Friday, May 28, 2010

Talib Kweli - The Local Fort Green-Clinton Hill


Fort Greene The Local

Talib Kweli: Brooklyn on the Mic
It all starts with Brooklyn, Talib Kweli told me. “If you’re not crackin’ in Brooklyn, forget about it, you ain’t crackin’.
Mr. Kweli, the Brooklyn-born emcee who recently released the album “Revolutions Per Minute,” with long-time collaborator Hi-Tek, is always excited to talk about his home borough. Much like his sharp delivery on the mic, he was articulate and precise in his views on Kings County and how it has shaped his career during an interview with the Local.

Mr. Kweli lives in Park Slope, the neighborhood where he was raised, but he’s been a fixture and frequent collaborator in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill hip hop scene for over a decade. The son of two professors (his mother teaches English at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and his father sociology at Adelphi University on Long Island), it is clear that Mr. Kweli inherited his parents’ love of critical thinking.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Radmilla Cody: Two Cultures, One Voice

Radmilla Cody: She is bi-culture African American  and Navajo 

Radmilla Cody says her singing career started in a sheep corral behind her grandmother's home on the Navajo reservation near Flagstaff, Ariz.
Her first audience was the sheep. Her inspiration came from what she saw and heard around her.
"When you're way out in the middle of nowhere, and you're herding sheep, and you're spending time jumping over the salt bushes and sitting around listening to all the beautiful sounds of nature, something's going to make you open your mouth," Cody says.

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Lena Horne

Singer and Actress, Lena Horne, Dead at 92

Actor, Singer
Gender: Female
Born: June 30, 1917
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Full Biography

Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne  author  James Gavin Chapter One

"I came from what was called one of the First Families of Brooklyn," Horne explained. They shunned discussing the slave ancestry that had spawned them all - "yet it was the rape of slave women by their masters which accounted for our white blood, which, in turn, made us Negro 'society.'" Home was an immaculate four-story brownstone in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant section.

A class act whose career was limited by her era.
She was the pinup poster for thousands of black GIs in World War II and a fixture of the nightclub and cabaret scene of the 1940s. Lena Horne, a beautiful daughter of Brooklyn, whose career was limited by the apartheid of her time, died Sunday at age 92. Horne grew up in an upper middle class homes in Brooklyn and Pittsburgh but found herself a chorus girl at the legendary Cotton Club by the time she was 16.(May 10, 2010)

Lena Horne - Stormy Weather
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Summertime (From Porgy And Bess)
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I Only Have Eyes For You

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Two Classics From Lena Horne

Watch an In Memoriam Screening of "Lena Horne: In My Own Voice" | American Masters | PBS

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arizona’s Law, America’s Dilemma | WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Arizona’s Law, America’s Dilemma WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook

What does the Arizona Immigration Law say?
Answer: It gives law enforcement the ability to enforce laws, that are already laws. If you are an illegal alien and you are lawfully detained, they may ask your immigration status. If you cannot prove you are here legally, you may be deported.

"They want to punish the immigrants when illegal immigration is only a minor misdemeanor"

Turmoil in Tulsa: The illegal immigration wreck

Maria Hinojosa, journalist, author, and host of NPR’s Latino USA. She has reported for the PBS newsmagazine NOW and has been a correspondent for CNN. She was born in Mexico City and lives in New York

Richard Rodriguez, journalist and author whose works include Brown: The Last Discovery of America, Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father, and Hunger of Memory. He’s an editor at New America Media, and he’s contributed to Slate and the PBS “News Hour.” He was born into a Mexican immigrant family in California and lives in San Francisco.

A View From the Melting Pot :: An Interview with Richard Rodriguez

Illegal Immigration is a CrimeJeff Valdez, co-founder and chairman of Si TV, which focuses on programming for young Latinos. He has served as the co-chairman of Maya Entertainment, a film company, and he helped form Sandbox Entertainment.

"Your video, 'Immigration: Threatening the Bonds of Our Union,'
A New York Times/CBS poll out this week finds 51 percent of Americans say Arizona’s got it “about right.”

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Duffy - Official Website

Duffy - Official Website

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Friday, May 7, 2010

FW: My Bullentin Board

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

North Carolina Artist Ivey Hayes: A Candid Interview

North Carolina Artist Ivey Hayes: A Candid Interview

His Artwork

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Ivey was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. Prolific as a painter, his love for painting began at an early age and spans a 30-year period.

Drawing from personal experiences, Ivey uses bold, vibrant colors to express feeling and emotions, making each of his pieces come to life with their own distinct personality. Music, dance, coastal imagery, local and pastoral scenes of his native North Carolina are just a few of the subjects he paints.

Mr. Hayes received a BA from North Carolina Central University. He performed graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then achieved a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1975 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Ivey has won numerous awards for his work. His artwork has been exhibited throughout his home state of North Carolina, Washington D.C., Boston, and New York as well as galleries and private collections in the United States.

“My paintings reflect life’s experiences. They show who I really am…my heart and soul”

Charlie Rose Interview

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Tomorrow I May Be Far Away                                                 Gifted Hands

"Femme au Grand Chapeau, Buste," by Pablo Picasso's
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Soda In America: Children And Families

May 5, 2010

This week, we're examining soda in America, and today, a look at children and families. Michele Norris talks with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about his goals for nutrition standards in schools, about the choices he hopes young people and their families will learn to make, and about his own soda habits. She also speaks with community health activist Nura Green of the Aban Institute about the challenges children and families face in urban environments, where there are few healthy choices.

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To Tax Or Not To Tax? States Enter The Soda Wars

Companies that make sugary soft drinks, such as Coke and Pepsi, have been battling with activists worried about obesity in the U.S. The latest fight: whether to tax soda.

Just How Bad Is Soda For The Body?
Two experts debate the issue from different perspectives.

Against Soda
Gail Woodward-Lopez, associate director of the Center for Weight and Health at the University of California, Berkeley, says that as Americans have consumed more sugary drinks, obesity rates have soared.
"We have very strong evidence linking those two trends," she says. What's more, she says, soda doesn't have the same "filling properties" other foods and beverages do, so people drink soda but don't reduce other caloric intake. And they're drinking soda instead of healthier drinks, such as milk. Woodward-Lopez says that sweetened beverage consumption accounts for 50 percent of the sugar intake in the U.S. diet. And sugar intake has been linked to the increase in diabetes. She says that people should drink soda in moderation -- once per week -- but she says it "definitely should not be part of your daily intake."

For Soda
Maureen Storey, senior vice president for science policy at the American Beverage Association and a former research professor at the University of Maryland, says a handful of studies disprove the link between soda and obesity. She says that Americans are consuming more of everything and not exercising enough. "Soda is comprised mostly of water," she says. "Water is the most important nutrient that we have." She says the high-fructose corn syrup in soda also provides energy. "If we are active and need a refreshing beverage after a nice long walk or run, you can have a beverage and quench your thirst and stay hydrated." Storey calls the comparison between tobacco and soda "hyperbole." "Smoking kills people," she says. "There is no safe level of consumption. Soft drinks are an enjoyable, safe product that people have been enjoying for generations." --NPR Staff

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question | MinuteBio

Keeping Up - April's Big Question MinuteBio

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Student Survey

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Schumer gets tough on Wall Street : Capital Connection : The Buffalo News

Schumer gets tough on Wall Street : Capital Connection : The Buffalo News

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