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Scam, kidnap by South African police

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Medgar Evers College of CUNY celebrates Caribbean Heritage click here

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City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism

All pictures on this page I took this during a conference at the Graduate School of Journalism on political advertising in Jun 2012.

The Community and Ethnic Media Initiative & Community and Ethnic Media Initiative & New York Press Association hosted a panel discussion How to get political advertisements during election season

Below and right, Ernest Opong, son of Ghana, publisher of Amandla and
board member of Center for Media and Peace Initiatives and co-chair of the conference held at Rutgers University in Jun 2012 click here.  Ghana click here.

Basil Smikle, a son of Jamaica whose public relations firm helped get First Lady Senator Secretary of State Hon Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton elected senator and Hon Mr Michael Bloomberg relected mayor is shown below on the panel and speaking with a member of the audience.

Other panelists: Howard P Sturman, Publisher & CEO of Home Town Media Group; Ernest Lendler, President of Branford Communications, Inc.; Evan Stavisky; and David Keisman, Publisher of Manhattan Times. 

The moderator was Michelle Rea, Executive Director New York Press Association, she is the lady on the far left in the bottom picture.

Events at the City University of New York. Many are free.

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Writers on Writing Radio Show: Interview with Deborah G. Plant

Tune In This Week

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

“Writers on Writing” Radio Show

WNYE 91.5 FM

7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Interview with Deborah G. Plant

With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Listen at WMEC Radio,


About the Program

Dr. Brenda Greene interviews Dr. Deborah G. Plant, African American scholar, literary critic and editor of Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” written by novelist, folklorist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Barracoon sheds light on the inhumanity of slavery as told from the true story of Kossola (Cudjo Lewis), one of the last survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. It adds another literary work to the canon of freedom narratives by enslaved Blacks in this country. Greene and Plant discuss Plant’s motivation for editing the never-before-published nonfiction work and the significance of Kossola’s voice and Hurston’s research methodology.


About the Author

Deborah G. Plant is an African American and Africana Studies scholar and literary critic whose special interest is the life and works of Zora Neale Hurston. She is editor of Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,” a New York Times best seller, by Zora Neale Hurston; author of Alice Walker: A Woman for Our Times (2017), a philosophical biography of Alice Walker, and editor of The Inside Light: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston (2010); and author of Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit (2007) and Every Tub Must Sit On Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston (1995).

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:04:30 +0000

Pete the Cat


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:13:15 +0000

CUNY Assessment Test Workshop


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:13:14 +0000

Learning Academy Information Session


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:28:17 +0000

Talk by Neil Pierre, Chief, UN Sustainable Development Office


Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:28:19 +0000

Year Up Information Session


Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:58:15 +0000

Moneyworks Workshop: Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself!


Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:13:15 +0000

A Christmas Carol – A QPAC Tradition!

Back by popular demand. All the splendor, magic and joy of the holiday season is here! It’s the North Country Center for the Arts’ National Touring Company production of Charles Dicken’s classic tale A Christmas Carol.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:01:56 +0000

Acts of Art and Rebuttal in 1971

October 5, 2018–November 25, 2018
Opening reception: October 4, 2018, 6–8pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 1–6pm 

The exhibition at Hunter presents ten of the 47 artists from the original Rebuttal show, including Benny Andrews, Vivian Browne, Betty Blayton-Taylor, James Denmark, Cliff Joseph, Richard Mayhew, Dindga McCannon, Ademola Olugebefola, Haywood Bill Rivers, and Frank Wimberley. It is a selection intended to represent the stylistic diversity of the original exhibition, with works ranging from sardonic social satire and biting figurative expressionism to Yoruban-inspired symbolism and lyrical abstraction.  Through these artists, the exhibition also traces a network of organizations and groups that supported the aspirations of Black artists and the community in the 1960s and early 1970s, among them: the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition; the Spiral group; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Black nationalist artists’ group Weusi; and the Black women’s artist collective Where We At. Through its survey of the history of the short-lived Acts of Art gallery and the events leading up to the Rebuttal show, the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue explore the intersections between Black cultural communities and cultural politics in Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, and Harlem in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Where possible, Acts of Art and Rebuttal presents works that were originally installed in the 1971 Rebuttal show, including works by Blayton-Taylor, Browne, Denmark, Joseph, and Rivers. In addition to the twenty paintings, prints, and collages, the exhibition includes a collection of posters, newspapers, mailers, and letters documenting Acts of Art, the Rebuttal show, and responses to it. Accompanying the ephemera is a 45-minute film by art historian Oakley N. Holmes, Jr. that documents the “Black Artists in America” panel held at the Art Students League in February 1971. The panelists include Andrews, Browne, Joseph, Mayhew, and other Black artists central to the moment, as well as Nigel Jackson, the founder of Acts of Art.

“The Rebuttal show,” as Benny Andrews wrote in 1971, “offers a chance to give art historians a handle to grasp in putting whatsoever it is that happened this time in history concerning a group of artists identified by their Black skins.” Acts of Art and Rebuttal takes up that handle and Andrews’s invitation to “grasp…this time in history.”

Public Programming:

Friday, October 5, 2018, 1–6 pm in Hunter’s Lang Recital Hall:
“Conversations on Acts of Art and Rebuttal,” with artists James Denmark, Richard Mayhew, Dindga McCannon, Ademola Olugebefola, and Frank Wimberley, and art historian and filmmaker Oakley N. Holmes, Jr., in discussion with professors LeRonn Brooks, Lisa Corinne Davis, and Lisa Farrington.

