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50 Rarely Seen Black and White Photographs of NYC's Street Scenes from between the 1950s and 1980s

Leon Levinstein (1910–1988) was an American street photographer best known for his work documenting everyday street life in New York City from the 1950s through the 1980s. He moved to New York in 1946 and spent the next thirty-five years obsessively photographing strangers on the streets of his adopted home. Show More Summary

Video Contradicts Police Claims About Black Man Who Died in Jail Cell After Arrest For Sagging Pants

Louisiana police reportedly used a stun gun on 38-year-old Ervin Leon Edwards. A newly released video – which contradicts police reports – shows a black Louisiana man lying facedown and unresponsive in a jail cell where he died after officers shocked him with a stun gun. Show More Summary

Leon Bridges – “Coming Home” Video

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Leon Bridges has a thing for nostalgia. Everything in the video for “Coming Home” illustrates this, from the black and white film it was shot with to the vintage diners, reel-to-reel recorders, and ’50s-era microphone he croons into. There is one thing that sets this video firmly in the present, though, and that’s the biracial […]

Leon Black of Apollo Global Got $331 Million Payout in 2014

Only in the world of private equity would an annual sum of more than $300 million for a top executive constitute a decline from the previous year.

Wilton Hugh Thomas, longtime L5P fixture known as 'Wolf,' has died

On one of your many visits to Little Five Points or trips along Ponce de Leon Avenue, you might have encountered the man with a blonde mane, black tank top, and tight jean shorts. Sometimes he carried a guitar.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Broken Witt Rebels - Shake Me Down

Sounds like: Alabama Shakes, Kings of Leon, Black Joe Lewis Song: Broken Witt Rebels - Shake Me Down What's so good? People, people! Have I got news for you. Rock-n-roll isn't dead, not even close. Broken Witt Rebels hail from the UK (surprised?) and pack a slurry deep South sound that contends with the best of the best. Show More Summary

Message in the Music? The Legacy of Philly Soul

Left of Black host Mark Anthony Nealtalks with veteran Philadelphia Radio personality Dyana Williams about the legacy of Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell—The Mighty Three—who created the soundtrack for Black empowerment in the 1970s with Philly Soul. Williams is the co-host of Soul Sunday (with Derrick Sampson) on Philadelphia's WRNB.

In Metro Atlanta - When A Black Man Is Murdered No One Even Bothers To Ask If He Was A Muslim Or If He Was Killed In A Spat Over A Parking Space

Stage Director Kenny Leon On Local "Black Wing Grievance & Political Opportunism Talk Radio" Station WAOK AM: Regarding "Our (Black) Messages Making It On Stage And On The Small Screen" (Referring to "Empire") "More Black Productions...Show More Summary

Black bill, William Green, Blue Eagle: "to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing"

The story is told by three of the key actors, Frances Perkins, Leon Keyserling and Rexford Tugwell, of how the Roosevelt administration, in its eagerness to "get rid" of the Black thirty-hour bill and to put something in its replacement...Show More Summary

The oil price slump is hitting Apollo Management really hard

Last year's top earner in private equity has fallen hard. On Thursday, Leon Black's Apollo Global Management reported a 72 percent drop in 2014's net income compared to the previous year. Total net income after taxes fell from $2 billion in 2013 to $567.9 million. Show More Summary

Apollo forms energy opportunity fund

Leon Black's Apollo Global Management is starting an energy opportunity fund as part of the buyout firm's push to invest in oil and gas companies hurt by falling crude prices. The New York-based firm... To view the full story, click the title link.

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How a firefly lights up: Researchers reveal the secrets of the incredible ‘lantern’ structure the insects use to glow Daily Mail Gunmaker staring down $1B in debt as gun sales slump New York Post. Cerberus. Leon Black Takes On Paul Singer in Showdown Over $25 Billion Caesars Debt Bloomberg How a Top Obama Crony Moved […]

Black Mage Village (Final Fantasy IX) Theme Song Done Multi-Track A Capella [Video]

From Diwa de Leon: Black Mage Village is one of those tracks that take a little time to grow on you, but once it has, you’re stuck with it forever! This is one of my most favorite Final Fantasy 9 tracks, and in my opinion a great way to kickoff Final Fantasy 9 month! [The […]

Almost No Nore White NYC Cab Drivers, but Blacks Still Can't Catch a Ride?

The other day in the virtual land of Facebook (where some live full-time), I noticed a posting by Leon Collins, a friend and former colleague. Here's what Leon, now a resident of Connecticut, wrote about a recent experience while visiting the Big Apple: Some things never change. Show More Summary

The Statement We Wish We’d Gotten from the White Mother Who Mistakenly Ended Up with a Black Sperm Donor

by Guest Contributor Aya De Leon, originally published at Mutha Magazine All parents have hopes for their children. We have concerns about the world we’re bringing them into, but somehow, in an infinite number of circumstances, we become parents. Show More Summary

Black Teen, Running for Vacaville Mayor, Alleges Racist Attack

Rodney Leon Harrison, an 18-year old black man running for mayor of Vacaville, California, reports that a poster for his campaign was defaced with a swastika. In a statement on his website, he wrote: In my quest to become Mayor some among us have taken it upon themselves to deface one of my posters. Show More Summary

Portrait: Abu Hussein by Leon Dash

Leon Dash treats us to new photos featuring d1 model up and comer Abu Hussein. Captured in the studio, Abu poses for quiet but confident images. Rocking a sleek black suit, Abu poses with a lovely sprig of flowers. The post Portrait: Abu Hussein by Leon Dash appeared first on The Fashionisto.

Leon Black’s Apollo Global Management Keeps Winning Battles And Outmaneuvering Creditors

Apollo, a distressed investment player that is at the top of the private equity world, is known for playing tough. It still has to deal with some unfinished business from the financial downturn and it has been as aggressive as ever.

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