Prompted By Trump Tape, Harlem Council Speaker Reveals She Was Molested As A Child

Melissa_Mark-ViveritoHarlem’s City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says he aggressively kisses women and grabs their genitalia. Continue Reading →

After Death Of Boy In Harlem Mayor Says Blame Lies With Him

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio had an emotional response Wednesday when discussing the death of a 6-year-old boy.  Continue Reading →

NYC Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Launch #NotAFan

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has teamed up with Harlem New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to launch #NotAFan, a new campaign to address domestic violence in professional sports. Continue Reading →

Parent Workshops On Dating Violence Prevention And Healthy Relationship In Harlem

valentines_day_couple_love_2-640x427Throughout September, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Harlem will host “Parent Workshops on Dating Violence Prevention and Healthy Relationships,” to raise awareness about ways to combat domestic violence — a program delivered by the New York City Mayor’s Office. Continue Reading →

4 Tips For Women Helping Women Heal From Harlem To Harare

women engagedVice President Joe Biden recently introduced pop star Lady Gaga at the Oscars to spotlight the issue of campus sexual assault, which is part of a White House campaign against domestic and sexual violence. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Brooklyn’s Best Honors And Domestic Violence Month


Brooklyn’s Best Honors (BBH) celebrated its first anniversary raising awareness and funding for a worth cause with a turn-up at Bedford Hall. Continue Reading →

Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce $6.6 Mill To Support Domestic Violence Survivors

domestic viloence talk2In honor of NYC Go Purple Day and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Women’s Issues Committee Chair Laurie Cumbo announced $6.6 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for support services for survivors of domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Domestic Violence Healing Conference at Harlem Hospital

Terrie WilliamsThe statistics are staggering. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the U.S.; 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. Continue Reading →

New Legacy Leaders Domestic Violence Healing Conference

 The New Legacy Leaders’ 2015 Domestic Violence Healing Conference represents a powerful opportunity to provide the community, family, friends and colleagues with information they need to stop the rise of domestic violence and begin breaking the vicious cycle of child abuse. Continue Reading →