July 20th
3rd Annual 3rd EyE Open
Hip Hop Festival
New Bedford, MA

----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Gilbarg
Subject: PUT OUT THE WORD!!!

Peace All---This message is to inform as many people as possible about what's going on with the youth movement in New Bedford, more specifically 3rd EyE Unlimited events and Put Out the Word! programs. Please pass this on to as many peeps as you can:

mark your calendar---July 20th---3rd Annual 3rd EyE Open (Hip Hop festival) New Bedford, MA --- includes 3 on 3 basketball tournament open to all ages, graffiti art exhibition, breakin' showcases, djin' and mc performances, children's activities (face painting, moon bounce, etc...), vendor tables and community organizations setup to let youth know their services. If you want to participate in the event by: playing in the tournament, painting, dancing, performing, volunteering, or sponsoring, hit us up asap: -- 508-984-8377

PUT OUT THE WORD! Hip Hop STellarvision (Tv you can feel)
--Airing in 8 locations around New England and in Atlanta also.
-The current, upcoming episode features bangin' ol'school videos such as: Slick Rick "Teenage Love," Gangstarr "Manifest," LL Cool J "I'm Bad," De La Soul-"Me, Myself, and I," and many more...
It also features highlights from the SEcret City Showdown II (MC Battle) and the Budget Cuts Speakout in New BEdford
To get PUT OUT THE WORD! Where you live, call or email us
PUT OUT THE WORD! Is airing in these locations:

Location -- Day -- Time -- Channel
New Bedford Tuesday 9 pm 97 or 98
Fall River TUesday 9:30 pm 98
Boston Saturdays 1am 23
Rhode Island (statewide--collaborating with IllVisions) - Fridays 12 am 13
Cambridge Mondays 8:30pm 10
Cape Cod Wednesdays 10:30pm 17
Atlanta every other Friday 9pm 24
Umass Amherst WEd & Fri 8pm 19
Worcester (collaborating with Youth Session)
Mondays 11:30pm 13
Tuesdays 10pm 13
Fridays 8pm 13
Saturdays 10pm 13

Put Out the Word!!! Let's continue to elevate --- -- (508)984-8377
If you want to be on our mailing list----please respond. thank you and P.E.A.C.E.


Rhode Island's Cape Verdean community invites the public to a celebration marking the 27th anniversary of Cape Verdean Independence. The event will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2002 from noon until dusk, at India Point Park in Providence. Admission is $1.00. Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. The Cape Verdean Subcommittee of the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and ShawÝs are sponsors of this event. The festival will showcase the Cape Verde Islands' cultural heritage. There will be traditional Cape Verdean food, music, and dance. The CV Artist League exhibit will be returning, and a children's arts and crafts area are among this year's event. Continuous music will be provided throughout the afternoon by different bands.

For the FIRST TIME, a PRESIDENT of CAPE VERDE, PEDRO PIRES will attend the festival from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.


President Pires to Visit USA CV Communities

Press Release
Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde to the United States of America

The Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde in Washington, DC is proud and honored to disclose that the President of the Republic of Cape Verde, His Excellency Pedro Pires, will be visiting the United States from June 27 through July 7, 2002.

Dedicated friends, sons and daughters of the archipelago of Cape Verde are working diligently and ardently under the guidance and coordination of the Ambassador of Cape Verde to the United States, His Excellency Jos╚ Brito, to accommodate President Pedro Pires.

In fact, upon arriving in the United States in the city of Atlanta on the 27th of June, President Pires will be extremely occupied fulfilling his role as Head of State of the Republic of Cape Verde. As Ambassador Brito states, "President Pires will be busy seizing the opportunities during his visit with his people to ultimately seek the well being of the Cape Verdean Nation."

President Pires will pursue the following objectives during his visit: strengthen the links between Cape Verde and its Diaspora while consolidating the unity of the people of Cape Verde as a global nation; promote the image of Cape Verde as a country which has used efficiently and effectively the development aid to become one of the fastest growing economy in West Africa; reaffirm the commitment of the Government of Cape Verde to support all international efforts and initiatives aiming at Peace and Development in Africa and in the World, and create a political environment for the development of business between the USA and Cape Verde while improving cultural ties and understanding between the two countries.

On that note, from June 27 through June 28, the President will be in Washington, DC meeting with appropriate members of the U.S. institutions to seek political objectives vis-ř-vis the Unites States and the world.

