Fannie Lou Hamer And Malcolm X Speak In Harlem, NY, 1964 (Video)

fannie-lou-hamer-and-malcolm-xIn December 1964, Representatives of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party toured Northern cities seeking support for their campaign to block the seating of Mississippi’s pro-segregation Congressmen who had been elected through the disfranchisement of black voters. Continue Reading →

New York At Its Core From Bed-Stuy To Harlem: The City Confronts Civil Rights

9d7883f6cdf03b6a2b88cefd5a2d71f0In our latest video preview of New York at Its Core, peer into the tumultuous, transformative era of 1960s New York and discover some of the forces that shaped the city’s legacy of civil rights activism. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” (video)

dr martin luther kin jr speech in dcProbably the most famous speech of the 20th century by the Southern Leadership Conference’s Dr. Martin Luther King as he addressed marchers on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Tamir Rice killing Underscores Why Black Leaders Are Calling For Oversight Of Judicial Process

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By Arva R. Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

We are troubled with the news that a police officer will not be indicted for the killing of twelve year old Tamir Rice.  Once again a young black child’s life has been lost because some claim the boy may have posed a threat to the community. Continue Reading →

Apollo & WNYC Partner For MLK Celebration In Harlem

Dr. Martin Luther KingOn Sunday, January 17 at 3pm, for the 10 th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the Apollo Theater and WNYC will partner for a third year to present “Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas,” as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series. Continue Reading →

10,000 New Yorkers Fed By One Hundred Black Men NY

One Hundred Black Men Awarded $75000 Walmart Foundation GrantOne Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York will kick-off its 4th annual citywide Hunger Relief Initiative in partnership with 15 churches by donating funds and distributing meals at locations throughout the city, 9 of which will conduct food packing and distribution at staggered times all day on Saturday. 

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Rev. Al Sharpton On The Passing Of Amelia Boynton

boyn in harlemPresident and founder of Harlem-based National Action Network, Reverend Al Sharpton released the following statement on civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson. Continue Reading →