Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto Swap Praise Instead of Blows at Apollo
(L) Floyd Mayweather and (R) Miguel Cotto pose at a press conference to promote their upcoming fight on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at the The Apollo Theater on February 28, 2012 in New York City. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
HARLEM The crowd was hyped, the music was loud and two gold-colored thrones sat on the stage of the Apollo Theater during the second leg of Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Miguel Cotto's tour to promote their upcoming title bout in Las Vegas.
The event had all of the pomp and circumstance of a big-time boxing match but none of the venom as the men shook hands and even complimented one another, with Mayweather calling Cotto "one of the best."
"It was a dream of mine to come to the Apollo," Mayweather said as his entourage, including rapper 50 Cent, looked on. "I never thought I would be on this stage."
But all the niceties will end when the brawlers get in the ring, Mayweather reminded the crowd.
"When it comes down to it, it's one on one," he said.
The world-class boxers will meet for the WBA super welterweight world championship at the MGM Grand on May 5.
"I want this day to pass quickly and get training," Cotto said. "On May 5, I'm going to make every Puerto Rican proud."
The event, which was open to the public, drew hundreds of people who formed a line in front of the Apollo that snaked around the block.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Teens to Study History of Hip-Hop at New-York Historical Society
UPPER WEST SIDE Move over Henry Hudson, and make way for the Notorious B.I.G.
This spring the venerable New-York Historical Society's Saturday Academy will offer a series of free courses meant to bring history alive for young people. The series, which also includes free SAT prep for students in grades 10 - 12, runs from March 10-April 28.
In the hip-hop class, called "Hip-Hop In Context," students will listen to pivotal songs like "Cop Killer" by Ice-T's 1990s group Body Count, but they'll also explore hip-hop's place in New York City's wider cultural life, instructor Dylan DePice said. In addition to rap music, students will also study graffiti and break dancing and their place New York's history.
"Hip-hop started in the 1970s, but I'm going to go back even further and talk about the history of the U.S. That leads us to a moment in the '70's where the Bronx is sort of this ignored little area of the city where there's all this youth rebellion that becomes hip-hop," DePice said.
The class will cover the dawn of hip-hop, with the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," explore the differences between East Coast and West Coast rap, and discuss how politically minded groups such as Public Enemy and N.W.A. Gave way to the bling era of the 2000s.
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CUOMO STARTS SPEECH WITH SWIPE AT PATERSON AND SPITZER: Gov. Andrew Cuomo drew gasps, laughter and applause last night at the Citizens Budget Commission when he bragged that New York has gone 14 months without a governor admitting to major felonies: http://bit.ly/xInC9a
NEW THIS MORNING:
* With his campaign treasurer facing fraud charges, New York City Comptroller John Liu is considering how to move forward with his run for mayor and faces speculation he may leave office, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/yku2m9
* The state Office of Children and Family Services has quietly and persistently tried to limit public access to case reports on child deaths that show how government agencies responded to earlier abuse reports, the Times says: http://nyti.ms/A5icld
* A series of new wind power projects in and around New York City raises the prospect of developing wind as a significant part of the region's power supply, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/z1xmEP
* Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is just beginning to review the NYPD's surveillance of American Muslim neighborhoods for any potential civil rights violations, the AP writes: http://on.wsj.com/wIM19N
* Corrections union head Norman Seabrook used racial and ethnic slurs in a speech to Rikers Island officers that was secretly taped and posted online by a union nemesis, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/wlh7eC
* The number of state workers earning more than the governor has grown to 1,252, a 26 percent rise over 2010, with SUNY's Alain Kaloyeros and SUNY Downstate's Dr. Antonio Alfonso earning the most, the Post says: http://nyp.st/xDwJwa
OCCUPPY THE TRAVEL BAN!
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Sunday, March 4, 2012 4-6PM
The Solidarity Center; 55 West 17th Street, 5th Floor
Building solidarity between OWS and Cuba, where the 99% Rule
An afternoon of conversation. Learn about the history of the Venceremos Brigade and participate in discussions aimed at uniting OWS and Cuba on issues including:
• Anti-Imperialism and Internationalist Solidarity
• US-Cuban Relations
• Arts and Culture in Cuba
• Prisoner Solidarity and the Movement to Free the Cuban 5
• The Cuban Political System
• Healthcare and Education in Cuba
• Women's Rights and the LGBTQ Movement in Cuba
• Race and National Identity in Cuba
Contact us at: email@example.com or www.venceremosbrigade.net
Que Viva la Solidaridad Internacional!
Long Live International Solidarity!
Venceremos! We Shall Overcome!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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NEW THIS MORNING:
* New York cities struggling with rising pension bills are increasingly borrowing from the same state pension fund they owe money to, delaying costs while banking on an economic rebound, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/ya1BOC
* State education officials are considering legislation to shield teachers from further disclosures to protect a statewide evaluation system after the release of New York City teacher rankings, the Wall Street Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/zJK2EM
* Some parents of students at PS 89 in the Bronx, which had the most poorly rated teachers in 2010, plan to send their kids elsewhere, though a school official dismissed the flawed rankings, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/zhmBge
* Sen. Mark Grisanti was banned from Seneca casinos after an altercation earlier this month, while former Assemblyman Jack Quinn, a potential replacement candidate, still backs Grisanti, the Buffalo News reports: http://bit.ly/wXDhRF
* A staffer of former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr.'s healthcare firm will testify that he asked his campaign to use straw donors to get around campaign finance limits, the Post writes: http://nyp.st/yW1u3T
* The Occupy Wall Street movement is set to get corporate funding from the founders of Ben & Jerry's and other business leaders, with $300,000 raised so far and a $1.8 million goal, the Journal writes: http://on.wsj.com/xtcCM6
Monday, February 27, 2012
HADLEY Players Presents "AYRE"
The H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players open their Winter production of "ARYE" a beautiful, dramatic story that traces the roots of a young Black woman's ancestry, focusing on three generations, from the coast of Af...
Event Date & Time: 02/28/2012 07:30 PM
Location: The Harlem School of the Arts, 647 St. Nicholas Ave. at 142nd St., New York, NY, 10030
HADLEY Players Presents "AYRE"
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:19:12 GMT
African-American - News February 27, 2012
Ebenezer Mount Cavalry Holy Church in Summit Point hosted the Jefferson County NAACP chapter's annual soul food tasting event Sunday, providing a service that acted as both spiritual and physical nourishment for those who gathered in fellowship.
Octavia Spencer wins supporting actress Oscar for "The Help" (Reuters)
Westchester Honors African-American 'Trailblazers' (The Daily Mamaroneck)
VIDEO: Black History at Arlington National Cemetery (Patch)
NAACP celebrates culture with poetry (Marion Star)
Sunday, February 26, 2012
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Mama, I Want to Sing: The Next Generation, the revival of Mama, I Want to Sing the 1983 musical based on the life and times of singer Doris Troy will re-open at The Dempsey Theater .
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