Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fw: 2-Part Intellectual Property Workshop: Dec 6 & 13


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The Bronx Council on the Arts, The Harlem Arts Alliance, and
The Community Development Project of the Legal Aid Society
A Free Two-Part Intellectual Property Workshop
Tuesday, December 6 & 13 /  6:00-8:00pm
at the Dwyer Cultural Center

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA), the Community Development Project of the Legal Aid Society and the Harlem Arts Alliance present a FREE two-part Intellectual Property Workshop for artists, arts organizations & small businesses on Tuesday, December 6 & 13, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Dwyer Cultural Center located at 258 Saint Nicholas Avenue #2 at West 123rd Street in NYC. Doors open at 5:45pm. Program begins promptly at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome.

December 6th's session: You Made It Now Protect It: Trademarks and Copyright for Artists, Arts-Related Nonprofits and Small Businesses is geared for artists and cultural organizations, creating or commissioning a work of fine or practical art is just the beginning. To protect the ownership of the finished work, it is essential to learn about trademarks, copyrights, design patents, and work-for-hire agreements. An expert panel of intellectual property attorneys will explain these concepts using examples that will be familiar to artists and arts organizations. The concepts learned in this workshop will also be useful to nonprofits and small businesses that are not arts-related.

December 13th's session: The Website Audit: Best Legal Practices on the Internet for Artists, Arts-Related Nonprofits and Small Businesses is for any individual, organization or small business that has a website or is thinking about starting one. Learn the essentials of website management, including: Protecting your trademarks and copyrights, terms of use, implementing a privacy policy, linking, and ownership of the website.

Both workshops will be facilitated by attorneys from Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper and Scinto and the Community Development Project of the Legal Aid Society.


The Dwyer Cultural Center is located at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue. Entrance is on West 123rd Street. Directions by Public Transit: Train: A, B, C or D to West 125th Street; Bus: M3, M10, M101, BX15, M60 to West 125th Street and Frederick Douglas Blvd. For additional directions, call 212-222-3060 or visit

For additional information on this workshop or other events presented by the Bronx Council on the Arts, call 718-931-9500, e-mail, or visit BCA's web pages at

Phil Cardone
, Information Manager
Bronx Council on the Arts

1738 Hone Avenue / Bronx, NY 10461
718-931-9500 x33


Bronx Council on the Arts
1738 Hone Ave
Bronx, New York 10461

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


November 28, 2011

Lynn Wooten


Nationwide ( -- New website,, features fine art images of ancient Africa. The images debunk the stereotypical and racist views of Africa as a dark continent by showcasing Africa's Ancient History through fine art.

The various paintings, drawing and illustrations have all been meticulously restored and enhanced over the past few years. Much of it has never been seen by most present day Africans and African Americans - yet Africa's fine art and depictions of Africans in fine art has occupied space in some of the world's most prominent museums abroad for centuries.

The owners of the web site describe their work as the result of the collaborative efforts of research and graphic art, but stress that it was born out of a prayer - A prayer for our children, a fervent prayer for all the ills that plague far too many of them. From the toxic effects of drug and gun infested communities, to the crumbling schools of low expectations to lead poisoning, the unprecedented phenomenon of black on black crime and homicide, and the prison industrial complex. Their looming concerns that the gains of the civil rights movement were being derailed with many of our youths lost and dying, with seemingly no public outrage and indignation.

That prayer they contend, was answered with the call to "show my people who and whose they are - who they were created to be since the beginning of time - wonderfully and marvelously made, in my (God's) image and that I LOVE them." And that's the genesis of

The web site's objective is to vividly portray to Africans and the world, the truth of who they are - from the progenitor of humanity itself as the world's true Adam and Eve to the progenitor of the world's advanced civilizations. And it accomplishes that with vivid fine art depictions of Ancient African Kingdoms, Empires and Civilizations. It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, they also have a featured video and an accompanying fine art book.

