A Harlem Doctor Explains Why Housing Is More Important Than Anything Else

By Prabhjot Singh, MD, Ph.d,

I’m a doctor in East Harlem, where residents die, on average, 10 years earlier than their neighbors just a few blocks south on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Reform Discovery Process To Ensure Fundamental Rights

By Melissa Mark-Viverito and Seymour W. James Jr.

In September 2016, Aaron Cedres was arrested for gang assault, accused of beating a patron outside a Bronx nightclub he worked at as a bouncer. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ongoing Arts And Cultural Renaissance, The Model For My Work

By Donna Walker-Khune

For nearly 100 years, the Harlem neighborhood of New York has been renowned for being the birthplace of the cultural, social, literary and artistic movements that documented, heralded and celebrated African-American life. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Local Chambers Of Commerce Key To Small Business Growth From Harlem To Hollywood

By Phil Andrews

Local Chambers of Commerce have an extraordinary ability to strengthen both the social and economic fibers of a particular community in its designated service territory. Continue Reading →

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

arts-final1By NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

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 →