¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York

So excited for this upcoming survey of The Young Lords Organization, which will be held at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museul del Barrio, and Loisada, Inc. Below is the information describing the show from the press release:

¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, and Loisaida Inc.
¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York
is a multi-venue artistic and cultural survey of The Young Lords Organization—a radical social activist group founded by Puerto Rican youth in the 1960s that demanded reform in health care, education, housing, employment, and policing. Exhibitions of art and archival materials at three cultural institutions in New York City will explore how the Young Lords’ activities, community-focused initiatives, and their affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired artists from the 1960s to the present day, and had a major impact on the City and the social history of the United States.

Young Lords will include public and educational programs across partnering venues to build awareness of the Young Lords’ innovative contributions to the struggle for civil rights and influence on contemporary artists, and to spark conversations about grassroots community activism today. The institutions partnering in ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York are all located in neighborhoods where the Young Lords were most active, and each exhibition reflects on the Young Lords’ activities in that part of the City.

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Website on the Edge: Philadelphia Arts Mural Program

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Mural Arts Program
Credit: Jack Ramsdale for Mural Arts Program © City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (http://withart.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/mural-arts-program/)

I enjoy an interactive website full of great knowledge and fun for a variety of audiences.

The Philadelphia Arts Mural Program has produced some amazing work in the past years, with over 3,000 works in the past 25 years.

Click here for the awesome website where you can explore the murals and learn more about their background stories as well as the people who inspired them : http://explorer.muralarts.org/

Reopening of Queens Museum: #LaunchQM

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Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Esterio Segura “Las cuidades de otros (Cities of Others)” Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens 2002 Photo taken by Erin Hylton #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Guillermo Estrada-Viera “Untitled” Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens 2005 Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Peter Schumann “The Shatterer” 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Kevin Beasley “Untitled (Foodchained)” Queens International 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Kevin Beasley “Untitled (Foodchained)” Queens International 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Michelle Marie Charles Queens International 2013 Queens Museum of Art. Photo taken by Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM. 2013 @artactivist_ekh

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Erin Hylton. #LaunchQM 2013 @artactivist_ekh

Rotten Apple TV

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The Rotten Apple TV logo. 2013.

Full of new discoveries and talent, Rotten Apple TV has positioned itself as a force within the urban entertainment website genre and is gearing up to take on the main stream entertainment websites soon as well. Led by a team of three young entrepreneurs from Brooklyn, Rotten Apple TV is a definitive choice as a stop for entertainment with a keen ear for unsigned hype. Get to know more about Rotten Apple TV below!

What is The Rotten Apple TV?

The Rotten Apple TV is an entertainment website. We share music videos, comedy, skits, spoken word artists (preferably people that do things on the internet). Primarily, we are dedicated to unsigned hype music artists. Not solely dedicated to hip hop and R&B but that’s what is sent to us.

We like people who are looking to be discovered, and we enjoy supporting their journey through Rotten Apple TV.

Are you solely an urban site?

People look to us as an urban site but we are not solely designed as that. We are dedicated to music, art, talent. That is the lane we like to go! Our connection is to entertainment and not a negative connotation of what is “urban”. We are not your typical website.

How much of your content is audience driven?

90% of our content is audience driven. Social media is a driver of most websites (what people are talking about) and that is directly linked to what goes on the website.

Who is your audience?

Our audience is multi-level and interested in entertainment. Right now our content like our audience are those interested in the urban community.

Word association

Miley Cyrus = twerk Miley Miley twerk

Jay Z = genius

Brooklyn = the nucleus

Rotten Apple TV = the future

Hip hop = my first love

What do you think about Eminem’s new album?

I’m excited for the album. He’s going to take another angle than what he usually does. Not as dark an angle, which is exciting and refreshing. He’s going to take it to the raw essence of hip hop where it was all about having fun, dope lyrics. He is a true student of the game. Nothing but greatness from him. Great album to come!

Do the BET Hip Hop Awards mean anything for the genre?

Should be more of a grand stage of hip hop and more prestigious, instead of just a small sectional to highlight and not give enough shine. Do the awards because they have to.

What do you think of Snoop Dogg hosting?

Not sure how it will work but should be interesting.

Who would you put in a Rotten Apple cypher?

Abso The Great

Dante

Chox-Mak

Preme da Prez

Widmark

Evan Black

Kendrick Lamar

Meek Mill

What impact do you want Rotten Apple TV to have?

We want Rotten Apple TV to be a part of careers of artists who are hardworking, talented and dedicated to their craft and give artists a chance to be discovered and heard. One major way we do that is through not charging artists for their submissions to the website.

Listen to a full playlist on the ArtEdgeNYC Facebook page from Rotten Apple TV! Click here to listen to more music!