Thelma Golden Added To The Obama Foundation Board

thelma golden1The State Journal reports that Barack Obama Foundation building President Barack Obama’s future library is adding the versatile Thelma Golden to its board. She’s the director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s ‘One Righteous Man’ By Arthur Browne

arthur browns bookAn early reader of this portrait of Samuel Jesse Battle harkened back to the Old Testament, verse three of Psalm 106: “Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!” Continue Reading →

Community Board 12 Manhattan Jobs Fair UpTown

jobsNeed/looking for a Job? Need help with making a resume?  Employers with job openings will be onsite, as well as resources to prepare you for job interview/resume skills.
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Harlem’s Harry Lawrence ‘Wagner’ Freeman, 1869 — 1954

Lawrence_FreemanHarry Lawrence Freeman (October 9, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 1954, Harlem, New York) was a United States opera composer, conductor, impresario and teacher. Continue Reading →

Touro College of Pharmacy in Harlem Graduates 4th Class

commencement2015In an auditorium packed with family, friends and well-wishers, 92 graduating students of the fourth class of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) received their PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degrees last week at commencement ceremonies held at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium. Continue Reading →

Emma Sulkowicz Made a Film Addressing Rape In Harlem

harlem rapeEmma Sulkowicz, the artist and activist behind Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight), has made a new video, titled “Ceci N’est Pas un Viol” (This Is Not a Rape). Continue Reading →

Cars On Broadway And 122nd Street, 1919

trolley on 12nd streetHere is a snap shot of a south bound cars, horse carriage and person on a bicycle on Broadway crossing 122nd Street in West Harlem in 1919. Continue Reading →

Trolley Car On Broadway And 122nd Street 1919

122nd street harlemHere is a snap shot of a south bound Trolley car and a man walking north on Broadway crossing 122nd Street in West Harlem in 1919. Continue Reading →

Man And Horse On The Way To Harlem, 1970

On the way to Harlem 1970A great color photograph looking East of one of the last man and horse riding across 125th Street (not sure of the cross street) in Harlem, New York 1970. Continue Reading →

RATifcation Program To Widen From Harlem To Hollis

16rats1-cityroom-blogSpanA New York pilot program to root out rats by attacking them in the colonies they set up in parks, subways and sewers has proven so successful that the city is expanding it to all five boroughs, a city official said on Thursday. Continue Reading →

Colloquia Series With Dr. Jamila Lyiscott At Teachers College In Harlem

Jamila-Lyiscott-Jamila Lyiscott recently received her Ph.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University where her work focuses on the education of the African Diaspora. Dr. Lyiscott’s scholarship and activism work together to prepare educators for sustaining diversity in the classroom, empower youth, and explore, assert, and defend the value of Black life. Continue Reading →