Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A softening of her Eyes @ the ICE HOUSE June 7th - June 16th 2018

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force Sunday, July 22 @ SteelStacks

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

Sunday, July 22 · Price: $20-$29

Doors and Dinner: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:30 pm

Femi Kuti is the heart and soul of modern Afrobeat. Femi’s father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, created the style - a blend of traditional Nigerian drum patterns, the smooth groove of highlife and American soul, funk and R&B – and took it to the world, inspiring people with insistent dance beats and lyrics bristling with political statements. Afrobeat moved several generations of musicians, in Nigeria and around the world, to follow Fela’s dictum and use music as a weapon to fight for justice and freedom. Femi and his band, Positive Force, are at the forefront of that movement, continually expanding the music’s vocabulary, adding hints of punk and hip-hop to the sound, while maintaining its traditional roots and political message.

When he’s home in Nigeria, Femi and his band play at The Shrine, the dancehall and concert space he built as a memorial to his father. The club is the eye of the global Afrobeat storm, a gathering place for fans old and new, a rallying spot for activists and dancers. As a spokesperson for UNICEF’s crusade for the rights of children and an advocate for HIV/AIDS education and prevention, Femi is recognized as a community leader and an inspiration for African resistance to the remnants of colonial mentality and economic hardship. Read more here:

Jack & Phil : Saturday July 21st @ the Scottish Rite Cathedral 5:00pm

Monday, June 11, 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”.

Monday, June 4, 2018



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Black Agenda Radio - 06.04.18

 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: Israel’s massacre of unarmed Palestinians has once against shocked the sensibilities of the world, unless, of course, you are a U.S. Democrat or Republican, in which case, whatever Israel does is fine; And, the Move 9 have been imprisoned for nearly 40 years, but the struggle to free them, continues.

Dictators have come and gone in Africa, but only one of them, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, has been in power for 32 years. Museveni was Ronald Reagan’s favorite African strongman, and Museveni’s military has been a tool of U.S. policy in Africa, ever since. The Ugandan army has wreaked havoc among its neighbors, destabilizing Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and intervening in South Sudan’s civil war. Last month, a coalition of Pan Africanist organizations came together with a campaign to expose the Ugandan regime as a menace to Africa. It’s called Stop Museveni. Milton Allimadi, the publisher of New York-based Black Star News, and a native of Uganda, explains.

Listen to the full show here: black agenda radio - 06.04.18

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.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Call for Application, 2018 Fellowship Program for People of African Descent

Fellowship Program

The application process for the 
2018 Fellowship Program for people of African descent is now open!

The Fellowship Program for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.

In the framework of the Program of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this year the Fellowship will be held from 19 November to 7 December 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Deadline for Applications: 1 June 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Sypro Gyra: @ SteelStacks RiverJazz Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sypro Gyra

Wednesday, May 23 · Price: $49-$59

Doors and Dinner: 6:00 pm | Show: 7:30 pm

Performing internationally for more than 40 years, Spyro Gyra has played more than 5,000 shows on five continents. Known for hits like “Morning Dance,” “Shaker Song” and “Catching the Sun,” in 2013 the group released its 30th album “The Rhinebeck Sessions,” which was hailed as Jazz Album of the Year by Travis Rogers of the Jazz Journalists’ Association.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert Friday, May 25 ·@ SteelStakcs 7:30 pm

Philadelphia Funk Authority 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Friday, May 25 
Price: $8-$10 in advance | $10-$15 day of show

Doors and Dinner: 6:00 pm | Show: 7:30 pm