A portion of all sales will benefit HBCUs.

For more details, visit


November 29, 2011

Mireille Liong-A-Kong
Going Natural Inc


-- $1,000 in cash, an Adrian Alicea photo shoot, an Iman Cosmetics makeover, Going Natural Hair Care products, endorsements and more --

Tiana Tamara Townsel - ANNM 2008

Nationwide ( -- Out of hundreds of beauties, only ten will compete for an Adrian Alicea photo shoot, an Iman Cosmetics Makeover, $1000 in cash, free Going Natural Hair Care products, endorsements and a whole lot more. All this takes place online in one of the fastest growing social communities today,, with over 25,000 members. The annual pageant, also known as Miss Nappturality, can best be described as America's Next Top Model meets American Idol on the web.

The competition offers aspiring models a chance to expose their beauty while taking their natural talents to the next level. An advanced I-community will decide which one of the beauties deserves their vote and who they will promote via their social media network "like-buttons."

Companies interested in benefiting from this type of social network promotion can apply for sponsorship. In their pursuit of endorsements the competing models are eager to feature sponsored items.

America's Next Natural Model aims to promote the beauty of natural hair but also to add an additional dimension of diversity to the world of beauty.

The growing enticing price list is not just to attract aspiring natural models. The purpose is also to inspire Black beauties to take off their wigs and weaves and dare them to shoot natural, says organizer Liong-A-Kong. The author of Going Natural How to Fall in Love with Nappy Hair continues, "The world is missing out on the beauty and uniqueness that African hair naturally offers and I am eager and exited that this pageant exposes some of the unknown possibilities."

Miss Nappturality's 4th season starts in January of 2012 and lasts eight weeks. The deadline for models to apply is Dec. 18, 2011. Companies interested in sponsoring can call 718-395-2537. For more info, visit

Going-Natural Inc. Is a social business that promotes the beauty of natural African hair. With the pageant named "America's Next Natural Model", an exhibition called "Bad Hair at its Best" and a growing social community (, the company strives to change the perception of black natural hair. The ultimate goal is to improve the health of black women's hair and scalp.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Craisin Crisis! Dried Fruit Recalled Due To "Hair-Like Metal Fragments"

Craisin Crisis! Dried Fruit Recalled

Craisin Crisis! Dried Fruit Recalled Due To "Hair-Like Metal Fragments" Craisins, which for years have battled an inferiority complex against raisins, suffered another blow to their reputation this weekend, when manufacturer Ocean Spray announced a recall of thousands of bags due to "the possible presence of very small hair-like metal fragments." The fragments, like the dried cranberries themselves, will do nothing to enhance your salad-eating experience. [ more › ]
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:52:17 GMT

African-American - News

African-American - News November 28, 2011


Bam's bench bungle
Bam's bench bungle (New York Post)
President Obama has said that one quality he prizes highly in his judicial appointments is empathy.

The CIA, Kwame Nkrumah, and the Destruction of Ghana (United Black America)
Kwame Nkrumah was the first President of the first free nation in Africa, and a founding father of the Pan-Africanist movement.

Video: Rice: Race and poverty "a witch's brew" (CBS News)
Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help," asks former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice if the situation between whites and African Americans in America has changed? Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help," asks former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice if the situation between whites and African Americans in America has changed? Bob Schieffer ... (more)

Mass. Anti-slavery hub to reopen after restoration (York Dispatch)
This Nov. 21, 2011 photo shows a view from the podium inside the African Meeting House in Boston.

Pa. Exhibit showcases legendary black photographer (WTOP-FM Washington)
In this Nov. 1, 2011 photo, a visitor to the Carnegie Museum of Art views an exhibit of work by Pittsburgh photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

Demographic shifts favor Obama in 2012, study says (Bangor Daily News)
The 2008 election was a reminder of the demographic forces that are changing America and potentially the political balance in the country.

