CURE band, AKA - Dr. Laz & The CURE!, with our 4
-piece percussion section, rockin' the house at Skidmore
College, last winter.
is a unique, grassroots community organization that
strives to improve racial understanding & mutual
cooperation in our multi-ethnic society.
Founded shortly after the Crown Heights, Brooklyn race
riots of August 1991, "CURE!" has brought
together thousands of people from different backgrounds
for a variety of meaningful activities.
"CURE!" stands for:
Giggin' with famous
Woodstocker & humanitarian Richie Havens
at a NYC Unity Concert. We also got to play with Shlomo
Thanx for your inspiration...
We will always Increase the Peace within, this is
our calling... Stay well my friend. Shalom"
Under the direction of Dr. Laz, with assistance from
several dynamic youth leaders, including Rev. Paul Chandler
of the Jackie Robinson Cultural Center, and Richard
Green of the Crown Heights Youth Collective, "CURE!"
has taken a leadership role in country's efforts to
dispel negative stereotypes & replace misunderstandings
with knowledge and trust. What started off as
a "life saver" in NYC, has branched into a
world wide effort.
We sponsor a wide range of exciting & beneficial
Dialogues for Understanding
Basketball & Sports Games
Multi-cultural Events such as our Kwanzaa/Chanukah
Art Murals for Racial Harmony
Community Beautification Projects
Visiting Public Schools, Yeshivas & Community
CURE Music/Dance Group!
Working in our
CURE "Peace Garden" which featured an art
vegetables, flowers, and trees. Folks from the African-American
& Hassidic community took over an old, abandoned
eye-sort of a lot and transformed it into something
positive & nice to look at!
We've come a
long ways, but there's still lots to be done.
We need your help. Volunteer some time.
Come and participate. Learn. Teach.
Share your skills with our youth. Most importantly,
get involved in your community! Like Bro. Richard Green
always tells me: Each one reach one to teach one! To
borrow the phone company's slogan; we're all connected.
doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that
Dr. Laz & The CURE
rockin' Kean College
is an amazing movie based on the true story of Dr. Laz,
the Lubavicher Jew who, along with an African American
preacher, set out to promote tolerance by joining young
Jews and African Americans together to create a basketball
team and a rap group. I find it incredible that in the
midst of the chaos and rage in the area after the Crown
Heights disasters of Gavin Cato and Yankel Rosenberg's
deaths, they found the strength and inspiration to plant
these wonderful seeds of compassion. Howie Mandel does
a fabulous and believable job of portraying Dr.Laz and
Mario van Peebles does equally well in bringing to life
a character who is actually based on two real-life people
combined. I highly recommend this film for both its
entertainment and educational value."
Review of "Crown Heights"
IMDB Movie Reviews
Howie & Mario on
the movie set.
Project CURE! Video Highlight Film! Contains
exciting footage from CURE's best moments, including;
Donahue Show appearance; ESPN; USA Network;
Blacks & Jews documentary; The Montel Williams
Show; and more. A must for any person or organization
interested in promoting racial harmony. Shows
how a small, grassroots organization can truly make
a difference. Only $24.95 includes S&H.
Allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.
2. DR. LAZ & THE CURE!
Music Highlights Video!
Journey with the
country's most exciting, multi-ethnic rap/dance group
as they bring their positive message of hope &
working together to high schools, colleges, and even
the US Congress. DL & The CURE features
"Boom Boom" Bernice, a Black female drummer;
Dexter the Jamaican keyboardist; Zahava, female
Hassidic keyboardist; Moshe the Hassidic guitarist;
Rev. Paul Chandler, a Baptist minister, the co-lead
vocalist with Dr. Laz. The group also has two
hip-hop, freestyle dancers, Yudi, a young Hassid,
and his partner TJ Moses, an African American young
man. (Hey, if you watch the Rap & Reggae
videos on the Homepage, you'll get a sense of what
they can do.) As you can imagine, their music is exciting
and well, stereotype breaking. They do it all.
Country. Bluegrass. Blues. Hassidic.
Rock 'N Roll. Rap. Middle-Eastern. African.
Reggae. Even some doo-wop! Music Highlights
Video is only $24.95 includes S&H.
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