The President will then travel Northeast towards the much dense population and concentration of the Cape Verdean-American Community.

He will stop for one day on June 29 in Newark, to pay his respect to the Cape Verdean-American Community of New Jersey and New York and then stop for two days (June 30th-July 1st) in Connecticut, where he will be in the company of fellow Cape Verdean-Americans in Waterbury and Hartford, Connecticut.

From July 2nd through 4th, the Head of State of Cape Verde will be warmly welcomed in Boston, Massachusetts, where he will join on July 4th at the City Hall Plaza, the thousands of Cape Verdean and American camaraderie to celebrate the traditional Cape Verdean and American Independence Day.

On July 5th, the Independence Day of Cape Verde, H.E. Pedro Pires will be honored in Providence, with a Gala/Dinner where is expected the presence of the Cape Verdean Community coming from all USA. The President will then commute to New Bedford, Massachusetts on July 6, where he will be honored by tens of thousands of Cape Verdean-Americans and friends during the popular Parade at Buttonwood Park.

Finally, on July 7th, President Pedro Pires will meet an estimated 20,000 people at India Point Park in Rhode Island to continue the 27th Annual Cape Verdean Independence Day celebration prior to boarding the plane from Boston to participate to the summit of the African Union in Johannesburg.

Embassy of the Republic of Cape Verde to the United States of America
3415 Massachusetts Ave., NW. Washington, D.C. 20007
Tel: 202-965-6820 Fax 965-1207


TACV 2002

NY - SAL -17 DE JUNHO 2002

Ildo Lobo, Ferro Gaita, Kola Band, Belinda, Calu Bana
Djedje, Isidora, Norberto Tavares e Geracon Joven

DATE: Sunday, June 9th..........DATA: Domingo, 9 de Junho
PLACE: Strand Theatre........... LUGAR: Strand Theatre
ADDRESS: 543 Columbus Rd. Dorchester,MA...... ADRESSO: 543 Columbus Rd. Dorchester,MA
TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm........... HORA: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
FREE ADMISSION ........................ENTRADA GRATIS


Amilcar Cabral and his Legacy


For Immediate Release ---For further information:
Mercedes Monteiro---- - 401-222-4133

R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

On July 6, 2002, there will be a lecture celebrating the life of Amilcar Cabral and his legacy
at the Cape Verdean Progressive Club,
329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence, RI
from 3PM to 6PM.

Presenting the following topics:

Amilcar Cabral (Born: 1924 Died: January 20, 1973)

Architect and undisputed leader of the PAIGC & the national liberation movement in Guinea-Bissau.

In the early 1950s, Cabral was employed as an agronomist. Using this position, he went to every village in the entire country and, from this direct observation, he came up with an analysis and strategy for the national liberation movement. With others, he founded the PAIGC in 1956, and in 1963 their full-blown military campaign to overthrow Portuguese colonialism (and free Cape Verde) began. Within two years they had extensive liberated zones where effectively they were in power.

In 1971 Cabral argued for the creation of the National People's Assembly, which was created in 1972 and based on popular vote in the liberated territories. In January 1973, just months before the victory of the national liberation struggle, Cabral was assassinated with the help of Portuguese agents operating within the PAIGC.* (

A discussion of the above topics with public participation is encouraged.

A reception will follow.

The Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state office for historic preservation and heritage programs. The Commission is responsible for developing and carrying out programs to document, support, and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island's people. The Commission also is Rhode Island's statewide historic preservation program, which identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, and archaeological sites.


Portuguese/African Encounters Congress 2002
April 25-29, 2002
Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, USA

Brown University will host the Portuguese/African Encounters International Congress from April 25˝28, 2002. Approximately 100 international participants, including scholars, authors, artists, and diplomats will convene to examine the historical and contemporary relationship between Portugal and Africa, the global effects of this encounter, and the current state of Lusophone African studies.

The Portuguese African Encounters International Congress 2002 will explore the complex role Portugal played for centuries as a bridge between Europe and Africa; the decolonization of Portuguese territories in Africa; the rise of the newly independent states such as Mozambique, Angola, Guin╚ Bissau, Sôo Tom╚ e Pr╠ncipe, and Cape Verde; and the broader global effects of this long history of Portuguese-African interaction.

