Rev. Calvin Butts Sees Better Times For Abyssinian Development Corp.

rev butts in harlemTwo weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, where he vowed to defend immigrants from deportation and pledged to protect the rights of all New Yorkers who feel threatened by the incoming Trump administration. Continue Reading →

‘We Are All Immigrants,’ Says Cuomo In Harlem

andrew-cuomo1On Sunday, November 20th, 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to create a new hate-crimes unit in the state police and legal assistance for immigrants targeted for deportation or discrimination. Continue Reading →

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, And Spy In Harlem NY 1920’s

bonhoeffer_portraet01Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, key founding member of the Confessing Church and Harlemite in the 1920’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem Pastor Butts Considering Run For Mayor

rev butts in harlemHarlem pastor Calvin Butts says he’s considering running for mayor — and would consider forming an alliance with the Republican Party against Mayor de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Qoute Of The Day: “I Thought Bill Clinton ‘Was Running For Re-Election…’

churches3Longtime Congressman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., had an interesting take on former President Bill Clinton’s appearance at a Harlem church on Sunday reported New York CBS Local. Continue Reading →

Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Apollo has announced today that it will offer related cultural events for the public at the legendary Theater as well as other community institutions. Continue Reading →

Resurrected Harlem, Rev. Calvin Butts Seeks Salvation

rev butts in harlemCrains New York reports that when the definitive history of New York’s resurgence is written, one of the pivotal players will be Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corp., the church-based housing and social-services organization that the Rev. Calvin Butts led to resurrect a neighborhood that once symbolized urban collapse. Continue Reading →

“Leonard Harper Way” Unveiling In Harlem (video)

Arthur in harlemOn Saturday, October 10, 2015 “Leonard Harper Way” was unveiled on 132nd street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church Cut From $3.1M

rev butts in harlemAbyssinian Development Corp., the sprawling housing and social service arm of Harlem’s most influential black church, was cut off from $3.1 million in city contracts two weeks ago after it failed to submit three years of overdue tax filings and independent audits to the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, the Daily News has learned. Continue Reading →

The 5th Annual National Urban Health Conference In Harlem

nuhc5The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce will explore issues concerning healthcare in urban communities encompassing Obamacare, prescription drugs, women’s health decisions, healthcare insurance and even stress reduction with Tai Chi & QiGong at the 5th Annual National Urban Health Conference from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2015.   Continue Reading →