmakers followed Bey around the world, capturing moments from Bey's shows and life off the stage. During this time, Bey went to Nashville for the first time in his career to make an album about his life, "Back in Business", with Grammy award-winning producer Tom Hambridge. "Ask Me How I Feel" culminates with this creative and emotional high-point of the 72-year-old singer's life. The official documentary trailer can be viewed here.


Voice Your Concerns To The Police Department In This Town Hall

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Talk With The Police Department At This Town Hall



From The Office of Tricia Ramcharit, 
Outreach Coordinator
Civilian Complaint Review Board

Hello!

I would like to cordially invite you and fellow members of the community to join us for our Queens Public Meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm located at Saint Clare Catholic Academy, 137-25 Brookville Blvd. Rosedale, NY 11422.

This town hall style meeting is intended to open a dialogue with community leaders and residents of Queens in order to better understand police-community relations in the borough. It is a forum for the community to voice their concerns, offer insights, and share experiences with policing and police-community relations in the neighborhood. Members from the community are allowed to make a comment during the public session or sign-up
upon arrival to speak.

Elected officials, members of law enforcement, community leaders, residents, and media are expected to attend, including Council Member Donovan Richards.  You are encouraged to extend the invitation to your various networks and share the flyer on social media, as all are welcome. Here is a link to RSVP to the event, although it is not required for
entry.  Contact: (212) 912-7229 tramcharit@ccrb.nyc.gov


Black Author Shares Secrets to Entrepreneurship

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AWARD-WINNING BLACK BUSINESS OWNER RELEASES NEW BOOK REVEALING THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Nationwide -- "Everybody has what it takes to become a success in business." That's the message from Curtis Martin, founder and CEO of family-run company Nitram Industries LLC, as he reveals the secrets wealthy entrepreneurs and business leaders know in his new book entitled 10 Strategies To Take Action, Learn The Secrets Successful Entrepreneurs Know.

With a background in coaching people from all backgrounds to ditch their 9 to 5 routines and build a business doing something that they love instead, Curtis is keen to share concepts and strategies that turn business ideas into money-making reality.

Curtis comments, "I'm excited to help everyday people get started on their entrepreneurial journey to replace their 9 to 5 income. I've helped people start part-time and full-time businesses, and I'm here to help you as well. My approach is to work hard and lead by example."


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ohio Black Art Expert to Talk About Special Exhibit

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART EXPERT TO TALK ABOUT BGSU EXHIBITION


Bowling Green, OH --  David Driskell, one of the world's leading authorities on African-American art, will visit Bowling Green State University as the featured speaker for the closing of the School of Art's "So Much More: Ohio's African American Artists" exhibition.

Driskell will present "Then and Now: Vital Topics in African American Art," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in Olscamp Hall, Room 113. His talk is in conjunction with a significant 58-piece art exhibit that prominently features work by BGSU alumnus Bernie Casey.

Casey, who was best known to the world as an actor and professional football player also was remarkably talented as an artist. He attended BGSU on a football scholarship and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts in 1961 and 1966, respectively. He died in September 2017.

New Film About the History of the Hip-Hop Music Scene in Harlem

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HIP HOP PIONEERS APPEAR IN NEW MOVIE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE HIP-HOP MUSIC SCENE IN HARLEM

Nationwide  Free Dome 7 LLC is bridging the digital divide combining urban themes with traditional corporate infrastructure. The firm, founded by K. Syder, CEO, CFO (35 years experience in music, radio, live events, artist management), and J. Curry, President, COO, CIO (who has over 35 years experience in entertainment, business, education and IT) both joined forces under the Free Dome 7 LLC umbrella entity.

Their team's first venture is an exciting, yet historically significant film regarding the birth of Hip Hop in Manhattan, New York (more specifically, Harlem, New York).

Black Actors to Pay Tribute to Songwriter Jessie Mae Robinson

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BLACK ACTORS TO PAY TRIBUTE TO PROLIFIC SONGWRITER JESSIE MAE ROBINSON 

Hollywood, CA The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC), a leading non-profit committed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in the film, television and entertainment industries announces the musical line up for the 100th birthday celebration and tribute to Jessie Mae Robinson, Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30pm at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 4708. W Washington Blvd, LA, CA 90016.

BHERC brings to the public the curated works of Jessie Mae Robinson in an inspirational and soul stirring program, that launches a year of events staged to bring overdue recognition to Mrs. Robinson. "Jessie Mae Robinson was an amazing talent and it is so important that we celebrate her musical contributions to the world," states Sandra Evers Manly, producer of the tribute and founder of BHERC.