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Street Hype Newspaper - February 1-18, 2014

Street Hype Newspaper - February 1-18, 2014

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MOUNT VERNON: mother, her son and a third person were arrested on weapons charges after an early morning raid on January 29, at the woman’s’ south side apartment in Mount Vernon, New York. Detectives from the Mount Vernon Police Department Intelligence Unit arrested 45 year- old Robin Reese, her 24 year-old son Anthony Reese and 22 year-old Omar Hewitt after recovering a loaded .357 caliber revolver and a .22 caliber pistol from the residence at 145 4th Ave. All three were charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a weapon, a felony and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Also present in the apartment were three of Robin Reese’s other children, ages eleven, twelve, and thirteen. Robin Reese has one prior arrest on drug related charges. Anthony Reese has been arrested a total of four times and three of the arrests were for felony charges.

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ANTHONY REESE, 24 Charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a weapon

Omar Hewitt, of 254 S. 9th Ave. has eight previous arrests two of them for felonies. All three are due in Mount Vernon City Court this week.

ROBIN REESE, 45 Charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child

Omar Hewitt, 22 Charged with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a weapon

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he election of Baraka Obama as the 44th President of the United States in November 2008 was one of the most significant achievements for the African American community, as one of their own was for the first time leading the world most powerful country. Most people were resolute that it was impossible for a ‘black man to be president,’ as decades after the abolition of slavery in 1865, under the Republican President Abraham Lincoln, African Americas continue to face injustice, racism and other forms of human rights violations. Nonetheless, American political leaders continued to be very tolerant and supportive of black people to the extent that the Democratic Party, initially against the abolition of slavery, is now the lead advo-

Safeguarding our rights and freedom!
cate of the black civil rights movement. We would agree that under the US affirmative action, various government policies have contributed to increasing the proportion of African-Americans, women and other minorities in jobs and educational institutions historically dominated by white men. Therefore, politically, the appropriate laws and policies are in place to protect black people. Although very few blacks are listed in the Forbes top hundred US billionaires chart, an increasing number of African Americans are experiencing increase prosperity and enjoying the American dream. However, it is still not an easy road for most African Americans, as they continue to comprise the largest number of people living below the federal poverty level and occupy 70% of the US prison population. Take for example in New York City, the cops always profile and target black people in their crime fighting efforts. African American owned and operated businesses including restaurants, clubs and bars are heavily fined and some, forced into permanent closure for flimsy reasons. We cannot be too excited about the achievements and successes of a few blacks and ignore the barefaced discrimination that the vast majorities encounter as they seek to live a normal life. As we celebrate February as Black history month, we should therefore reflect on our achievements, while safeguarding our rights and freedom.

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aking decisions is a central part of leadership. Even when a leader uses a laissez-faire leadership style, the leader remains responsible for making many decisions such as the nature of the goals that followers should pursue and the type of leadership style that is appropriate for the situation. Followers often look to leaders to make decisions, particularly if they have difficulty with envisioning the specific tasks that are required to achieve a goal. Because of the importance of decision making to leadership, you should understand how to approach decision making. To make better decisions, you should understand that decision making is a process involving a sequential series of steps that are often considered part of the critical thinking process. These steps are (a) identify the problem, (b) analyze the possible solutions to the problem, (c) evaluate which of the possible solutions will be most effective, and (d) select and implement the solution. These steps give you a structured framework to improve the quality of your decisions. The first three steps focus on collecting information that is useful when making a decision. The way leaders as decision makers collect the information often depends on their leadership style and the situation. For example, the autocratic leader may be comfortable with personally collecting the information, while a participative leader may be comfortable relying on the information provided by others. Identifying a problem requires that you understand that a problem exists and can recognize the root cause of the problem. While it is often easy to recognize the symptoms of a problem, the actual cause of the problem may not be immediately apparent. As a result, a good leader carefully evaluates the nature of the problem before considering the possible solutions.