Why African Americans aren'tembracing Occupy Wall Street (Lucianne)
Occupy Wall Street might seem like a movement that would resonate with black Americans.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Get Your Charity Together: Wyclef Put On Blast Once Again About What Yele Haiti Is Doing With Their Donors’ Money

Get Your Charity Together: Wyclef

More Questions Raised About Wyclef Jean's Charity "Yele Haiti"

The mayor of the city of North Miami may have thought Wyclef‘s do-gooder-ness was worthy of recognition last week, but people are stil giving him and his Yele Haiti foundation the side-eye.

Yele Haiti’s coffers swelled to $16 million in 2010, the most the charity had ever received. But less than a third of that went to emergency efforts, and $1 million was paid to a Florida firm that doesn’t seem to exist, The Post has learned.

Jean’s charity, which he founded in 2005 with his cousin Jerry Duplessis, was already troubled when the earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. The Post reported in 2008 that it had never filed a required tax form detailing its spending with the IRS.

The group lost $244,000 in 2009. But hours after the earthquake hit, Jean took to Twitter to beg for $5 donations. An avalanche of donations poured in.

Almost immediately, allegations surfaced that the former Fugees singer had used the charity’s cash for his own benefit. Critics found that four years earlier Yele Haiti had steered $250,000 to a Haitian TV station controlled by Jean and Duplessis.

Jean held a Jan. 18, 2010, press conference to tearfully defend Yele Haiti’s reputation.

“Have we made mistakes before? Yes,” Jean said. “Did I ever use Yele money for personal benefits? Absolutely not. Yele’s books are open and transparent.”

The earthquake killed between 200,000 and 300,000 Haitians and left a million homeless. The country is still in the grip of a cholera epidemic.

For all the desperation, records show that Yele Haiti spent just $5.1 million for emergency relief efforts, including food and water delivery to makeshift survivor camps, according to a review of the charity’s 2010 tax filings, which were obtained by The Post.

Yele Haiti paid five contractors to accomplish its goals, including P&A Construction — which received $353,983 and is run by Warnel Pierre, the brother of Jean’s wife, Claudinette.

A purported Miami business called Amisphere Farm Labor Inc. received a whopping $1,008,000 as a “food distributor.”

No trace of the company could be found last week in the Sunshine State, but records show the company’s head, Amsterly Pierre, bought three properties in Florida last year, including a condo in an upscale waterfront community.

The firm incorporated in August 2008 but never filed any of the subsequent financial paperwork required to do business in Florida, according to the Florida Department of State.

The address listed for the business is an auto-repair shop in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, where a worker said he had never heard of Pierre or Amisphere. Pierre did not return a call for comment.

Yele Haiti also paid $577,185 to a company called Samosa SA, based in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, as a “bulk water supplier.” But some of that money went to rent a house for Yele Haiti volunteers on Samosa’s property at the inflated price of $35,000 a month.

“Given the fact that Yele Haiti was involved in a swirl of controversy after the earthquake in Haiti, it’s all the more reason to be more transparent to ensure donors that their funds are going to help people,” said the Better Business Bureau’s Bennett Weiner.

In Clef’s defense, a lot of charities’ hands have been tied by red tape and political BS in Haiti following the earthquake, due to the fact that the outbound government at the time wasn’t necessarily all that interested in seeing the country move forward. Yele also wouldn’t be the first American-based charity to partner with people who didn’t necessarily have the best intentions when it came to actually helping Haiti.

But you would think, at this point, Wyclef would do a better job of covering his a$$ and making sure everything he and Yele did was on the money…


Get Your Charity Together: Wyclef Put On Blast Once Again About What Yele Haiti Is Doing With Their Donors’ Money
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:36:33 GMT

African-American - News

African-American - News November 27, 2011


This week in the War on Voting: Medgar EversA honored
This week in the War on Voting: Medgar EversA honored (Daily Kos)
This is normally the spot to keep track of the latest Republican efforts to keep Americans from voting for Democrats by keeping them from voting.

