Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CONVERSATION PIECES: “ART, POWER, AND SPIRITUALITY” 2-3:30 P.M. Sunday November 18th @ the Allentown Art Museum

Laura James 
Sunday, November 18: Conversation Pieces: “Art, Power, and Spirituality” 2:00pm-3:30 p.m.
Spirituality is both personal and universal. At the same time, it shares a complex relationship with history, power, and art. The three artists leading this free panel discussion will delve into these themes in relation to their own careers and studies, followed by an open dialogue between the panelists and the audience. No RSVP necessary for this free program but seating is limited so show up early.

Panelists include:

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful

Laura James has been working as a professional artist and illustrator for more than 20 years. In addition to painting sacred images from various religions, she portrays women, families, and scenes of everyday life, blending intricate patterns, text, vibrant colors, and sometimes surreal imagery into what she calls “art for the people.” Laura is best known for her illustrations in The Book of the Gospels lectionary, published in 2000. An award-winning edition of the four gospels, it includes 34 paintings rendered in the Ethiopian Christian Art style, which over the years Ms. James has made her own.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful understands identity as a process always in flux. He approaches the concepts of home and belonging to the U.S. American context from the perspective of a Lebanese-Dominican who was recently baptized as a Bronxite--a citizen of the Bronx. He holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where he studied with Coco Fusco, and an MA from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He has curated exhibitions and programs and performs internationally.

Bridgett Kelso Anthony, a graduate of Union Theological Seminary with a BA in theatre from Marymount College and an MA from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Playwriting and Performance. Her art and ministry explore the ways that spirituality, the arts, and social justice intersect. She feels especially called to minister to black women, and to be an ally of the LGBTQIA community.
Bridgett Kelso Anthony

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Join the team at Northampton Community College!

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

Positions Currently Open

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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

NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lost in a Week of Hateful Violence, a White Man Killed Two Black Shoppers at a Kentucky Supermarket

Just days before a domestic terrorist entered a Pittsburgh synagogue and shot 11 worshipers dead, a white man gunned down two elderly African-American customers at a Kentucky grocery store Wednesday in what many are calling a hate crime. Fifty-one-year-old Gregory Bush opened fire and killed Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones at a Kroger supermarket in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, shortly after trying to enter a predominantly black church. Bush reportedly then told an armed bystander that “whites don’t kill whites.” As the community mourns, we speak with Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott and Reverend Vincent James, chief of community building for the city of Louisville and pastor of Elim Baptist Church.

Wake Up With WURD 10.26.18 - Mike Africa Jr., Mike Africa Sr. and Debbie Africa

Mike Africa Jr., Mike Africa Sr., and Debbie Africa join Wake Up With WURD to talk with us about how everything has been going since Mike Sr.’s release from prison after 40 years and what coming home means to the family.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Albright Spancake Lecture explores racial speech in politics

Albright Spancake Lecture explores racial speech in politics Dr. Daniel Q. Gillion says speaking about racial inequality in a liberal tone but passing restrictive conservative policies is cheap talk.


Liberals and conservatives view conversations about race differently, said Dr. Daniel Q. Gillion, author and associate professor of political science for the University of Pennsylvania.

Gillion spoke Wednesday afternoon to some 75 students at Albright College's Spancake Lecture on Political Discourse in America.

Conservatives say the dialogue on race was good in the 1960s and we got the Civil Rights Act so we no longer need to talk about race. Instead, we should move to a post-racial society, he said.

Liberals are also moving away from talking about race in a bid to broaden the base of the Democratic Party by appealing to everyone, he said.

"I tend to push back on both of these perspectives," Gillion said. "I believe an open, honest dialogue on race is important, especially for politicians."

It is important for politicians to understand what is happening in minority communities, he said. Read More here:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Greg Palast Sues Georgia’s Brian Kemp for Purging 340,000 from Voter Rolls Ahead of Election

Black Liberation Activist Freed After 40 Years in Prison

After 40 years in prison, Mike Africa Sr., of the Black liberation group, Move, has been released on parole. Africa is the second member of the group to be released. His wife, Debbie Sims Africa, was released on parole last year.