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Brooklyn: trip to the grocery store at the height of Thursday’s snowstorm turned tragic for one family. Police say 36-year-old Min Lin of Brooklyn, who was nine months pregnant, was killed by a privately operated snow plow in Borough Park, Brooklyn on Thursday. The incident occurred at around 10:40 a.m. inside a privately owned parking lot located at 6301 8th Avenue in Borough Park. Lin was loading groceries into her car with her husband, when police say she stepped back and was struck by the bobcat as it was backing up. Police say Lin sustained severe injuries to her body. She was rushed to Maimonides medical center, but she didn't make it. Doctors were able to deliver her six-pound, six-ounce baby boy. ----------------------------------------

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped the Bloomberg administration Wednesday for leaving an “unprecedented” 152 union labor contracts unresolved, vowed to cut into the multibillion-dollar backlog and said he would restore funding to a $1 billion retiree health benefit trust depleted by the previous mayor as part of the city's 2015 budget. -------------------------------------------

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ALBANY: ew York's attorney general has accused the former acting president of the nonprofit United Hebrew Cemetery on Staten Island of embezzling $2 million. Authorities alleged that 54 year-old Timothy Griffin who is licensed to practice law in New York, made six unauthorized wire transfers to his own attorney escrow account from October 2012 through January 2014. He was arraigned on Monday in State Supreme Court, St. George, on seven counts of grand larceny. Griffin pleaded not guilty to grand larceny charges and is currently being held on $750,000 bond and over $250,000 cash bail. United Hebrew Cemetery is a Jewish nonprofit cemetery located at 122 Arthur Kill Road on Staten Island. A prior investigation by the Attorney General's Office revealed that the Cemetery's former

Cemetery chief accused of $2M embezzlement



TIMOTHY GRIFFIN, 54 Pleaded not guilty to grand larceny charges and is currently being held on $750,000 bond and over $250,000 cash bail.

administrator, Ilana Friedman, stole over $850,000 between 2005 and 2011. She was convicted of grand larceny charges in April 2013. Arthur Friedman, her husband and former president of the cemetery was previously convicted on similar charges and was removed as president. The board then appointed Griffin, their outside counsel, as acting president. Subsequent audit by the cemetery and investigations by the Attorney General’s Office revealed that after Griffin’s appointment, he embezzled almost $2 million from United Hebrew Cemetery. If convicted, Griffin faces a maximum sentence of 8 1/3 to 25 years in prison. Griffin's attorney could not be reached for comments. The husband and wife team Arthur and Ilana Friedman were permanently banned from working in the funeral or cemetery industry.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday moved the needle on long-standing efforts by the liability insurance and construction industries to change New York's unique scaffolding labor laws, which impose strict liability on businesses, property owners and contractors for worker injuries.

Cuomo Open To Tougher Standard For Scaffold Injury Liability

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy at a Borough Hall press conference with (l-r) Council Member Laurie Cumbo, founder and CEO Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, as well as Ifetayo Youth Ensemble members Alexa Menleau and JeanDaniel Jean. The organization recently won the White House’s 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, as well as the 2014 Special Community Award from the MLK Consortium. They also announced their new 9,000 square foot location, based at 507 Flatbush Avenue.


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iliana Delia Deiac, 43 of Jamaica, New York, was sentenced on January 27 in federal court by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III to 18 months in prison and followed by 3 years of supervised release. She pled guilty to making material false statements in violation of Title 18, United States Code, and Section 1001. Deiac was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $674,856.94 to Wells Fargo Bank. On May 18, 2010, Deiac was questioned by special agents with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As previously reported by Mortgage Fraud Blog, at that time, IRS-CI and the FBI were investigating a fraudulent property flipping scheme committed by, among others, Arthur Barnes and David Johnson, who have already been sentenced to prison. Deiac was questioned because evidence showed that she was involved in the purchase of a $2 Million property at 1016 Clear Creek Farm Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina, using her husband’s name and credit, and without her husband’s knowledge or consent. Participants in the scheme failed to make mortgage payments on the property, resulting in foreclosure and losses to Wells Fargo Bank in the amount of $674,856.94. Georgetown, Guyana: he United States embassy in the Caribbean island of Guyana on Sunday (February 9) warned American citizens not to fly on Caribbean Airlines (CAL). According to a statement from the US Embassy in Guyana, the Embassy has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all US Citizens in Guyana traveling on CAL to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to make alternate travel arrangements,” the diplomatic mission said. The Embassy strongly recommended that US citizens traveling to or residing in Guyana enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment


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QUEENS: olice say a Queens teenager has been rescued after being held as a sex slave for months. The 14-year-old victim had been reported missing by her grandmother several months ago. The girl told authorities that in November, she met the three suspects -

Teen Rescued After Being Held as Sex Slave for Months
25-year-old Stephen Garrison, 31-yearold Lindsay Archibald and 23-year-old Quanesha Hunte. They told her that she needed to choose a pimp to work for, according to officials. Prosecutors say she was then forced to have sex with men for money. According to the Queens District

Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives travelers the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the Embassy to contact them in an emergency. An embassy official declined further details on how the “unconfirmed threats” were received but is urging Americans to regularly monitor the State Department's website for current travel warnings, alerts and worldwide caution.

The Airline has been working closely with all authorities to ensure that security protocols are followed according to CAL head of Corporate Communications, Clint Williams. “All Caribbean Airlines flights will operate as scheduled and we thank the travelling public for their understanding for any inconvenience at this time and special security measure will be put in place at this period,” Williams added.

Attorney's office, the suspects beat her and threatened to kill her if she ran away. The teen was rescued on February 3 after she managed to call her grandmother and 911. The suspects face several charges, including promoting prostitution, criminal possession of a weapon and endangerment of a child.

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Courtesy of the Gleaner KINGSTON, Jamaica: he Office of the Children’s Advocate is to start an investigation into claims that children are being rented out by their parents to street beggars. The Star newspaper reported accounts of a Maxfield Avenue, Kingston woman detailing that the practice involves mothers renting out their children for between $500 and $1,000.

US lawmakers urge Jamaican Children rented out to beggars Obama to reclassify Ganja
The children are then used to solicit money from the streets. According to the woman, the practice has been going on for years. Children’s Advocate Diahann GordonHarrison says while her office has not received any reports, there will be an investigation into the claims.


GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands: ormer Cayman Islands governor, Stuart Jack, has denied allegations that he, along with two other senior officials, committed misconduct in public office, attempted to pervert the course of justice and lied to police. Jack’s denial comes on the heels of a new criminal complaint filed with the Cayman Islands police by Martin Bridger, a former senior detective with London’s Metropolitan Police, who led a high-level corruption investigation in the Cayman Islands between 2007 and 2009. This follows a similar complaint made by Bridger last year to the Metropolitan Police against the territory’s current attorney general Samuel Bulgin, former governor Jack and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) adviser Larry Covington.

Former Cayman governor denies allegations of criminal misconduct
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Following a review of Bridger’s initial complaint, Commander Allan Gibson of London’s Scotland Yard said that the allegations against Bulgin, Jack and Covington amounted to possible "misconduct in public office, attempting to pervert the course of justice and possibly wasting police time.” Gibson wrote to then Cayman Islands governor, Duncan Taylor, “It is my view the allegations are serious and contain sufficient detail to warrant a criminal investigation." Taylor subsequently ducked the issue by referring the matter to the Cayman Islands police, who apparently did little or nothing in that regard, no doubt prompting Bridger’s most recent complaint made directly to the local police. However, allegations that he broke Cayman Islands law are “materially false,” Jack responded.


Kingston, Jamaica here was another development in Washington DC on Thursday in the fastpaced drive to reform prohibitions against the possession and use of marijuana. Eighteen members of Congress wrote a letter to President Barrack Obama, urging him to reclassify marijuana (cannabis), known in Jamaica as ganja, currently listed in the same drug category as heroin and LSD. The letter, authored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), follows President Obama’s comments to the New Yorker in January, in which he affirmed his belief that marijuana is no more dangerous than drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies marijuana as a “Schedule I” substance. This is the harshest classification available for illegal substances, placing cannabis in a stricter category than drugs like cocaine. Schedule I substances are believed to have "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." In the letter, the law makers said to the president: "You said that you don't believe marijuana is any more dangerous than alco-

