Harlem Born And Queens Boro President Helen M. Marshall Dies

The NY Times reports that Harlem’s Helen M. Marshall, a New York Democrat who was the first African-American to be elected Queens borough president, died on Saturday in California. She was 87. Continue Reading →

Study Shows National Retail Chains Increase Footprint In Harlem

east-harlem sliderThe presence of national chain retailers — such as Starbucks, Subway and 7-Eleven — has increased in Harlem, according to a new study from the Center for an Urban Future. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Black Girls CODE Establishes Office At Google

kimberly-bryantCrains New York reports that International nonprofit Black Girls CODE has established a permanent presence in New York City with an office at Google’s Chelsea headquarters. Continue Reading →