Mike Africa Sr. has been released on parole after a 40-year sentence. | Photo: Mike Africa Jr.

“It’s kind of surreal that I’m sitting on the porch with my son and his family — my wife is here,” Mike Africa Sr. told teleSUR. “A couple of hours ago I was sitting in a jail cell. I’m just trying to take it all in and read more here

Friday, October 19, 2018

THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW: Fri, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM @ the State Theatre Center for the Arts


@ the State Theatre Center for the Arts
453 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
610-258-7766 x204
Fx: 610-258-2570

Fri, October 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Starring Belinda Davids
Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed stage show featuring the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids who has been featured on Fox TV’s ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and BBC1 TV’s ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’.With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. The two-hour production takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘How Will I Know’, ‘One Moment in Time’, ‘I Have Nothing’,  ‘Greatest Love of All’, ‘I’m Every Woman’ and more.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Who is black in America? Ethnic tensions flare between black Americans and black immigrants

by Valerie Russ, Posted: October 18, 2018- 5:00 AM

As soon as it was announced that filming would start for the Harriet Tubman biopic with British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo as the lead, a social-media fury erupted.

Who is black in America? Ethnic tensions flare between black Americans and black immigrants.

An online appeal went up, demanding an African-American woman be recast as Tubman, the woman who, after escaping slavery, made more than a dozen trips to lead others to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Read more

Friday, October 19: International jazz legend Steve Coleman @ William Center for the Arts @ Lafayette College in Easton, PA

Williams Center for the Arts

Friday, October 19: International jazz legend (and hometown hero)

Steve Coleman

Free pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in Williams Center Room 108: Steve Coleman in conversation with WDIY’s Bill Dautremont-Smith.

For saxophonist Steve Coleman, music is not a separate discipline from any other activity created by people, but a form of energy, a holistic part of the entire vibratory spectrum, from micro to macro. This MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award-winner’s unconstrained and preconceived compositional techniques start with the great African American spontaneous composers, and his global exploration of how humans, animals, and plants communicate gives his refined tonal progressions and disciplined rhythmic structures a distinctive conversational flow. With Five Elements, Steve Coleman takes the expressive possibilities of improvisation to uncharted, intriguing new territory.   

Tickets: $27 (just $6 for students with ID)
Saturday / October 20, 2018 / 2 p.m. JazzReach

Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz

All-ages, family-friendly concert from JazzReach tracing the first 100 years of jazz

JazzReach’s critically acclaimed Metta Quintet introduces audiences of all ages to the ever-changing, vital, and truly American art form of jazz. Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz is an interactive, multimedia program that illuminates the rich history of jazz and the names, faces, and stories of its many masters—Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, and Marsalis among them. Underscoring the interplay between the jazz movement and the evolution of American culture throughout the 20th century, the show highlights the myriad ways that jazz has inspired and influenced multiple genres of music.

Tickets: $19 for adults; $6 for students with ID and children under 16

Friday / October 26, 2018 / 8 p.m.
Theatre Re
The Nature of Forgetting

A resounding success at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting is an explosive and moving reflection on what is left when memory fades. Middle-aged Tom struggles in the early stages of dementia. Then, magically, a lifetime of recollection is unlocked by small gestures, objects, and sounds, which his delicate mind eagerly grasps. Performed by a small cast almost entirely without dialogue, the journey unfolds through powerful, exquisitely wrought movement, capturing the fragility of life and the endurance of the human spirit. “Breathtaking and bold…a must see” (Broadway World).

Tickets: $27 (just $6 for students with ID)
The Williams Center brings this excitement downtown to Buck Hall’s Landis Cinema via National Theatre Live broadcasts of London’s best theater; and, on the hill, we continue Tapestries: Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures, a 16-month initiative designed to showcase and celebrate the expressions of Muslim artists from around the world. Take some time to explore the website and all the exciting events that await us in the coming months, then join us for a show or two (or 12!)

Family Engagement Summit Saturday October, 20th 2018 @ Renaissance Hotel 9am-1pm

Courageous Conversations: Being While Black Thursday, October 18th 5:30-7:30pm