Through art, film, literature, diplomacy, and socio-historical scholarship, the Congress will consider a broader agenda: how can the Luso-African experience inform scholars and policymakers about north-south global encounters and their outcomes? The Congress program comprises several events including an Ambassadors' Roundtable, a literary symposium, An interdisciplinary social science conference, exhibition of paintings and drawings, and A Luso-African film series.

Women of African Descent: At the Heart of the Struggle
3rd Biennial African/African American Studies Conference
April 2&3, 2002
UMass Dartmouth, USA

Open Invitation
Community Journalism Class

The Standard-Times
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

(Note: Enrollment for upcoming class filled - call to be placed on list for possible future class)

We are about to rekindle the community journalism program we first cranked up in our first floor conference room two years ago.

Those first classes were aimed primarily at people interested in journalism who were living in South Central New Bedford.

The hope was to share our notions of what a newspaper can mean to a community while attracting potential talent to write for us.

We had reasonable success with that first effort and even had a small graduation party when the course was completed after about 10 weeks of instruction. This year, we want to open the class to our full readership.

Again, we want to share with you what it is we are trying to accomplish and if possible open wide the doors to allow maximum feasible participation.

We are looking for folks from throughout our circulation area. We'll help you plumb the not-too-deep mysteries of journalism and maybe you'll be inspired to help us by taking the training and later contributing to our pages with words or pictures as a stringer or correspondent.

Maybe, all you'll get out of the program will be a few tips on how to write a crisper, more effective news release or letter to the editor. It all depends on your level of interest.

Of course, we are always on the lookout for talent and ways to add to our diversity. Like most newspapers, we'd love to have a newsroom that faithfully reflected the faces of the region. Life isn't as simple as theory, especially during an era marked more by the downsizing than the expansion of newsrooms.

But having a larger pool of potential candidates would certainly help the diversity effort.

Creating that larger pool is part of what we are trying to do with our classes, which we've extended into Wareham and New Bedford high schools in the last two years. Getting closer to our communities is another goal.

We newsroom folks learn more than we teach in our community classes.

It's very much a two-way street.

Students learn the basics of newswriting, the differences between news and feature stories and editorials. Representatives of community groups learn how to write a news release and where they should be directed.

We talk about photography: how to take a news picture and what to do with it if you want to get it in the paper.

We spend a lot of time talking about the power and the joy of the simple declarative sentence.

We don't assign much homework, except for reading the paper and we don't charge tuition. Everybody who signs up is on a scholarship. Some nights we even provide supper.

Veteran newsman and editor David H. Humphrey is the unofficial dean of our little academy and reporter/editor Carol Lee Costa-Crowell is one of the star professors. Mr. Humphrey once taught journalism at UMass Amherst and he offers a customized soup to nuts Journalism 101 course that meets the students where they are and builds from there.

Other members of the staff chip in, including some of our youngest and most enthusiastic reporters fresh out of school themselves.

That's the deal. Depending on how many folks show up and how fast they learn, the course should run one night a week for two months. Our hope is to begin on the evening of April 2. We'd likely have a graduation ceremony sometime in June. If you want to take part, we'll be aiming for Tuesday nights at 6:30, Classes will be out by 8:30.

If you plan to enroll, all you have to do is let us know. Please write to editor Ken Hartnett, c/o The Standard Times, 25 Elm St., New Bedford, 02740, or send an e-mail to, or fax us at 508/997-7491.

That way, we'll know how many pencils and notebooks to have on hand for the first day of class.

2002 Cape Verdean Heritage Weekend
Cape Verde Images and Realities
Different Perceptions of Cape Verdean Identity
March 8,9,10
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

III Congresso
de Quadros Cabo-Verdianos da DiĚspora

Praia 3 a 6 de Abril 2002

In USA, contact: Gunga Tavares - - 617.353.0014 x223


Lumumba - A True Story
Saturday, Feb. 16 - 10:00 PM EST (USA)

Patrice Lumumba

First Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
b. July 2, 1925, Onalua, Belgian Congo
d. January 1961, Katanga province

This February, to commemorate Black History Month, HBO Films will present two memorable movies chronicling the "journey to today" taken by African-Americans: The Middle Passage and Lumumba. The films examine very different facets of the ongoing and complex relationship between Africa and America.


At the Berlin Conference of 1885, Europe divided up the African continent. The Congo became the personal property of King Leopold II of Belgium. On June 30, 1960, a young self-taught nationalist, Patrice Lumumba, became, at age 36, the first head of government of the new independent state. He would last two months in office.

