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May
30
to Jun 1

Left Forum 2014: Reform and/or Revolution

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Welcome to the Left Forum 2014 Conference

(between 10th and 11th avenues, entrance closer to 11th)
More details to be announced!

Directions

Registration

What to do when you arrive at John Jay College

Plenary Tickets

Access for persons with different abilities

Food

Please contact us for more information: leftforum@leftforum.org or call 212-817-2002

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May
8
to May 13

Imagina na Copa / Imagine the Cup Screening in Johannesburg

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Imagina na Copa / Imagine the Cup is a documentary film to be screened in Johannesburg during May. It documents protests in Brazil against that country's upcoming hosting of the Soccer World Cup.

The film's director Yazeed Kamaldien will be at the various screenings to discuss the making of the film as well as the issues it explores.

Screening Dates:

May 8: The Bioscope, Ground Floor of Main Street Life, Maboneng Precinct. Starts 8pm. R40 a ticket. Buy tickets here 

May 9: Fananathi Print Studio at the Drill Hall, corner Twist and Claim street, right next to the MTN Noord Taxi Rank. Starts 6pm. Just come and meet us.

May 12: IT Corner, Corner 7th Street and 4th Avenue, Melville, JHB. Starts 7pm. Pay what you can. Tel: 011-482-6090.

May 13: Lighthouse on 7th, Seventh Street, Melville, JHB. Starts 7pm. Pay what you can.

Contact Yazeed Kamaldien directly @ yazeedkamaldien@yahoo.com

Useful Links:

Facebook: Imagina na Copa / Imagine the Cup 

Filmaker Yazeed Kamaldien Journalist/photographer's   Blog

Filmaker Yazeed Kamaldien Journalist/photographer's Blog

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May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Documented

Join us tonight at 7:30pm for the screening and special post-screening discussion of "Documented"!

Post-Screening Panel with Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American; Bertha Lewis, president of The Black Institute; and Steven Choi, executive director of New York Immigration Coalition

Purchase a ticket to the 7:30PM screening, click HERE.

For questions, email Thanu Yakupitiyage at tyaku@thenyic.org 

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.

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Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Today @ 4:00 PM EST on AfrobeatRadio on WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC

Tijana Huysamen and Serusha Govender, host of today's program, talked to some of the South Africa’s youngest conservationists, Afeefah Patel (9), Jadin Jordan (11) and Fiorella Crystal aka Fifi (11), youth leaders and are on a mission to save the African white and black Rhinos, and to Rhino SA Member and Green Wall of Africa Chairperson, Irene Huysamen.

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Apr
25
to Apr 27

NYU African Economic Forum

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We are proud to announce that  NYU's Annual Africa Economic Forum is scheduled for the weekend of April 25-27, 2014 at its Washington Square campus in NYC.

The African Gold Rush

Over the past decade, African economies have been among the fastest growing in the world, and this trend is expected to accelerate over the next decade or two. This proverbial “Gold Rush in Africa,” has led to increasing business Foreign Direct Investments, increased business optimism, and substantial purchasing power coming from a burgeoning middle class. But this evolving story has yet to significantly improve the lives of over half the people on the continent and has been a driving force behind the increasing socio-economic inequality in many nations.

The disconnect between high growth rates and low human development still poses a challenge to Africa’s development. This year’s conference aims to present a balanced picture of what is going on in Africa. In addition to highlighting promising transformation across Africa, we will also discuss the challenges that lay ahead of Africa’s path to realizing its full economic potential as the world’s final investment frontier.

We are pleased to provide a platform for Africa’s top business thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to dialogue and share insights on successfully maneuvering through these challenges, and identify best practices and opportunities for sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. we look forward to seeing you in New York and engaging in a great dialogue and networking.

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Apr
19
4:00 PM16:00

Today April 19, 2014 @ 4:00 PM EST. on AfrobeatRadio

We cover South Africa’s 20th Anniversary of Democracy and Freedom and the upcoming May 7, 2014 National and Provincial Elections with Yoliswa Cele, a South African student and activist, AfrobeatRadio co producers - Award winning journalist Serusha Govender and host of today's program Tseliso Thipanyane, and more.  

Saturday Sat April 19, 2014 on WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC. From 4:00 to 5:00 EST., streaming live @ www.WBAI.Org and @www.afrique365.com.

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Sat April 12 @ 4:00 PM EST. on AfrobeaRadio - Commemorating the Rwanda Genocide
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Sat April 12 @ 4:00 PM EST. on AfrobeaRadio - Commemorating the Rwanda Genocide

Mwangi Chege | Claude Gatebuke

Mwangi Chege | Claude Gatebuke

Exploring the role of ethnicity and religion in political power struggles in Africa on the 20th Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide with democracy & human rights activist, survivor of the Rwandan Genocide and executive director of the Great Lakes Action Network Claude Gatebuke, and Kenyan Mwangi Chege, research associate at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC.

 

Saturday Sat April 12, 2014 on WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC. From 4:00 to 5:00 EST., streaming live @ www.WBAI.Org and @www.afrique365.com.

“No corner of the world, no matter how advanced, is free from opportunists who manipulate identity for political gain” - UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-Moon at the Rwanda Genocide Commemoration.

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Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

HAIRiette of HARLEM

You've seen Tanya on shows like TRUE BLOOD, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK--and, yes, even as Theo's girlfriend on THE COSBY SHOW!
 But did you know she was creating the first ever interactive natural hair web series?
 
This Harlem gal--born and bred--is coming back home to create a show set here in Harlem. It's called HAIRiette of HARLEM and it's based on her very early days of being an actress and her relationship with her natural hair. 
 
There are mere days left to her fundraising campaign. Please contribute an amount of any size TODAY at hairiette.com. There are great rewards at every level! Let's show the world Harlem is united and supports our own. The mission of HAIRiette of HARLEM is to help make the world a better place...one hair at a time."

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