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June 5, 2008
  • The National Fatherhood Initiative Program

  • Jun 5, 2008 all day
  • Location: Coles Language Academy
  • Description: Coles Language Academy Is Inviting Fathers and Men to Lead the Way in Educating Their Children Calling all Fathers, Step-fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Big Brothers and Male Guardians

    Edward Coles Model for Excellence Language Academy and The National Fatherhood Initiative Program present "Bring Your Father to School Day" Thursday, June 5, 2008 8441 South Yates Blvd. Chicago, Illinois 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast (Library) 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Fathers in the Classroom (No time limits) Throughout the day: Classroom Speakers, What it means to be a father? Interactive Discussions Parenting Materials (Handbooks, DVD's, etc.) Fatherhood Workshops Father's Day is Sunday, June 15, 2008 Coles Language Academy recognizes the importance a father's role plays in a child's life. Father's Day is everyday! Please come out and enjoy a moment and/or day in your child's life. Principal - Mr. Jeff Dase Assistant Principal - Mr. El-Roy Estes Please RSVP with Ms. Jackson or
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  • How Class Works2008 Conference

  • Jun 5, 2008 to Jun 7, 2008
  • Location: Stony Brook, SUNY
  • Description: Dear Friends and Colleagues - I am pleased to announce that the How Class Works- 2008 conference program, on-line registration, housing and other information are now available on the conference pages of the Center for Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. The How Class Works - 2008 conference will be at Stony Brook, Thursday - Saturday, June 5 - 7, 2008: Topics Include The color line in the 21st century and the legacy of Theodore W. Allen - single-payer health care - corporate practices in higher education - teaching class - white working class anger in the UK - lessons of the Charleston 5 - class and the legal system - class and religion labor law and union strategy - plus many more in 54 sessions. Speakers Confirmed include Sam Anderson, Catherine-Mercedes Brillantes Judge, Pedro Caban, Fuat Ercan, Claudia Fegan, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Tami Gol
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May 29, 2008

  • May 29, 2008 to Jun 12, 2008
  • Description: CLASSICAL AFRICA EDUCATIONAL TOUR X ANCIENT EGYPT (KEMET) May 29 - June 12, 2009 $3799* (all inclusive) from New York Personally escorted by PROF. MANU AMPIM (experienced tour guide & leading historian of Africana Studies) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- FULL TRIP ITINERARY & REGISTRATION FORM TRIP INCLUDES: -All tips, taxes, and domestic travel in Egypt -Deluxe hotel accommodations & two meals per day -Entrance fees to over 40 sites & monuments (15% more sites/monuments than other educational tours) -CD on "Documenting Your Travel Experiences" -On-site and evening presentations by Prof. Ampim -Field research training -Optional 5 units college credit TOUR HIGHLIGHTS (LAND OF THE PHARAOHS): We will visit... -The great pyramids of Giza & the Great Sphinx (Heru-em-akhet), which is the most well-known statue in the world. -The ancient capital city of Memphis and the extensive monuments of Sa
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May 25, 2008
  • Afrikan Liberation Day Community Forum

  • May 25, 2008 all day
  • Location: THE ITC CHAPEL
  • Description: WORLD AFRIKAN DIASPORA UNION (WADU) Presents AFRIKAN LIBERATION DAY COMMUNITY FORUM DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008/2:00 P.M. WHERE: THE ITC CHAPEL 700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., ATL (Near Morris Brown Univ.) Kuzinduka – Restoring Our Africanness Leaders To Speak On Issues: Globalization & African Economic Depression Community Food Security & Survival The Real Race is for the Black Homeland, not the White House From African Spirituality, To White Theology, To Black Theology… MAKE A DECISION NOW FOR PAN AFRIKAN POWER REGISTER AS A MEMBER OR LEADER OF WADU - WWW.WADUPAM.ORG 404-527-7756
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  • Zulu Nation Memorial Day Cookout

  • May 25, 2008 all day
  • Location: Marcus Garvey Park (124th St. & 5th Ave
  • Description: Universal Zulu Nation Is Proud To Present…. It’s 2nd Annual “Memorial Day Cookout” This is a “Family Affair” So Please No Drugs and No Alcohol!!! Come In Peace In Unity There Is Strength Date: Sunday, May 25th 2008 Where: Marcus Garvey Park (124th St. & 5th Ave.) Time: 2pm-??? Harlem, New York City
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May 22, 2008
  • UN Hearing on US Racism

