Former Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright Joins Davidoff Hutcher & Citron

Politico reports that former state Assemblyman Keith Wright has joined Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, a prominent law and lobbying firm. Continue Reading →

Adriano Espaillat Sworn Into Congress To Represent New York’s 13th District (Video)

Adriano Espaillat made history when he was sworn into Congress Tuesday as the new representative for New York’s 13th Congressional District — which spans parts of Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx. Continue Reading →

Harlem Gangster ‘Bumpy’ Johnson’s Granddaughter “The Annie Oakley of Harlem,” Dead At 66

bumpy13n-1-webMargaret Johnson, the granddaughter of larger-than-life Harlem gangster Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson who earned her own street stripes when she shot a mugger trying to rob her in her wheelchair, died Monday. She was 66. Continue Reading →

‘We Have a Building in Crisis’: Tenants in City-Owned Harlem Building Live Without Heat, Hot Water

tenats-campign-in-harlemEthel Powell, a 98-year-old resident of 161 W. 140th Street, worries that at her age she might have an accident heating up water on her stove. Continue Reading →

Influencers Turn Out for “Women For Hillary” Harlem Fundraiser (Photographs)

harlem1Last night, over 200 influencers gathered in Harlem to support 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Hosted at Harlem’s Lenox Saphire restaurant, the “Women for Hillary” event served a dual purpose of raising funds and encouraging voter education. Continue Reading →

The Greater Harlem Chamber Of Commerce Celebrates Its 120th Anniversary

east-harlem sliderThe Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, originally incorporated as the Harlem Board of Trade on October 3, 1896, is the longest continual business organization in upper Manhattan and will celebrate this anniversary with a gala reception at Harlem Hospital’s Muriel Pavilion. Continue Reading →

Keith Wright Supports Inez Dickens To Get Her City Council Seat

wright-inez-1NY Post reports that Harlem heavyweights Keith Wright and Inez Dickens are taking steps to swap seats after Wright’s narrow loss in a congres­sional primary last month. Continue Reading →

In His Third Attempt, Adriano Espaillat Claims a Congressional Victory

thrid time a charmState Senator Adriano Espaillat claimed victory tonight in the bitter primary race to succeed Congressman Charles Rangel—a victory that, if it holds, will put him in line to become the first Dominican-American elected to Congress. Continue Reading →

Polls Close As 9 Candidates Hope To Replace Charles Rangel

charles-rangelNew York Congressional Primary polls are closing in an hour as the final New Yorkers place their votes to determine congressional candidates for November’s general elections.In Harlem, voters will decide who will succeed Congressman Charles Rangel, who is retiring after more than 40 years of service. Continue Reading →

‘Negroes You Ain’t Never Seen Before’: Al Sharpton On Rangel Congressional Seat

seitu sharpton3The Rev. Al Sharpton discussed the race for retiring Congressman Charles Rangel‘s seat—using a weekly live address to endorse Rangel’s favored successor and to blast “political gentrification,” “new leadership” and “negroes you ain’t never seen before.” Continue Reading →