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Will BP’s Oil Stain the Whole Industry? Will BP’s Oil Stain the Whole Industry?

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By Matthew Scott Inside Business and Politics This Page After billions of dollars spent6 and many years working to defi ne itself as an energy Issue

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customer loyalty among the seven largest oil companies. company that protects the environment by Brand Keys, a research firm that tracks By Matthew Scott Investors havesays expressed theirthe displeasure going "beyond petroleum," last month's oil customer loyalty, that since accident, through stock trades, sending shares of BP rigAfter explosion and subsequent spill in the Gulf BP has fallen from top to last in rankings of billions of dollars spent and many down from $60.09 at the close on April 21 of Mexico could leave oil giant BP (BP) with customer loyalty among the seven largest oil years working to define itself as an energy to $50.99 at the close on May 5. Shares of the unfortunate legacythe as environment the oil industry's companies. company that protects by BP had fallen have 83 cents to $50.16 afternoon "biggest polluter." Investors expressed theirindispleasure going "beyond petroleum," last month's oil trading on Thursday. It could and alsosubsequent be the watershed that through stock trades, sending shares of BP rig explosion spill in event the Gulf Damage Extendsattothe Entire Oilon Industry negatively affects the oil industry's long-term down from $60.09 close April 21 of Mexico could leave oil giant BP (BP) with Ultimately, BP's damaged reputation asof profi tability. to $50.99 at the close on May 5. Shares the unfortunate legacy as the oil industry's aBPcompany that can drill for oil safely may As the assessment of the amount of oil had fallen 83 cents to $50.16 in afternoon "biggest polluter." extend entire oil Congress gushing thefamilies changes daily, experts Judge o into the of those onthe Thursday. just waiting to industry. be summoned -- has as it just to It could also beGulf the watershed event that John Roll served our legal was a swimmer. She decided that University Medical Center,trading already introduced new legislation to curb system for nearly 40 years. A we've lost; to all who are now preparing for the eventuality that was on Saturday morning. a mile from here, where our she wanted to be the first woman Damage Extends to Entire Oil Industry negatively affects the oil industry's long-term called friends; to graduate offshore drilling in thedamaged U.S. andreputation to increase And I believe that for all our thetability. spill couldthem become a worse disaster of this university and a to play in the Major Leagues, and friend Gabby courageously Ultimately, BP's as profi graduate of this law school -t h e s t u d e n t s o f t h i s imperfections, we are full offrom decency fights to recover even as we as the only girl on her Little League the liability limits for oil companies $75 than the Exxon Valdez tanker spill in 1989. a company that can drilland for that oil safely may As the assessment of the amountJofu doilg e R o l l w a s university, the public servants goodness, the forces speak. And I want to and million to the $10 billion. Unfl attering comparisons to Hurricane extend to entire oil industry. Congress has recommended for the gushing into the Gulf changes daily, experts who are gathered here, the thatspill divide areback not progress as strongfor as tell you -- her husband “This mayus set Katrina have already been made, so the federal bench by John already introduced new legislation to curb people of Tucson and the people Mark is here and he those that unite us. are now preparing for the eventuality that offshore drilling byindecades,” said Flynn, Thick oil began reaching the shore line disaster will on the long- 20 years ago -McCain ofimpact Arizona: I have come here That's believe, in part allows me to share offshore drillingwhat theI U.S. and Phil to increase the spill this could become ahave worse disaster PHOTOS COURTESY OF BP senior energy analyst for PFGBest Research. appointed by President tonight as an American who, term corporate reputation of like BP could be because that's what a child like this with you -right the liability limits for oil companies from $75 than the Exxon Valdez tanker spill in 1989. Bush and may do to offshore drilling in the U.S. all Americans, kneels to pray with George H.W. exploration well serves as a test to confirm But given the scope of the after ecological and to “This Christina Taylor Green believed. we went visit, enormous. million to $10 billion. Unfl comparisons Hurricane r o s e t owhether b e c othe m efirm's safety-driven focus of economic damage that's resulting youattering today and will stand byto you Imagine -- imagine for a moment, a few from minutes we the what Three Mile Island debacle did for the after “This spill may set back progress for Katrina have already been made, so the Arizona's chiefpastfederal tomorrow. here a young girl who was just left and plantwas production.” the few years has been effective," current spill, BP won't be given the her benefiroom t of nuclear offshore drilling by decades,” said Phil Flynn, Thick oil began reaching the shore line There this is nothing can have say on thatthejudge. impact disasterI will longof our some of h eMatthew r becoming Scott aware is a markets anddemocracy; investing equity analyst Catharina the doubt for thisPHOTOS accident.COURTESY BPe s senior H i sbe c owrote l l e aMorningstar gues will fill the sudden hole of torn analyst fortoPFGBest Research. just beginning understand the c o l l e aOF gu i n energy term corporate reputation BPincould writer for DailyFinance. Milostan a recent note to investors. The British company's reputation with him asinwell the your hearts. But know this: The describedexploration obligations of citizenship; just the may do to offshore drilling in the U.S. serves as a test to confirm But given the scope of the Congress ecological were and in“This enormous. “A longer-term cost could be on the the general public has already beenGabby soiled. judge hopes of a nation are here hardest-working starting to glimpse the fact room, what the Three Mile Island debacle did that for whether the firm's safety-driven focus of economic damage that's resulting from the opened Ninth Circuit. tonight. We mourn with you for within the reputational front after BP is reviewed on her eyes for the first some day she, too, might play a part nuclear plant production.” thehispast few has been effective," current spill, BP won't be given the benefit of way backyears the fallen. We join you in your He was on time, so I can tell you in shaping her nation's future. She current efforts. Constraints on future offshore Matthew Scott iselected a markets wrote Mass, Morningstar equity analyst Catharina the doubt for this accident. she knows we are as grief. And we add our faith to from attending had been to and herinvesting student oil drilling in the United States could have writer for DailyFinance. day, inwhen y o u r s t h a t R e p r e s e n t a t i v e he did every Milostan a recent note to investors. The British company's reputation with council. She saw public service as here. She knows we longer-term effects, slowing drilling and to stop by Gabrielle Giffords and the other he decided “A And she something exciting and hopeful. She longer-term cost could be on the the general public has alreadylove beenher. soiled. production growth plans in this region. "Hi" to his living victims of this tragedy will and sayreputational off to meet her knows that we are w a s front President after BP is reviewed Barack on Obama speaks during a Deep-water for representative. John U.S. is production accounted pull through. r o o t i n g f o r h e r congresswoman, someone she was Constraints on future offshore memorial service for the victims of survived current by lovingtotal 11%his ofefforts. BP's production in 2009, and t h r o u g h w h a t i s sure was good and important and oil drilling in the United States could have Saturday's shootings three On Saturday morning, Gabby, wife, Maureen, undoubtedly going to might be a role model. She saw all majorhis deep-water projects are underway to longer-term slowing drilling over and d h irecent s f i veffects, e her staff and many of her s o n s a n be a difficult journey. this through the eyes of a child, bring discoveries to production constituents gathered outside a beautiful grandchildren. production growth plans in this region. undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol team, no one put it past her. theDorothy next fewMorris years.”-- "Dot" supermarket to exercise their George and She showed an appreciation for life Our hearts are full of thanks that we adults all too often just take Deep-water U.S. production accounted for has major interests in the Gulf of -- were high school right to peaceful assembly and to her friends BP uncommon for a girl her age. She'd for that good news, and our for granted. 11% of BP's total production in and Mexico, including expansion of 2009, production sweethearts who got married and remind free speech. They were fulfilling hearts are full of gratitude for I want to live up to her expectations. her projects underway tomother, "We are so those who saved others. We I want our democracy to be as good They did are a central tenet of the democracy had twomajor atdaughters. its deep-water Thunder Horse Field --blessed. the largest oil We have the best life." to production overpay those blessings a r e g r a t e f u l t o D a n i e l as Christina imagined it. I want traveling envisioned by our founders -- everythingbring fitogether eld recent in the-- discoveries Gulf -- andthe start-up And production she'd the next few years.” representatives of the people open road H e r n a n d e z - - a America to be as good as she at in the their Great White field in the ultra-deepanswering questions to their RV, enjoyingBPwhat volunteer in Gabby's imagined it. All of us -- we should do has major interests in the Gulf of water Gulf, where it has a 33.3% ownership calledincluding a “Our constituents, so as to carry their their friends hearts are full of hope and thanks office. everything we can to make sure this Mexico, expansion of production stake. The company's ability to quickly and concerns back to our nation's 50-year honeymoon. A n d , D a n i e l , I ' m country lives up to our children's at its Thunder Horse Field -the largest oil for thirteen thethe current spill may Americans who morning, clean up c a p i t a l . G a b b y c a l l e d i t Saturday effectively sorry, you may deny expectations. fi eld in the Gulf -and start-up production they went by the have an effect on the level of future drilling "Congress on Your Corner" -- just survived the shooting, it, but we've decided As has already been mentioned, theexploration Great White fiallowed eld in the ultra-deepto hear a n u p d a t e d v e r s i o n o f Safewayatand y o u a r e a h e r o Christina was given to us on it's to do at these including the congresswoman.... t hGulf, e i r where it government of and by and for the w h a t water has a 33.3% ownership because -- you ran September 11th, 2001, one of 50 other sites. c o n gof r e sstake. swom a ncompany's ability to-quickly people. Crystal Ashby, BP Vice President President Obama ” through the chaos to babies born that day to be pictured The and Reputation Survived Previous Disasters to say. When and AGovernment nd that q u i nPublic t e s s Affairs, e n t i a l spends l y hadtime m i n i s t e r t o y o u r in a book called "Faces of Hope." effectively clean up thereputation current spill may Somehow, an in a charity boss, and tended to her On either side of her photo in that on the beach assisting up in rang out, gunfire George, BP's a former back byas participating American scene -- thatwith wasthe theclean have an effect on to the level of future drilling environmentally friendly company wasn't that helped children who were less wounds and helped keep her book were simple wishes for a Grand that Isle, LA. tried shield scene was shattered by a Marine, instinctively Page 8: and exploration it's allowed to do at PHOTOS COURTESY OF BP fortunate. wounded 2005 Both were shot. after Dot the March these gunman's bullets. And the six his wife. mortally child's life. "I hope you help those in alive. Mark Our killed hearts 15are broken by Jackson’s their We are grateful to the men need," read one. "I hope you know other people who lost their lives on passed away. Texassites. refinery explosion that Business Crystal sudden passing. Our“HDMD” hearts are there isandnine-year-old S a tEffective u r dAshby, a y Focus - - BPt on h eVice y , tPresident o o , And ofthen workers who tackled the gunman as all the words to the National Anthem Reputation Survived Previous Disasters injured 180, or the March Safety? Government and Public Affairs, spends time broken -- and yet, our hearts also he stopped to reload, who and sing it with your hand over your Green. BP's Christina represented what is best in us, Christina Taylor Somehow, reputation as an 2006 Alaskan pipeline spill that resulted “BP's response to contain the growing oil on the beach assisting with the cleanwas up in an "A" student; she was a have reason for fullness. what is best in America. wrestled away the killer's heart." "I hope you jump in rain environmentally company Grand Isle, in the offriendly 267,000 of wasn't crude. spill in theLA. Gulf of Mexico from its Macondo Our hearts are full of hope and8: ammunition, and undoubtedly puddles." dancer; she wascleanup a gymnast; she gallons Page PHOTOS COURTESY OF BP mortally wounded after the March 2005 t h a n kMark s f o rJackson’s t h e saved some lives. And we are If there are rain puddles in Heaven, Texas refinery explosion that killed 15 t h i r t e e n grateful for the doctors and Christina is jumping in them today. “HDMD” Business workers and injured 180, or the March Americans who nurses and first responders Andhere on this Earth, we place our Effective Focus on Safety? “BP's response to contain the growing oil 2006 Alaskan pipeline spill that resulted s u r v i v e d t h e who worked wonders to heal hands over our hearts, and we s h o o t i n g , spill in the Gulf of Mexico from its Macondo in the cleanup of 267,000 gallons of crude. i n c l u d i n g t h e those who'd been hurt. These commit ourselves as Americans to

