Saturday, May 19, 2018

Attend The Classic Play "A Raisin in the Sun" Free In Jamaica NY

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The Caribbean American Repertory Theatre Presents "A Raisin In The Sun"

Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, along with Walter’s mother Lena (Mama) and Walter’s sister Beneatha, live in poverty in a dilapidated one-bedroom apartment on Chicago’s south side.

Walter is barely making a living as a limousine driver. Though Ruth is content with their lot, Walter is not and desperately wishes to become wealthy. His plan is to invest in a liquor store in partnership with Willy and Bobo, street-smart acquaintances of Walter’s.



Spring Fling Family Fun Day

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Please Join the Spring Fling and  Affinity Health Plan invites one and all to its annual Family Fun day.
 
 

King Manor Traditions Festival

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Join King Manor for their third annual Traditions Festival! It’s a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts from Jamaica in 18th century to modern times, with all the wonderful different cultures in our community! 
 
 


On Malcolm X's Birthday, Black Movement Leaders Launch New Renegade Culture Podcast

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Atlanta, GA  -- Today, longtime political activists Kalonji Jama Changa and Kamau Franklin launched the Renegade Culture podcast offering new political, cultural and social perspectives, music, art, culture, and humor.



Ohio Black Man Innocent, Police Cover Up

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Nationwide  -- A powerful multi-part limited documentary series, Proving Innocence: Kevin Keith vs. The State of Ohio, examines alarming new evidence in a 24-year-old capital murder case where a possible police cover up framed an innocent black man. (Watch the trailer at www.justiceforkevinkeith.org). The explosive, new docu-series produced by Tent City Productions is currently in production and is gaining support by several black celebrities and political figures around the nation. The story will be covered on the controversial radio show The Breakfast Club with Charlemagne da God on Monday May, 21st, 2018.

Proving Innocence spotlights the 1994 trial and conviction of Kevin Keith, a black man found guilty of murder in Bucyrus, Ohio. The verdict, and death penalty recommendation by the jury, came despite what his defense team claims to be a complete lack of physical evidence and having at least four witnesses who attest to Keith’s whereabouts as being more than 30 minutes away from the crime scene at the time.

Since that day in court, Keith's brother, Charles, has dedicated his entire life to proving Keith’s innocence. He's spent years educating himself on the judicial system and uncovering the truths behind what really happened.

See A Video From 2010 Strongly Claiming Kevin Keith's Innocence



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Black Entrepreneur Revolutionizes Online Shopping

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 Nationwide -- So you love online shopping right? Well it just got a whole lot better! Founder John Cornelius McCaskill has created a Black-owned company based in Oklahoma City called Rewardance. Rewardance is an online company that gathers all your favorite stores, coupons, deals, and products in one place for your convenience. Here is where it gets good!



Rep. Meeks Includes Economic Equity Bills in CBC Jobs and Justice Act

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US Greg Meeks Advocates For Blacks, Minorities, And Underemployed Communities


May 10, 2018 From the Office of US Congressman Gregory Meeks.


“In this omnibus bill are three pieces of legislation I've introduced—all aimed at providing minorities with equitable opportunities and building up communities—and many more that I have proudly cosponsored...”


Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senior Member of the Financial Services Committee, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, introduced the Jobs and Justice Act. The omnibus bill includes a wide range of legislative items that focus on economic empowerment of minority and low-income communities (Jobs), and criminal justice reform (and Justice).

"The Jobs and Justice Act's expansive scope is a necessarily thorough approach to fixing the inequities faced by minority and low-income communities, “said Rep. Gregory W. Meeks. “In this omnibus bill are three pieces of legislation I've introduced—all aimed at providing minorities with equitable opportunities and building up communities—and many more that I have proudly cosponsored.”

Rep. Meeks’ legislation included in the Jobs and Justice Act are:​ 

H.R. 970 - Encourages corporate diversity by requiring federal contractors and public companies to disclose the race, gender, and ethnicity of their board of directors and senior management.  Rep. Meeks’ comment on H.R. 970: “That inequity, however, is even more pronounced at the top. Despite the overwhelming evidence that a diverse workplace generates better ideas and productivity, an overwhelming amount of Fortune 500 companies fail to reflect the diversity of their greater workforce. My legislation would shine light on the makeup of these corporate boards, and encourage more inclusivity.”


See Why NYS Senator Sanders Nominates Sgt. Lakia Echols for 2018 NYS Veterans' Hall of Fame

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Sgt. Lakia Echols Honored For A Life Time Of Veteran And Community Service


State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) nominated US Army Reserves Sergeant Lakia Echols of Far Rockaway for the 2018 New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. She is a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserves pursuing to be a Warrant Officer. She has been in the Army Reserves from 2001 to the present.

“I am proud to recognize Sgt. Echols for her dedication in serving our country and our community,” said Senator Sanders, who is a Marine Corps veteran himself. “She has done so much to help so many of us and is well deserving of this honor.”

