Our Year in Review
2012 is here, but Harlem World Magazine‘s has been hard at work taking a look at the Harlem year in charity, sports, health & fitness,business, arts & culture, entertainment, politics & community and farewells. Here are some of our selections from the past year.
Enjoy, and happy New Year!
This year Harlem World Magazine was there when Harlem Dowling Celebrated its 175th Anniversary, and when Harlem’s Hale House Celebrated its 42nd Anniversary Gala, and when Harlem RBI Celebrated its 20th anniversary in East Harlem.
And we were there when P. Diddy saved the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem from closing with a handsome donation.
In Sports, Health & Fitness
Contributor Marc “The Raz” Rasbury keep us well read with his pin point conversation on Harlem and New York sports.
We cheered Harlem resident, Luci Ortiz as she ran the ‘The Harlem Mile’ in the ING NYC Marathon.
And we reported on how one Harlem community farm share brought more veggies to Harlem.
We were also there for the opening of the Opening of the new 103rd Street Community Garden sponsored by the New York Restoration Project and entertainer Bette Midler, and we reported on the cleanup project in Morningside Park.
We shared with you the story of Washington Heights’ Irina Falconi and her road to tennis’ U.S. Open.
We also celebrated the remarkable achievements of 96 year old Harlemite Ida Keeling and her 60 meter dash record holding, and talked spiritual healing with movement-based meditation contributor Yolande Brener.
In business we reported on how Columbia University gave a west Harlem group $3.5 million and all the community got for its money were some consultants and a temporary job program for teens.
And how the largest U.S. Black-Owned Carver Bank on 125th Street was bailed out by a larger corporate entity.
We reported on Governor Cuomo’s appointment of two Harlemites Sheena Wright and Kenneth Knuckles to the New York City Regional Economic Development Council.
And reported on GM’s closing of its dealership in East Harlem.
Arts & Culture
We applauded the Harlem School for Arts new director, Yvette Campbell, and their once in a life time experience on TV’s Project Runway. And we invited Harlem to take part in the Harlem AIDS Blanket sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University.
And contributor Walter Rutledge kept us constantly amazed at the extraordinary talents of gifted dances, artists and performers in Harlem and around the world.
In entertainment celebrity photographer Derrick Salters with Salters Scene kept us up to date on everything uptown from 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival.
Harlem World Magazine was a major sponsor of the award-winning play SEED, which took place at the National Black Theatre on 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.
While Dining With Miss Lil with Lil Nickleson continued to grace us with tasty recipes and restaurant reviews of the greatest village in the world.
We were there on the street when Robert DeNiro’s New Cop Show “The 2-2″ was filmed in Harlem, and invited you all to a free screening of Jamie Foxx’s Thunder Soul at Harlem’s Magic Johnson Theater.
And we reported when Lady Gaga was in Spanish Harlem for a MTV taping.
We reported and said prayers for Harlem’s own and medial extraordinaire, Mr. Gil Noble and his recovery form a stroke.
Politics & Community
In Politics and the community Harlem World Magazine was there when Harlemites Occupied Themselves with an 11-mile Walk to Wall Street, and Occupy Harlem: Protesters got arrested (to include Professor Cornel West) Demand NYPD Stop “Stop and Frisk.”
Harlem World Magazine rocked and rolled with you from the Theresa Towers during New York City’s earthquake this past summer.
We reported on the senseless shootings in Harlem with HW Interns and strategies for the precinct meetings that followed.
And we were there when an arrest was made in Murder of East Harlem Transgender Woman.
We reported on the closing of Rice High School after 73 years of educating young men and was there to report how Bloomberg intends to use his own funds to aid the youth.
And we were there to report how one very noble policeman from Harlem protected Queen at Royal Wedding, and the selection of Ernest Morrell selected to Lead Teachers College’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education.
We chatted with Congressman Rangel on the future of Harlem, we celebrated woman’s history month with an extraordinary woman, Dr. Murial Petioni (pictured above), and were honored to have shared a breathe with this remarkable women, before her passing this year.
And this year we will say a blessed farewell to those who have departed from our earth way too soon.
Robert Lee Dunham
Gil Scott Heron
We love you.
Compiled by V. Holly.
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