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GUEST EDITORIAL

This is Not Doomsday and Neither is Tomorrow !"#$%&'#()#*+'" The first couple of weeks of the New Year have consisted of nothing but what looks like crazy on an ordinary day. And they have also convinced that people can easily be convinced of anything, and I mean anything. Now it hasn’t been unusual to hear people say that the world is going to end pretty much every other day since December 31, 1999 but as we approach 2012, it’s getting out of hand. Not to pretend I haven’t been convinced a time or two in the last decade or so of the same thing, but seriously these apocalyptic-themed theories are getting out of hand now. Last week some unusual events occurred and lo and behold, the world –read mainly Twitter and Facebook, our new media outlet—had us sharing our last supper, saying our hail Mary’s and on our way out of here. Now most Christians believe that Jesus Christ will make his return one of these days, but most of them also know that Jesus isn’t one for an uneventful entrance or exit so naturally all hell must break loose before Heaven opens up to send him to Earth a second time around. It’s also fine to strongly believe in the Rapture, however, my issue with such a belief is that depending on how pressed you are about the apocalypse you’re inclined to be so consumed by it that you will look for signs of doom at every turn. More pointed: You will create signs of the end out of every damn thing. Say, some dead birds falling from the sky. Okay, so when I first heard about this via ‘the Twitter’ I found it rather strange, too. My first instinct wasn’t “Get right with Jesus” as demanded by various members of Twitter. Not to say that that you shouldn’t get right with Jesus and stuff, but it seems like with all this talk of pollution, changing weather (i.e. weird patterns, more severe storms) maybe folks ought to finally start considering to get right with

Captain Planet. Taking care of the Earth God allowed you to roam rent free sounds about right anyway, no? The conversation shifting to environmental responsibility over religious conspiracy theories would be too much like right, though. Instead, everyone stuck with the former and proceeded to begin prophesying all of these horrible scenarios – many of which seemed to be pulled from the same place they sit on. Everyone suddenly became a theorist, next blood would fall from the sky, global war had to be next on the menu, Foxy Brown and Lil’ Kim were going to make a comeback —okay, I threw that last one in there, but I have heard that nonsense and it fit the scenario. But seriously, why must everything be a presumed sign that the world was coming to an end? For goodness sake people, it’s not!! The doomsday criers got even louder after stories of dead fish in New Zealand and other parts of the world spread. Anyway, a friend posted the following on Twitter about the birds falling from the sky: dear crazies: “the US geological survey has noted 16 incidents in the past 30 years where more than 1000 blackbirds have died at once……usually the result of tightly-packed flocks flying into bad weather.” — now please miss me with your bible-thumping. Mind you, this is coming from the kin of actual clergymen. Anyway, as for the fish it appears it’s either an instance of foul play in the vein of some fisherman dumping dead fish somewhere or fish starving due to weather conditions.

Please stop squawking about the ominous end because one sad story (you likely didn’t read in full, if at all) about some dead birds falling from the sky confused you. When Jesus decides to come back, I’m sure he’ll let us know by way of Facebook (because he’s older).I kid, I kid…kind of. ! !"#$%&'(&")(*+#,(-%.*/(&0!!01(2(!133+4,(-+1&.%"!(

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EVENTS

Jackie Robinson “My Story” At Elmont Library “Jackie Robinson: My Story,” winner of the Best Picture Award at the 2010 Long Island International Film Expo, has been adapted for the stage in conjunction with “Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience.” Free live performances, based on the film, will be staged at the Theatre at the Elmont Memorial Library during January and February 2011, schedule below. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Patron Assistance Desk at the Library, located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Other restrictions apply. Additional information is available at 516.354.5280, extension 229 FREE Live Theatre Performances of “Jackie Robinson: My Story” starring Stephen Hill * Saturday, 1/29/2011 @ 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. * Saturday, 2/5/2011 @ 2:00 PM.

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CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IN HISTORIC ATLANTA Discover historic Atlanta as you learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life in the city of his birth. The four-day experience is offered by not-for-profit Road Scholar, known for its exceptional learning programs throughout the world for adults. Participants will explore the Sweet Auburn Historic District and pay a visit to the house in which Dr. King was born, explore “historic” Ebenezer Church and learn about the church’s 124-year history, and participate in the inter-active tours offered by National Parks Service at the Visitors Center. They will visit Morehouse College — alma mater to Dr. King and too many other influential African American figures — to see Dr. King’s historic papers. They will also explore the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel to witness the “hall of fame,” and engage in lectures offered by professors who knew King. Participants will have an opportunity to attend Sunday morning services at the new Ebenezer Baptist Church followed by dinner on historic Castleberry Hill at the famous Paschal’s Restaurant. “Dr. King’s continuing influence more than 40 years after his death is unquestionable — this learning

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adventure is a look into both Dr. King’s life and the place he called home,” says Kathy Taylor, associate vice president of community development at Road Scholar. “It’s an exceptional opportunity to learn more about such a pivotal figure; and we’re excited to offer this new program.” The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place from April 7-11, 2011. For more information or to register, call toll-free (877) 426-8056 or visit www.roadscholar.org/19773.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

First Annual Benefit Concert for Haiti at Apollo

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE IN THE TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD & THE TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD