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hol: a fully legalized substance, and believe it to be less dangerous 'in terms of its impact on the individual consumer. This is true. Marijuana, however, remains listed in the federal Controlled Substances Act at Schedule I ... This is a higher listing than cocaine and methamphetamine, Schedule II substances that you gave as examples of harder drugs. This makes no sense." Pointing to the high number of people incarcerated for possessing marijuana, the congressman urged Obama have Attorney General Eric Holder either delist the drug or remove it from Schedule I or II classification. Acting unilaterally The 1970 law permits the attorney general to "remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule." Obama, in a recent interview on CNN, however, expressed reluctance to act unilaterally to reclassify the substance. Inertia at the federal level has not prevented movement on the ganja issue, with more than 20 States having already decriminalized the plant, while two – Colorado and Washington – have fully legalized it. Pressure is building, however, for comprehensive reforms to be introduced across the nation. Jamaica These developments have not gone unnoticed in Jamaica, with local lobby groups and legislators on both sides of Parliament urging action to advance the country’s interests in light of emerging evidence of the many commercial and medicinal benefits to be derived from the plant. A Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association was formally established in Kingston on January 18, 2014. Among other things, its aim is to lobby for and properly prepare for the day when Jamaicans are free to grow and utlise the versatile plant, legally. -radiojamaica.com

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t is estimated that as many as 95% of all divorces in the United States are uncontested. This means that the vast majority of divorcing couples come to an agreement about the issues of property, children, and support. Often, both parties reach an agreement without the involvement of lawyers. If you and your spouse are able to come to an agreement about the terms of your divorce without the use of a lawyer, you may be reluctant to incur the expense of hiring lawyers to complete your divorce. Thankfully, there are ways of getting a divorce without hiring lawyers. In order to get an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse simply need to draft divorce papers to file with the courts. The easiest way to do this is to use an online divorce package like LawDepot's Uncontested Divorce. In some cases, you and your spouse may not immediately come to an agreement about the terms of your divorce. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have an uncontested divorce and save money by filing for divorce using a do-it-yourself divorce form. This simply means that you will have to slowly work through your issues until you can come to an agreement with your spouse. You may find that it is necessary to involve lawyers or mediators in order to come to an agreement with your spouse regarding property, child and support issues. This doesn’t mean that you have to keep the lawyers involved for the entire divorce process.

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(CMC): arbadian pop-singing sensation, Rihanna, has blamed her New York accountant for losing US$9 million in 2009. In new court papers filed in Manhattan Federal court and disclosed in media reports here on Thursday, Rihanna, 25, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, claims that she had US$11 million in cash when 2009 began and just US$2 million when it ended, blaming her former accountant at the Manhattan firm of Berdon LLP for the loss. The pop star claims that accountant Peter Gounis, of Berdon LLP, recommended she purchase a US$7.5 million Beverly Hills, California mansion in 2009. “So she went ahead and bought it (but) soon enough, the ‘Run This Town’ crooner was running into serious financial trouble,” the New York Daily News reports. Gounis advised Fenty that she could afford to purchase [the home] at a time when Fenty was in financial dismay,” her court documents reveal.

Rihanna Sued Accountant for Losing US$9M


Rihanna’s lawsuit claims that the mansion turned out to be a bad deal, filled with mould, leaks and other problems, and she ended up selling it for a US$2-million loss. The Daily News also reported that the ‘Umbrella’ singer also claims that the accountants failed to warn her that her ‘Last Girl on Earth Tour’ in 2009 was likely to lose money. She fired the firm in 2010. “These allegations are false,” said Thomas Manisero, a lawyer for Berdon LLP. “Berdon acted properly concerning Fenty’s affairs.” In December, Gounis alleged in court papers that Rihanna blew her cash on clothes, jewellery and private jets. “At the core of her claim is this belief: someone else is responsible for her conduct and its consequences,” he said in court papers. Rihanna has since bounced back financially and is now worth around US$43 million.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Bobsled competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics does not start until Sunday, but the teams have found various ways to pass the time in Russia. Lolo Jones, known for her hurdling, will be in Team USA’s third sled when the women’s competition kicks off February 18. She caught a USA vs Jamaica bobsled dance-off on video. The video, which she posted online showed one member of her team dancing with a member of the Jamaican team on a sidewalk in Sochi.

