HW Pick: “Images Of America East Harlem,” A Great Read Any Time Of The Year
DC: The 2017 Raheem DeVaughn, Doug E. Fresh And Friends Concert (Photographs)
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NYC Financed Record Number Of Affordable Homes In 2017, And A Pot Tax Could Fund The Future

As we look at the future of affordable housing from Harlem to Hollis, we may consider the Forbes projected $240 million and $1.4 billion of medical marijuana tax dollars per year to pay some of the cost of the housing (these numbers do not include legalized recreational marijuana taxes). Continue Reading →

The Winners Of The 49th NAACP Image Awards (Red Carpet Photographs)

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced tonight during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One (see complete winners list below). Continue Reading →

Met Orchestra Musicians Play Free At Harry Belafonte Branch Library In Harlem

Members of the MET Orchestra will be joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at The New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte Branch to perform a “Musical Read-Aloud!” Continue Reading →

UMEZ Arts Engagement Is A New Grant Program For Uptown Artists And Arts Orgs

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) and the launch of UMEZ Arts Engagement. Continue Reading →

Community Rally In Support Of Ydanis, Jumaane, Immigration And Human Rights

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We are a country built by immigrants from all over the world, who regardless of their legal status, make countless economic, social, and cultural contributions to this country. Continue Reading →

Rev. Sharpton Hits Trump With Mickey D Joke In Harlem

Free Beacon reports that Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton hit President Donald Trump for his weight during comments marking Martin Luther King Jr., Day in Harlem, quipping he should order three Big Macs instead of two. Continue Reading →

Jackie Ormes, Creator Of Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem Inducted In Harlem Of Fame

Jackie Ormes, August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985, is known as the first African-American woman cartoonist and creator of the Torchy Brown comic strip and the Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger panel. Continue Reading →

NYC Service And Others Celebrate The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King With Mentoring And Donating

Today, NYC Service is engaging 50 music professionals to mentor 50 New York City high school students as part of the national MLK Day of Service spearheaded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Continue Reading →

MLK Now 2018 In Harlem

On Monday, January 15, 2018 (MLK Day) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Blackout for Human Rights will host its 3rd Annual “MLK Now”, a free event celebrating the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue Reading →

Brewer, Espaillat, Uptown Electeds And Community Celebrate Agreement To Keep Coogan’s Open

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat gathered Sunday afternoon with a broad coalition of uptown Manhattan elected officials, Community Board members, and neighbors. Continue Reading →

Uptown State Senator Marisol Alcántara Reacts To President Donald Trump’s Statement

A statement from Upper Manhattan State Senator Marisol Alcántara on president Donald Trump’s statement:

From the first day of his administration, when I was arrested in front of Trump Tower, I have been vocal against the racism and sexism that he cannot or will not avoid spouting.

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Izola Ware Curry Tried To Assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr In Harlem 1958 (Video)

Izola Curry June 14, 1916 – March 7, 2015, was an African-American woman who attempted to assassinate civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King JrContinue Reading →

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr In Harlem NY 1958

dr-martin-luther-king-jr-in-harlemIn 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was still basking in the glory of his legendary triumph that ended the thirteen-month Montgomery bus boycott he had led: the U.S.Supreme Court’s 1956 decision to desegrate buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Continue Reading →