High on Emotion, High on Action By Jami Kelmenson

Notice is hereby given that I shall, from the 15th day of February, 2011 through the 18th day of February, 2011, beginning at 10:00 o’clock in the morning each day, in the Legislative Chamber, First Floor, Theodore Roosevelt Executive And Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York, sell at public auction the tax liens on certain real estate, unless the owner, mortgagee, occupant of or any other party in interest in such real estate shall have paid to the County Treasurer by February 11, 2011 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 per cent per six month's period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in section 5-37.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. ! As required by Section 5-44.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code, the County Treasurer shall charge a registration fee of $100.00 per day to each person who shall seek to bid at the public auction as defined above. A list of all real estate in Nassau County on which tax liens are to be sold is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at http:// www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Treasurer/Annual_Tax_Lien_Sale/ tax_sale_listing.html. A partial listing of the real estate located in school district number(s) 1 in the Town of Hempstead and school district number(s) 2, 6 in the Town of North Hempstead only upon which tax liens are to be sold will be printed in this newspaper during the week of February 7, 2011. THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER MINEOLA, NEW YORK

claim as their own on the crowded stage, rejoiced in a song of spiritual awakening. With the audience helping out on “Chante Hosanna,” it felt as though they were going to lift off the stage and into the seats, as if there was no divide between performers and audience. And the much anticipated musical finale found music legend Gloria Gaynor as determined as ever; her special rendition of “I Will Survive” had the audience singing along and cheering in the name of survival for Haiti. Perhaps most inspirational of all was ten year-old Adante Power’s vignette entitled, “A Story Told,” which captured the curiosity of a child trying to understand why the seeds he planted sprouted no life as he stared into the empty flowerpot in his hands. Until the end of the program, when C2C founder Marie Eusebe joined Adante on stage to marvel at the two-foot spruce that miraculously appeared from the very same pot.

Dated: January 14, 2011

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TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldiers and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County's Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased. The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or may become subject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a tax lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser's rights with respect to the lien(s) and the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser's right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act(FIRREA),12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et.seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The Nassau County Treasurer reserves the right to intervene in any bankruptcy case/ litigation where the property affected by the tax liens sold by the Treasurer is part of the bankruptcy estate. However, it is the sole responsibility of all tax lien purchasers to protect their legal interests in any bankruptcy case affecting their purchased tax lien, including but not limited to the filing of a proof of claim on their behalf, covering their investment in said tax lien. The Nassau County Treasurer and Nassau County and its agencies, assumes no responsibility for any legal representation of any tax lien purchaser in any legal proceeding including but not limited to a bankruptcy case where the purchased tax lien is at risk. The rate of interest and penalty at which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount for which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all amounts deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase shall be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of the sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. Dated: January 14, 2011

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The whole evening was a symbol of hope and a future for Haiti, but also of the power of people who care – the power of community.

Thirty-five seconds. That’s all the time it took For more information on the C2C-Haiti Restoration the 7.0 magnitude earthquake to claim over 300,000 Haitian lives and leave more than one and Transformation Project, or to find out how to million homeless. That was January 12, 2010. d o n a t e o r b e c o m e a v o l u n t e e r, v i s i t www.community2community.info or call On January 12, 2011, the mood was very different at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater. Nearly 100 performers lent their diverse talents and deep-seated passions to bring an audience of over 500 to its feet repeatedly throughout the course of the twoand-one-half hours of “Hope and a Future: A Benefit Concert for Haiti,” hosted by radio personality Liz Black. Those thirty-five seconds were commemorated at the start of the program, as the only light in the shadowy stillness of the hallowed theater walls was that of white numbers on a black screen counting down from 35 to 0, each second reminding us how much can be lost in so little time with no warning. Additionally, in memoriam, ten students from Fashion Cares at the High School of Fashion Industries, lined the aisles with commemorative candles to honor the lives that were lost. From the perfectly pitched saxophone of a swooning Curtis Haywood to the songs of miracles, healing and praise from top-notch vocalists Barbara King and Wanda Nash, to the rap-anthology of Haiti’s history presented by hip hop artist Mecca, to the rhythmic interpretations of Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence Dance Company, and more, the multi-cultural audience was then treated to an eclectic mix of inspirational, jazz, R&B, hip-hop and rap, Haitian music, spoken word and dance. Of note, choir leader Dickson Guillaume, backed by 20 members of Haitian Mass who grooved methodically in whatever place they could

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NY Daily News Brian Adams; NY State Senator Bill Perkins; C2C Founder Marie Eusebe; Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee.

Founder Marie Eusebe (center) joins in on grand finale.

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Obama’s Thoughts on Haiti As we mark one year since the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, we honor the memory of the quarter of a million Haitians who were lost, along with more than one hundred Americans, many United Nations personnel and citizens from dozens of nations. We recall how Americans, civilian and military, joined with people from around the world in one of the largest humanitarian efforts ever attempted. And we continue to be inspired by the Haitian people, and our vibrant Haitian American community, who have faced unimaginable loss with extraordinary courage and faith.

BUSINESS & POLITICS New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Commends Gov. Andrew Cuomo The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council has commended Governor Andrew Cuomo for his State of the State address that calls on New York State agencies to double the current minority and women-owned business participation goal from 10-percent to 20-percent. “The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council is looking forward to working with Governor Cuomo in expanding opportunities for minority businesses in achieving New York State contracts,” said Lynda Ireland, The Council’s president & CEO. “Minority businesses have a positive impact on communities through providing employment, training, role models, buying from other minority and women-owned business and supporting community organizations.”

Since the first moments of the disaster, the United States has helped to rally international support for Haiti’s recovery and reconstruction and respond to new challenges, such as the President  Barack  Obama  and  Hai2an  President  Rene  Preval  share  a   outbreak of cholera and handshake  in  Washington,  D.C Hurricane Tomas. This global effort, led by the Haitian many people are still living in tents, year. Haiti can and must lead the government, continues today and and for so many Haitians progress has way, with a strong vision for its h a s b e e n m a t c h e d b y t h e not come fast enough. As we have future. The international community tremendous compassion of the said all along, helping the poorest must now fulfill the pledges it has American people, who in difficult nation in the Western Hemisphere made to ensure a strong and sustained e c o n o m i c t i m e s h a v e g i v e n recover from one of the worst natural long-term effort. And as they forge generously to help. d i s a s t e r s e v e r t o s t r i k e o u r ahead with the hard work of Over the past year, countless lives hemisphere will take years, if not rebuilding their proud country, the have been saved and many Haitians decades. people of Haiti will continue to have affected by the earthquake now an enduring partner in the United have better access to food, water So on this day when our thoughts and States. and health care than they did before prayers are with the Haitian people, the disaster. Still, too much rubble my message is the same as it was last continues to clog the streets, too

In 2007, The Council signed a Memo of Understanding with the State of New York that successfully fast-tracked Council-certified minority businesses in bidding for contracts with New York State agencies. The Council also has a Memo of Understanding with the City of New York and with the State of New Jersey. The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, an award-winning affiliate of National Minority Supplier Development Council, certifies African American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Native-American-owned businesses to be eligible to compete for major corporate contracts. The Council has over 200 corporate members, including Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and educational institutions. There are approximately 1,300 New York and New Jersey minority-owned businesses with annual revenues from $100,000 to $3 billion certified by The Council. The jurisdiction for The Council extends from Albany, New York to Trenton, New Jersey. For information, contact The Council at 212-502-5663 or http://www.nynjmsdc.org

Woodberry & Associates Certified as a MBE with NYC Designation Allows Black- A s a c e r t i f i e d M B E , Owned Firm to Bid on City Woodberry & Associates may be provided services to Contracts assist in its growth, Woodberry & Associates i n c l u d i n g e d u c a t i o n a l Global Consulting and s e m i n a r s , b u s i n e s s Development Services, Inc. counseling, networking is now a certified Minority events, and guidance on Business Enterprise and is bids and Requests for e l i g i b l e t o b i d o n Proposals. government contracts with Woodberry & Associates the City of New York. Global Consulting and The Department of Small Development Services, Inc. Business Services runs the is a black-owned firm, that M B E p r o g r a m a n d was incorporated in 2000, encourages a competitive providing public relations and diverse City business and strategic planning environment by promoting services. the fair participation of historically underserved "Woodberry & Associates small businesses in City l o o k s f o r w a r d t o participating in contracting. opportunities to do business 6 New York Trend

advantage when it comes to "The New York Women's bidding for contracts...but Chamber of Commerce you have to be in it to win it," congratulates its member said Abreu. Warren Woodberry on becoming MBE Certified," N e w Yo r k C i t y M a y o r s a i d Q u e n i a A b r e u , Bloomberg in 2005 signed President for the New York Local Law 129 in which City Wo m e n ' s C h a m b e r o f agencies aim to buy more Commerce. "Being an goods and services from MBE certified company certified M/WBEs. The law can open many doors, not provides opportunities for just to do business with the Woodberry & Associates as a City of New York but also certified MBE to bid on with the State and the public contracts, increase its capacity, and effectively major corporations. contribute to the City's The New York Women's A b r e u s a i d t h e r e a r e economy. Chamber of Commerce 260,000 small businesses provided WNA assistance in New York City, and less In Fiscal 2010, New York i n a p p l y i n g f o r i t s than 3,000 are M/WBE City procured almost $17 billion worth of supplies, certification, by guiding the certified. firm through the lengthy "If you are one of those services, and construction, certified companies you t h r o u g h a l m o s t 5 6 , 0 0 0 process. h a v e a t r e m e n d o u s transactions. with the City of New Yo r k . " s a i d W a r r e n Woodberry Jr. President/ CEO of Woodberry & Associates (WNA). "We want to demonstrate that minority owned businesses can provide outstanding, quality service for the betterment of all New Yorkers, and we intend to serve as an example and inspiration to those businesses that want to do business with the City."

