Friday, August 23, 2013

Harlem Assault Turns Deadly For Transgender Victim

After spending nearly five days on a ventilator, transgender woman Islan Nettles died of her injuries following an assault near 148th Street and Eighth Avenue in Harlem last Saturday. While out with a friend over the weekend, 21-year-old Nettles began arguing with a group of men, one of whom police said made anti-gay remarks upon learning the victims were transgender. That's when a fight broke out and resulted in Nettles being rushed to the hospital. So far, NBC New York reports that a 20-year-old man was arrested in this investigation — which the NYPD considers a possible hate crime — though his role in Saturday night's altercation "was not immediately clear." DNA Info writes that the man "was initially charged with misdemeanor assault, but cops said they expected to upgrade the charges on Friday." Nettles, who also used the names Vaughn Nettles and Alon Nettles, planned to start a career in fashion and previously interned at Ay' Medici, a Harlem design house, according to her LinkedIn page. The attack is the latest in New York City's alarming uptick in hate crimes this summer. Read more posts by Delia Paunescu Filed Under: hate crimes ,transgender ,Harlem ,horrible things ,nypd

Saturday, August 10, 2013

'Phony' councilwoman will stay on ballot

'Phony' councilwoman will stay on ballot

City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo will be allowed to stay on the ballot for the November election, despite filing campaign petitions that were riddled with bogus signatures, according to a court ruling Friday.

'Phony' councilwoman will stay on ballot
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:10:36 GMT

Fw: Notify NYC - Silver Alert

Silver Alert issued 8/9/13 at 7:25 PM. NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Bernardo Figueroa, male, Hispanic, 67 years old, from Grand Concourse and East 204th St in The Bronx. Mr. Figueroa is described as 5'9" tall, 160 lbs., dark skinned, with a goatee, wearing a white polo shirt, khaki pants, and white sneakers. He suffers from dementia and high blood pressure. He was last seen leaving Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, at 525 W 168th St, Manhattan on Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 PM. A photo is attached. If you see Mr. Figueroa, please call 9-1-1.
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Longtime Democratic Strategist Bill Lynch Dies At 72

Longtime Democratic Strategist Bill Lynch Dies At 72

Longtime Democratic strategist Bill Lynch, who served as deputy mayor under David Dinkins and worked on numerous presidential campaigns, passed away on Friday at the age of 72.

Longtime Democratic Strategist Bill Lynch Dies At 72
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 02:52:34 GMT

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fw: Notify NYC - Alert

Silver Alert issued 8/7/13 at 11:00 PM. NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Reina Diaz Perez-Delciano, female, Hispanic, 68 years old, from Ft. Washington Ave and West 164th St in Manhattan. Ms. Perez-Delciano is described as 5'1' tall, 175 lbs., with a medium build, wearing a black blouse, pink pants, black flip-flops, and a black hair band. She suffers from severe dementia and has no identification or cell phone. A photo is attached; if you see Ms. Perez-Delciano, please call 9-1-1.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fw: Notify NYC - Alert

Notification issued 8/7/13 at 6:20 AM. The NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for Ivan Shockness, male, black, 76 years old.  Mr. Shockness was last seen in the area of 8th Avenue and 115th Street in Manhattan at approximately 3:30 PM yesterday, on 8/6/13.  Mr. Shockness suffers from dementia and takes medication for diabetes and high blood pressure. He is described as 5'7" tall, 180 lbs, with brown eyes and salt & pepper hair. He was last seen wearing brown pants and a green t-shirt. If this person is seen, please call 9-1-1.
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Washington Heights Bookstore Opens At New Location

Washington Heights Bookstore Opens At New Location

After being forced out of its original home because of rising rent, a bookshop in Washington Heights is back in business.