SA/Jamaica bobsled dance-off in Sochi





MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela (ACN) -- Mexico had a walk-off hit on Thursday night against the Dominican Republic with a score of 3-2 to become the first finalist of the Caribbean Baseball Series that is taking place in Margarita Island, Venezuela. The winning run for the Hermosillo Naranjeros.

Mexico reaches final of Caribbean baseball series

MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela (ACN) -- Puerto Rico advanced to the semifinals of the Caribbean Baseball Series held at Margarita Island, Venezuela, beating the host squad 5-4, a result that left Cuba without the possibility of advancing in the event. Forced to beat the undefeated Magallanes Navegantes.

Puerto Rico buries Cuban hopes in Caribbean baseball series

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -he West Indies Cricket Board announced on Thursday that its Selection Panel has named 13-member squads for a brief series against ICC Associate nation Ireland. The series comprises two Twenty20 Internationals and a One-day International to be staged later this month at Sabina Park in the Jamaica capital of Kingston. Twenty20 squad- Darren Sammy (Captain); Samuel Badree; Dwayne Bravo; Andre Fletcher; Chris Gayle; Sunil Narine; Denesh Ramdin; Ravi Rampaul Andre Russell; Marlon Samuels; Krishmar Santokie; Lendl Simmons and Dwayne Smith One-day International squad-Dwayne Bravo (Captain); Darren Bravo; Miguel Cummins; Kirk Edwards; Christopher Gayle; Jason Holder; Nikita Miller; Sunil Narine; Kieron Powell; Denesh Ramdin; Marlon Samuels; Darren Sammy and Lendl Simmons Kieron Pollard was not considered for selection to either side due to injury. He continues his rehabilitation following a knee injury sustained late last year. Santokie and Smith have been recalled, after playing the last of their T20Is almost two years ago. Santokie last appeared in a T20I against Australia in March 2012 at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St. Lucia,

West Indies announce squads for T20Is and ODI against Ireland


Cricket's Premeir Club Twenty20 tournament, the Indian Premier League could be contested in South Africa this season.It's scheduled to run from April 9 to June 3, and will clash with Indian federal elections. Organisers want the tournament to remain in India and will meet with officials and the Indian government, before deciding whether to change venues. outh Africa is the preferred venue while Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates are also being considered.

South Africa could host Indian Premier League tournament



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Kingston, Jamaica: he doping violation hearing of Olympic and World Championship sprint relay gold medalist, Asafa Powell, is scheduled to conclude on February 26 with final submissions. Powell was one of three persons on the witness stand on Wednesdayin Jamaica. The Head of the WADA accredited laboratory in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Christiane Ayotte, has submitted a report at the Powell hearing. It is believed to be highly critical of the findings provided by Caribbean Toxicology, Caritox. Caritox is the Jamaican based laboratory which has provided expert evidence on behalf of Powell, the former world 100 metre record holder. Jadco's attorney Lackston Robinson who submitted the WADA report prepared by Dr. Ayotte, told the Lennox Gayle chaired disciplinary panel that the document will impact Powell's and Sherone Simpson's cases.

Asafa's doping violation hearing set to end Feb 26

and Smith last played against Bangladesh in December that year at the Sher-eBangla Stadium in Dhaka. Darren Sammy has overcome a hamstring injury that sidelined him for the preceding two T20Is on the tour of New Zealand last month and returns to the lineup to captain the side. Also making a return following injury are opener Chris Gayle, fast bowler Ravi Rampaul and batsman Marlon Samuels. On the ODI side, fast bowler Miguel Cummins has been selected for a senior West Indies side for the first time ever and is the only uncapped player.