Friday, November 2, 2018: Symposium on new scholarship in African-American Art History
For further information on programming, please visit


Acts of Art and Rebuttal in 1971 is made possible by the generous support of the David Bershad Family Foundation, the Susan V. Bershad Charitable Fund, Inc., Carol and Arthur Goldberg, Agnes Gund and Joan Lazarus in support of the Curatorial Certificate Program, and the Leubsdorf Fund.

The Hunter College Art Galleries also thank Paula Cooper Gallery, Larry Gagosian, and Marian Goodman Gallery for their generous contributions to the Curatorial Certificate Program.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:27:50 +0000

Immigration 101 Workshops

The purpose of the International Student Service Center’s (ISSC) Immigration 101 Workshops is to provide Baruch College’s International Student population with updated information regarding current F-1 regulations, with an emphasis on employment rules.

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:24:25 +0000
CUNY is paid for by the State of New York, Federal funding, private donations, the City of New York and tuition fees. It is the largest urban university in the Americas with 24 institutions:
- 11 are 4-year colleges
- 7 are 2-year colleges
- the William E Macaulay Honors College at CUNY
- the Graduate School and University Center
- the City University of New York School of Law
- CUNY School of Journalism
- the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

 More than 260,000 degree-credit students and 273,000 continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs. (Source: CUNY and Wikipedia)
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  On Monday, November 19, President Karol V. Mason helped observe National Philanthropy Day at a breakfast held by the Association of Fundraising Professionals New York City Chapter. The morning event had four “storytellers” inspiring the audience with their experiences in philanthropy: President Mason; Tammy Tibbetts, Co-Founder & CEO She’s the Firsts; Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO […]

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:17:56 +0000

Scenes from APHA 2018
CUNY SPH was well represented this year by faculty, students, and alumni at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.                

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:15:43 +0000

John Jay, a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), celebrated Latinx Heritage Month from September 17 through November 1. Recognizing the contributions that Latinx people have made to the United States, this extended celebration was loaded with events covering everything from serious topics on race, colonialism, and the current crisis in Puerto Rico, to lighter events […]

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:42:49 +0000

Kingsborough: First Official CUNY Host Site for EmpoweredNYC
Brooklyn, NY — Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has been chosen as the first official host site for EmpoweredNYC within The City University of New York, an initiative between the college’s Single Stop office and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment. The program will provide financial counseling services to students […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:38:38 +0000

Brooklyn College Global Medical Brigades Focuses on Sustainable Health in Central Panama
By ROBERT JONES JR. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Brooklyn College, along with all other City University of New York (CUNY) institutions, will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. Funds raised will support the Brooklyn College Annual Fund, which helps the college continue to create a complete and fulfilling college experience by providing resources that immediately respond to […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:32:51 +0000

CUNY researchers confirm the roles of copper and zinc in ischemic heart disease
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and, despite recent progress in prevention and control, is expected to remain the leading cause of death through 2030. Studies have shown that diet plays a role in IHD, but it is not completely understood how. Over 40 years ago, copper […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:48:14 +0000

Redefining colorectal cancer subtypes
There is a long-standing belief that colorectal cancer (CRC), which causes some 50,000 deaths in the United States each year, can be categorized into distinct molecular subtypes. In a paper published recently in the journal Genome Biology, CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron and colleagues challenged this basic assumption and proposed an approach to scoring tumors that […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:41:43 +0000

CUNY SPH professor’s genome data project receives $12 million grant
A research team co-led by CUNY SPH Associate Professor Levi Waldron was awarded $12 million in funds by the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to build a cloud resource for computing across large genomic and related datasets. The Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-Space (AnVIL) project, also led […]

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:35:22 +0000

CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College Accepts First-Ever Community College Transfer Students
From its opening in the fall of 2001, Macaulay Honors College adhered to a policy — spelled out in its charter — that restricted admission to exceptional students who enrolled directly from high school. Transfer students weren’t allowed.

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:11:24 +0000

The Knights Table Food Pantry Officially Opens in Support of Queens College Students
Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez will officially open the Knights Table Food Pantry as a resource for Queens College students on Monday, November 19, at 12:30 pm, in the Student Union, Lower Level, Room 29.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:26:40 +0000

Summer Session 2019 Registration Now Open at Queens College; Earliest Availability of Any College in the Tri-State Area
With a November 5 start date, Queens College became the first college in the tristate area to make summer session registration available to its over 20,000 students, as well as students from other institutions.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:16:37 +0000

Baruch College Claims Two Top 10 Finishes at Traders@MIT Fall Intercollegiate Competition
Once again, Baruch College students faced teams from top schools at the annual Traders@MIT Intercollegiate Competition in Massachusetts and brought home victories. Out of 75 teams, Baruch claimed two top 10 finishes—2nd and 7th place—competing against such institutions as Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, and University of Chicago.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:41:22 +0000

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson is honored by fellow architects
Associate Professor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson was honored one of three women who have changed landscape architecture, at the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY) President’s Dinner in early November. ASLA-NY is the national professional association representing landscape architects.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:53:35 +0000

Submissions Invited for the 11th Annual CUNY Film Festival
(November 19, 2018, New York City)  The New Media Lab at Macaulay Honors College is now accepting submissions for the 11th Annual CUNY Film Festival, which will take place April 12, 13 and 14 in New York City. Students, alumni and current faculty from every CUNY campus are invited to submit their work online. Short films […]

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:26:28 +0000

You might not notice Sebastian Rea at John Jay events, but that’s probably because he’s behind a camera videotaping you, your friends, and your colleagues. “As a video producer here at John Jay, my job is to tell stories of student success through a more narrative or documentary lens, highlighting the students and faculty who […]

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:01:23 +0000