Washington Heights Bookstore Opens At New Location
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 02:29:49 GMT

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fw: Summer on the Hudson: August 10 - 16

Summer on the Hudson's *FREE* events in Riverside Park
Events August 10th - 16th
Riverside South
Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer
and basketball.
Tots Soccer - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Pee Wee Basketball - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays through August 28 - 71st St. Soccer Field and Basketball
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Movies Under the Stars - This year's theme: Song & Dance!
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier
movies. Open captioned.
Wednesdays through August 14, 8:30 p.m. (dusk) - Pier 1 at 70th St.
August 14 - Pitch Perfect ('12) | /A dissatisfied college freshman
helps her school's floundering all-female a cappella group get back in
the competition.
Children's Performance Series
Music, sotrytelling and theater for audiences up to age 7. Wear
Thursdays through August 15, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Pier I at 70th St.
August 15 - City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish
Cottage Marionette Theatre
  | /Contemporary and innovative marionette productions
Riverside Gallery - Art in the Park
Tour Riverside Park South's open air gallery for 3rd year
presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument
  public art project, seven sculptures by accomplished artists with
informative plaques and call-in numbers to learn more.
June 2013 - May 2014 viewable during park hours - 59th - 70th St.
Kayaking on the Hudson
Join the Downtown Boathouse <>
  for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River
first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and
know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks
and life vests provided.
Sundays through September 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - 72nd St. & Hudson
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Pilates - Mat Class
This total body workout develops your superior core muscle power and
tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose,
comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
Tuesdays through August 20, 6:30 p.m. - The Plaza at 66th St.
Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.
Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable
clothing and bring your own mat.
Wednesdays through September 25, 6:30 p.m. - The Plaza at 66th St.
Kayaking with the Downtown Boathouse
Kaying returns to the 72nd Street launch. Sundays 10am-5pm till
September 29.
Shape Up NYC Intensati
Shape Up NYC
  offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations
across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers shape up.
This revolutionary workout fuses high energy aerobics, martial arts,
dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Combining spoken affirmations
with simple choreography, Intensati <>
  provides a heart pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical,
mental and spiritual muscle. Attendance is limited to 80 people on a
first-come, first-serve basis.
Saturdays August 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:00 a.m. - Locomotive Lawn at 61st.
West Harlem Piers Park
Come have a family playdate with your children and their friends at
this outdoor kiddie party featuring arts & crafts, a children's
performer from 2-3pm, and lots of neighborhood fun.
Second Saturday of the month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 125th Street and
Marginal Street
August 10 - Monkey Monkey Music <>
  | /Learning while rocking
West Harlem Piers Park programming for SOH 2013 is sponsored by
Harlem Dances
Come see local dance companies demonstrate their moves and learn a
move or two.
Third Friday of the month, 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. - 125th St. and
Marginal St.
August 16 - Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
  | /Teaching worldly folk & social dances
Game Days
Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a
sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling,
hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 125th St. and
Marginal St.
Shape Up NYC Zumba
Shape Up NYC
  offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations
across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers shape up.
Saturdays through September 28, 11:00 a.m. - Fishing Pier at 125th and
Marginal Streets
Tai Chi
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving
martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Sundays through August 25 at 8:00 a.m. - West 89th Soldiers' and
Sailors' Monument
Other programming in Riverside Park
NYC Urban Park Rangers Programs in Riverside
  - (212) 304-2365
Hudson Warehouse Presents the Classics/
For specific show information and times see
Through August 25 - West 89th Solders' and Sailors' Monument North
RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series
/For specific listings visit
  or call (212) 978 0277./ Music will include Classical, Jazz,
Flamenco, Samba, Rock, Bluegrass, and Middle Eastern.
Every Saturday through August 17 at 7 p.m. - Lawn north of 96th St.
Clay courts
DockNYC in West Harlem Piers Park
  in partnership with West Harlem Food and Beverage Association
  invites you to take a cruise and enjoy dining at one of eight great
Harlem restaurants, or just come for the cruise! Learn more and
purchase tickets here
Every Monday night, August 5th - August 26th. Boat departs West Harlem
Pier at approximately 7:30 PM.
Riverside Park and Summer on the Hudson Multimedia Section
  Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is
limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis
beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the
time of the event, the event will be cancelled. No rain dates are
scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves
the right to close participation.
  Riverside Park South is located on the Hudson River between 59th and
72nd Streets with entrances at 59th, 68th, 72nd. Riverside Park South
Park closes at 11:00 p.m.
  West Harlem Piers Park is located on the Hudson River between
124-135th Streets. Riverside Park and West Harlem Piers Park close at
1:00 a.m.
  Permanent food and drink concessions (cafes) are located in the park
.. Mobile vendors can be found in various locations throughout the
  Restrooms are located at 70th, 72nd, 79th, 83rd (Playground), 91st
(Playground) 97th (Playground),105th (Ballfields), 123rd and 148th
  provides bike rental at 72nd and 135th Streets, Spring & Fall: 9:00
a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Summer: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m./somewhat weather
dependent. Discounts for season long & family memberships available!
For more information, call (212) 408-0219 or visit
To make a donation to Riverside Park in support of the events
programming, please visit
See you in the Park!
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Central Harlem buzzing with West Nile infected mosquitoes

