The National Action Network (NAN) on 145th Street in Harlem is considering legal action against the New York Police Department in response to allegations that the department spied on the civil rights group and its leader, Rev. Al Sharpton.
The NYPD allegedly planted a confidential informant in NAN’s Harlem headquarters to report on any large-scale protests planned in response to the acquittal of the officers who massacred Sean Bell, an unarmed Black man whom police riddled with bullets and killed right before his wedding in November 2006, veteran police reporter and author Len Levitt reported on HuffingtonPost.com Feb. 13. Continue reading
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It’s hard to believe that Leonardo DiCaprio could have done such a good job in “J. Edgar” and that the movie would still be so bad.
But that appears to be the audience consensus: three people walked out of the Manhattan theater I was in on Sunday night. Continue reading
Today would have been the 84th birthday of Coretta Scott King , wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The staff at Harlem World Magazine wanted to take a moment to honor her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.
Every January we honor the achievements and reflect on the legacy of Dr. King–and we should—