More on the film and the story:

Rotterdam - Radio Cabo Verde FM
From: cv-nico
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: Radio Cabo Verde FM on the Internet

Beste vrienden,

Vanaf heden is Cabo Verde FM iedere dag te beluisteren van 18:00 t/m 19:00 uur, Nederlandse tijd, of van 17:00 t/m 18:00 GMT via het volgende adres: op FM 107.1MHz via kanaal 1 van Rotterdam.

Al u reacties kunnen via e-mail gestuurd worden naar Graag dit bericht naar al u e-mail adressen doorsturen

Ik wens u alle veel luister plezier

Guy Ramos


Prezados amigos,

A partir de agora a Cabo Verde FM emite todos os dias das 18:00 as 19:00 horario da Holanda ou 17:00 as 18:00 horas GMT no seguinte endere┴o da rede mundial dos computadores na FM 107.1 MHz no canal 1 de Rotterdam.

Rea┴×es podem ser enviadas via e-mail para o seguinte endere┴o

Desejo-vos muito prazer na escuta

Guy Ramos


Dear friends,

From this day you can listen to Cabo Verde FM every day from 18.00 untill 19.00 hours (Dutch time standard), or from 17.00 untill 18.00 hours from the following adress: on FM 107.1 MHz by channal 1 of Rotterdam.

If you'd like to post comments, then please send them to Please forward this message to all your e-mail adresses in your adress book.

I wish you a lot of listening fun,

Guy Ramos

Capeverdean Music Night
February 27, 2002 - 20:15

Prinses Theather (Schiedamseweg 19a)

Sponsored by
The Kultura foundation - Foundation for Capeverdean Art & Culture
Dunya Worldprogram
in association with


Kaapverdiaanse Muziekavond
Woensdag 27 Februari, 2002 - 20:15

Prinses Theather (Schiedamseweg 19a)

Sponsored by
Stichting Kultura - Foundation voor Capeverdian Art & Culture
Dunya Wereldprogramma
Stichting CSKCS en SKVR


----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Gilbarg
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2002 2:30 PM
Subject: Reflecting In Peace *** Secret City Showdown

Third Eye Unlimited

Greetings all...

This week's 3rd EyE Events:

Put Out the Word! - Reflecting In Peace - Live Broadcast #2

On Tuesday, February 12, at 7pm, live on channel 97 or 98 in New Bedford. we'll be Reflecting In Peace-dealing with the issue of violence among our youth that's taking lives at a rapid race. What effect is this happening on families? Why is it happening? What role does society play in this? and What are some solutions to addressing the issue

---The program will feature many people in the community expressing their feelings on the issue (live & taped footage from the Jan. 24th community forum, as well as an interview with Jose Silva, brother of Ivandro Correia (slain 17 year old), and New Bedford based artists performing live

---The goal in holding this production is to slow this vicious cycle of deadly violence, express the value of human life, and stress empowerment of self

for more info on this, email us at call Ben at 508-496-5108

Secret City Showdown #2
MC Battle

Friday, February 15th
@the Verdean Vets Hall
561 Purchase St.
New Bedford
$5 admission

"don't bring it to beef, bring it to beats!"
-this event is open to all b-boys, and b-girls
-hosted by DJ Real & Rem

Put Out the Word!
Hip Hop Stellarvision show

Put Out the Word! airs regularly in the following locations...

New Bedford Tuesdays @9pm channel 97 or 98
Fall River Tuesdays @9:30 pm channel 98
Rhode Island (collab w/ Illvisions) Fridays @12am channel 13
Boston Saturdays @1am channel 23
Cambridge Mondays @8:30 pm channel 19
Cape Cod Mondays @11pm channel 17
Umass Amherst Weds & Fridays @8pm channel 19

MAke sure to check out 3rd EyE's website at

Please pass this on to all peoples. Peace and Love. Expand Your Peripheral

In Cape Verde

Cape Verde 2002 Summer Seminar
For Students, Teachers and Professionals

July 2 - July 30, 2002

URI College of Continuing Education and Rhode Island College

Program Coordinators
Richard A. Lobban, PhD.
Peter K. Mendy, PhD.