  • May 22, 2008 all day
  • Location: The Schomburg Center
  • Description: UN Special Investigator Doudou Diene Hearings on Racism Register for testimony: 718.398.1766 Thursday May 22, 2008 10AM to 2PM at the Schomburg Center Malcolm X Blvd & 135th Street Hosted by the December 12th Movement International Secretariat
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  • Benefit for Harlem Tenants Council and Lawsuit Against 125th St. Rezoning Salutes Imhotep Gary Byrd

  • May 22, 2008 all day
  • Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center
  • Description: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, Contact: Michael Green: 212-690-0797/646-488-9576 Nellie Hester Bailey: 646-812-5188 Benefit for Harlem Tenants Council and Lawsuit Challenging 125th Street Rezoning Salutes Imhotep Gary Bryd On Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 8:00 PM in the auditorium of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center located at 310 West 43rd Street, the 1199 SEIU African American Committee will host a benefit performance of "The Meeting" for the Harlem Tenants Council (HTC), a not for profit tenants rights organization on the frontline fighting gentrification and displacement of low income tenants in Harlem. HTC is also one of several petitioners on a lawsuit challenging the rezoning of Harlem's 125th St. corridor that will displace thousands of low income residents throughout Central Harlem and drive out 71 local businesses on 125th St. Jeff Stetson's awarding winning play, "The Meeting" directed by Eric Coleman features Lawrence Winslow as Malcolm X, Michael Green as Martin L
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May 19, 2008
  • The Ballot or Bullet Revisited: The Obama Phenomenon

  • May 19, 2008 all day
  • Location: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • Description: THE BALLOT OR THE BULLET REVISITED The Obama Phenomenon The Malcolm X Museum commemorates the 83rd birthday of Malcolm X - El Hajj Malik El Shabazz with a panel discussion on the historic links between Malcolm X's analysis of U.S. electoral politics and the rise of presidential candidate, Barak Obama. The panel will also discuss how the Obama quest for the presidency impacts the struggle for Black Liberation, and explore what might be Malcolm X's position on the presidential race if he were alive today. Monday May 19, 2008 From 6pm to 9pm At The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Malcolm x Blvd & 135th Street Harlem, NY For more information, contact The Malcolm X Museum at 212-340-9502 A Public Forum - Free Admission
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  • The Malcolm X Tour 2008

  • May 19, 2008 all day
  • Location: Baltimore to New York
  • Description: The Malcolm X Tour 2008 When: Monday May 19, 2008 (Malcolm X Birthday) Where: New York What: The Tour includes a solemn ceremony at the burial site of Malcolm X and his wife Dr. Betty Shabazz A guided tour of the National African Burial Ground Memorial A delicious New York styled Soul Food Dinner at Miss Maude's Spoonbread Too restaurant A visit to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture How: The bus will leave from Edmondson-Westside Skills Center 501 N. Athol Ave. Baltimore, at 6 a.m. and return there at 10:30 p.m. The Soul School Institute is not responsible for lateness on either end. Parking is secure. Tickets: Tickets are $85 per person with a $5 discount for elders(62 and older) and students (ID required) Ticket Location: Everyone's Place (410) 728-0877 Expressions (410) 783-0795 Reality Speaks (410) 889-0477 Sojourner-Douglass (410) 276-0306 ext. 269 Note: Seating is limited. We strongly urge you to purchase your tickets early Contact: Soul School Institute
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  • The Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage to the resting place of Malcolm X

  • May 19, 2008 all day
  • Location: Harlem StateOffice Building on 125th Street
  • Description: March 19, 2008 Press Release The O.A.A.U. (The Organization of Afro-American Unity) invites the Community to celebrate the Annual Malcolm X Day and Pilgrimage to the resting place of Malcolm X on Monday, May 19, 2008. This year will beEl Hajj Malik El Shabazz's (Malcolm X) 83nd Birthday anniversary and the 42nd year of pilgrimage since our fallen leader's assassination. The Pilgrimage will be led by Bro. Rodnell Collins, the nephew of Malcolm Xand President of the O.A.A.U. Buses and Cars will assemble at the Harlem StateOffice Building on 125th Street and Adam ClaytonPowell Blvd at 9:00 am and proceed to Ferncliff Cementary in Hartsdale, NY at 10:00 am. There will bethe traditional Ceremony that will last approximatelyone hour and will return to Harlem to take part in several activities and rallies sponsored by many organizations throughout the day. The O.A.A.U. initiated the pilgrimage in 1965, afterthe burial of Malcolm X, to honor and show respect forour people's fallen leader a
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May 16, 2008
  • The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s 15th Anniversary Fund Raising Event