The WADA report was not discussed at Wednesday's hearing, because it was tendered into evidence late into the proceedings. Caritox had found that oxilophrine, for which Powell tested positive, was contained in the supplement Epiphany D1 which was supplied to the sprinter by Canadian physical trainer Chris Xureb.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC: amaica’s leading dope control officer, Dr. Paul Wright, has confessed that on three occasions he failed a medical examination which would have qualified him to study for a bachelor of Medicine at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Wright’s revelations came while he was being cross examined in the anti-doping hearing of Olympic silver medallist Sherone Simpson in Kingston on Wednesday. He appeared as a witness for the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) in the hearing which began on Tuesday. "In fact, you were unsuccessful on three occasions, is that correct?" asked Simpson’s lawyer Kwame Gordon. "Yes, sir," Dr Wright confirmed. "And that exam is the exam that determined if you are qualified to do a Bachelor of medicine (degree), and you failed that exam on three occasions?"Gordon quizzed. "Yes, sir". Dr Wright replied again. However Dr. Wright informed the hearing that he was able to train as a medical doctor and graduated in 1976 with a diploma in sports medicine from Leipzig University in East Germany. "Why did you not do the MBBS? Is it because you have failed on three occasions and could not do it?" Gordon probed. "Yes sir," said Dr Wright. The hearing, which started on Tuesday, wrapped up all the normal proceedings with the final two witnesses, Dr Wright and Catty RattraySamuels, a former JADCO director, taking the stand. The hearing continues February 25 where both Gordon and JADCO attorney Lackston Robinson are expected to present their final submissions to the three-member Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of Lennox Gayle, Dr Jephthah Ford and Peter Prendergast.

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ecreate the magic of the 30s and 40s when Maurice Hines, dubbed "the hippest man alive," returns with an all-new Apollo Club Harlem on February 20, 21, 22 & 23 at 308 Lenox Avenue, NY, NY. This sparkling 90-minute, nightclub revue celebrates the glorious musical legacy of the Apollo Theater with sultry crooners, spectacular dance acts, a swingin' 16piece big band and a chorus line of Red Hot Steppers. "Boardwalk Empire" star Margot B. and "this generation's Joe Williams" Kevin Mahogany, star in an elegantly-recreated nightclub within Harlem's famous Apollo Theater. Joining them on stage will be fabulously talented acts, including dazzling double threat The Wondertwins and the gravity-defying Manzari Brothers. Featuring classic songs: Minnie the Moocher, Jumpin' Jive, Ain't She Sweet, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Baby, It's Cold Outside, Boogie Woogie, Pretty Woman and Stormy Weather. Put on your best suit or break out your silk gloves and come experience the pizzazz and allure of the Jazz Age at the world famous Apollo Theater!

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By Patrick Maitland Street Hype Writer opular Jamaican born comedian and actor, Leon Parkins aka Lemon will headline the “Jamaican Standup Comedy Show” scheduled for Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Evander High School, 800 Gunhill Road in The Bronx. The annual show, which is being staged by Change Entertainment, will also feature other Jamaican comedians including Elva, Spyder, Leighton and Johnny and hosted by radio personality Bro Gray. This seasoned entertainer was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica but spent his formative years with his grandparents in St, Mary. There, he was always making those around him laugh and realized that he enjoyed making them happy. Lemon has travelled extensively all over the world performing his craft and will be on a North America city tour this summer. He has headlined shows locally and in countries such as: Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Marteen, St. Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos, Cayman, USA, Canada and England. In 2006, he was nominated as best Comedian in England and most recently he has the distinction of being the only Jamaican

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orn in the rural Vere district of Jamaica and raised on the melodies of Reggae music pounding from his father’s boom box every evening after school, SammyBritish was influenced at a young age by the lyrics of greats like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff. By the age of 16 he had already written over forty songs. In his earlier years, in an effort to take up music seriously he joined the Glenmuir High School festival choir which played a pivotal role in shaping his desire to be a performer. SammyBritish eventually emigrated to the United states for college where he got his first true experience with Rap & Hip hop music. He loved it. Over the next four years he would work to hone his skills in this genre

