The Apollo Theater will present the second event in its newly launched Apollo Uptown Hall series with a FREE viewing party of the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:30pm. Prior to screening the presidential debate, there will be a panel discussion with several respected political analysts, who will discuss issues important to the community, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The panel includes Esther Armah (WBAI-FM), Herb Boyd (The New York Amsterdam News), Michael Brendan Dougherty (The American Conservative), Mark Riley (WWRL 1600 AM), William Tucker [The American Spectator], and Armstrong Williams (SiriusXM’s The Power). The panel will be moderated by Christina Greer (Fordham University, Political Science Assistant Professor). Those interested can register in advance at apollotheater.org.
Following the panel discussion, Shannon LaNier (Black Enterprise Business Report) will lead the Q&A session, inviting the audience to participate in the dialogue. Preceding the event, there will be live entertainment from soul jazz violinist/vocalist, Charisa the Violin Diva, as well as music provided by RhythmAndSoulRadio.com’s DJ, The Legendary Chris Washington.
3rd Annual Halloween Baller’s Ball At Maison! Featuring Mannie Fresh, Earphunk, Hood Internet, Nikki Da B, Lemonhead and special surprise guests
This year the Baller’s Ball promises to be the best one yet! An all-night, musical extravaganza, featuring amazing performances, headlined by none other than, Mannie Fresh. If the Zombie Apocalypse is coming you might as well spend it at the best party on earth. Every year the Halloween block party on Frenchmen Street gets bigger and better and this year everything is going to be more balling! Maison is located at 508 Frenchmen Street, Mannie Fresh is kicking off the party on Saturday, Oct. 27th, from 10:00 PM-4:00 AM. As Mannie Fresh works his multiplatinum magic on the mic and turntables, he will be joined by, The Hood Internet, a Chicago based band specializing in hip hop, indie rock, mash-ups. Earphunk, a local band with a truly, funky sound that always turns the party out. Lemonhead, an incredible DJ on the forefront of the local electronic scene, mixes it up with all genres of music; dance, dubstep, hip hop, etc. Nikki Da B, a bounce rapper has been busy; currently making noise all across the world, in heavy rotation on MTV and featured on Diplo’s smash hit, “Express Yourself.”
By Torrance Stephens
The impact and history of racial segregation in America is well documented. It has moved in theory from the 1896, the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case that determined that “separate but equal” was constitutional, to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson and ruled that segregation was “inherently unequal.” Although segregation is no longer the law, it is still a very real part of America, in particular in education where the Brown v. Board of Education decision was supposed to obviate such practices.
A new study based on a new analysis of Department of Education data shows that whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites and that black and Latino students tend to be in class rooms mostly with other black and Latinos. The report was authored by Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. Orefield suggest that “Extreme segregation is becoming more common” in America.
I’ve been thinking about this particular piece since I got back from Rome,
Georgia Italy, in May.
It dawned on me that there are so many of my sisters out here carrying bags that were made in Italy, rocking shoes that were crafted in France, buying hair culled in India, and sporting diamonds mined in Africa…without ever having left their own country. In some cases, ever having left their state…city…or town.
–> Who told lil’ brown girls that their possessions should travel farther in this life than THEY should? <–
Because I’m writing this to tell you differently.
(And no, it’s not just lil’ brown girls, but I’m talking to YOU right now, because your face is my face among our peers. I want to see all women expand their horizons, but lemme just talk to my sisters for a minute, okay? Ok.) Read more…
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Core DJs Mixshow HOT PICKS (9/24/12):
** Meek Mill f/ Kirko Bangz – Young & Gettin’ It (MMG/Warner Bros.)
** Nicki Minaj f/ Cassie – The Boys (YMCMB/Republic)
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Who: Ro Johnson
What: Front Ro Consulting, LLC
Why: Front Ro Consulting, LLC is a Marketing and Promotion entertainment company specializing in strategy development, branded entertainment, event planning, specialty radio promotion and artist management.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established February 1, 2009
Tad’s Record Releases
Prezident Brown’s New Album,
I Sound Is From Creation
Album Available Worldwide on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
N-Crowd Entertainment presents the brand new mixtape by Mayhem Xclusive. Hailing from Sacramento, California, Mayhem Xclusive is an emcee, producer, and one half of the duo known as The Klear Channelz (N8 The Gr8 x Mayhem Xclusive). “Better L8 Than Never” is hosted by DJ Green Lantern and features appearances by MICjordan & N8 The Gr8.
[FREE DL] Mayhem Xclusive – “Better L8 Than Never” (Hosted by DJ Green Lantern) Read more…
The time has officially arrived, as Aaron Cohen unveils his official “MURK” mixtape. Like many of his peers surfacing from the cracks of the Big Apple’s resurging rap scene, Inner City Kids rep Cohen approaches his music with a forward-thinking disposition–something more than evident on “MURK.” The ample 16-track project boasts appearances from fellow contemporaries like Shady Blaze, Kyle Rapps and, with A$AP Ty Beats (the man behind A$AP Rocky’s “Peso”), Black Noi$e and Ryan Hemsworth among others lending an eclectic variety of beats. Up until this point, the bearded emcee has been making some waves in the game with “Helen Keller,” “Mess With Us” and his ASAP Ty Beats banger “Feminist.” Want to hear a live performance from Aaron? Clear your weekend, as he’ll be in Brooklyn this Friday at the Mishka store at 7pm for a free concert event and the flyer can be seen here: Read more…
September 25, 2012 – Ascots, politics and networking were the topics of discussion at Roland Martin’s Annual Ascot Affair in Washington, DC on Saturday. The event, held during the Congressional Black Caucus week, welcomed more than 2,000 politicians and socialites for a chance to party with a purpose while discussing everything from the upcoming elections and voter suppression to fashion and entrepreneurship. Celebrity guests in attendance included actress Nia Long, director Robert Townsend, NBA legend Dominique Wilkins, comedians Chris Tucker andGary Owen, actor Quinton Aaron and top power executives Judy Smith and Cheryl Pearson-McNeil.
“I host this party because I like to remind people that politics can be fun,” said Martin, who donned a white dinner jacket with a lavender and green ascot. “We work hard to make sure the political process works for the people, but at the end of the day, we play hard, too!”
WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN airs Sundays at 11AM ET on TV One.
By TRACEY MICHAE’L LEWIS-GIGGETTS
It was an ordinary day. Except that it wasn’t. My daughter and I were making our usual trek into downtown Philadelphia and to her daycare facility. Me: Singing her favorite jams like “The Wheels On the Bus” and “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider” at the top of my lungs. Her: Getting her baby girl giggle on before falling off to sleep for her morning nap. There was so much normalcy. So much peace. That was before the avalanche of sound that came out of nowhere.
The crashing of the red pickup truck into the car behind me.
The slamming of that car into the rear end of mine
The squealing of the brakes as I tried with all my might—and successfully—to stop before hitting the truck in front of me.
The terrified yelling of my mother on the cell phone that had fallen onto the floor from the seat.
And yes, the piercing scream of my child. Read more…