Islands of the World VII: New Horizons in Island Studies
June 26-30, 2002

Call for Papers

[Note: Deadline for proposals has been extended to Feb. 15, 2002 - rl]

Subject: Seeking information from scholars doing research on African island states
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002

From: Henry Srebrnik, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

I am a professor of political studies at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Canada. We will be hosting an international conference, Islands VII, dealing with Islands of the World, which will be held here June 26-30, 2002. It is organized under the auspices of our Institue of Island Studies at the university and the International Small Islands Studies Association, whose membership includes scholars, researchers, and island enthusiasts from around the world. Since 1992, the ISISA has sponsored Islands IV (1994), in Okinawa; Islands V (1996), in Mauritius; and Islands VI (2000),in the Isle of Skye.

The Islands of the World VII conference will, like its predecessors, welcome a wide variety of presentations related to islands and island issues, from both traditional academic and non-traditional approaches.However, the conference will also devote special sessions to in-depth consideration of the emerging role of Island Studies in academe. The conference will feature keynote addresses on themes crucial for islands and Island Studies, including globalization, democratization, environment, culture and identity, and population health. But much of the conference's shape will be determined by its participants' diversity, their interchange, and their presentations. For further details and information, see our website at

We are particularly interested in receiving submissions from scholars from, or doing research in, sovereign Lusophone island states such as Cape Verde, Sao Tome e Principe and (soon to be independent) East Timor. We would also welcome papers dealing with other islands such as the Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion, the Seychelles, and Zanzibar. Could you kindly circulate this appeal among your membership and also post it on other websites? Thank you very much for your help.

Yours truly,

Henry Srebrnik
Dept. of Political Studies
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada C1A 4P3
telephone: (902) 566-0977
fax: (902) 566-0339
e-mail (for submissions):



New Research on Lusophone Africa

16-17 May 2002
King's College, London

Patrick Chabal, Norrie MacQueen and Malyn Newitt are organising a conference on Lusophone Africa to be held at King's College next May.

The conference is jointly organised and sponsored by the Department of Politics at the University of Dundee and by the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at King's College, London.

The occasion of the conference is the publication of a new book edited by Patrick Chabal (and to which Malyn Newitt has contributed) entitled Lusophone Africa since Independence: A History (to be published by Hurst and Indiana University Press). The co-authors to the book will be attending the conference and giving papers. The conference organisers want to celebrate the publication of a book on Portuguese-speaking Africa by providing an opportunity for a group of young scholars who either already have their doctorates or who are nearing completion to present their new research work.

Although the conference will raise important issues in the new historiography of Lusophone Africa, it is primarily designed to focus on regional and local studies in the five Portuguese-speaking African states: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Sôo Tom╚ e Pr╠ncipe. This work will bring out important regional differences in the colonial and postcolonial developments which underlie the more generally understood national evolution of these countries. The conference will be an occasion to discuss the work done by a new generation of scholars working on Portuguese-speaking Africa and to bring together all those interested in the history of this often poorly understood part of the African continent.

The organisers hope very much that you will be able to attend the conference and contribute a paper.

Efforts are being made to obtain funding for this project but if you have any way of obtaining funds to cover your travel and accommodation costs, it would be very helpful.

I will keep in touch with you as the project develops but if you have any queries please contact Malyn Newitt by mail, at

30 November 2001



UMass Dartmouth Division of Continuing Education
Elementary Capeverdean I - Course PRD102-91
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm  -  Feb. 12 to April 9, 2002
Instructor: Carlos A. Almeida

Cost: $100

Location: UMassD Neighborhood College
1213 Purchase St.  New Bedford, MA (easy access from Rt. 195)

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Division of Continuing Education is offering a Capeverdean Language Course in the Spring of 2002. This course is designed for beginners who desire to master the basic structures and vocabulary of Capeverdean Language. Students learn in a situational context using all four of the language skills: auditory, oral, reading and writing. A communicative approach will be the focus of this course. Four major reference books will be: O Dialecto de Cabo Verde by Baltasar Lopes da Silva, O Crioulo da ilha de S. Nicolau de Cabo Verde by Eduardo Cardoso, Diskrison Strutural di Lingua Kabuverdianu and O Crioulo de Cabo Verde: Introdu┴ôo ř GramĚtica by Manuel Veiga. To register, call UMass Dartmouth Division of Continuing Education: (508) 999-9129
For more information call: (508) 999-8778.

Please register as soon as possible so that we will have a sufficient nunber of students to enable us to hold this most enjoyable and educational course. Obrigadu.

Instructor: Carlos A. Almeida

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