Planned Parenthood Of NYC Joins Call To Remove Dr. J. Marion Sims Statue

When images of white supremacists taking the streets in Charlottesville first surfaced, thousands of New Yorkers participated in rallies to condemn the hateful actions and rhetoric of white supremacist groups.

The Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Who Experimented On Slaves Is Defaced And More

Gothamist reports that as the mayor’s office begins its “90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property,” some may be too restless to wait for official action.

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others To Remove J. Marion Sims Statue

In the wake of the surge in hate rhetoric nationwide, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials, and community leaders will rally outside the J. Marion Sims Monument Continue Reading →

Support Removal Of The Harlem Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Experimented On Enslaved Black Women

IN an e-mail from East Harlem Preservation: Our campaign to remove the statue of  J. Marion Sims—a white southern doctor who experimented on enslaved Black women without anesthesia or informed consent—continues to Continue Reading →

Join A Panel Discussion Regarding The Statue Of J. Marion Sims An “Medical Apartheid” Doctor

East Harlem Preservation invites you to attend an in-studio panel discussion regarding ongoing efforts to remove the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims from its Fifth Avenue location.

HW Pick: Susan Cahan And Lowery Stokes Sims Talks At MOMA

This evening’s program features a great conversation between Susan Cahan and Lowery Stokes Sims focused on the Civil Rights Movement and New York’s museums from the late 1960s to the Continue Reading →

Dr. J. Marion Sims, The Founder Of The Harlem Women’s Hospital

At the time of his death in 1893, there was no controversy at all: Dr. J. Marion Sims was heralded as a surgical pioneer and a hero—thought of so highly, Continue Reading →

Expansion, World Premiere, Alvin Ailey Reaches New Heights This Season

This fall, Ailey announces exciting highlights and achievements: a new wing will allow for more classes for students of The Ailey School and Ailey Extension at New York’s largest building Continue Reading →

Spanish Harlem In The 1980’s (Photography)

The Guardian reports that growing up in New York, photographer Joseph Rodriguez would take the subway from Brooklyn to East Harlem, where his uncle had a sweet shop, to spend time with Continue Reading →

De Blasio Taps Harlemites And Others To Consider Controversial Statues’

NY Daily News reports that Mayor de Blasio named a committee Friday to address how the city should deal with the sordid histories of hundreds of statues, plaques, obelisks and other Continue Reading →

The Groundswell Behind The “Future, Past, Present Day We Find A Way,” Mural In Harlem

As seen in the protests in Charlottesville and the subsequent removals of Confederate statues like the Dr. J. Marion Sims statue in East Harlem and across the nation, art is Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Remove Confederate Symbols From Federal Public Land

By Reps. Adraino Espaillat and Dwight Evans  The Confederate Battle Flag is one of the most controversial symbols from U.S. history, signifying a representation of racism, slavery, the oppression of African-Americans Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Rally To Remove Offensive Statue

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and community leaders today rallied outside Central Park to demand the New York City Parks Department remove a patently offensive statue.

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory Passes, 1932 – 2017

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017, was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor throughout Harlem for decades.

Harlem Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez To Call For NYC To Install More Safety Bollards

Today, Saturday, Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and transportation advocates will call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards along sidewalks in Continue Reading →