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Philadelphia’s New National Museum of Jewish American History By Jim Weaver “This is really big (important),” according to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Vice President Joe Biden (the keynote speaker at the grand opening) heartily agreed. They were talking about the new National Museum of American Jewish History located next to Independence Mall in

Philadelphia. The museum opened to the public on November 26 and is expected to attract more than a million visitors each year. “You don’t need to be Jewish to enjoy this museum, because it’s not about religion. It’s all about freedom, the freedom we all enjoy as Americans, and how a people who are free can

Exterior of the new National Museum of Jewish American History at night. The five story building is located on Independence Mall near the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

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achieve greatness both personally and as a society,” said Josh Perelman, the head of collections and curator for the museum's core exhibition. Located near the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the new museum shows how freedom can inspire and empower people. People of all faiths, or none at all, will find it both informative and inspirational. Unlike most history museums that tell stories about places and events in the distant past, the National Museum of American Jewish History tells stories about Americans, Jewish Americans, with an emphasis on people of the 20th century. What’s more, the stories are often told using the most up-to-date electronic media. The video presentations are visually pleasing and highly informative. Even the numerous artifacts are well presented with signage that is readable. There are also a number of interesting interactive exhibits for children.

my first professional game in 1947); a handkerchief belonging to a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War; and the little black velvet shorts Molly Picon wore in her 1928 film hit Circus Girl. Picon was such a big star in the first half of the 20th century (she debuted in Philadelphia at age 6) that she was called "the Helen Hayes of Yiddish theater" and cinema before moving to Broadway and film in the likes of Come Blow Your Horn, Milk and Honey, and Fiddler on the Roof.

It's one thing to have heard of the Ku Klux Klan, and another to see an actual white KKK hood and learn the story of the lynching of Leo Max Frank. In 1915, Frank, a Jewish factory superintendent, was convicted of murdering a young shop girl. Sentenced to death (for a crime he did not commit), the Governor of Georgia commuted his sentence to life in prison, but an angry mob broke into the jail, took Frank and lynched him. The case led The museum’s vast to the founding of the Anticollections of artifacts Defamation League. (from its permanent collection and a variety of Another exhibit features a lenders) tell the story of now-elderly American the profound effect of soldier recalling the America on Jews and of liberation of the Nazi Jews on America. Here is concentration camp at Irving Berlin's piano Dachau in a short audio/ where he composed White visual history As he recalls Christmas and God Bless his horrifying experience, America; H a n k you see corresponding Greenberg's baseball bat images - one room piled (I saw Greenberg play at high with locks of human hair, another with extracted

teeth harvested for gold, a third filled with empty suitcases many labeled with the owner’s name. On a much little side, Hollywood and the American entertainment industry is featured in a fascinating exhibit. Presented as a old movie theater, film clips of famous American Jewish actors and comics from the early years of Hollywood are shown in black and white. Touch screens on the first floor allow you to sort through a list of famous American Jews including Jonas Salk, Albert Einstein, Henry Kissinger, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Spielburg. You can be a part of the museum’s collection of stories. As visitors prepare to exit, they are invited to contribute their own personal stories. After all, history is an ongoing thing and the story of American freedom is a ever evolving. The five story museum building has a red terracotta exterior with a glass “envelope” on the side facing Independence Mall. A gently flickering LED light sculpture of an 8-foothigh flame emerges from the upper corner in the building's glass wall, It represents the eternal light that hangs in every synagogue and Statue of Liberty's torch. It is the work of media artist Ben Rubin.

Video display of well-known American Jews at the new Philadelphia museum. How many can you identify?

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ACCEPT "EXCEPT"

incarceration rates and the effects incarceration has on families and the community. The intention of the Accept "Except" production is to generate dialogue, encourage thought, and produce action. Thus, the second part of the production, in the spirit of “It takes a village to raise a child,” is collaboration with a community organization that offers alternatives. NBT and CEO invite you to join in a discussion conducted in the style of a town hall meeting and moderated by the community leader, organization, or person of interest. This production highlights Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s legacy to produce artists who have a commitment to service through healing the communities in which they live and work.

The National Black Theatre (NBT) continues the legacy of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer as it premieres the production of A C C E P T, “ E X C E P T ” w r i t t e n b y KARIMAH and directed by Chuck Patterson starring Michael Alcide and Steven Prescod and produced by National Black Theatre. It is presented in association with Collaborative Efforts Organization (CEO), a newly formed mobile theater company. Its sole purpose is to address the issues of juvenile delinquency, crime and prevention and to collaborate with likeminded organizations, in an effort to educate and dialogue with youth about making choices.

All performances at: National Black Theatre, Inc. 2031- 33 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10035 212- 722-3800 Please Call 212-722-3800 for production dates and times.

The first part of the production is told through the meeting of two fugitives – one from the plantation era, the other from 2010 – the era or penitentiaries. Based upon the 13th Amendment, Accept “Except” addresses the issue of today’s high juvenile

Tickets are $10 and $5 for students with ID

Black  Angels  Over  Tuskegee

Kam's Kapsules:Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun By Kam Williams Gulliver’s Travels (PG for action, mild epithets and brief crude humor) Overhaul of the Jonathan Swift classic, set in the present, stars Jack Black as an aspiring travel writer, assigned to investigate the Bermuda Triangle, who ends up on the mysterious island of Lilliput where he towers over its diminutive inhabitants. Cast includes Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet and Billy Connolly.

Cast of Black Angels Over Tuskegee Based   on   true   events,   Black   Angels   Over   Tuskegee   tells   the   story   of   six   men   who   explore   their   collec=ve   struggle   with   Jim   Crow,   their   intelligence,  patrio=sm,  dreams  of   an   i n c l u s i v e   f a i r   s o c i e t y ,   a n d   brotherhood  as  they  become  the  first   African-­‐American  fighter   pilots  in  the   U.S.  Army   Air   Forces.  The   show  goes   beyond  the  headlines  of   the  popular   stories   of   the   Tuskegee   Airmen   and   exposes  the   men   who   exhibited   the   courage   to   excel,   in   spite   of   all   the   overwhelming  odds  against  them. Venue:  Actors  Temple  Theatre Prices:  $36.50 Opened:  February  15,  2010

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Ticke2ng  Info Online  Ticke=ng Box  Office/Info:  212-­‐239-­‐6200 Tickets  on  Sale  thru:  February  6,  2011 Performance  Schedule: Mon  at  8:00pm Tue  at  7:00pm Sat  at  8:00pm Sun  at  7:00pm Except  Jun  5  at  2pm * Cast:   Lawrence   Saint-­‐Victor,   Lamman   Rucker,   Tobias   Truvillion,   David   Wendell   Boykins,   Steve   Brustein,   Thaddeus   Daniels,  Layon  Gray,  Melvin   Huffnagle,  Thom  Scoa  II  *  Wriaen  &  Directed  By:  Layon  Gray   *   Producer:   The   Black   Gents,   Edmund   Gaynes,  and  The  Layon  Gray  Experience

Little Fockers (PG-13 for profanity, drug use and pervasive sexual humor) Third installment of the Meet the Parents franchise finds overprotective dad (Robert De Niro) questioning whether his underachieving son-in-law (Ben Stiller) will be a good enough provider for his daughter (Teri Polo) and twin grandchildren (Daisy Tahan and Colin Baiocchi). Star-studded cast includes Blythe Danner and Oscar-winners Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman, as well as nominees Owen Wilson, Harvey Keitel and Laura Dern. True Grit (PG-13 for intense violence and disturbing images) Coen Brothers remake of the John Wayne Western about a U.S. Marshal (Jeff Bridges) who helps a 14 year-old girl (Hailee Steinfeld) track down her father’s murderer (Josh Brolin). With Barry Pepper, Ed Corbin and Oscar-winner Matt Damon. The Dilemma (PG-13 for sexuality and mature themes) Buddy comedy about a confirmed bachelor (Vince Vaughn) agonizing over whether to tell his best friend (Kevin James) whose wife (Winona Ryder) he caught cheating with a young stud (Channing Tatum). Cast includes Queen Latifah, Jennifer Connelly and Amy Morton. The Green Hornet (PG-13 for violence, profanity, sexuality and drug use) Seth Rogen stars in this action hero adaptation based on the Thirties radio show about the heir of a media empire who secretly moonlights as a crime-fighting vigilante with the assistance of a trusted employee (Jay Chou) trained in the martial arts. With Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Tom Wilkinson and Edward James Olmos.

