What began two and half years ago as a dream cultural connection between
Harlem and Havana, Cuba is practically a reality. At a press
conference last week at Sylvia’s Restaurant, several of those involved in that initiative, including Lloyd Williams of the Harlem Greater Chamber of Commerce, were on hand to relate the background and current
status of the festival.
At City College of New York with nearly 4,000 graduates, representing
150 nationalities, and who speak more than 100 languages, First Lady
Michelle Obama was right at home with diversity as the theme of her
commencement address Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, filmmaker and Blackout for Human Rights Founding Member
Ryan Coogler; political activist, author and commentator Van Jones, Justice League NYC activist Carmen Perez, and other local
and nat'l leaders gathered to spread awareness about and raise money
for the Flint water crisis campaign, #JUSTICEFORFLINT.
A powerful and deftly written memoir by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker
chronicles his days as a youngster in an upscale New Jersey community to
one of the nation's most powerful and visible politicos. The book is
entitled, United and will be released nationally on Tuesday.
CÎROC™ Ultra Premium announced last week that it has been named the
"Official vodka of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®," building off of the
brand's involvement in last year's most coveted weekend in music. Here, we caught up with Dan Sanborn, VP of Entertainment Marketing at
Diageo; and Dia Simms, President, Combs Wines and Spirits, to get the