Harlem School Performance Improves In Math, English

school_standardized_tests-1470071305-7711-1470075470-1412New York City Public Schools recorded “substantial” gains on state English and math exams announced Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. Continue Reading →

Carver Federal Savings Bank Hosts A Pop-Up Enrollment Center In Harlem

Carver Bank_IDNYC pop up1On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Department of Consumer Affairs, and Carver Federal Savings Bank launched an IDNYC pop-up enrollment center at the bank’s 125th Street branch, giving Harlem residents easy access to IDNYC and its banking benefits.

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Harlem/Havana At Gracie Mansion In New York City

seitu1Text by Eartha Watts-Hicks and photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, for the first time since the sixty-year trade embargo had been lifted, ambassadors and representatives from Cuba visit the United State, New York City and the home of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rangel, Cuomo And The de Blasio’s Celebrate Harlem/Havana Festival 2016

rangels harlem havanaFollowing Congressman Charles Rangel announcement of Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival with Governor Andrew Cuomo in June, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a celebration on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Continue Reading →

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil, As City Backs Off Police Reforms

melissa-mark-viverito-de-blasio-brattonIn a victory for Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, the City Council is backing off reform measures that would have required cops to identify themselves to suspects they stop while also informing them of their right to refuse being searched. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Larry Dais Appointed One Of Two Men To Serve As Commissioner Of The City Civil Service Commission

Larry DaisMayor de Blasio today announced the appointment of Harlem man Larry Dais and Allen Cappelli who will serve as Commissioners of the City Civil Service Commission. Continue Reading →

‘Build Something Better’ Mayor de Blasio Said About On Race Relations In Harlem Church

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Newsday reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio told congregants of a Harlem church on Sunday that though the nation and city have a history of racism to overcome, progress has been made and hope must not be abandoned. Continue Reading →

Sharpton, Cuomo, de Blasio And Clinton Makes Appearance In NYC Pride Parade

649292731-543155640AHarlem based Rev. Al Sharpton made an unannounced appearance in the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, marching alongside thousands of LGBT supporters two weeks after the massacre at a Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub. Continue Reading →

Cumbo, Mark-Viverito And Others Celebrate Investments In Youth, School And Culture

de blasio and othersNew York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council reached an early agreement on Wednesday with Mayor Bill de Blasio on a balanced FY2017 budget. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce Budget To Invest In Youth

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Committee Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, New York City Council Members and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an equitable, fiscally responsible, and early budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2017. Continue Reading →