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HEALTH

First  Lady  Michelle  Obama  Exercises  With  Harlem  Children   At  a  "Let's  Move"  Campaign Right after, the First Lady joined the children by running in place, doing several pushups, jumping jacks and later a relay shuttle run. Michelle Obama also took time out to acknowledge the First Lady of the State of New York; Michelle Paterson. First Lady Michelle Paterson has been busy promoting a fitness and healthy eating campaign

around New York State. Before the final group photo op with FLOTUS, the First Lady was hugged b y m a n y e a g e r PA L youngsters. It was a fitting expression from the children of Harlem. Earlier, the First Lady visited with Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker and school children from Newark's Maple Avenue School. "You are our future, that's why I spent

so much time with you guys," said The First Lady. Before heading back to the nation’s capital, the First Lady took in a Broadway performance of FELA. Robert Morgenthau, PAL Chairman and former Manhattan District Attorney was pleased with Mrs. Obama's visit and her positive impact on the children. "She's a great role model," he exclaimed.

First  Lady  Michelle  Obama  addresses  the  kids  at  Harlem’s  PAL

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Harlem's Police Athletic League center leading a workout session to promote her Let's Move campaign. PAL youngsters waited with excitement as the First Lady arrived dressed in purple fitness attire. Black stretch pants and black and white puma sneakers.

First Lady Obama got the little ones to promise to exercise more and "turn off the tv." Let's Move was designed to help combat childhood obesity. Some of the youngsters told the First Lady Obama that they saw her promote the Let's Move campaign on The Disney channel.

Michelle  and  a  member  of  the  NYPD  show  the  children  how  to  move  with  the  “Let’s   Move”  campaign

Harlem  PAL  children  share  hugs  with  the  First  Lady

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A  group  photo  with  all  involved  in  Harlem  PAL’s  ”Let’s  Move”  program

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Schomburg Junior Scholars Program More than 200 scholars gathered at the Schomburg Center in Harlem and CUNY Graduate Center in midtown to discuss the state of Black Studies at a conference hosted by Schomburg chief Howard Dodson. Dr. Dodson, founder of the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, told New York Trend, his vision is for all children and young people to have access to a superior education. "There is 23 billion dollars in the NYC Public School system budget. Students deserve more than what they are getting." He said, "The doors are open at the Schomburg, a unit of the New York Public Library, for people of all ages and nationalities and walks of life to learn about Black history and culture."

Dr. Dodson, founder of the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program

Photo 5: Schomburg Chief Howard Dodson (right) and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Schomburg director-designate who takes the reins in June.

Schomburg chief Howard Dodson,Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Dr. Vincent Harding, Dr. Cathy Cohen, Dr. Maulana Karanga and Schomburg director-designate Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

Scholars gathered at the Schomburg Center in Harlem and CUNY Graduate Center

PRINCE HOLDS COURT AT THE GARDEN The Funkmaster is Joined by Janelle Monáe and Mint Condition. Dylan’s Candy Bar Launches Exclusive Prince Chocolate Bar in Celebration of His ‘Welcome 2 America’ Tour

Prince Rocks out at MSG Concert on his “Welcome 2 America” Tour

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Prince Joined on stage by Janelle Monáe

Seven-time Grammy winner Prince performed electrifying renditions of some of his most popular hits in a sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden on January 18th, part of his “Welcome 2 America” tour. Recent double-Grammy nominee Janelle Monáe was the opening act and appeared with Prince for the song “If I Were Your Girlfriend.” Sharon Jones and the DapKings, funk saxophonist Maceo Parker and The Twinz appeared. Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, Donald and Melania Trump, Mos Def, Questlove, L e i g h t o n M e e s t e r, A . J . Calloway, BET's Stephen Hill and ESSENCE Founder Ed Lewis were among the many fans he mesmerized with his popular tunes. ! Celebrities attending the afterparty at The Darby were Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mos Def, Questlove, BET's Steven Hill, A.J. Calloway, Leighton Meester and Sharon Jones.

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! Other special guest artists that have per for med over the course of the tour are Janelle Monae, Sinbad, Sheila E., Mint Condition, Cassandra Wilson, Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Esperanza Spalding and Lalah Hathaway. ! A couple got engaged last night as Prince started singing the love song "Adore." The crowd watched in awe. ! The event saw the launch of a Belgium milk chocolate bar to mark the occasion by Dylan’s Candy Bar, the world’s largest candy emporium. The limited edition Prince bars are available only at Prince concerts in the U.S. and at the chain’s New York City, East Hampton, Roosevelt Field, Orlando and Houston stores. ! Tickets are on sale for a new Monday, February 7th date, recently announced.

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BY THE BOOK

The 10 Best Black Books of 2010 (Non-Fiction) Honorable Mention By Kam Williams

1. The Grace of Silence: A Memoir by Michele Norris 2. Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell 3. Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice

11. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson 12. Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture by Thomas Chatterton Williams 13. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore 14. The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter

4. The Next Big Story by Soledad O’Brien with Rose Marie Arce

15. Children of Fire: A History of AfricanAmericans by Thomas C. Holt

5. Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness by Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson

16. Damn Near White: An African-American Family’s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success by Carolyn Marie Wilkins

6. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

17. SistahFaith: Real Stories of Pain, Truth and Triumph Edited by Marilynn Griffith 18. Decoded by Jay-Z

7. Black Business Secrets: 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Entrepreneur by Dante Lee Foreword by Randal Pinkett 8. Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat 9. A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago’s Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond by Craig Robinson

19. The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House by Roland S. Martin 20. Do I Have to Be a Starving Artist in the 21st Century? By Hisani Dubose 21. The Brand Within: The Power of Branding from Birth to the Boardroom by Daymond John 22. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama 23. Before Truth Set Me Free by Vanessa “Fluffy” Murray-Yisrael

10. The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America by Charles Ogletree 11 New York Trend

24. America I AM: A Journal Edited by Clarence Reynolds 25. Why Do I Have to Think Like a Man? By Shanae Hall January 23 2011 - January 29, 2011

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EDUCATION BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR CHRIS PAUL LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITES WWW.CHRISPAUL3.COM AND WWW.CP3FOUNDATION.ORG New Orleans Hornet point guard and humanitarian Chris Paul, one of the NBA’s premiere players, announced today the unveiling of his redesigned website www.chrispaul3.com, as well as the launch of www.cp3foundation.org, the virtual destination of his non-profit organization, the CP3 Foundation. ChrisPaul3.com was enhanced in direct response to what Paul’s fans have asked for and is now much easier to navigate, with recent news and key content readily accessible. Additionally, Paul has developed a separate website, www.cp3foundation.org, for the foundation, where visitors can learn about the various efforts in promoting health, education, sports and social responsibility that the organization is making and ways in which they can support.

experience. In addition to the introduction of the CP3 Foundation website, ChrisPaul3.com now features the most updated NBA standings for the Hornets and the Southwest Division, as well as Paul’s latest Twitter updates. Paul hopes that the new and improved websites will provide a greater opportunity for others to keep in touch with him. “Staying connected to the people who support and inspire me, on and off the court, is very important to me,” he says. “In addition to sharing my experiences as a member of the New Orleans Hornets, I hope to inspire other people to support my charitable endeavors.”

