Salters Scene: Rush Arts Foundation’s Art For Life

Dave Chappelle and Russell Simmons

Dave Chappelle and Russell Simmons

By Udo Salters

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 20th anniversary at the 2015 Art For Life benefit took place on Saturday, July 18th,, 2015. This year’s honorees were Dave Chappelle, Michaela and Simon de Pury, Ava DuVernay, and featured artist Wangechi Mutu. Continue Reading →

Harlem RBI’s Gets REAL Funding For Kids Programming

mark-teixeira-harlem-rbi-articleThrough a unique partnership with CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, UnitedHealthcare is funding sports and academic nonprofit Harlem RBI’s REAL Kids summer program, which provides youth with comprehensive cognitive, enrichment, health and wellness, and sports activities designed to build literacy, social and emotional skills as well as to improve young people’s health and fitness. Continue Reading →

Band Seed, Growing The Bands Of The Future In Harlem

bAND SeedOn Park Ave. and 102nd St. in Harlem, there’s an unmarked storefront obscured by rusty steel shutters. From the outside, it looks like just another casualty of rising rent. Continue Reading →

One Hundred Black Men NY Awarded ‘Chapter Of The Year”

image002One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York (OHBM) received the 2014-2015 Chapter of the Year Award for Leadership in Economic Empowerment from 100 Black Men of America, Inc. at its 29th Annual Conference, “Gateways to Success & Sustainable Wealth,” held on Friday June 5 at the Hilton America in Houston, TX. Continue Reading →

“Sad Days”: Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. statement on Violence by and against Police

jsckie rowe adamsIt is painful to mourn the loss of young lives. We send our condolences to the families of Freddie Gray and Officer Moore. We have now begun two weeks in a row with disturbing news. Continue Reading →

Harlem Group To Receive $750,000 Grant from UMEZ

CCCADI Gala Guests  Lloyd Williams Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce    CCCADI Pres and Founder DrThe Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is slated to receive grant funding of $750,000 over the next three years from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone for capacity building as the organization works towards their move to a new home in a renovated firehouse located at 120 East 125 Street in Harlem.  Continue Reading →