Sgt. Echols has served the nation since 2001 and is pursuing to be a Warrant Officer.

Each year senators from across the State are asked to select a veteran from their district to be inducted into the NYS Veterans' Hall of Fame. The honor was created to recognize and celebrate outstanding service members from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Black PhD Shares Story of Poverty and Survival With Women

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Dr. Ava Eagle Brown
Works To Empower Women

London, UK / Atlanta, GA  -- Multi-award winning international speaker, author and transformation mindset coach, Dr. Ava Eagle Brown, shares her story of survival and resilience, creating transformation and positively impacting women and girls. The message of perseverance and fortitude, coming from the depths of poverty, incest, rape and abuse, is the story she writes about in her book, The Mango Girl - A Woman's Story of Resilience and Survival (available on Amazon.com).

The book empowers readers with the understanding that you are not your past and you are stronger than you think. The empowerment project has become a movement as part of a Global Book Tour through more than 10 international cities across the UK, the Caribbean and the US.

Out of her journey, Dr. Brown has created "Awakening Your Life's Purpose", "Purpose Walk" and the "Get Your Book Out of Your Gut" programs with the view of helping others maximize their truest potential and claim their best life. Having shared the stage with Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Eric Thomas, and more, as well as being featured in the Huffington Post, Financial Times, Hustle and Heart, BBC Radio, and more, she has decided to take the high road and move her message to the masses. She has already saved lives and is determined to save more. She says, "Your background is not a determinant of where you end up. You're an eagle. It depends on how high you want to soar."


Ed Lover, Roxanne Shante, Angie Stone and More to Attend Black Writer's Weekend in Atlanta

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The 10th Annual AAMBC Awards
Will Resume In June


Atlanta, GA  -- The African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) will return with its tenth Annual AAMBC Awards, and kick off the official Black Writers Weekend from Thursday, June 7th to Sunday, June 10th 2018.

Hosted by Hop Hip Legend MC, musician, radio personality, and former MTV VJ ED Lover, the purpose of the event is to expose unknown African American writers and to give them the opportunity to be recognized on a national level as well as win accolades.

One of this year's featured highlight is The Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to legendary recording artists and producer Angie Stone.

Black Entrepreneur, New Book on Passive Income

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Are You Ready To Make Passive Income?


Brandywine, MD -- Passive Income Generating Methods: How to Make Money While You Are Sleeping by Black author and entrepreneur Brandon Gates was recently released on Amazon as an e-book, claiming its well-deserved place in its "Business and Money" category.

"Half of the world’s population - that is an astounding 3.7 billion people - browse the web on a daily basis. That means there is great potential to make money online by providing goods or services that address their needs and provide solutions to their problems," says Gates.


Jazz UP Your Thursday Night With Jazz, The Open Mic, And Chicken & Waffles

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Enjoy An Adult Night Of Fun At
Queens Center Of The Arts

Aaron Bernard Brim, The Drummer And Members Of One Of His Jazz Performances 

Enjoy the high energy and funky jazz artistry of Aaron Bernard Brim.  Hang out with the koolest ladies and gents in Southeast Queens. Vibe and flow in the area's emerging place for music and culture The Queens Center Of The Arts.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

SUNY Queens EOC: Career Fair

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The State University of New York Queens Educational Opportunity Center (University Center for Academic and Workforce Development) cordially invites you to attend their Career Fair. 

20s & 30s Brunch: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships

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Young People Meet About Healthy Relationships

What makes a relationship healthy vs. unhealthy? What does dating and staying in a good relationship look like for millennials?

Join us for good discussion, free food, and connecting with other young adults in their 20s and 30s.


We will also show you designs for a project Twenty Thirty is working on to empower young adults in our neighborhood.



Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club’s 63rd Anniversary Dinner Dance

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63rd Anniversary Dinner Dance Of The
Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club

The Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club is pleased to present its 62nd Anniversary Dinner Dance. Be there for what promises to be a splendid evening. 2018 Honorees include: Pastor John H. Boyd II, Carolyn Canty, Sophia K. Franklin, Jacques M. Leandre, Shaun D.



Checkout This Timely Play About The Historic Black Nurses During World War II

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New Play Honors Black Nurses In The US Military At Fort Huachuca 


Los Angeles, CA  -- "Fort Huachuca: A Tale of Sisterhood, Patriotism, and Race" is a debut production written by emerging actress and playwright Ailema Sousa and directed by Amen Igbinosun. A play set in Arizona on an army base camp, the story focuses on the contributions and sacrifices made by the African-American women’s army auxiliary corps (WAAC's) during World War II.

Ailema, who is a British native, developed the concept two years ago after failing to find a film or play about World War II that featured Black women as main or supporting characters in a narrative.

After doing some extensive research, she then discovered the pivotal and influential contributions that African-American women made during that time.

With the success of stories and films such as Hidden Figures and more recently Black Panther, she felt that a story like Fort Huachuca is needed now more than ever. "People obviously want to see a different narrative, and they want to see themselves reflected on screen and on stage," Ailema says.