Artifacts – spanning the first 50 years of the Manhattan-based Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society – will star in exhibit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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The free “Lighthouse in New York” display, which offers a rare glimpse into the lives, activities and struggles of early Caribbean immigrants in New York, opens Sept. 27, Jared McCallister reports in this article for The New York Daily News.

Those who think Caribbean immigrants are newcomers to New York really need to think again. The 79-year-old Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society shatters that untruth.

The Manhattan-based organization will have its history and decades-long dedication to Caribbean culture and Harlem, and some of its artifacts, touted in “A Lighthouse in New York: Opening Reception & Panel Discussion,” a free exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. (at W. 135th St.), from 6 p.m to 9 p.m., in Manhattan, on Sept. 27.

Attendees at the Schomburg opening must register, so visit The exhibit closes Jan. 4, 2014.

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Egyptian Aak. Week 37


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Week 37- A Few Thoughts. The Brotherhood’s New strategy


 A month has passed since the forced ending of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo. The widespread security crackdown and the arrest of the Brotherhood’s most senior cadres have had a huge impact in paralyzing the main skeleton of the group and has limited their ability to function.

 How has the Muslim Brotherhood coped with this? It is important to look at other aspects of the Brotherhood’s structure and mindset that opponents miss or ignore. These factors are crucial to understanding how the Brotherhood survives. Two aspects are especially worth highlighting.

 First, many believe the widespread myth that Islamists in general, and the Brotherhood in particular do not read about other ideologies and foreign books. This is untrue, many Islamists read the “Infidel’s” books; mainly to look for ideas that vindicate their ideology, and tips that can be of help to their own goals. For example, many Islamists have read __

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Photos: Crowd Cheers As Firefighters Rescue Dog From Burning Building: LAist

A crowd waited breathlessly as Santa Monica firefighters attempted to revive a dog that had been overcome by smoke inhalation. The good news: Stella the dog pulled through.

Firefighters responded Saturday morning to a fire at an apartment building at the corner of 2nd and Hill Street, according to KTLA 5.

Firefighters discovered the female boxer behind a mattress as they searched the five-unit structure for victims.

“If you walked in there and looked at it the first time through you wouldn’t see it,” Captain Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department—who didn’t at first realize the dog, Stella, was a girl—told KTLA. “But he was obviously trying to get away, that’s what his instincts told him to do,” he said.

Stella suffered smoke inhalation and was unconscious when firefighters carried her to safety. Luckily, they had a pet oxygen mask and placed it over Stella’s muzzle.

A crowd watched and waited along with the rescue workers; 15 minutes later, the dog came around.

A boy who got caught up in the drama told KTLA, “Everybody got excited. It’s a dog, man’s best friend.” A woman confessed, “I got very emotional.”

via Photos: Crowd Cheers As Firefighters Rescue Dog From Burning Building: LAist.

[Update] Cops Mistakenly Shoot Two Female Bystanders In Times Square: Gothamist

Police said one officer fired one shot, not striking the man. Then another officer who had responded fired two shots at the man, also not striking him. Instead, two pedestrians standing on the northeast corner of 8th Avenue and West 42nd Street were struck. A 54-year-old woman who uses a walker was struck in the lower right leg and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. A 35-year-old woman was grazed in her buttocks and was transported to Roosevelt Hospital.

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