  • May 16, 2008 all day
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Center
  • Description: The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement’s 15th Anniversary Fund Raising Event The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement NYC Chapter invites you to join us at our fund raising event: Liberation through Self-Determination and Activism, Celebrating 15 years of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Friday, May 16, 2008 -- 6:30 pm Martin Luther King Jr. Center 43rd Street between 8th and 9th Aves Register ONLINE for our fundraiser. The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) cordially invites you to attend our 15th annual fundraiser gala to be held on Friday May 16, 2008 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center located at 310 West 43rd street between 8th and 9th Avenues. For 15 years the MXGM has worked tirelessly to defend the human rights of people of African descent. To date we have raised over $100,000 for political prisoners in the United States; we have organized an ongoing cop watch and know your rights program to combat the prol
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May 12, 2008
  • The Dynamics of Cultural Diversity Inclusion in Venezuela

  • May 12, 2008 all day
  • Location: TransAfrica Forum
  • Description: Cultural, Political and Socioeconomic Issues in the African World Please Join TransAfrica Forum For a Presentation and Discussion The Dynamics of Cultural Diversity Inclusion in Venezuela Featuring Los Vasallos del Sol Monday, May 12, 2008 TransAfrica Forum, 1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Panel Discussion with Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Álvarez Herrera Jesus Rondòn – Founding member of Los Vasallos del Sol Adriana Manrique – Cultural Promotion’s Director of the Fundacion Bigott African and indigenous musical heritages are evident in Venezuelan culture. But historically, Afro-descendant and indigenous populations in Venezuela have been marginalized from socioeconomic and political structures. What is the role of culture and the arts in addressing past marginalization? How is Venezuela’s new vision of promoting cultural diversity and inclusiveness progressing? Please join Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Álvarez Herrera, Jesus Rondòn (fou
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  • Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence - meeting

  • May 12, 2008 all day
  • Location: The Community Service Society
  • Description: SISTAS & BROTHAS, Our next Black New Yorkers for Educational Excellence (BNYEE) meeting is set for next MONDAY May 12 at 6pm. We will once again be meeting at the Community Service Society located at 105 E. 22nd St in Room 4B. Take #6 train to 23rd St. The following dates are set for our Bimonthly BNYEE meetings along with the Black Educators' Retreat date. They all will be at the Community Srevice Society and will start at 6pm-- except for the Retreat, of course. Please mark your schedules accordingly: Tuesday May 27 Monday June 9 SATURDAY JUNE 14-- BLACK EDUCATORS' RETREAT 9AM TO 4PM Monday June 23 ---------------------------- Monday's AGENDA (a) Update/Report on the Black History Now! Essay Contest i- outreach update ii- awards update (Cash rewards, DARE BOOKS and Computer possibilities) iii- update (b) Discussion of The Black Educators' Retreat (Saturday 14 June 2008) i- theme and content ii- outreach strategies continued (c) New B
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May 10, 2008
  • All Out for MOVE 9

  • May 10, 2008 all day
  • Location: 11th and Market Sts, Philadelphia
  • Description: Saturday, May 10, 2008 11th and Market Sts, Philadelphia 12 - 3 pm DEMONSTRATE TO FREE THE MOVE 9! We mark the anniversary of the murderous 1985 bombing of MOVE by continuing the work carried out by those who were killed: Freeing the MOVE 9. Parole is NOT a given. Come out in support of these brave, political prisoners who are approaching their 30th year of incarceration! !! Up the pressure for their release! We NEED EVERYONE there. If you absolutely cannot make it to Philly, try to hold an event in solidarity where you are, a teach-in, showing the MOVE documentary, or a letter writing to op-eds of as many newspapers as possible. Raise money and make radio and TV PSA's. There is something EVERYONE can do! And family members and support committees of other political prisoners being denied parole-- please come! Bring signs of your incarcerated family members. Let's fight this together! ONA MOVE!
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May 8, 2008

  • May 8, 2008 all day
  • Location: City Hall Park
  • Description: Dear Friend, The 35th anniversary of the harsh Rockefeller Drug Laws occurs in less than two weeks. Please mark your calendars and join Drop the Rock, Real Reform, New York Civil Liberties Union, Drug Policy Alliance, Fortune Society, Seven Neighborhood Action Partnership, Justice Works Community and many other organizations and coalitions from New York for a rally against the Rockefeller Drug Laws on Thursday, May 8th at 12:00 PM in City Hall Park. On the same day (May 8th) the New York State Assembly will hold a public hearing on the Rockefeller Drug Laws. They will hear public testimony on the following questions: *Have the Rockefeller Drug Laws reduced drug use and drug-related crime? *Should judges have discretion in sentencing people convicted of drug offenses to alternatives to incarceration programs? *Are mandatory sentences of imprisonment an effective part of a drug policy strategy? *What kinds of programs, supervision and resources would most effectively reduce the i
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May 7, 2008
  • "The Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"