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With even more enhancements planned for the future, both websites are utilizing better technologies to offer Paul’s fans and supporters the best possible

Medgar Evers College and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office Announce the Launch of the Community Justice Program New Partnership Will Provide Educational Support for the Formerly Incarcerated and At-Risk Individuals Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office have announced today a new partnership to provide educational support for the formerly incarcerated and those at risk of incarceration. The Community Justice Program, which pairs Medgar Evers’ strong academic programs in social work and related disciplines with District Attorney Charles J. Hynes’ nationally recognized re-entry and diversion programs, includes an array of initiatives, internships and courses that create opportunities for students and the formerly incarcerated. District Attorney Hynes called the collaborative program groundbreaking. “This will be a great service to the formerly incarcerated and contribute to the health and safety of the entire community.” “This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to gain experience in this field through internships coordinated with the district NewYork YorkTrend Trend 1313New

attorney’s office, and it’s a great opportunity for those who are being released from incarceration to reenter society, find a job, and obtain skills needed for college,” said President William L. Pollard. CUNY is providing planning and development funds to help seed the program, which will include appeals to foundations and other external sources for support. The new partnership would afford Medgar Evers students with internship opportunities within the District Attorney’s Office and the courts in Brooklyn to assist the formerly incarcerated with educational resources for re-entry and diversion programs. Students studying economics, for example, would help the formerly incarcerated with job skills and job development; other students preparing for careers in social work would intern to assist with crime victims and non-violent offenders in diversion programs and treatment courts. In conjunction with the District Attorney’s office, new courses,

seminars, symposia and even degree programs on diversion and re-entry programs would be developed. Interdisciplinary academic programming is also under consideration, according to College Provost Howard Johnson and First Assistant District Attorney Anne J. Swern, an expert in the field who also is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School The Community Justice Program envisions reading and/or literacy workshops for youth at risk, mentoring programs, GED training, programs connected to the CUNY Black Male Initiative, which focuses on at-risk populations, community outreach programs that connect to local resources and education for crime victims. Additionally, it is hoped that the new partnership will serve as a model for other CUNY campuses and elsewhere. The Community Justice Program joins a number of innovative programs created by D.A. Hynes. Started in 1999, ComALERT (Community and Law Enforcement

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Resources Together), helps formerly incarcerated Brooklynites make a successful transition from prison to home by providing drug treatment and counseling, mental health treatment and counseling, GED and transitional housing and employment. Gender Responsive Assistance Support Project (GRASP) is a reentry initiative for young women established by D.A. Hynes in partnership with the Office of Children and Family Services, and the Department of Corrections. It seeks to provide comprehensive services, including mentoring, for high-risk and court-involved girls who are or were placed with the Office of Children and Family Services and other placement or correctional facilities. Additionally, D.A. Hynes has developed diversion programs for addicted and mentally ill non violent offenders and veterans and youth at risk.

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Their Music is their Legacy Remembering Teena Marie and Billy Taylor

Songwriter and R&B artist Teena Marie left us on December 26th and now Jazz pianist, composer, and broadcaster Billy Taylor passed on December 28, 2010. To say we are losing our music greats is an understatement.

encompassed the worlds of dance, theatre and symphony orchestra. Billy was an Artistic Advisor of Jazz at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was appointed to the National Council of the Arts. He was also affiliated with Mary Lou Wi l l i a m s ’ Women in Jazz Festival.

Both 54 year old Mary Christine Brockert (aka Teena Marie) and 89 year old Billy Taylor had illustrious careers in the music business. Dr. Taylor ventured into the broadcasting business having engaged with the Sutton family to form Inner City Broadcasting nearly 40 years ago. The broadcasting enterprise later obtained WLIB/WBLIS in New York.

Heard often on National Public R a d i o , Ta y l o r received an Emmy award, a Grammy, a N a t i o n a l Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, 2 Peabody Awards and a United States National Medal of Arts Award.

Although it’s purported that Te e n a M a r i e d i e d i n h e r California home of natural causes after being discovered by her daughter, Alia Rose, it will take 6 weeks before an autopsy determines the exact cause of death. According to reports, Billy Taylor’s daughter Kim TaylorThompson issued a statement that her father died of heart failure.

“I knew Billy. We had mutual friends,” said saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood. “I have always had admiration for him because he was a great musician and human being.” His greatness did not bias or prejudice him. He always remained an elegant man and down-to-earth individual. John

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honors and awards and wherever he traveled in the world he was regarded with high esteem. People like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane and numerous

Billy Taylor 7/24/1921 - 12/28/2010

“To say we are losing our music greats is an understatement.”

other musicians held Billy in great regard. In fact, Billy’s life is a testimony to his art. He held over 23 honorary degrees. He also was a Grammy winning jazz pianist and classy man who enjoyed life. This is evidenced by his music and by the many friends Billy had in his life” said Lonnie who is also known as the Prince of Harlem.

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Born in Greenville, SC, Billy’s family moved to Washington, DC, when Billy was 5 years old. Billy’s love for music led him to Virginia State College where he earned a B.S. in music. He went on to earn a Masters from the University of MassachusettsAmherst where he also obtained a Ph.D. in Music Education. Dr. Billy Taylor began his career in 1944, playing the piano with the Ben Webster Quartet. He performed at the jazz club Birdland, later forming his own trio. Also, an educator, Taylor served as a Duke Ellington Fellow at Yale. Throughout his lengthy career, he composed over 350 songs, creating works that

Coltrane had the same quality. Both were modest. Billy accomplished a great deal during his lifetime. He was an intelligent man who was a musical pioneer with a musical style uniquely his own. I believe at one time he even served as a music Teena Marie analyst for one of the 3/5/1956 - 12/26/2010 major television networks. B illy w as a w in n er w h o Taylor was noted for "I Wish I overcame hurdles and even Knew How It Would Feel to Be went on to obtain a doctorate in Free" which gained popularity music. He received several

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d u r i n g t h e C i v i l R i g h t s the singer/producer’s system Movement of the 1950-60s. when an autopsy was performed. He is survived by his wife, Theodora and daughter, Kim Stax Records commented: “The Taylor-Thompson. Concord Music Group family Born in Santa Monica, and millions of fans around the C a l i f o r n i a , M a r y world lost a great artist and Christine Brockert (aka friend on Sunday when soul Teena Marie) grew up in t h e p r e d o m i n a t e l y music icon Teena Marie died at A f r i c a n A m e r i c a n the age of 54. An internationally community of Oakland, renowned singer, songwriter, California, where she producer, multi-instrumentalist was exposed to the and performer, Teena Marie, music of Motown. In released her thirteenth and final fact, in 1976, Marie album, CONGO SQUARE on signed with Motown R e c o r d s w h e r e s h e June 9, 2009, for legendary soul worked with a number music label Stax Records. The of different producers. critically acclaimed collection S h e c a m e t o t h e was a personal milestone for the attention of Rick James iconic, Grammy nominated soul and eventually recorded music star and Rhythm & Blues “Wild and Peaceful.” Awards Lifetime Achievement The album gave Marie th her first R&B hit entitled “I’m recipient as it marked her 30 Just a Sucker for Your Love.” year in the industry she loved. A song she sang as a duet with Teena Marie left a sensational Rick James, with whom she had musical legacy. Making her a sometimes turbulent romantic debut in 1979, her sublime relationship. musical eclecticism took soul In fact, so soulful was Teena’s music in new directions, swiftly voice that until she appeared earning her a hallowed and with James on the television singular place in the hearts of program Soul Train most fans and radio jocks assumed Teena R&B purists. Throughout her was African American. g r o u n d b r e a k i n g Although Teena’s ethnicity was a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s , Te e n a a mixed bag of Portuguese, remained humble, unpretentious I t a l i a n , I r i s h a n d N a t i v e and refreshingly down-to-earth. American, Teena is once quoted Her talent was matched only by as saying: “Overall my race her kindness of spirit. She hasn’t been a problem. I’m a collaborated with musical giants black artist with white skin. At the end of the day, you have to throughout her career and they reciprocated with the kind of sing what’s in your own soul.” Also known as Lady T and the love and respect that indicated Ivory Queen of Soul, Marie she was truly one of them. released an album entitled “Lady T.” She began to write songs and in 1980, released “Irons in the Fire” which she also produced. Her single: "I Need Your Lovin” made it to the top 40. A protégée of Rick James, Marie sang a duet “Fire and Desire,” with James during the 2004 BET Awards which proved to be their last TV engagement together. Rick James died later that year of what the coroner claimed was a heart attack that might have been brought on by his abuse of drugs. It was determined there were 9 different drugs found in

“The enduring influence of Te e n a ’s i n s p i r a t i o n a l , trailblazing career, could only have been made possible through her brilliant songwriting, showmanship and high energy passion which laid the ground work for the future generations of R&B, hip-hop, and soul,” stated Concord Music Group chief label officer, Gene Rumsey. “We feel extremely fortunate to have worked with a visionary who changed music in indelible ways. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and of course, millions of fans around the world.”