Herman "Chocolate Walnut" Cain To Iowans: "I Can Bring Black Vote" (WDBZ-AM Cincinnati)
Herman Cain has another soundbite bomb-dropper for us: He can bring African American voters to the Republican Party in 2012.

Oops! TV station typo labels African Americans in line for Black... (Daily Mail)
A TV station in Baltimore, Maryland, doing an obligatory 'Black Friday shopping' story made an unfortunate typo as it showed footage of African Americans waiting in line at Target store.

"Stand for Freedom" To Hold Multilingual, Community Press Briefing On Voting And March (Harlem World)
A coalitionA of civil rights, labor and community groups fighting to protectA theA voting rights of all Americans will speak inA Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Creole, English and Spanish during a multilingual, community press briefing to discuss the "Stand for Freedom" voting rights campaign and plans for a major mobilization in New York City on ... (more)

Racists! More Blacks Supported Tea Party Movement Than Support #Occupy Movement (Gateway Pundit)
Today the Washington Post reported that African Americans, who are 12.6 percent of the U.S. Population, make up only 1.6 percent of Occupy Wall Street.

'The Human Story behind Race' SMCM performance: Dec. 7-11 (Examiner)
What is it like to be African American at St. Mary's College, and in St. Mary's County? If you are white, what would you like to ask a black student? Why can it be so difficult to talk about race? Award-winning playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings interviewed about 50 faculty, alumni, staff, and students on the black experience and then folded their ... (more)

Nation's top literary awards go to African-American Women (Our Time Press)
"I understood that I wanted to write about the experiences of the poor, and the black and the rural people of the South," said Ward in her acceptance speech, "so that the culture that marginalized us for so long would see that our stories were as universal, our lives as fraught and lovely and important, as theirs." Ward, 34, who grew up in ... (more)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

African-American - News

African-American - News November 26, 2011


Group challenges Detroit NAACP (The Michigan Citizen)
'People have been talking about this for two or three years now,' says Detroit resident Theo Broughton.

Growing Up Poor In Silicon Valley
Growing Up Poor In Silicon Valley (El Observador)
Hilbert MoralesEl ObservadorA forum was conducted by New America Media and Silicon Valley De-Bug this past November 3rd at the Martin Luther King Library.

Album Review: The Michael Williams Band - Fire Red (Guitar-Muse)
Blues has pretty much run its course and become the stuff of cartoony 50 something white males with soul patches, bowling shirts, and fedoras.

Collecting Oral Histories Of Jim Crow (WNYC-AM New York)
Decades ago, Duke University students and professors did more than 1,000 interviews with African-Americans who lived through the Jim Crow era.

Clemson ranked eighth in graduating African-American engineers (Black Engineer)
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Herman Cain Thinks He's a Lock With Black Voters (The New York Observer)
Former Republican presidential primary frontrunner Herman Cain recently sent a mailer to A Iowans touting his ability to "lead the Republican party to victory by garnering a large share of the black vote," but political analysts aren't convinced of Mr.

For one more famous one,it will be your African American... (Maine Today)
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Friday, November 25, 2011


The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
Every year, ProLibertad sponsors an event during November, Puerto Rican Heritage month, as a reminder of our rich heritage/history/legacy of struggle and resistance to U.S. Colonialism.  This year we are sponsoring, "Remembering the Vieques Struggle." Many people thought  the struggle was over when the Navy stopped bombing on May 1st, 2003, but in reality the movement had just only begun!  Join us for a night of conversation and agitation!
Monday Nov. 28th, 2011 at 6:30pm
Casa de Las Americas
182 E. 111th St. (btwn. Lexington Ave. And third Ave.) Take the 6 train to E. 111th St.
Suggested donation: $5-10 (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)
Join the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign as welcome veteran Vieques activist Robert Rabin, Director of the Fort Count Mirasol Museum in Vieques and spokesperson of El Comite Pro-Rescate y Desarollo de Vieques, to New York!
Come hear an update on:
The Community Struggles in Vieques
The work for de-contamination
The devolution of Vieques' lands

Fw: Fwd: I'm in the 7% love this


Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 10:08 AM

Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .....