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he found not too dissimilar to reggae or dancehall and experimented with ways in which to fuse them. This exploration seemed, to many, as a risk resulting in just reward. Adamant about utilizing his music to deliver a positive message, “this self proclaimed neo-rasta’s music is contemporary, energetic & fun” (Kevin Jackson, Jamaica Observer), while featuring a versatile lyrical arrangement with sublime metaphors, second to none. His musical expression features a variable fusion of styles, including Reggae, DanceHall, Rap, Hip Hop, Pop and Rock, effectively creating his own unique musical style and identity. One he joking dubbed “Reggae - Hop” during an interview with TVJ E-Primes’ Debby Bissoon during an interview in 2012. In 2011 SammyBritish signed to indie label 8:O’Sics Entertainment Group which he co-founded earlier that year with Manager Da-Voice Grandison. In 2012 he went on to sign rising star Jamaican composer Joel Edwards to said label and ignited the fire which has forged what is now his debut Album “Original or Dead”. True to the revolutionary ideals from which Reggae and Rap originated this music is controversial but alluring, refreshing. SammyBritish keeps upping the ante every year. This recording artist exemplifies originality, as is the predominant chant from the title track off his album Original or Dead. As we move into 2014, everyone is poised to see what he has in store for us. MANAGEMENT: 8:O'Sics Entertainment Group 678-469-1374 // 201-628-6296 eightosicseg@gmail.com www.SammyBritish.com

•New Day School Alumni Association, NY Chapter presents their First Annual Fund-Raiser Dinner & Dance on Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m at Wembley’s Athletic Club, 550 East 239th Street, Bronx, NY 10470.

•Jamaican American Bar Association, North East will be staging their 4th Annual Scholarship Awards Gala on Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 8:30 p.m. at Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102.

•Jamaican Registrar General’s Department will be staging a series of outreach events in New York on March 10-15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Long Island as well as in New Jersey and Connecticut.


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WASHINGTON, D.C: ongressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement last week, in celebration of NAACP Founder's Day during the 2014 National Black History month: "Black History Month is time to recognize the Black experience as an integral part of American history. As one of the founding Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, I was very happy to celebrate when President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized the Black History Month in 1976. Since then, I have proudly joined millions of Americans every year to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of black pioneers who have made our country come closer to achieving Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of a more equal nation. This year we're celebrating the 50th

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Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as the nation will honor countless courageous advocates and organizations that fought hard to pass and execute the historic legislation – including my dear friend Congressman and Colleague, Rangel Rep. John Lewis, Rosa Parks, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, NAACP, National Urban League, the Congress for Racial Equality, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who inspired me to march 54 miles from Selma to

Montgomery in 1965, to stand up for the Voting Rights Act. Since the Civil Rights Movement, Blacks have reached high places in every sector of our society, including the Highest Office in the Nation held by President Barack Obama. Yet there is still much work to be done to make further advancements: in education and science, Black students still fall behind in college graduation rates and only make up 7 percent of all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) bachelor's degrees; in justice, Blacks constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population in America; in economic opportunities, the Black unemployment rate is 12.1 percent, almost doubling the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent.




Queens school teacher's decision to not allow student reports on Malcolm X for Black History Month has spurred outrage among parents and local leaders. Parents at P.S. 201 in Kew Gardens Hills were outraged when a technology teacher told fourth grade students they couldn't choose Malcolm X for a writing assignment about prominent black leader Malcolm X for Black History Month. "My son came home and said, 'Guess what dad, the teacher said we can't write about Malcolm X because he was quote unquote bad,'" said Frank Brown, a parent. Unlike Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X rejected non-violence and said

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black people should respond to racism by any means necessary to achieve their rights. He was assassinated in 1965. Brown says his son has read this book about Malcolm X many times, and he and his wife just bought another copy for the teacher. Parents say the teacher acknowledged using the words "bad" and "violent" but said she felt information about Malcolm she found on a website was not age appropriate. City Councilman Andy King of the Bronx, who co-chairs the Council's black, Latino and Asian caucus, says the teacher failed to consider all aspects of Malcolm X's life.

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lack History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week." This week was chosen because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. From the event's initial phase, primary emphasis was placed on encouraging the coordinated teaching of the history of American blacks in the nation's public schools. The first Negro History Week was met with a lukewarm response, gaining the cooperation of the Departments of Education of the states of North Carolina, Delaware, and West Virginia as well as the city school administrations of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Despite this far from universal acceptance, the event was nevertheless regarded by Woodson as "one of the most fortunate steps ever taken by the Association," and plans for a repeat of the event on an annual basis continued apace. At the time of Negro History Week's launch Woodson contended that the teaching of black history was essential to ensure the physical and intellectual survival of the race within broader society:

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Assess your beliefs This step is really several combined into one if you don't have a purpose in life, values and vision statements. Define your beliefs as you carry out your purpose, vision and values. Are those beliefs consistent and in alignment with those statements?

