Harlem’s Columbia University And Citi Announce National Expansion Of Veteran Program

Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration today announced a new collaboration with Citi to increase educational programming and support for veterans and military family members. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Black Veterans Question Military Bases Named After Confederate Soldiers

By Charles Blatcher, III

Statues, monuments, government buildings and military installations are supposedly named in honor of outstanding individuals deserving of the recognition. Continue Reading →

Veteran Artists To Be Showcased At The (Hope For The) Warriors Art Show In Harlem

The public is invited to join the national nonprofit Hope For The Warriors and Frontline Paper for opening night of the [Hope For The] Warriors Art Exhibit Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at El Barrio Artspace PS109. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Veterans Day 2017 Event In Harlem (Photographs)

By Seitu Oronde

On Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at the launch of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his lovely wife Chirlane McCray first lady Veterans Day 2017 for their annual event were joined by David Dinkins, Charles Rangel, son Steve Rangel, and many others at Gracie Mansion in New York. Continue Reading →

God’s Love We Deliver, They Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To Our Veterans From Harlem To Hollis

Over 25% of God’s Love’s clients are Bronx residents. And while most are seniors who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves, hundreds of these seniors are U.S. veterans—many struggling with issues of housing and homelessness, substance abuse, and trauma. Continue Reading →

Astronaut And Korean War Vet Buzz Aldrin To Lead 2017 NYC Veterans Day Parade

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, will be the Grand Marshal for the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade — the largest commemoration of service in the nation — marching up Fifth Avenue Saturday, November 11, 2017,starting 11:00 a.m. at Madison Square Park (26th Street & Fifth Avenue), NY. Continue Reading →

Hey Harlem, Lets Celebrate Our Veterans At The 99th Annual Veterans Day Parade

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, will be the Grand Marshal for the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade — the largest commemoration of service in the nation — marching up Fifth Avenue Saturday, November 11, starting 11:00 a.m. at Madison Square Park (26th Street & Fifth Avenue). Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: This Memorial Day From Harlem To Hollywood – Don’t Just Bow Your Head

By Seth Jordan

This year, as during each Memorial Day weekend, a small minority of Americans may attend a parade — or post something on social media that will cause #NeverForget to be a trending topic. Continue Reading →

Cali Developer Turns Shipping Containers Into Harlem Homes For Veterans’ Housing

Cities across the U.S. are searching for new ways to add affordable housing stock to their lagging inventories for low- and middle-income residents as wages fail to keep pace with soaring rental and home prices. Continue Reading →

Army Veteran Crossing Harlem Street Dead

pedestrian-struck1In Harlem, a 2009 Saturn slammed into the 63-year-old man — identified by his brother as Barney Pinkney, an Army veteran — as he tried to cross Morningside Avenue mid-street and outside the crosswalk, by West 124th Street at about 7:40 p.m., cops said. Continue Reading →

Harlem Vets Prosper At Lantern Community Services

Amy Berg (Senior Vice-President) Derick McIntyre (veteran and Lantern client) Leslie Abbey (Chief Program Officer)Lantern Community Services’ Prospero Hall, a supportive housing property for homeless veterans, marked Memorial Day with a barbeque for around 50 clients and staff today. Continue Reading →

New York Is 2016’s 8th Worst State For Military Retirees

veterans-day-parade-in-new-york-cityHappy Military Appreciation Month! All military personnel face tough challenges when readjusting to civilian life upon retirement, which, for the average officer, happens at age 47. Continue Reading →

Join The Memorial Day Write A Thank You Letter To A Local Veterans Event

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In light of Memorial Day, please join Mount Sinai Doctors Urgent Care Inwood and RAIN Senior Center to write letters of appreciation to honor the men and women who have served our country. Continue Reading →

The History Of Veterans Day From Harlem To Hollywood

369th harlem hellfightersWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Continue Reading →

Congressman Charles B. Rangel Salutes Our Veterans

rangel in the militaryCongressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, released the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day:

“As we celebrate Veterans Day, we reflect and recognize the extraordinary dedication, courage and distinction of our nations Veterans. Continue Reading →

NYC Emergency Management Honors Our Veterans (video)

american flag in harlemNYC Emergency Management honors all of our veterans from Harlem to Hollywood who have served our country. We pay tribute to two veterans who continue to serve the City through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. Continue Reading →