Margaret Higgins Sanger, Planned Parenthood Founder And Organized A Clinic In Harlem

Margaret Higgins Sanger, born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966, also known as Margaret Sanger Slee, was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Join National Parent’s Day At Herald Square In New York City

Family eating healthy meal1Sunday, July 24th, is National Parent’s Day. For the first time in NYC, a rally commemorating the day will be held at Herald Square at Avenue of Americas on West 34th Street, New York, New York. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Participate In Local PA And PTA Elections (Update)

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Parents are our partners in lifting up each school community and ensuring students receive a high quality education. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Department Smoking Pregnancy Trends From Harlem To Hollis

harlem asthmaThe Health Department today released a new report on New York City (NYC) smoking trends before, during, and after pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy has well known harmful effects that include premature birth and an elevated risk of certain birth defects. Continue Reading →

“The Smallest Moments, The Biggest Impact…” (Video)

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This is the absolute best commercial we’ve seen in 2015. We wish there were more commercials like this that send a great positive message and help lift spirits from Harlem to Harare. Continue Reading →

De Blasio Initiates Paid Parental Leave Policy

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Nearly 20,000 non-union city employees will receive six weeks of paid parental leave under a new policy announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday.  Continue Reading →

“Raising Voices For Babies,” For A Baby Friendly Harlem

baby picture in harlem“Raising Voices for Babies,” is a growing statewide movement, bringing together diverse professionals in local communities who work with infants, toddlers and their families. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Words of Wisdom From Single Mom Valerie Jarrett

b7507bfde64eb8202c587860133177ff168b2defThe Harlem World Magazine reader works hard and plays hard, finding the balance in their private of public life can be a challenge. We hope these words from Valerie Jarrett help in the journey:

A White House that has a work-from-home policy. A president who leaves the office every night at 6:30 p.m to be home in time for dinner.

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5 Ways To Help Children Stay Active During The School Year

mothers gun violenceThe start of a new school year means the start of new healthy habits — some good, some bad. Children exchange hours of bike riding, swimming and playing with friends for hours of sitting and sitting and sitting. Yet, keeping children active throughout the school year is essential. Continue Reading →