Central Harlem buzzing with West Nile infected mosquitoes

Pesky mosquitoes buzzing around Central Harlem are contaminated with the potentially deadly West Nile virus — but city officials aren’t swatting the threat anytime soon.

Central Harlem buzzing with West Nile infected mosquitoes
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:49:05 GMT

Harlem Hospital Closely Monitors Hypertension Patients For Preventative Care

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in New York City, a city Health and Hospitals Corporation hospital is actively working to fight hypertension among its patients.

The guerilla war vs. Obamacare

Hammond: Now that Obamacare is less than four months from becoming reality, its enemies have given up all pretense of constructive dialogue and switched to pure sabotage.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Hue-Man Update
August Events
Hope you Missed Us.....
Hey Hue-Man glad to be back....
If you missed us in are was way too hot to think...Hope you all made it through the heat wave and are now convinced that global warming...could be REAL...Anyway, we are back....just a little rest and relaxation was in order....We know our website can take all your orders 24 hours a day so it was okay to sneak out..right? But, check out what we have for August and try a little travelling yourself....change the conversation....and the perspective.  If any of the books in this email excites you, just click the picture..and come see us online or we'll see you at one of our fabulous events soon...


August 8 3-6PM Sylvester Sports Complex: 280 Columbus Ave, Roselle. 
New Jersey Youth Day
Paparazzi Princess: Kyla Jones and Promise Walker.

Money and designer clothes. Fame and red carpet events. Front row concert tickets and expensive parties.

That's the good stuff . . . but being the daughter of a music mogul or a famous rapper isn't easy. Step inside the lives of Kayla Jones and Promise Walker. As the daughters of two legends of rap music, trips, cash, designer labels and famous friends are just business as usual for Kayla and Promise. But so are the high expectations of super-successful parents, the drama of having two-faced friends, the not-always welcome glare of constant media attention and the hurt of nasty gossip. 



August 9, Missouri Black Expo.
Our  Seventh year supporting Literacy at the Expo...
Kelly Price, Joe, Glen Lewis all part of the exciting line-up.
Paparazzi Princesses: Saturday 12 noon....1st 100 young adults get free signed books.

August 10, Missouri Black Expo.
Rick Banks: Is Marriage for White People? Joins Panel on Marriage. 
Dennis Kimbro: Motivational Speaker and best selling Author delivers The Power Within address Sunday at 4 pm...

August 12, Martha's Vineyard
Harry Belafonte. 
Harry Belafonte is not just one of the greatest entertainers of our time; he has led one of the great American lives of the last century. Now, this extraordinary icon tells us the story of that life, giving us its full breadth, letting us share in the struggles, the tragedies, and, most of all, the inspiring triumphs.  Honored as part of the Charles Hamilton Houston events...hosted by Professor Charles Ogletree...