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ENTERTAINMENT Hip-Hop Mogul Expounds on the Transition from Materialism to Meditation The “Super Rich” Interview with Kam Williams and Russell Simmons

Russell Wendell Simmons was born in Queens, New York on October 4, 1957, the middle of three sons to bless the marriage of Daniel and Evelyn Simmons, a public school administrator and NYC parks administrator, respectively. Russell and Rick Rubin co-founded Def Jam Records, the legendary hip-hop label, in 1984. Russell parlayed his success in music into several fashion lines, most notably, Phat Farm and Baby Phat. Meanwhile, as Chairman and CEO of his umbrella organization, Rush Communications, he also ran an ad agency, produced movies and TV shows, and published a magazine. Forbes Magazine recently named Simmons one of "Hollywood's Most Influential Celebrities." And USA Today dubbed him one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years," calling him a "hip-hop pioneer" for his groundbreaking vision that has influenced music, fashion, jewelry, finance, television and film, as well as the face of modern philanthropy. Here, he talks about his new book, “Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All,” a how-to tome which champions meditation over materialism as the path to true wealth.

crosses all boundaries, that gives you an edge. If he’s open to integrate, then give him a job. No company that markets any product can operate without input from black people. There’s a void, a white space. Fill that. Don’t carry the burden. A lot of time black people only speak to each other instead of to the whole room. We gotta get out of that habit. KW: Ola Jackson asks: "How does your spirituality and belief in Buddhism conflict with the opulent lifestyle of self-indulgence and materialism associated with rap music. RS: I think rappers are truth-tellers. I don’t think mainstream American culture is any closer to the simplicity that I’m advocating. I’m not a Buddhist, by the way. Long before there was a Buddhist faith, there were the Yoga Sutras. Those teachings are more prescriptions for happiness, than religious dogma. As you know, I’m not a religious man, although I do work promoting dialogue among all religions as Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. KW: Legist/Editor Patricia Turnier says: In the past, we saw more rap songs about socially-conscious themes, such as MC Lyte’s "Eyes Are the Soul," Tupac’s "Brenda's Got a Baby" and Queen Latifah’s "Ladies First." What needs to be done to bring back this type of hip-hop? RS: Well, I think the climate changes in society. Themes come and go, and rappers are only reflections of that. Right now, we’re very fearful, because the economy is very bad… People are struggling… and that’s fertile ground for some of the negativity that you’re hearing on some of the records.

Kam Williams: Hey Russell, thanks for the time. I don’t know if you remember me, but we met at that party you threw for Soledad O’Brien. I came over and told you I’d been trying to interview you for years. Thanks for finally hooking me up. Russell Simmons: My man! Of course I remember you. I felt bad. How was that possible? KW: A lot of publicists have never heard of me. RS: Well, it’s great to talk to you. What’s going on, baby? KW: What gave you the idea to write the book? RS: Well, the last time I wrote a book (Do You!), I got a chance to pull together all these teachings and frame them in such a way that I could share them with other people. But honestly, I can look back on it, and admit that my motivation was a little bit selfish, because I needed to do this for my own evolution. It was a sort of a cleansing process. I expected that I could get the stuff out of me, and frame it, so I could understand it. But I didn’t appreciate the book’s potential to touch the lives of others until Oprah praised it. She was my first interview after it came out, and made it go to the top of the best-seller list. After that, people would come up to me and say that the book changed their lives. What could be more gratifying? So, that inspired me to write this book, with a little more selfless intention. This book is about remembering to remember, and the mantra to be a good giver. Good givers are great getters, and I just wanted to share that with people in a way that they could really digest it. RS: The whole book is about being conscious, and is filled with practices to bring you to presence. The book is dedicated to that mantra, that state of consciousness. We wish we could live in a state of nirvana, or a state of Christ consciousness, or a state of yoga, or Samadhi. All of them are one and the same: to be awake, to be present. That idea of Heaven on Earth is what I mean by Super Rich, and the ease that comes with needing nothing. Yoga can be defined as a state of needing nothing, and that’s what we’re looking for. So, this book is about moving towards that enlightenment. KW: FSU grad Laz Lyles asks: What experience prompted the transformation of

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your personal ideas about wealth and got you on a spiritual path? RS: We all want to operate in order. Sometimes we have to go through struggle to realize that. Your birth in the physical form is to teach you to operate in order. I think that’s the experience. Struggle is your great teacher. I’m an older person. I was a drug dealer. I was a gang member and a lot of other things. My evolution has been gradual. When I first started practicing yoga, I remember feeling really free of anxiety momentarily. So, my journey began when I found the easing of anxiety through the physical practice of yoga. Then, the yogi scripture taught me things that I knew in my heart were true, because the study of the scripture is really the study of the self. Then I saw that what’s in the yogi scripture is also in the Bible, the Koran and the Torah, and that these practices do bring us to a more easy place. Yoga is defined as a state of needing nothing. And union with God happens, when the noise is gone. KW: Harriet Pakula Teweles says: Jerry Lewis used to sing a song that said, "Money isn't everything ... unless you're very poor." How 'easy' is it to give this kind of spiritual advice when you're rolling in dough? RS: Well, there’s a story in the book about a guy who lives in a shanty house. He knows he’s got to find some bread and water each day, yet his mind’s at ease. God always provides, and he lived to be 100. Then, by contrast, there’s the anxietyprone billionaire who’s always worried about the stock market and ends up dying in his fifties. So, you have to ask yourself, “What do we want money for? What does it do for us?” If you say money makes us happy, then examine that. Is it the toys? Is it the simplicity, the ease that money can provide? That’s not the ease that we’re

seeking. It has to be to calm the mind. I say this because, when you need nothing, you can operate from abundance. Jesus taught two sermons. One for the masses, which said, if you act in accordance with these laws, then God will take care of you. The second one said, “Operate from abundance if you can.” So, the anxietyfilled followers were able to pay their taxes by listening to Jesus. But His disciples only needed to put their all into service. I have so many illustrative stories I could relate, like Puffy’s, who on the way up wanted to make sure he was doing everybody’s job. He enjoyed the work, but not because he was going to get this or that. That’s the real rap. KW: Filmmaker/Author/Professor Hisani Dubose asks: What is the most effective way to raise money for indie movie projects in 2011. What does someone like him look for before investing? RS: Big buzz. Shoot a good little pilot to get it off the ground. Everything requires that you do the work. And if you do good enough work that people start to be inspired by it, then they join on. No one signs on just because you have an idea. You have to keep building any business, to make it attractive. If you throw a record out the window and it don’t stick, you gotta keep pushing it. Then, one day, it’s on the radio, listeners start requesting it, and people come looking for you. You can’t chase people down with your idea; you have to turn it into equity first. KW: Kristopher Seals asks: What are some ways a person can start up a business with little available capital? What are some of the biggest obstacles facing minorities looking to enter the business arena? RS: I can tell you that there’s something about black culture that’s infectious, that

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KW: Professor Mia Mask asks: Isn't there a contradiction between the messages in your book and the messages in rap music? RS: Why does she think I’m an ambassador for rap? Jesus hung out with the wine bibbers, but his message wasn’t advocating getting drunk. I have one foot in pop culture and one foot in the real world, which is spiritual. I know what’s real, and I know that pop culture can be frivolous. But I think American culture, in general, is frivolous. And I certainly don’t think that rap culture is any more frivolous than mainstream American culture. I don’t think hip-hop is as unconscious either. Rappers may say things that shock you, but I think they are poets who hold a higher moral ground than the rest of American society. That’s my opinion. Just because Kanye West said “George Bush doesn’t like black people,” doesn’t mean it’s true, but it does mean that a lot of people shared that thought. KW: The Teri Emerson question: When was the last time you had a good laugh? RS: A few minutes ago being interviewed by Sean Hannity. He says such things. You have to learn to laugh all the time. It’s a practice of life. It’s a practice of happiness. In yoga, you smile and breathe in every pose. KW: The Flex Alexander question: How do you get through the tough times? RS: I don’t miss my prayers and I don’t miss my yoga. Those things are important to me. KW: The Tavis Smiley question: How do you want to be remembered? RS: As a philanthropist, as a giver. KW: Well thanks for the interview, Russell. I really appreciate it. RS: It’s been a real pleasure speaking with you. You have my number now, Kam, don’t hesitate to call if you need anything.

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Will BP’s Oil Stain the Whole Industry?

NFL Playoffs 2011: AFC & NFC Championship Game Previews good graces with the coaching staff and fans. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has come into his own in the latter half of this season, and he has a lot more talent in the skill positions (WR Braylon Edwards, WR Santonio Holmes, and RB LaDanian Tomlinson) to work with this year.