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

14. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.. But don't worry; God never blinks.

15. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

16. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

17. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

18. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

19. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

20. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

21. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

22. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

23. The most important sex organ is the brain.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

26. Always choose life.

27. Forgive everyone everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

32. Believe in miracles.

33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

34. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

36. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

37. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

38. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

39. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

40. The best is yet to come...

41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

42. Yield.

43. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Its estimated 93% won't forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title '7%'.

I'm in the 7%.
Friends are the family that we choose.



African-American - News

African-American - News November 25, 2011


Beach NAACP Pres. To Leave Post (New Journal and Guide)
Georgia Allen, who has served as President of the Virginia Beach NAACP for a decade, announced recently she is resigning from that post.

DC Jewish Film Festivals Amazing Array
DC Jewish Film Festivals Amazing Array (Baltimore Jewish Times)
It's not that she isn't thrilled about being honored with a Visionary Award at the upcoming Washington Jewish Film Festival.

Racism: Why are Some Christian So Racist? (GordonMoyes)
It is an outstanding film. An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960's decides to write a book detailing the African American Maid's point of view on the White families they work for, and the hardships they go through.

AMKOULLEL The Fula Child (Hip Hop Press)
'He is a rapping, dancing, beat-boxing dynamo on stage, but there is no mistaking Mali in his mix, in the languages, rhythms, and sound scape.

The Civil War Is Over: Let The Battle Flag Be (Free Republic)
Over the past several months, the NAACP has launched a campaign against the Confederate Battle Flag by protesting its presence at the South Carolina statehouse.

Impact of the Harlem Renaissance on American Culture (Buzzle)
The Harlem renaissance marks those moments that changed the face of the African-American, post American Civil War.

Theater icon is not to B. (New York Post)
The pioneering Theater District restaurant B. Smith's, the hot spot that helped revive the once-blighted neighborhood, is being forced out by its landlord - the very stagehands union that saw its membership soar as tourists returned to the area.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Russell Garcia passed away

Recently, on November 20, composer and arranger
Russell Garcia passed away.
In addition to his work in television and film,
He was know for his collaborations with many
Prominent Jazz artists.
- Lester Perkins
Jazz on the Tube
P.S. Please share Jazz on the Tube with your
Friends and colleagues.
If they like jazz, they're going to love this.
Help for Haiti
Please remember our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
They need our help now more than ever. Thanks.

African-American - News

African-American - News November 23, 2011


Cain claims his race will help win votes (MSNBC)
In a seven-page mailer sent to Iowans over the weekend , Cain writes, "as a descendent of slaves I can lead the Republican Party to victory by garnering a large share of the black vote, something that has not been done since Dwight Eisenhower garnered 41 percent of the black vote in 1956." But while Cain might believe he'll garner a larger share of ... (more)

Hospital settles discrimination suit (Personal Injury Law News)
A Far South Side hospital with a predominantly African-American staff has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination against female black workers.In addition to the payout to 11 victims, Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to provide training to employees and supervisors in the cardiopulmonary ... (more)

New Study Shatters Stereotypes and Dispels Myths About Young African American Voters
New Study Shatters Stereotypes and Dispels Myths About Young African American Voters (Weekend)
MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Today, Tufts University's Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement , the nation's leading non-partisan, research center on the political and civic participation of young Americans, released an in-depth study analyzing the political behaviors and civic engagement of young black voters ahead of ... (more)

HmmmWho Are The Black American One Percent? [VIDEO] (KSOC-FM Dallas)
Have you ever wondered who within the African American community is actually apart of the elite 'one percent"? Because when you hear about the one percent group, normally we think only of certain Republicans or big businessmen.

