October was a hot mess - with the shut down of the government taking center stage for the most part, it was difficult to focus on more pleasant and important things that were going on at the same time. Hopefully that will not be the case for November and the rest of the year.
This is just a sampling of events that will be taking place in the tri-state area - and they are in no particular priority. You select which is more important to you.
Tuesday, November 5: New York, New Jersey: ELECTION DAY - GET OUT AND VOTE LIKE YOUR LIVES DEPENDED ON IT, BECAUSE THEY DO. This is a priority date, no matter what else is going on. We have to elect Bill DeBlasio Mayor of New York City - and as you notice, I didn't bite my tongue. We can't vascillate, or be wishy washy about this.
Likewise, in NEW JERSEY - Now that Cory Booker is the New Jersey State Senator, YOU HAVE TO ELECT RAS BARAKA MAYOR of NEW JERSEY - again, I did not bite my tongue. In terms of Governor, for New Jersey, you've seen what the Repuglycans have done to our country. I implore you to use common sense and intelligence. We don't need any additional problems. Wake up and smell the sulphur.
In fact, if there are any elections taking place anywhere in the US on NOVEMBER 5, and there is a DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR ANYTHING AT ALL - VOTE FOR HIM OR HER - We have to return the power to the people, and rid ourselves of those who have walked up and down the spines of We, ThePeople for far too long. SO ON NOVEMBER 5, GET OUT THERE AND VOTE BECAUSE YOUR VERY LIVES DO DEPEND ON IT.
Sunday, NOV. 3: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is honoring one of my classmates and Sorors, Ms. Carol Black-Adams at 4:00 P.M at Auletto's Catering in Deptford , N.J. Tickets are S65.00. The proceeds ar to raise funds for the Kappa Community Development Corporation, an entity of the Burlington -Camden Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. Carol is one of thirteen honorees. Their mission is to fund and or build an academic Achievement center in Camden, N.J. For more information, or to contribute, contact Mr. Richard Williams at --609--634--5551.
> Thursday, Oct 31 at: 10:40 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 7:35 PM; > Fri, Nov 1-- Sun, Nov 3: 10:45 AM, 5:45 PM; Mon, Nov 4 at: 10:45 AM IFC W. 323 Sixth Ave at West Third Street, in Greenwich Village
"AMERICAN PROMISE" a film, will be featured at IFC: "In 1999, African-American Brooklynites Brewster and Stephenson enrolled their 5-year-old son Idris in a posh Upper East Side private school. Following Idris, his best friend, and the boys’ families over twelve years, the film captures their struggles with stereotypes and identity, learning differences and their increasingly divergent paths on the road to graduation. As their sons grow into young men, the parents wrestle with their own doubts and fears in this rare and vivid portrait of middle-class African-American families. Winner, Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival "
This is a plug for my Soror/friend Connie Baker, who owns SANS 'APPELLE, one of the most glamorous women's upscale clothing stores in Philly'S world famous Cheltenham Mall - Sans 'Appelle will wow you from the moment you step inside the door. And the prices are reasonable. But you will have people turning their heads and asking "Where did you get that gorgeous outfit??" Check her out - the FIRST FRIDAYS OF EVERY MONTH IS 50% OFF STOREWIDE. With the holiday season coming up, this is a perfect time to do something good for you. You've earned it.
Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream The Nation at The New School - Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (Room I202), Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street Watch live at new.livestream.com/
November 2 - 3 Coffee and Tea Festival, Philly - at the Philadelphia Expo Center at the Oaks
HUEMAN BOOKS NYC PRESENTS:
Thursday, November 07, 2013 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Place:The New York Society for Ethical Culture,2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023
Sunday, November 17, 8am - Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph -First Corinthian 116 and Adam Clayton Powell
Tuesday, November 19, 7PM - Melba's 125 Deadly Stuff Players - An Evening with Author Flo Anthony - 163 W. 125th St, 7th Floor - Cocktails and hor'd'oeuvres will be served.
November 9 Molefi Keite Asante Institute - 5535 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA:
“Language, Education, and Power: The Weapons of Intellectual Warfare” Dr. Ama Mazama, Peraat, Afrocentricity International
Saturday 5–7 PM. Donation
(November 16, 2013
“African Culture in the Americas: What We Can’t See?”
Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Temple University
Saturday 5–7 PM. Donation
November 15, Joel & Victoria Osteen Night of Hope in the Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Md - 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM - order tickets online at Ticket Master, Stub Hub, etc. (Had to include this since he won't be back to NYC until June 7, 2014). I've attended three of them and they're wonderful. So if you haven't, you should definitely check it out - truly inspiring.
There are a ton of things to do this November, leading into the holidays, so get up, get out, get involved.
Stay Blessed &