Mexico: BESLA Celebrates 36 Years With Annual Conference 2016

besla1On October 19-23, 2016, the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) held its 36th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: BESLA Heads To Mexico for 36th Annual Conference With Jim Brown And Others

besla-heads-to-mexico1If you are ready for a break from work in Harlem the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) has announced their 36th Annual Conference will take place October 19-23, 2016 at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
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Harlem’s Samuel Riley “Silent Sam” Pierce, 1922 – 2000

New York City -- Donald S. Stralem, Chairman of the New York City USO Committee, announces that Judge Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr. of the Court of General Sessions has accepted his invitation to serve as a member of this Committee. January 05, 1960. (Photo by Barney Stein/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr., September 8, 1922 – October 31, 2000, was a Harlemite who was Ronald Reagan‘s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from January 23, 1981 until January 20, 1989. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark Levine And Other Electeds Provide Legal Representation For Low-income Tenants

mark levine 2There will be a press conference and public hearing on Int. 214A-2014, a local law that will provide legal representation for low-income tenants who are subject to eviction, ejectment or foreclosure proceedings. Continue Reading →

More Legal Services Available For Tenants In Harlem

Legal Services for TenantsA report from the Office of Civil Justice that was released this week showed a large increase in the number of low-income Harlem tenants who have access to legal representation. Continue Reading →

NCLC: Wall St. Peddling Real Estate Product With Racist Roots From Harlem To Hollis

east-harlem sliderA new wave of predatory real estate lending, previously peddled to African-Americans during the 1930s to 1960s, is popping up across the nation as Wall Street investment companies move to profit off foreclosed homes, according to a new report by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). Continue Reading →

Souleo: Bionka, Trans Star Of New Show ‘Transcendent’

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Is the mainstream media visibility of transgender women such as Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner a passing fad or not? It is a question that causes Bionka to pause and reflect on the long journey of raising awareness for the transgender community. Continue Reading →

Adam Bailey Brings His Legal Swagger To Harlem

Adam_Leitman_Bailey1Adam Leitman Bailey’s birth certificate indicates that he is barely middle aged. His physical stamina indicates that he is barely 25. His accomplishments and legal expertise indicate that he is a man 30 years his senior. Continue Reading →