“Democrats Need To Dramatize Their Differences With Trump,” Says Harlem’s Sharpton

Mic reports that “I have fought with Donald Trump for 35 years,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a phone interview. “He only understands fighting, and you have to go toe-to-toe with him.” Continue Reading →

Support Removal Of The Harlem Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Experimented On Enslaved Black Women

IN an e-mail from East Harlem Preservation:

Our campaign to remove the statue of  J. Marion Sims—a white southern doctor who experimented on enslaved Black women without anesthesia or informed consent—continues to gain momentum. Continue Reading →

Harlem Church Holds Eric Garner’s Memorial

A Harlem church will hold a panel discussion and memorial service for Eric Garner on Monday night on the third anniversary of his death featuring speakers such as Rev. Al Sharpton and former NBA player and activist Etan Thomas. Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter ‘March For Philando Castile’ From Harlem To Trump Tower

A day after a Minnesota jury acquitted the cop who killed Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, several hundred activists marched for more than two hours on Saturday afternoon from Harlem all the way to Trump Tower—blasting the United States for having “lynched another black man.” Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: A Testament Of Faith For Beyond The Election

trump-six-timesBy Michael McQuillan

“I woke up this morning to a country – and to a reality – that seems darker than I ever had thought I would witness first hand. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Midtown Manhattan

img_1672-1478738693-6037Thousands upon thousands of protesters stormed the streets of Midtown Manhattan on the rainy Wednesday night after Election Day, in one of dozens of rallies across the country protesting president-elect Donald Trump. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Long Gallery In Harlem

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By Udo Salters

On a hot day in July, the Long Gallery on 2073 7th Avenue at 124th Street in Harlem,   NY, held a multi-disciplinary exhibition with original paintings and sculptures by Dáreece J. Walker and performance poetry by artist Daniel J. Watts and the InnerView Collective. Continue Reading →

Understanding Harlem The Ghetto Starts With The First Jewish One, Says Author

harlem and jewish ghettosThis year marks the 500th anniversary of the opening of the Venetian Ghetto, where the city’s Jews were forced to live for nearly 300 years. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: What The Data Really Says About Police And Racial Bias

police-protest-racial-disparity-bias1In an alarming that reaches from Harlem to Hollywood is a story written by Kia Makarechi for Vanity Fair Magazine reports that as the nation reels from a series of high-profile fatal shootings of black men by police officers, many have decried the lack of readily available data on how racial bias factors into American policing. 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 →

“MLK Now,” At Riverside Church In Harlem

Dr. Martin Luther KingBlackout for Human Rights will host “MLK Now,” a special MLK Day event to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and explore how his message and vision continue to resonate in today’s racial, social and political landscape. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Summer Stage 2015 Ends With The Roots

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Story and photographs by Udo Salters

On Thursday, October 8th, 2015, a beautiful Autumn evening, Capital One sponsored the final Summer Stage 2015 free concert with The Roots. Continue Reading →

CCCADI’s Events Signal New Beginnings In Harlem

CCCADI's Ache Lavagem da Rua 1The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) prepares for its much-anticipated move to an East Harlem Historical Landmark Firehouse with a series of fall programming that captures the spirit of the organization. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires New Season Of Hit Show ‘Lexus Verses And Flow’

Charlie Wilson_Credit_Teal Moss PhotographyBy Souleo

When spoken word poet, Rob Gibsun was invited to perform on the TV One show, ‘Lexus Verses and Flow’ for the second season in a row, he felt compelled to address the tense climate of racial and social injustice. Continue Reading →

The Hotness: Black Power Without Black Women Is Weak

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By Nicole Moore

When most people think about Malcolm X they immediately think of Black manhood leading to associations of Black power tied exclusively to the work of Black men. Continue Reading →