HCCI Celebrates 30 Years Of Service In Harlem

Board PhotoHarlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) celebrated its 30th Anniversary “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Marina del Rey in Throgs Neck, NY. Continue Reading →

Dione Warwick, Melba Moore, Charles B. Rangel And More Celebrate Harlem’s Black Nuns’

nuns5The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of only three orders of Black nuns in the United States, was preparing to phase out in 2014. Continue Reading →

The Harlem-Based Order Of Black Nuns Turns 100

black-nuns2 slliderThe Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of only three orders of Black nuns in the United States, was preparing to phase out in 2014.

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George Wilson Becton The “Dancing Evangelist” Of Harlem 1925-1933

harlems george wilon becton1George Wilson Becton was born in Clarksville, Texas, and died in 1933. He was also known as The “dancing evangelist” of Harlem was considered the “first of the colorful cult leaders in Harlem” in the 1930’s. Continue Reading →

LGBT Group Raises Funds To Purchase Atlah Church In Harlem

manning church in harlem via googleLess than two weeks after the ATLAH church, home of virulently anti-LGBT Rev. James David Manning, announced it had been foreclosed and was being put up for auction. Continue Reading →

Harlem-based Order Of Black Nuns Turns 100 (updated)

Franciscan-Handmaids-Mary-groupAn  order of Black nuns, little known beyond New York and one of three original orders of this kind in the United States, is marking its centennial with a gala and benefit on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. Continue Reading →

Harlem-based Franciscan Handmaids Of The Most Pure Heart Of Mary Celebrate Centennial With A Gala

Franciscan-Handmaids-Mary-groupAn  order of Black nuns, little known beyond New York and one of three original orders of this kind in the United States, is marking its centennial with a gala and benefit on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 6 p.m. Continue Reading →

HCCI Honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King In Harlem

12410512_977257268979858_5643846681790144587_nPlease  join Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) for a special General Assembly meeting and Prayer Breakfast celebrating the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12 noon.  Continue Reading →

No End Yet To Battle Over Upper West Side Church Conversion

361-CPWWill the former First Church of Christ Scientist in New York City at 361 Central Park West become condominiums? We still don’t know. But we do know many in the community don’t want the conversion and at least one pastor wants to preach there. Continue Reading →

Lights Of Hope Treelighting In Harlem

hcci in harlem montage1On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Jackie Robinson Park Conservancy, Inc., Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), and the City of New York (NYC) Department of Parks & Recreation united to present the 18th Annual Lights of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jackie Robinson Park and Recreation Center.

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