New York City’s Quality Of Life Gap Worsens, Report Shows

child-with-disability-in-school-wheel-chairIn places like Harlem, New York, inequality hasn’t improved since last year — and has even worsened in some key categories, according to a new analysis released today. Continue Reading →

NCLC: Wall St. Peddling Real Estate Product With Racist Roots From Harlem To Hollis

east-harlem sliderA new wave of predatory real estate lending, previously peddled to African-Americans during the 1930s to 1960s, is popping up across the nation as Wall Street investment companies move to profit off foreclosed homes, according to a new report by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). Continue Reading →

Harlem Forum Highlights Inequities Facing the African American Community

community event in harlemToday, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Democrats held a public forum at the Harlem Hospital Center to discuss the impact of economic challenges and persistent inequities facing the African American community in New York.  Continue Reading →

Souleo: Hennessy Doc Explores Brand’s Relationship With African-Americans

Erykah-Badu_Courtesy-of-Hennessy1By Souleo

So what do you get when you combine a spirit brand with social justice, stir, and garnish with a jazz and hip-hop twist? The answer is all in the title of the documentary, “An Unexpected History: The Story of Hennessy and African-Americans.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ron Brown And Sylvia Fitt The New Pepsi Cola 1950

014 RPC Ron Brown and Sylvia Fitt in 1950 point of sale adA the Wall Street Journal Reports the so-called Negro marketers helped bolster sales at Pepsi-Cola during its most troubled times. Continue Reading →