In recognition of its important place in American history, in July of 2007, 1520 Sedgwick was declared eligible to be listed as a state and federal landmark. Congressman Serrano of the Bronx honored Sedgwick and Kool Herc in the Congressional record. Now 1520 Sedgwick is at risk of converting to market-rate housing! 1520 Sedgwick was built in 1969 under a state program to provide quality affordable housing for New Yorkers. This affordable housing helped revitalize the Bronx and made it possible for working families like DJ Kool Herc’s to thrive and create the communities that gave rise to hip-hop. The owner of 1520 Sedgwick plans to remove the building from this affordability program by February 2008! The owner of Sedgwick intends to sell the building to a private equity investor who has already taken several buildings out of the affordability program in the Bronx. As gentrification sweeps through New York City, the low and moderate income families who have lived in these communities for decades are being pushed out. UHAB has entered into negotiations with the companies who control 1520 Sedgwick and they have offered to sell the building to UHAB and the tenants. Using money from the State and City of New York and your contributions, we hope to reach a fair purchase price and save 1520 Sedgwick as affordable for the next generations of New Yorkers! For details on the Save 1520 collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sc73.com. To make a contribution, visit www.save1520.org.
AMY WINEHOUSE was in Snaresbrook Crown Court in East London today to support hubby Blake Fielder-Civil’s plea hearing. According to reports, she arrived late and interrupted the proceedings by yelling out, "I love you, handsome. Gorgeous, I love you." Blake is facing charges for allegedly attacking a man and then offering him money to drop the charges and leave the country.
Mariah Carey’s new album is set to be released this April. Mariah’s last album, “The Emancipation of Mimi,” was the highest selling album of 2005 and went on to go six times platinum.
Commonjust filmed"The Night Watchman", which also stars Keanu Reeves and Oscar and Golden Globe Winner Forest Whitaker. Common will play a heroine dealer who is posing as an undercover cop. To be released 12/31/2008 He alsojust wrapped upaction film "Wanted"alongside Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy. Hetakes on the role of the Gunsmith, an assassin with an extensive knowledge of firearms who is chosen to help train McAvoy’s character into a powerful hit man. To be released 6/27/2008. The ‘Justice League of America’movie isn’t slated for a release until 2010. Common is definately handling business.
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The founder and former CEO of BET apologized Today to Sen. Barack Obama for his comments this week regarding the Democratic presidential hopeful’s acknowledged drug use as a teenager. Johnson said, "As an African-American, I’m frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Bill and Hillary Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood that — and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in his book — when they have been involved." Bob Johnson, said he sent Obama a letter and also was reaching out by phone. "I’m writing to apologize to you and your family personally for the uncalled-for comments I made at a recent Clinton event. In my zeal to support Senator Clinton, I made some very inappropriate remarks for which I am truly sorry. I hope that you will accept this apology. Good luck on the campaign trail." The Obama campaign said it will respond to the development soon. Johnson’s apology comes as both the Clinton and Obama campaigns step up their efforts to win South Carolina’s coveted African-American vote on January 26 source
by AF Bill Clinton got visibly upset when a reporter asked him about a lawsuit in Nevada that is seeking to ban caucus meetings in nine casinos on the Las Vegas strip.
OMG I thought we would never see his head. I guess he finally took that wig off cause that hair line was to good to be true. LOL JET gets 5 stars for this!
"Unauthorized Biography Of Rakim"
Sat. January 19th 2008 215hiphop.com presents its 8th installment to the producer and MC showcase: Beats & Rhymes That in 2006 a few people said would quickly fade out due to only using Philly Producers. And in 2008, were still here bringing the heat like no other hip hop event can. Joining us this round is producer Dev Rocka who just released his debut album available now on Good Hands Records. That has such talent as Planet Asia, Reef, Chief Kamachi, and more. And the other industry heavyweight is producer Vanderslice. Who has done work with everyone from Jedi Mind Tricks (on new Army Of The Pharoahs album), OuterSpace, R.A. The Rugged Man, Sean Price, The Beatnuts, Reef, just to name a few. Third producer is Doc Strange who’s most known for producing tracks off illy emcee’s debut album. And the hidden secret, producer Brizzo who just recently won a NYC producer competition on which producer Just Blaze (Roc A Fella) was on a panel judging. *ALSO NOTE: In addition to promotional press before the event, we are also looking for journalists to come out to the show to write a review. Although our video’s do a great job in showcasing the event. In order for you to truly understand why this event is so important and enjoyable for fans. You really have to come and experience it. So feel free to reply back for a comp. 215hiphop Presents: Beats & Rhymes A Four Hour non-stop Producer & MC Showcase ***Click Below to Watch Our Previous Video’s** November ’07 Video September ’07 Video May ’07 Video: January ’07 Video: November ’06 Video: September Video ‘06: Sat. January 19th 2008 @ The Khyber (2nd & Chestnut St.-Philly, Old City) 21+ Cover: $10 9pm-2am Opening the night off & live remixes with: DJ Akshun Live On The Beats: Dev Rocka Production Credits: Broady Boy Ace/Planet Asia/Reef The Lost Cauze/Killah Priest/Chief Kamachi/Maylay Sparks Vanderslice Production credits: Jedi Mind Tricks (AOTP)/Sean Price/ Wordsworth/ OuterSpace/ Beatnuts/Termanology/Verbal Tech Doc Strange Production credits: Burke/Illy Emcee Brizzo Production Credits: 2ew Gun Ciz/84 Live Performance & Hosted By: Broady Boy Ace & The Mighty Flipside Esq. (Electric City) w/some very Special Guests Powered By: 215hiphop hiphopcrack m3printing CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS Click For Flyer Organizers: Justin & Andy interviews or questions regarding the event. Contact: Justin@215hiphop.com , Tzr@215hiphop.com
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