“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
– Malcolm X
* Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925. On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom when a man who was seated in the front row of the 400-person audience rushed forward and shot him. Then two other men charged the stage and shot Malcolm X several times. He was pronounced dead at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at 3:30 pm.
A Public viewing was held at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Home from February 23 through February 26. Estimates of the number of mourners attending varied from 14,000 to 30,000. The funeral was held on February 27 at the Faith Temple of the Church of God in Christ in Harlem. A local television station broadcast the funeral live. Actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered the eulogy, where he described Malcolm X as “our shining black prince.”
The band U2 visited Red Rooster in Harlem for dinner. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Tuesday night.
Details per the New York Post – Page 6.
“Sources tell us the bandmates rarely go out or dine together, and Bono was overheard telling astonished customers, “This is like the Last Supper.” U2 has been working on a new album, reportedly titled “Songs of Ascent” or “10 Reasons To Exist,” that producer Daniel Lanois says he has heard and is “big” and “amazing.” Bono was also overheard chatting with Dini von Mueffling, the co-founder of nonprofit Love Heals, which benefits the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS education in the fight against HIV/AIDS, for which the Irish rocker is on an unwavering crusade. An onlooker said, “Bono kissed her hand and asked her to take a video of the band with his iPhone as they hardly get to eat together.” Bono and The Edge also celebrated the 1,000th performance of “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” Thursday.”
Things seem to be coming along for the opening of Barawine neighborhood restaurant on the bright sunny corner of Lenox Ave Malcolm X Boulevard and 120th Street. After leaving the opening of Harlem Shake the other day, we walked 4 blocks down on Lenox to check on the progress of Barawine. Nicely situated on the north east corner of the avenue next to the charming Settepani restaurant. This will add to this section of Lenox Avenue where further up there are a cluster of restaurants Sylvia’s, Les Ambassades, Corner Social, Red Rooster, Cove Lounge, Chez Lucienne and the new Harlem Shake.
The signage which use to read coming soon Winter 2013 now says Spring 2013. I predict soon it will read Summer 2013 as they appear to be a few weeks away from their opening day. Word on the street (and from one of the workman who will remain nameless) said they were waiting on their liquer license and clearance for outdoor seating. We are hopeful for this new addition to the neighborhood in Harlem. Stay tuned for further information and their official opening date.
200 Lenox Avenue Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
Another Election Party not to be missed THE SCHOMBURG’S 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WATCH PARTY. Doors open at 6PM free admission! Watch the live results on the big screen and help tweet the results: #Schomurg2012
Schomburg Center 515 Malcolm X Boulevard | New York (212) 491-2200.
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