first_imgJust over a year ago, Prophets of Rage–a politically-charged supergroup comprised of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill–burst into existence with an angry bang. The outfit, described by Morello in 2016 as “an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit,” came together for a string of summer amphitheater shows following their widely buzzed-about maiden shows in LA and Brooklyn featuring a mix of material by RATM, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. The band also promised that they would be recording original music.The promise was fulfilled last month with the Michael Moore-directed “Unfuck the World,” the first single from the upcoming self-titled debut LP Prophets of Rage–due out September 15. Last week, the super group released the second single, “Living on the 110.” Today, the band has released the official music video for “Living on the 110,” which features some of the wealthiest and most impoverished places in Los Angeles and New York City. Watch it below:Additionally, the band announced four surprise shows at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on 9/7, Asbury Park’s Stone Pony on 9/9, Philadelphia’s TLA on 9/10 , and New York City’s Apollo Theatre on 9/12. Prophets Of Rage will unleash their fury at special limited club gigs to mark the upcoming release of the debut album, out September 15.More information about their tour schedule can be found here.last_img read more


first_imgHenry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, has announced the appointment of 14 new fellows for fall 2010.“The fellows program is the jewel in the crown of the Du Bois Institute, and this fall’s fellows will be key contributors both to the field of African and African American Studies in general and to the Harvard community in particular,” said Gates. “We have a number of ‘firsts’ this year, including our first Hiphop Archive fellow and our first teaching fellows in the Department of African and African American Studies. These institutional innovations will make the fellowship program stronger than ever.”Du Bois Fellows present their work in a weekly colloquium series, held at noon on Wednesdays in the Barker Center at 12 Quincy St., and lead workshops on critical areas in African and African-American research that are offered to selected scholars, sister research institutes, and by invitation. This fall, workshops will be offered on “Transatlantic Black Performance in Literary Theory,” “African American Theater and the ‘Self,’” and “Specters of Marxism.” Du Bois Fellows also participate in the varied activities of the Institute, including public conferences and major lecture series (W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures, Nathan I. Huggins Lectures, Alain Leroy Locke Lectures, and McMillan-Stewart Lectures).This year’s Du Bois Fellows are David Bindman, Todd Carmody, Adrienne L. Childs, Grey Gundaker, Meagan Healey, Theodore Miller, Jonathan Munby, Sophie Oldfield, Ronald K. Richardson, Mark Solomon, Nirvana Tanoukhi, Lisa Thompson, Omar Wasow, and Louis Wilson.To read full biographies and learn more about the fellows’ research, visit the Du Bois Institute’s website.last_img read more


first_imgIRVINE, Calif. – Drivers in three IMCA divisions are the beneficiaries of new sponsor CP-Carrillo’s added emphasis on dirt this season.The Irvine, Calif., manufacturer of the Bullet line of pistons and connecting rods gives awards to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock competitors.“We’re really excited about being involved with IMCA,” CP-Carrillo’s Bryce Mulvey said. “Our pistons really fit these divisions well. All our products are made in America and we already sell a large quantity of them to IMCA customers. We use technology learned over the years to make products that are affordable to the Saturday Night racer.”The national Stock Car champion and top finishing drivers in national Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock point standings competing with claim engines are in line for a complete set of pistons and connecting rods.CP-Carrillo also gives $100 product certificates to second through fifth place finishers in each Stock Car region and to second through fifth place claim engine competitors in the national Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock ranks.Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Those certificates will be redeemable through a nation-wide dealer network that includes local engine builders and auto shops, as well as Speedway Motors, Karl Performance and Day Motorsports.“One of the best things about IMCA is the rules package. It’s good to have the same rules so drivers can race at different tracks and with IMCA they can do that from the East Coast to the West Coast,” noted Mulvey, who piloted a Modified at tracks in California and Arizona during his own career. “IMCA also does a very good job of enforcing their rules.”More information about CP-Carrillo connecting rods and pistons is available by calling 949 567-9000, at the www.cp-carrillo website and on Facebook.“The partnership with CP-Carrillo is one that we’re proud to emphasize as it strengthens our continued commitment to the aftermarket engine industry,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It remains a vital component to the IMCA brand moving forward and hopefully funnels racers to their local engine shops as a result.”last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Syracuse added a second player to its incoming Class of 2019 on Tuesday. John Bol Ajak committed to Syracuse, according to Prep Circuit. Ajak posted an Instagram photo of him in an Orange jersey, announcing his commitment to SU.The 6-foot-10, 205-pound forward hails from Paoli, Pennsylvania, and attended Church Farm School before transferring to Westtown School for his upcoming senior year.Ajak is rated as a three-star recruit, according to 247 Sports. He’s ranked No. 371 in the nation, and the No. 61 center. With Paschal Chukwu graduating after the 2018-19 season, the Orange will have minutes to fill at the center position.He joins guard Brycen Goodine in Syracuse’s confirmed Class of 2019. He said during the summer that he had remained in close contact with Syracuse assistant coach Adrian Autry.Ajak said back on July 12 that Autry was regularly checking in on him after what he called a “bad spring.” SU head coach Jim Boeheim also made contact with Ajak throughout the summer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’ve been really honest with me,” Ajak said in July. “They told me to continue to be aggressive, finish at the rim and be a good teammate.”Ajak played AAU basketball for Team Final over the summer, where his play improved. He said then that Syracuse was near the top of his list.“Syracuse is an awesome school,” Ajak said in July. “I love everything about it, the coaches, the style of play.”Ajak took an unofficial visit to Syracuse for a game last year, then made an official visit to campus last weekend. Ajak had multiple Division I offers, including major interest from George Washington and St. Joseph’s. Commentslast_img read more