Today, the United States has lost a close friend
Nelson Mandela, was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918
The people of South Africa along with admirers from around the world will feel the loss of this leader, activist and revolutionary
Known for her beautiful bridal designs, Monique Lhuillier presented an exquisite collection of evening wear for spring ’14. These red-carpet fashions are enhanced with delicate details and exude an effortless sense of style and sophistication. In vibrant colors, they flow gracefully down the runway.
Forbes has released its annual list of “The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians” for 2013, and a number of African-American top artists made the list. Mixed in with a flurry of country, classic rock and pop musicians, Black artists made their mark on American audiences and the economy at large.
The year 1989 was when Alvin Ailey died, and it was also the year that Bill T. Jones choreographed the now classic work “D-Man in the Waters.” Jones asked, “Would this work explain my life if I died tomorrow? I don’t think so, however, it is an important aspect of my life’s work.”
62-year-old Mark Berndt, a former teacher at Los Angeles Miramonte Elementary School, has been criminally charged for blindfolding students and feeding them cookies frosted with his semen. Berndt taught at Miramonte Elementary school for over 30 years. Prosecutors say Berndt engaged the students in “Tasting Games” where he encouraged minors to follow through lewd and repulsive acts of misconduct in his classroom. Berndt was caught by investigators when they found traces of his semen on a plastic spoon, located inside the classroom trash bin.
Geno Smith’s benching seemed to be a forgone conclusion after a late second-quarter interception during the Jet’s 23-3 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. With only one touchdown and 12 interceptions in his last seven games, Smith’s play can’t be defended. Rex Ryan made the right decision to go with Matt Simms in the second half. Simms didn’t fare much better, throwing for 79 yards and one interception. He also fumbled a handoff to Bilal Powell.
We met Fred Thompson over 40 years ago when he was waging war with the New York City Board of Education. The beef was over the almost total lack of educational and athletic sports programs for girls. Thompson, then a corporate lawyer (ABC) who was getting nowhere with the system, formed a track club for young girls, the legendary Atoms Track Club in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
The 2013-14 season is in gear for the seven Division I women’s basketball programs in New York City. Some are seeking to improve on last season’s forward momentum, and others are trying to forge a new identity. This is how things look.
“I need to get experience against good guys,” said Duke’s star forward Jabari Parker after the Blue Devils lost to Arizona 66-72 at the NIT Season Tip-Off final. Up until Thanksgiving weekend, the freshman phenom had lived a charmed basketball life during the season’s infancy. Parker faced an Arizona front line that went 6 feet 9 inches, 6 feet 8 inches and 7 feet.
The Helene Fuld College of Nursing held its fall graduation ceremony at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church on Sunday
Total Equity Now holds the annual Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive
The Harlem Commonwealth Council Inc announces a Harlem-based six-week course dedicated to developing film industry-ready production assistants.
Detroit is insolvent and thereby eligible for bankruptcy
To his many friends and family in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Cmdr. James “Rocky” Robinson is known for saving lives and creating new opportunities to help youth stay off the streets. Robinson, a retired captain and former military police officer, first established the Bedford-Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BSVAC) back in 1988 during the crack cocaine epidemic in Brooklyn.
In one of his most important appointments, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio selected Bill Bratton to serve as NYPD Comissioner
Floridian mother Marissa Alexander is free on bail in stand your ground trial
President Barack Obama embarked Tuesday on a campaign to assure Americans that his health plan is alive and well.