August 14 10:30 AM
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Annual Martha's Vineyard Forum.
Take 2 Aspirin: Race, Place and Health in the 21 st century

Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 10:30 AM
Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center,
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA

This summer our forum will explore issues that arise at the intersection of race and health. In the morning, we will honor several individuals who have served the public as both distinguished health professionals and as advocates for racial and social justice. A fantastic line up of and open to the public...

Find Out More.
Books that should be on your Radar.... 


August Marvaisms...


Most of us are taught to problem solve the same way.  Ask the circular questions: the what, when where, who, how and why.  What we were not taught, is which part of this golden circle (Simon Sinek coined phrase) is most important. In his book, It All Starts With Why link here...Sinek says it turns out that the why is the most important in the idea of leadership, sustainability, humanity and messaging.  In his work he shows us WHY some people and organizations are more innovative, more profitable, command greater loyalties from customers and employees alike and, most importantly, are able to repeat their success over and over. These are not the one hit wonders. These are the ones who change the course of industries or even society.  I agree with him wholeheartedly...Why leads to innovation. 
I would like to take a look at, not the why of the business model, but the social why that drives societies such as ours. 

I don't think any of us will deny that we can see the stagnation in a society that does not ask why...Our beloved country, the most innovative in history, is fast approaching such a society. We have become completely consumer driven.  The results, replication, dogma, control, unbridled power, greed, debauchery and most dangerous of all, complacency of its citizens. Total Stagnation...A friend once gave me a book called LMNOP....quite 1984 Orwellian in it's premise....In this fictional world, all the letters of the alphabet were removed one by one by government and people could only make words using the book....but I think you get my point. Rubbish...that's all those words add up to rubbish and constraints.

The world needs to begin to understand why in a whole different way.  I contend that many of the issues we face these days stem from us not asking why but instead blindly going into the abyss of what power and control dictates. 
The past few weeks I am sure so many of us have asked why...why in the Zimmerman case, why all the chaos that is politics? Why can't big banks share? Why can't citizens be more in control of their personal destinies?  The real question we should be asking is: Why, in fact, have we allowed the 548 people who make up government to take the country to a boiling point on every imaginable issue, jobs, health, finances, immigration, war, poverty, education and so on.  Why all the media debacle...or why is it so easy for Wall Street to dangle the carrots we can't refuse? Special interest?  They have become the fourth branch of government that runs only on the fuel of more...more money, more power, more sin.  Some will argue that it's the nature of, and the by product, of capitalism.  If this is so, then voluntary mind control is an unfortunate byproduct of "progress" Mind control you see, means that Why must die....Can 314 million people be so anesthetized that they fail to understand the power in numbers and the importance of three little letters and a punctuation mark? WHY? 

Asking Why actually comes from brain chemistry.  When something moves or inspires us to take action, it is because Why has been invoked, it has woken from its anesthetized state and demand answers.  When we are inspired someone else's why becomes our why....Imagine the world we would inhabit if we simply asked why....WHY...Why do we hate, why is there poverty, why can't enough just be enough....Why? 

As you can imagine I ask why a much so that as as child I'd ask my father why so many yimes that he'd say because Y comes before Z!  But WHY?




Set to a soulful score of Jazz, R&B, gospel and pop music, SHIDA a new musical, tells the powerful and inspiring true story of one girl's struggle to overcome the odds and achieve her dreams. SHIDA, stars award winning actress Jeannette Bayardelle, who starred in The Color Purple as Celie and won the NAACP Theater Award.  Bayardelle, takes you through Shida's powerful, funny, and inspirational story, portraying multiple different roles. 


SHIDA an Ars Nova Summer Fling at  511 West 54th Street performs from July 19th-August 28th.   Use discount code - SHIDAGEN for $34.50 tickets by calling 866-811-4111 or log onto to purchase.  
WELL YOU know I have to give a shout out to my fellow islanders at NJPAC.   But you need to check out their line up....Superb...
Berres Harmond August 3rd
Shaggy August 8th.

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