After Charlottesville, Multiple Faiths Look For Healing In Harlem

NY1 reports that faith leaders gathered Sunday in Harlem to address the hatred and intolerance they said prompted violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue Reading →

Harlem Presbyterian Church, Harlem, NY,1890-1915

The Harlem Presbyterian Church, East 125th Street and Madison Avenue, Harlem, New York, undated, 1890-1915. Continue Reading →

Reverend Major Jealous “Father” Divine In Harlem (Update)

Father Divine, 1876 – September 10, 1965, also known as Reverend M. J. Divine, was an African American spiritual leader from about 1907 until his death. His full self-given name was Reverend Major Jealous Divine, and he was also known as “the Messenger” early in his life. Continue Reading →

Harlem Nonprofit CEO Allegedly Stole Nearly $1M

NY Daily News reports that the former CEO of a housing nonprofit diverted nearly $1 million in federal funds meant for HIV/AIDS patients to cover personal expenses — putting them at risk of eviction, officials said. Continue Reading →

Supreme Court Justice Honors Thurgood Marshall In Harlem

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer made an appeal for the importance of courts and the rule of law at an event honoring the late Thurgood Marshall. Continue Reading →

National Day Of Prayer In Harlem

President Trump is marking the National Day of Prayer, May 4, 2017, by issuing an executive order that will allow church and religious institutions and other tax-exempt institutions to support a political candidate without compromising their tax exempt status. Continue Reading →

Tannenbaum Helpern Represents Second Canaan Baptist Church In Harlem Redevelopment

Tannenbaum Helpern is proud to have represented Second Canaan Baptist Church in the closing of a joint venture transaction with residential developer Level One Holdings. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Riverside Church To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King’s Speech

NY Daily News reports that fifty years ago Tuesday, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., delivered a fiery take down of America’s military intervention in Vietnam. Continue Reading →

Cyrus Chestnut, James Davis And Tavis Smiley To Perform At The Abyssinian Church In Harlem

On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:30 PM at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, jazz pianist/Howard University professor, Cyrus Chestnut, will perform a powerful composition that he especially wrote for the church, entitled “The Saga of the Cross.” Continue Reading →

The Bloomingdale Reformed Church Harlem, New York, 1861-1910

The Bloomingdale Reformed Church, 949 West End Avenue at 106th Street, New York, N.Y.. The Bloomingdale Reformed Dutch Church was founded in 1805 by Jacob Harsen and his neighbors in Harsenville, the area known today as Lincoln Square. Continue Reading →

Condo Developers Buy Harlem Church For $7.5 Million

A Harlem church plans to sell one of its buildings to a developer for $7.5 million, according to court papers. Continue Reading →

Review Excerpts Of The Rare 1930 Census Of Harlem Churches By The Journey Through NYC Religions

A Journey through NYC Religions is making available excerpts of a hard to get report on the 1930 census of Harlem churches done by the Greater New York Federation of Churches. Continue Reading →

Standing Up For Human Rights At the Church Of Scientology Community Center Of Harlem

church-of-scientology-community-center-of-harlemfinal1Scientologists of Harlem, New York, joined Scientology Churches across the world in celebrating the 68th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The theme of the forum was “Stand up for someone’s rights today!”—the 2016 International Human Rights Day motto. Continue Reading →

Rev. Calvin Butts Sees Better Times For Abyssinian Development Corp.

rev butts in harlemTwo weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, where he vowed to defend immigrants from deportation and pledged to protect the rights of all New Yorkers who feel threatened by the incoming Trump administration. Continue Reading →

Congrats To Desireé Allen Pastor And Director Of Harlem’s The Dream Center

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Pastor Desireé Allen, who serves as the pastor of arts and spiritual formation of First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York City as well as the director of Harlem’s The Dream Center, revealed in a blog post that she discovered she was expecting in May on Mother’s Day while on vacation at Disney World. Continue Reading →