Op-Ed: The Pros And Cons Of OJ: Made in America

By Eartha Watts Hicks, Harlem World magazine editor-in-chief

Congratulations to Brooklyn resident, producer/director Ezra Edelman and to his partner in film, producer Caroline Waterlow. OJ: Made in America (filmed for ESPN) is the winner of the 2017 Oscar for Documentary (Feature). Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Making A Difference Through The Arts

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The arts can have an incredible impact on our kids’ lives, which is why when I became Chancellor, one of my goals was to ensure that every child in our City, regardless of their zip code or home language, has the opportunity to learn about and pursue the arts in a meaningful way. Continue Reading →

Join East Harlem’s Union Settlement On Giving Tuesday (Update)

union-settlement-renaming-in-east-harlemTuesday, November 29th 2016, is Giving Tuesday, East Harlem’s legendary Union Settlement is giving back to the East Harlem community by passing out free reusable folding tote bags. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Get Your Flu Shot…Not the Flu From Harlem To Hollis

mary-bassettBy Dr. Mary T. Bassett

A few days ago, I overheard a woman in Brooklyn saying proudly that she and her two children have never gotten the flu shot, and have never gotten sick. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: What Colin Kaepernick Protest Accomplished

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By Michael McQuillan

Police shootings, school segregation and inner city economic deprivation demand frank talk and hard work across the color line.  Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: The Jock Vs. The Scholar At The Apollo Theater

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By Eartha Watts-Hicks

Walking into the Apollo Theater, Monday evening, September 26th, I saw the crowd of viewers waiting outside, swelling with anticipation. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: What A Real Conversation About Race Would Entail

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By Michael McQuillan

In June 1993 the Richmond-based Hope in the Cities conducted a pioneering “Unity Walk” in what was once the Confederate capital and then a source of massive resistance to court-ordered school integration. Continue Reading →

OP-Ed: Fashion Weeks, Just Another Week Of Dying Creativity And Booming Capitalism

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There was a time when the New Your Fashion Week was the hottest place to be in town. Continue Reading →

Op-ed: Free, Healthy, Summer Meals For NYC Children From Harlem To Hollis

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

No child should ever have to go without a meal. That’s why the DOE is, once again, offering completely free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to anyone 18 years or younger in New York City all summer long. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: It’s Time for Summer Leisure and Learning

Schools Chancellor Carmen FariñaBy NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Summertime brings opportunities to cheer on friends at neighborhood baseball games, visit a local playground or community pool, venture to the beach or enjoy a block party.  Continue Reading →