Posts Tagged ‘Blacks’

Netflix Love: The Get Down

Netflix Love: The Get Down

Let the bingeing begin. We first put you on to The Get Down last year when we helped the Grant Wilfley Casting company get the word out about their casting call for background actors for the show. Well now the first six of its 12-episode series is waiting for you on Netflix as of today. […]


Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

Harlem-Havana cultural exchange to bring music, arts, food to New York, Cuba | NY Daily News

BY Jared Mccallister A passionate, generations-long affair between New York and Cuba is rekindling through the Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, a culture-packed exchange initiative of music, visual arts, dance, film, food and more, starting in Manhattan during Harlem Week in August. After a half-century long hiatus due to the U.S. embargo against Cuba, the […]


Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

Uptown Tonight: Black And Cuba @ The Schomburg Center

This award-winning documentary follows street-smart Ivy League students who band together on an adventure to the enigmatic Caribbean island of Cuba, where the population is 60% black. Their journey reveals enthralling scenes of Cuban life, including hip-hop performances, block parties, and candid encounters with Afro-Cuban youth. As they film, the young travelers discover connections between Cuban and […]


Casting Call – The Get Down

Casting Call – The Get Down

Listen up folks: You still have a chance to be a part of this groundbreaking project. The Get Down by Baz Luhrmann will be available worldwide on Netflix on August 12th, 2016 but will be filming until April. Email current photos and phone number to getdown@gwcnyc.com with the SUBJECT LINE reading: Uptown Collective, Name, Union […]


Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Uptown Video: The Get Down Trailer

Anticipation has been steadily building for The Get Down, which takes us back to the 1970s when Hip-Hop was in its infancy. The series follows a group of teenagers trying to make it in a New York City on the verge of collapse. The Get Down is the television debut of visionary director Baz Luhrmann […]


East Harlem: The Pope’s ‘most important stop’ | CNN

East Harlem: The Pope's 'most important stop' | CNN

By Ray Sanchez New York (CNN)On a park bench outside a Manhattan housing project, Jenny Ortiz, 65, remembered the day she and several parishioners were led out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in handcuffs. A handful of East Harlem residents had staged a peaceful protest one night in 2007 after the New York […]


Why Pope Francis is visiting East Harlem and a Catholic school there this month | Los Angeles Times

Why Pope Francis is visiting East Harlem and a Catholic school there this month | Los Angeles Times

By Tina Susman If any place in New York City deserves a blessing, it is the sliver of East Harlem that Pope Francis will visit. On a hot summer’s day, rat poison signs were posted in the soil outside one of two housing projects that flank Francis’ destination, Our Lady Queen of Angels School. Police […]


Casting Call – Get Down With The Get Down

Casting Call – Get Down With The Get Down

Understand this: In 2016, everybody will be buzzing about The Get Down by visionary director Baz Luhrmann. The Get Down delves into the cultural and social milieu of the Bronx in the early 70’s when hip-hop was in it’s infancy. You have a chance to be a part of history. Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking […]


Casting Call: Netflix – The Get Down

Casting Call: Netflix - The Get Down

The Grant Wilfley Casting company is looking for background actors for film and television. One of their current projects is a new Netflix series called “The Get Down,” directed by Academy Award Nominee Baz Luhrmann. It’s about the birth of hip hop in the 1970’s, set in the Bronx. They are mainly in need of […]


The NYPD’s Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD’s Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

The NYPD's Own Statistics Reveal a Troubling Trend in the NYPD's Marijuana Enforcement | Mic

By Tom McKay The news: In New York City, whether or not you get arrested for marijuana possession has a lot to do with whether you’re black or Latino. New arrest record data from the New York state criminal justice system compiled by the Drug Policy Alliance paints a disturbing picture of racial bias in […]


Harlem Barbershop Serves Up Preventative Medical Care | NBC New York

Harlem Barbershop Serves Up Preventative Medical Care | NBC New York

By Andrew Siff A team of medical professionals from NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital is offering free health assessments to customers of a barbershop in Harlem, among others, as part of an effort to better serve a community that studies find doesn’t get regular checkups. Research from Dr. Joseph Ravenell revealed an alarming […]


And The Congregation Says…

And The Congregation Says…

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I can think of no better way to start off the New Year on this site than with the stirring poem delivered by New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Ramya Ramana, at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ceremony. The poem, simply entitled “New York City”, is a poignant, powerful and lyrical […]


Op-LED: The King Is No More – An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

Op-LED: The King Is No More - An Open Letter To Mike Bloomberg

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Good Riddance Mike Bloomberg! I am SOOOOOO happy that you will no longer be the Mayor of this great city. You have no idea. I REALLY MEAN THAT! (All caps on purpose – so take that.) I am ridiculously elated that starting tomorrow, I will no longer have to hear your […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Marijuana Stash That Carried Little Risk | NY Times

By JIM DWYER Published: November 14, 2013 Walking down Eighth Avenue a few weeks ago, I made sure my backpack was fully zipped shut. Inside was a modest stash of pot, bought just an hour or so earlier. A friend knew someone in that world, and after an introduction, then a quiet, discreet meeting, I […]

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