  • May 7, 2008 all day
  • Location: Morgan State University, Clarence Mitchell School of Engineering Building
  • Description: The Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University, proudly presents Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary author of "The Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome" 1jpgE0kdkC5Iiv Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Enduring Legacy of Injury and Healing, addresses the residual impacts of trauma on African Descendants in the Americas. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome lays the groundwork for understanding how the past has influenced the present, and opens up the discussion of how we can use the strengths we have gained to heal. The book has been praised by Randall Robinson, Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton, and many more. Susan Taylor, Editorial Director of Essence Magazine says that “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is a master work…Her book is the balm we need to heal ourselves and our relationships. It is the gift of wholeness.” Adelaide Sanford, Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents for the State of New York states that “Dr. Joy Leary’s mesmerizing, riveting book is vital re
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May 6, 2008
  • Harlem Townhall Meeting on 125th St. Rezoning Sellout

  • May 6, 2008 all day
  • Location: St. Ambrose Church
  • Description: HARLEM TOWNHALL MEETING Analysis of City Councilwoman Inez Dickens 125th Rezoning Deal: Betrayal not Victory! Tuesday, May 6, 2008 7 to 9 PM St. Ambrose Church 9 West 130th Street Speakers: Attorney Norman Siegel, Craig Schley and Attorney Erica Rezook of Vote People, Nellie Bailey of HTC, Harlem tenant leaders Valerie Orridge (Delano Village Tenants Association) and Tenant Activist Lisa Jones: Abyssinian Development Corporation on the hot seat!! Also reps from the Fred Samuel Merchants Association, Movement for Justice in El Barrio and Invited Special Guests: Councilman Charles Barron and Councilman Tony Avella (only two Council members who voted against the 125th St. plan). City Councilwoman Inez Dickens negotiated a deal with billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the rezoning of Harlem's famed 125th Street corridor: 124th to 126th Street from 2nd Avenue to Broadway where Columbia University's expansion has already been approved: 125th to 133rd St from 12th Ave. to Broadway. D
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May 3, 2008
  • NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam FINALS!!!

  • May 3, 2008 all day
  • Location: Bowery Poetry Club
  • Description: It's the SLAM you've been waiting for -- the NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam FINALS!! Come see NYC-Urbana's BEST poets as the Battle to be a part of the 2008 NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam Team -- the only NYC Team to bring home THREE National Poetry Slam Championships! BOO-YAH!! BATTLING FOR THE TEAM: Soulful Jones! Eboni! Rico Steel! Arianne Benford! And FOUR more poets to be decided at our MegaQuasiSemiFinals (4/29)!! Stay Tuned!! Hosted by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Taylor Mali & ME -- Shappy Seasholtz!!
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May 2, 2008
  • Stand Up! The New Politics of Racial Uplift - A Public Philosophy Symposium

  • May 2, 2008 all day
  • Location: Temple University - Kiva Auditorium and Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 101
  • Description: Stand Up! The New Politics of Racial Uplift A Public Philosophy Symposium Temple University Friday, May 2nd, 2008 9am to 5pm Kiva Auditorium and Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 101 For information about participants, schedule, and work by participants and material relevant to symposium themes, go to our website: Purpose of Symposium: The Millions More Movement, Cosby's 'call-outs,' and other recent trends renew an old approach to black political thought and practice. The racial uplift tradition tries to improve the conditions of black life by insisting on moral refinement and race-based organization. Uplift ideology and practice have a long and storied past, but critics of the tradition worry over its limitations. Some express concern that it is anti-democratic, intolerant, elitist, sexist, and heterosexist. Others think it focuses too much on personal morality and cultural pathology and not enough on social justice and political economy. T
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April 27, 2008
  • The Digital Underground on

  • Apr 27, 2008 all day
  • Location:
  • Description: Log onto /*The Digital Underground */hosted by *Junious Ricardo Stanton * Sunday from 12 Noon to 2 PM Eastern time on This weeks’ guests will be: writer and film maker *Leroy Kafka* whose film /*As An Act of Protest*/ deals with the search for identity, artistic integrity, familial estrangement, racism and the trials of being a Black male in AmeriKKKa. The second hour will feature *Kwasi Akyeampong the founder and moderator of /**/ one of the oldest African oriented E-groups in the Web. Log on and learn. Tune in, expand your horizons, engage in mental decolonization, free your mind the rest will follow.
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