Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Black Agenda Radio -- 07.16.18

Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host Nellie Bailey. Coming up: We’ll have a radical analysis of the importance of the the summit meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, from Dr. Tony Monteiro, who says the U.S. can no longer demand obedience to Washington’s version of how the world should be run; and, rebellion continues to simmer behind the prison walls in South Carolina.

The massive popular rebellion that rocked the streets of most of Haiti’s cities has brought down the prime minister and cabinet of the US-backed regime. The disorder was ignited by the government’s massive hike in the price of kerosene, gasoline and diesel fuel, under orders from the International Monetary Fund. In Brooklyn, New York, we spoke with Dahoud Andre, of the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti. Andre is also host of a popular Haitian radio program. He says the people of Haiti want the country’s president to step down, as well.

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Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Barbosa Quits as Becahi B-Ball Coach to take Over ...

Lehigh Valley Ramblings: Barbosa Quits as Becahi B-Ball Coach to take Over ...: Ray Barbosa, who led the Bethlehem Catholic Golden Hawks to a District XI title and a serious state championship run in boys basketball ea...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown Tour: Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza Thursday, August 2

Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown Tour

Thursday, August 2
Price: $49 in advance and $54 day of show | Steel Terrace: $179
Venue: Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza

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Voodoo Threauxdown featuring:

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
New Breed Brass Band

With special guests Cyril Neville & Walter “Wolfman” Washington

Gates: 6:00 pm | Show: 7:00 pm

The City of New Orleans, one of America’s most unique and diverse cities, celebrates its 300th Anniversary in 2018. To celebrate his hometown's tricentennial, its rich cultural heritage, and the bright future of its music, Trombone Shorty has handpicked an all-star line-up of Crescent City musicians to tour the nation as “Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown.” The revue will bring the spirit and the sound of New Orleans to 27 cities from coast-to-coast this August and September.

Headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the touring street party also features Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and New Breed Brass Band, plus special guest appearances by Big Easy legends Cyril Neville, Ivan Neville, Kermit Ruffins, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and more.

Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” and New York Magazine wrote that “Trombone Shorty takes in a century-plus worth of sounds—ragtime and jazz and gospel and soul and R&B and hip-hop—and attacks everything he plays with festive fervor.”

A 2011 GRAMMY Award nominee for his album "Backatown (Verve)", Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.” He was named to Forbes' “30 Under 30” Class of 2016 for Music along with Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and Jon Batiste.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Join the team at Northampton Community College!

Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Positions Currently Open

Full time:


Part time:

Adjunct teaching positions (various)

Other positions also available include adjunct instructors, regular part-time, and various pool positions. Applicant pools are reviewed for these positions as necessary.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our careers site, as postings are subject to change.

Northampton Community College serves more than 35,000 students a year at the Main Campus in Bethlehem, a branch campus in Tannersville, and the Fowler Family Southside Center in south Bethlehem.

The College is also one of the largest employers in the region with more than 1,700 full- and part-time employees. We offer a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package for full-time employees, which includes health, dental, term life, long-term disability, retirement and educational assistance

To apply or for more information, visit our careers site at www.northampton.edu/jobs

NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

Thursday, July 12, 2018



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Monday, July 9, 2018

Easton Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Sunday, July 22, 2018 4:00pm

Did a Philly teacher get Starbucks treatment at Dorney Park on Father's Day? | Jenice Armstrong

“Money for Your Next Fix & Flip or Buy & Hold.”

Editorial by Chris Hedges: The Con of Diversity

In 1970, when black students occupied the dean’s office at Harvard Divinity School to protest against the absence of African-American scholars on the school’s faculty, the white administration was forced to respond and interview black candidates. It asked James Cone, the greatest theologian of his generation, to come to Cambridge, Mass., for a meeting. But the white power structure had no intention of offering Cone a job. To be black, in its eyes, was bad enough. To be black, brilliant and fiercely independent was unpalatable. And so the job was given to a pliable African-American candidate who had never written a book, a condition that would remain unchanged for the more than three decades he taught at Harvard.

Harvard got what it wanted. Mediocrity in the name of diversity. It was a classic example of how the white power structure plays people of color. It decides whom to promote and whom to silence. When then-Maj. Colin Powell helped cover up the 1968 massacre of some 500 civilians at My Lai in Vietnam he was assured a glittering career in the Army. When Barack Obama proved obedient to the Chicago political machine, Wall Street and the Democratic Party establishment he was promoted to the U.S. Senate and the presidency.

Diversity in the hands of the white power elites—political and corporate—is an advertising gimmick...Read more here

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 books,…

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Funky Dawgz Brass Band @ Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 7:30 PM


Genre: R&B & Funk
Artist Website: funkydawgzbrassband.com

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band are one of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today. Emerging from Connecticut, these young men have engulfed the spirit and traditions of New Orleans as well as earning respect from local musicians who grew up and reside in the city. The band plays a contagious, upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans, R&B, original music, hip hop, funk and today’s top hits with a brass twist.

White neighbor gets prison for harassing black family

White neighbor gets prison for harassing black family: EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A neighbor accused of harassing and using racial epithets against a black Pennsylvania family for years has been sentenced to prison.