The controversial founder of the Success Academy charter schools, Eva Moskowitz, said on Monday that her network and a group of parents filed a lawsuit to reverse the city’s decision to block a middle school from opening this fall even as Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would find alternate seats for the 194 children affected. Continue Reading →
The BET Honors 2014 airs Monday February 24th on BET. This year’s honorees are The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman Ken Chenault, Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems and Entertainment Trailblazer Ice Cube. Held at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. the Actor and Comedian Wayne Brady put his talents on display as the host of this extravaganza.
Big names in music performed to help pay tribute to this year’s honorees – Mariah Carey – and the much talked about low cut dress, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monae, the legendary Smokey Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard, Jennifer Hudson and The Queen of Soul herself-Aretha Franklin touched the stage.
There are a number of highlights throughout the show. It was a moment for Hip Hop when Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges presented the Entertainment Award to O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson. Ice Cube has come from the days of N.W.A. to producing and acting in box office hits like Ride Along. Cube expressed his appreciation for the award and appreciation for his wife during his acceptance speech.
Pierre Toussaint, a 23 year old slave, arrived in New York in 1797 a refugee from the revolution in Saint-Domingue. Continue Reading →
Jesse Jackson is speaking out to identify patterns of of long-running economic discrimination that he says is keeping unemployment numbers high among African-Americans. Continue Reading →
Three candidates vying for the 72nd State Assembly District seat, representing parts of Washington Heights and Inwood, discussed transit issues and the state of MTA service last night at a forum sponsored by WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Transport Workers Union Local 100. Continue Reading →