SAT/ACT, FREE Ice Cube Tix, AMWF, Oscar Grant, Harlem Renaissance


Hey All,SPAAT has set up a SAT/ACT prep test with Kalplan for next weekend, December 12th from 9am-1pm.
This is a great opportunity to get OAL student athletes prepared early!Please send this out to all of the School Administration, AD’s, Counselors, students and coaches.From:Harold Pearson
Executive Director
517 22nd Street, Upper Suite
Oakland CA, 94612
Phone: (510) 836-9999
Cell: (415) 378-5871

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We are offerring two pair of FREE Tickets to see Ice Cube December 10, 2009 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA for the 8:00 pm shows. The tickets will be awarded via our Twitter or Blog, so if you haven’t already, you should join us on:

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Blogs at: , http://AMWFTRUST.Org/ or http://NowTruth.Org/ and leave your request in the comments box on any page with your email address.
Ice Cube

Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2009

Showtime: 8:00 PM

Doors open: 7:00 PM

When rap exploded creatively and commercially in the late 1980s, Ice
Cube was at the forefront of the expansion. As the lyrical brains
behind N.W.A, the Los Angeles-based rapper instantly became a major player in the music game by leading a musical revolution with brutal, profane, politically-infused music that, for the first time in the genres history, sold millions of albums with N.W.As Straight Outta Compton. As a solo artist, Ice Cube became raps premier act with the release of the searing masterpieces AmeriKKKas Most Wanted and Death Certificate.

Now, after becoming Hollywoods most bankable actor thanks to his Barbershop and Friday franchises, Ice Cube returns to his first artistic love, rapping. Laugh Now, Cry Later, the multi-platinum, award-winning music icons first solo album in six years, simmers with celebration, as well as the rage, reflection and introspection that are the hallmarks of timeless music. I feel Laugh Now, Cry Later is the state of the world, of America, of urban America, of hip-hop, Ice Cube explains of his seventh solo album. It seems like everybody is playing and nobody’s worried about anything.

On the explosive Scott Storch (50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Beyonce) produced Why We Thugs, Ice Cube blasts an oppressive system that cripples Americas ghettos and fosters the perpetual ruin of such areas as South Central, Compton and Long Beach, Los Angeles metropolitan areas that have been war zones for decades.

Now, with the impending release of Laugh Now, Cry Later, his first solo album released on his own Lench Mob Records, Ice Cube is on top of his creative game and relishing in his ability to make his latest album at his own pace and on his own terms.

I’m putting my money where my mouth is because theres nothing a major label can do for me that I cant do for myself, he says. Not being signed to a particular label, putting it out myself, not having to worry about what a company or anyone else has to think about the record, being able to just go in and do it how I feel it with no timelines or deadlines, it made me comfortable. I was able to recommitment myself to rhyming and rapping. That all molded the way that this record sounds, which is important because I want my records to last the rest of the year when they come out.

Truth be told, Laugh Now, Cry Later will last well into the next decade.

If you or anyone you know may be in need of food and/or clothing donations, private school and college admissions, scholarship educational opportunities; job traininig and placement, rental assistance, social services assistance, homelessness assistance, mental and physical health assistance, medical assistance and legal aid assistance for themselves or any others, you can advise them to go to the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation website at http://AMWFTRUST.ORG and submitt an online request form in a strictly confidential submission. There is much more coming to the site and they can also feel free to call the number (510) 394-4101 as well.

(510) 394-4701
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On Friday, January 1, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm there will be a “Celebration Of Oscar Grant’s Life” with a memorial prayer vigil and ceremony at the Fruitvale BART station. At the conclusion of the memorial there will be a march to the Eastside Arts Alliance for a continuing evening of music, spoken word, poetry, food and drink until 11:00 pm. If you or someone you know are interested in performing and/or participating in the event, please feel free to submitt your interest on our Entertainers Profile at , on the online request form at http://AMWFTRUST.ORG or on the Contact Us Form on http://NowTruth.Org/Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA, 94606
ph: 510-533-6629

Here are the links to the Saturday, September 19, 2009 , Saturday, September 26, 2009 and Saturday, November 14, 2009 announcements on KPFA Radio of the “Harlem Renaissance” Benefit at the Elijah Muhammed Cultural Center for the New Africa Kitchen. Click on the date and you can listen to or download the announcement for Saturday, September 19, 2009 , Saturday, September 26, 2009 and Saturday, November 14, 2009.


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