Brand Keys, a research firm that tracks customer loyalty, says that since the accident, BP has fallen from top to last in rankings of After billions of dollars spent and many customer loyalty among the seven largest oil years working to define itself as an energy Look for Rex Ryan to have drawn up some exotic blitz companies. company that protects the environment by packages to keep Roethlisberger from getting into a rhythm, Investors have expressed their displeasure going "beyond petroleum," last month's oil and in the second half also look for the Jets D to line up in the through stock trades, sending shares of BP same formation to try and get the QB to change the play and rig explosion and subsequent spill in the Gulf then call off the blitz. Don't expect too much blitzing from down from $60.09 at the close on April 21 of Mexico could leave oil giant BP (BP) with either side in the first quarter though, neither one of these to $50.99 at the close on May 5. Shares of the unfortunate legacy as the oil industry's coaches want to give up an early score. BP had fallen 83 cents to $50.16 in afternoon "biggest polluter." You know there will be many hard hits in this game, and it trading on Thursday. It could also be the watershed event that could go either way, but my gut says go with the Jets as they !"#$%&'()*%+,(-./(01*2()+'34(5,(6+**4()%78,(-(9/(!%+:*11(!'11#4!" Damage Extends to Entire Oil Industry are just a little more hungry and that might give them a slight negatively affects the oil industry's long-term edge. Ultimately, BP's damaged reputation as profi tability. When the 2011 NFL playoffs began there were 12 teams, and NFC Championship Game Preview a company that can drill for oil safely may the amount of oilPittsburgh and nowAs justthe fourassessment remain. Andof Chicago, Green Bay, extend to the entire oil industry. Congress has New York willthe lock horns on Sunday, gushing into Gulf changes daily,January experts23rd, 2011 in The 2011 National Football Conference Championship game ;#<,=>+&"(?@**1*+,(-A()*4(B'*@"1#,=*+&*+(5,C(D*3(E'+F(G*@,(1#4*=%$F*+(H%5#:(I%++#,(-JK the AFC NFC Championship games to determine already introduced new legislation to curb are now and preparing for the eventuality that who will pits the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bears at advance to Super Bowl XLV. A detailed preview of both Soldier Field Sunday evening. This conference final matches offshore drilling in the U.S. and to increase the spill could become a worse disaster championship games is provided below, including predictions up two NFC North rivals for the the third go round this season, are more committed to the run game, but the Packers D seems to get better the liability limits for oil companies from $75 every week, so the Bears better have a Plan B. than the Exxon tanker spill in 1989. and picks for bothValdez match ups. and these teams know each other well. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has emerged from the shadow of Brett Favre, million to $10 billion. Unfl comparisons to Hurricane Winning or losing generally boils down to making plays at this point in the AFCattering Championship Game Preview and is playing as well as anyone in the league right now. The playoffs, and given the Pack is clearly “This spill maynow, setlet's back progress peaking right go with the hotfor Katrina have already been made, so the The 2011 NFL American Football Conference Championship Packers defense has improved dramatically over the last few team and take Green Bay to move on to Super Bowl XLV. offshore drilling by decades,” said Phil Flynn, Thick began reaching shore line impact this disaster will and havethe on New the longgame features Rex Ryan York Jets at the weeks, and is playing an oil aggressive, disruptivethe style but with COURTESY OF BP good has not a had a particularly running attack all year. Look for as more senior energy analyst for PFGBest Research. Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers the Ravens term corporate reputation of edged BP could be in a tough discipline. The Bears always play in your face defense, andPHOTOS from Jay andmay Chicago they aredrilling more committed divisional game, and the Jets come into the AFC they shut out Seattle for almost a rm full three “This do toasoffshore in the U.S. exploration well serves as a test to confi Butquarters given in thetheir scopebalanced of the attack ecological and Cutler enormous. Championship game following a revenge win over New last game. Chicago's offense revolves around QB Jay Cutler to the run game, but the Packers D seems to get better every week, so the rm'sbeen safety-driven of buteconomic damage theB. what the Three Mile Island debacle did for Bearsresulting better havefrom a Plan England in Foxborough. This match up will whether probably the whofihas up and down focus all season, he seems to be in that's the past few years has been effective," current spill, BP won't be given the benefi t of nuclear plant production.” showcase the defenses, as both of these teams rely on defense good form right now. Winning or losing generally boils down to making plays at this point in the first. That said, both offenses are firing on all cylinders right Matthew Scottright is anow, markets investing wrote Morningstar analyst Catharina doubt for playoffs, and given the Pack is clearly peaking let's and go with the Expect to equity see Aaron Rodgers come outthethrowing forthis the accident. now, and Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger's solid hot team and take Green Bay to move on to Super Bowl XLV. Packers. The Bears play very good run defense, and asidecompany's reputation with writer for DailyFinance. Milostan in a recent note to investors. The British performances have returned him to good graces with the from rookie RB James Starks' recent breakout Green Bay has has already been soiled. the general public coaching staff and fans. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez“A haslonger-term cost could be on the not a had a particularly good running attack all year. Look for come into his own in the latter half of this season, andreputational he has a front balanced after BPattack is reviewed on and Chicago as they as more from Jay Cutler lot more talent in the skill positions (WR Braylon Edwards, current efforts. Constraints on future offshore WR Santonio Holmes, and RB LaDanian Tomlinson) to work oil drilling in the United States could have with this year. longer-term effects, slowing drilling and production growth plans in this region. Deep-water U.S. production accounted for 11% of BP's total production in 2009, and major deep-water projects are underway to bring recent discoveries to production over The 2011 NBA All-Star Game will be played just under The truth is, the Chinese superstar has been an automatic the Calif. next few years.” one month from now on Feb. 21 in Los Angeles, lock-in to the All-Star Game in each of his career’s eight at the fabled Staples Center, home to both the Los years due to the availability of vote-casting in China — even BP has major interests in the Gulf of Angeles Clippers and two-time defending champion Los with season-ending injuries. Mexico, including expansion of production Angeles Lakers. Without Yao, the Western Conference must turn to either at its Thunder Horse Field -- the largest oil The city of Los Angeles has previously hosted the event Lakers center Andrew Bynum, who is second among fi eld in the Gulf -and start-up production four other times, in 1963, 1972, 1983 and 2004. leading West center vote-getters, or Nuggets center Nene, at the Great White fi eld in the ultra-deepwho is closely behind in third, depending on concluding For the past 60 years, the NBA has staged 59 annual vote totals. The Western Conference will not have the best Gulf, where it has a 33.3% ownership All-Star games, which have matched the bestwater players starting lineup this year between the two teams, but their from the league’s Eastern and Western Conferences. stake. The company's ability to quickly and deep bench should certainly give them hope. Guards Deron The lone year without an All-Star Game occurred in effectively clean up the current spill may Williams, Russell Westbrook and Manu Ginobili will most 1999 when the league’s lockout forced the cancellation have an effect on the level of future drilling likely join forwards Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love, Tim Duncan of the contest scheduled to be hosted in Philadelphia. and rookie sensation Blake Griffin for a formidable bench and exploration it's allowed to do at these Starters for this year’s game will be announced Jan. 27 force. other sites. live on TNT. Jan. 23 was the last day to submit votes Crystal Ashby, BP Vice President of The Eastern Conference’s highly anticipated lineup is online. As of Jan. 13, tallies for the highest vote-getter Reputation Survived Previous Disasters Government Public Affairs, spendsMagic time center expected to be among the finest in recent All-Star Game from eachand conference saw Orlando Somehow, BP's reputation as an on the beach assisting withAngeles the clean up inguard Kobe history. Heat teammates James and Wade are both Dwight Howard and Los Lakers environmentally friendly company wasn't Grand Isle, leading LA. averaging over 25 points per game and have recently Bryant the East and West, respectively. Page 8: helped propel their team to first in the Southeast region PHOTOS COURTESY OF BP mortally wounded after the March 2005 Along with Howard at center — if All-Star voting were to Mark Jackson’s standings. Rose has fought off Celtics guard Rajon Rondo end today — the Eastern Conference startersTexas would refinery explosion that killed 15 in recent results due to his MVP-caliber play. “HDMD” Business consist ofFocus forwards LeBron James and Amar’e workers and injured 180, or the March Effective on Safety? Celtics forward Kevin Garnett was also passed by Stoudemire andtoguards Wadeoil and Derrick Stoudemire, who has helped revive a New York Knicks 2006 Alaskan pipeline spill that resulted “BP's response containDwayne the growing Rose. The Western Conference starters would be team that has failed to advance past the first round of the the cleanup of 267,000 gallons of crude. spill forwards in the Gulf of Mexico fromCarmelo its Macondo Kevin Durant and Anthony in and By Matthew Scott

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guards Chris Paul and Bryant, with Yao Ming completing the lineup at center.

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Many wonder why Rockets center Yao has received a total 928,928 votes even though he’s only started five games this season and has been sidelined since Nov. 10 with a strained tendon in his left leg.

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2011 NBA All-Star Weekend will, without a doubt, be a must-watch event this year. The All-Star Game itself will be one for the ages and should not disappoint. Here’s some great news for fans of the slam — Griffin was an included contestant in the league’s Jan. 5 announcement for the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.

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