Immigrant Council condemns mayor's 'callous disregard' in race row (BreakingNews.I.e.)
The Immigrant Council of Ireland has condemned remarks made today by the Mayor of Naas, Cllr.

ABC Elevates Left-Wing Hit, Charges 'Limbaugh Hurls Racially-Charged Words at the First Lady' (NewsBusters)
Picking up on a blog post by a far-left group devoted to silencing Rush Limbaugh, ABC's World News on Monday night dedicated an entire story to one word used by the conservative radio host, a comment the other networks failed to find newsworthy.

Memphian R.S. Lewis Passes Away (WREG)
Carroll, TN ; Craighead, AR ; Crittenden, AR ; Crockett, TN ; Cross, AR ; DeSoto, MS ; Dunklin, MO ; Dyer, TN ; Fayette, TN ; Gibson, TN ; Hardeman, TN ; Hardin, TN ; Haywood, TN ; Henderson, TN ; Lauderdale, TN ; Lee, AR ; Madison, TN ; McNairy, TN ; Mississippi, AR ; Pemiscot, MO ; Phillips, AR ; Poinsett, AR ; Saint Francis, AR ; Shelby, TN ; ... (more)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Popular Inwood Chinese Restaurant Closed After Failing Health Inspection

Popular Inwood Chinese Restaurant Closed After Failing Health Inspection

November 21, 2011 6:55am | By Carla Zanoni, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

An outgoing message at One Family Chinese restaurant did not address the health-related closure, but said the restaurant was undergoing renovations and would reopen during the week. (DNAinfo/Carla Zanoni)

INWOOD — City health inspectors temporarily closed down popular Chinese food restaurant One Family last week after finding evidence of roaches, mice, inadequate "personal cleanliness" and improperly refrigerated food, according to the Department of Health's website.

The restaurant, located at 52A Sherman Ave., between Thayer Street and Dongan Place, had its metal gates firlmly closed over the weekend after health inspectors slapped it with 50 health violation points.

Violations also included evidence of improper pesticide use and storage, and problematic plumbing and/or a broken sewage disposal system. The restaurant was forced to close on Thursday.

The owners were unavailable for comment, and an outgoing voicemail message at the restaurant did not address the health-related closure.

“Because of the renovation the store will be closed today,” the message said. “We will be open again next week. Sorry for any inconvenience.”

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Woman Shot in the Leg on 133rd Street

Woman Shot in the Leg on 133rd Street

November 20, 2011 10:28am | By Tom Liddy, DNAinfo News Editor

A woman was shot in the leg on 133rd Street and Eighth Avenue Sunday morning. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MANHATTAN — A young woman was shot in the leg on a Harlem street corner early Sunday morning, fire officials said.

The 23-year-old victim was hit by gunfire at 133rd Street and Eighth Avenue at 4:30 a.m.

She was taken to Harlem Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to the FDNY.

Read more:

Harlem - News

Harlem - News November 21, 2011

Soup Kitchens and Pantries Struggle to Feed Hungry New Yorkers (DNAInfo)
See more: Business & Economy , Food & Drink , Manhattan , Washington Heights & Inwood , Harlem , Upper East Side , Jennifer Linman , Jewel Jones , Stephen Grimaldi , Triada Stampas , Church of the Epiphany , Love Kitchen , Yorkville Common Pantry , budget cuts , City Harvest , emergency food , Food Bank for New York City , food pantry , hungry , ... (more)

NY bomb suspect monitored for two years (Click Orlando)
New York Police Department counterterrorism officials say they were first alerted to the activities of Jose Pimentel, accused of plotting to detonate pipe bombs in the city, about two-and-a-half years ago.

Stanley Whitney to receive first Robert De Niro Sr. Prize for achievement in painting (Art Daily)
First Minute of a Dream, 2009, oil on linen, 72" x 72". Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York.