Look to your goals Do you have written goals that you continually striving to achieve? Without goals, why would we work less alone be concerned about our work quality?

Ask for feedback Seeking feedback from mentors, peers as well as bosses helps us to know if we are on target. Sometimes due to our filters of experience what we see is not what others see.


Laparkan’s marketing executive and former West Indies cricket world record holder Lance Gibbs (5th l) hands over an autographed replica of the ball he bowled to claim his record 309th test wicket to Jamaican Consul General in Florida, Franz Hall in the presence of Laparkan chairman Glen Khan and other executives. (Michael Matthews photo).

Hone your skills Becoming the best at what you do is a good thing. Seeking continuous improvement will demonstrate that you are truly committed to a delivering a high level of work ethics. Determine your standards What are the work standards that define your work ethics? Do you go along with others and settle for mediocrity or are you comfortable striving for more because you know you can do it.

Model your beliefs through your behaviors Are you daily behaviors demonstrating a high level of work ethics? If no one is looking, do you act the same way or do you change because it's okay since no one is looking and can report my behaviors.

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team from the Consulate of Jamaica in Miami, Florida headed by Consul General Franz Hall has had wide-ranging discussions with top executives of Laparkan Trading headed by Chairman Glen Khan on issues of cargo and port security, Customs procedures and barriers to trade including the importation into Florida of agricultural produce from the Caribbean. The discussions took place last Friday when a team from the Jamaica Consulate visited Laparkan's Corporate Office and main warehouse for a working lunch with Laparkan senior executives. The Consul General and team, which included Deputy Consul General Mr. Dale Jones and Community Affairs/Information Attache Cheryl Wynter, also toured Laparkan’s 166, 000 square foot warehouse. Also participating the discussions were president of the Jamaica/USA Chamber of Commerce Ms. Marie Gill and the Jamaica Diaspora south Florida representative Rev. Horace Ward. Laparkan’s future plans to introduce air cargo service to Jamaica and to use Jamaica as a hub for the reconsolidation and transport of ocean cargo from the US destined to the smaller countries of the Caribbean region were also discussed and some constraints identified which will be followed up with the Jamaican government.

Jamaica, Laparkan in logistics talks
In welcoming the Jamaican Consul General and team to Laparkan Chairman Glen Khan spoke of the business his company receives from the Jamaican communities across the US and Canada and pointed out that “we are working to increase our market share.” Jamaica, he said, remains a key market. The Consul General in reply acknowledged the relationship between Laparkan and the Jamaican community including the Consulate and thanked Laparkan for its sup-

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port of community efforts and its service to Jamaica. “The continued success and growth of Laparkan serves as a shining example of what Caribbean businesses can achieve, through vision and dedication. That your company is also a good corporate citizen is worthy of commendation. In particular, the role of Laparkan in assisting during times of natural disasters in the Caribbean is an activity that redounds to the benefit of all affected parties, the Consul General said.

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or the past few weeks international dancehall and reggae super star Shaggy has hit the road again due to the demand since the release of his recent album 'Out of Many One Music'. After a successful charity event, which Shaggy raised JA$70 million for Bustamante Children Hospital in Jamaica, he has hit the skies once again. Yet, the countries where he is scheduled to perform may sound a little unfamiliar to some, like Solomon Island. Solomon Island is a sovereign country consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania. Shaggy in Vanuatu Island Hearing Jamaican artists travel to these parts of the world should be applauded.

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Each night they perform they are spreading the culture and raising the flag high. Shaggy is the first major superstar to perform on Solomon Island. Shaggy Signature Twitter Pose during performance in New Zealand Shaggy is no stranger to traveling and touring the globe, yet he is always so humbled by the experience to bring the music to the people even in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. "Its always a good feeling to travel to these countries so far away from home and share my culture with them. Reggae and dancehall is very powerful" says Shaggy. Submitted by Ranch Ent. Destine Media destinemediaranch@gmail.com

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