The 2015 North American International Auto Show – The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

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Thousands of journalists, auto industry personnel, influencers and car lovers from all over the world converged on Detroit for the 2015 North American International Auto Show, which kicks off the auto show season and featured over 50 vehicle debuts. This show is an immense production, the NYC auto show, which I attend every year, seems to pale in comparison. The North American International Auto Show is something akin to a Valhalla for auto enthusiasts.

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Uptown Poetry: Tales of a Dyckman Princess – Goodbye My Dear

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What of us my dear?
We are no longer there…
So why do you persist on calling?
What is it that keeps you here?
So long ago
we were something more than friends.
Now not friends even…

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Fundraising Campaign Launched for Victims of Inwood Housing Scam – Inwood | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong

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Ana Villega, Evelyn Hernandez and Elsa Martinez (left to right) stand with Villega’s daughters and Martinez’s son in front of the building they once hoped to call home. (Photo: Lindsay Armstrong | DNAinfo)

INWOOD — A local resident has launched an online fundraising campaign to help several families who lost thousands of dollars in an affordable housing scam.

Richard Le, an Inwood resident, started a GoFundMe campaign for the families after reading about their plight on DNAinfo New York. He hopes to raise $9,000, enough to reimburse three families who were allegedly defrauded out of thousands of dollars by a phony leasing agent.

In early January, three families reported that they had given about $2,700 each to Jennifer Ricardo with the understanding that she would secure them apartments at 552 Academy St., a newly renovated affordable housing development.

Read more: Fundraising Campaign Launched for Victims of Inwood Housing Scam – Inwood – DNAinfo.com New York.

Support: http://gofundme.com/kmav4o

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Spread Love: The Ibeyi Mixtape

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

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Much love goes to Ibeyi and their record label, XL Recordings, for a simply masterful campaign in advance of their forthcoming debut album, which drops February 17th. After releasing really creative visuals for songs Oya, River, and Ghosts they follow up with an expansive and well-executed mixtape that includes some of their music alongside and blended with tunes from such artists as Lauren Hill, Nina Simone, Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, James Blake among many others. This mixtape is the perfect precursor to world domination. Like I said before, this is Neo-Diasporan Soul Music. Get used to it.

By the way, the twins will be heading out on their North American tour and will be in our neck of the woods in March at the NY Music Hall of Williamsburg. You know I already purchased my tickets.

Get Your Tix: http://musichallofwilliamsburg.com/event/732343-ibeyi-brooklyn/

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