Souleo: Big Freedia’s reality TV series doubles as therapy and LGBT advocacy platform

Big Freedia_Photo Credit_Shaughn Crawford-FuseBy Souleo

Some people pursue therapy in a private and traditional sense: a licensed professional, a couch, and paying for as many hours as they wish to discuss their life. Big Freedia isn’t one of those people. Continue Reading →

“The Other Man”, In The Shadow Of Mandela (video)

the other manIt could have been a bloodbath of historic proportions. But instead, one man made the end of apartheid possible: in February 1990, President F.W. de Klerk lifted the ban on the African National Congress and ordered the release of Nelson Mandela. Continue Reading →

‘Still Alice’ About Harlem Professor Premiered In NY

hbz-still-alice-lindsay-ellingsonTissues. Lots of tissues. That was the audience’s general request after last night’s screening of Still Alice, hosted by Cinema Society, Montblanc and Dom Perignon. Continue Reading →

Souleo: 3 Crowdfunding Projects For Your Consideration

Amiri Baraka Photo by Jim Alexander

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From Spike Lee (“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”) to Don Cheadle (the forthcoming Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead”), raising funds via crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo has surged in popularity. Continue Reading →

New York Association Of Black Journalists Next Week

850611b6-a2b2-4bb3-b16e-fa5983ef6b2cJoin the New York Association of Black Journalists for their general meeting body. Guest speakers include Michael Giarrusso, AP Global Sports Editor and Bill Duke, Actor/Director of OWN’s “Light Girls.”

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NYC Mayor Gets Boos And Applause At New Cops Graduation

3fe5b8f0-8ade-11e4-b8e6-3911987c1991_451983418New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced a mix of boos and applause as he took the stage to address a graduating class of 884 newly minted NYPD recruits Monday. Continue Reading →

NYC Will Provide Free Space For Charter Schools

ExcitedKids600Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration said Tuesday that it would provide free space in public school buildings to a dozen new or expanding charter schools, including 10 run by Eva S. Moskowitz, one of the mayor’s fiercest rivals on the issue. Continue Reading →

Rex Ryan Has Cleaned Out His Office

New_York_Jets_Head_Coach_Rex_Ryan_cropBlack Monday has come early to New York. According to NJ Advance Media, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has cleaned out his office at the team’s headquarters. Continue Reading →

The End is Near

New_York_Jets_Head_Coach_Rex_Ryan_cropBy Marc Rasbury

When you look at the Jets 17-16 loss at the hands of their arch nemesis New England Patriots, it just seems to have been a microcosm of Rex Ryan’s tenure as Head Coach of the organization. Started out well but came up short in the end. Continue Reading →