New York Voices Against Gun Violence, a broad, newly-formed coalition of advocates, victims, youth organizations, healthcare workers, unions, elected officials, faith leaders and artists, announced today that they will hold a massive mobilization to promote the NY SAFE Act as a model for legislation at the federal level and in other states. Continue reading
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Tagged 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Al Sharpton, Andrew Cuomo, Gun control, New York, New York City, New Yorker, NY SAFE Act, Tony Bennett, United States
We used photographs of Harlem voguers from a Paper Magazine article titled the New York Ballroom Scene Is Heating Up – No Shade for their October 2012 issue. Continue reading
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Tagged America's Best Dance Crew, butch queens, Chi Chi Mizrahi Unbothered-Cartier, Harlem, Jennie Livingston, Jose Gutierez, Kiki ball, Labeija, Luis Camacho, Madonna, Mother Trace Mizrahi, New York, New York City, New York Times, New Yorker, Ninja, Paper Magazine, Paris, Paris Is Burning, Pony Zion Garçon, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Tyra Allure, United States, Xtravaganza
It was a long way to the top for the first black artist to hit No.1 on the UK classical chart.
Noah Stewart was in London preparing for his Covent Garden debut when he got the news. “My manager called me and said, ‘Noah, you went number one.’ Continue reading
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Tagged Bobby McFerrin, Carnegie Hall, comprimario, Don José, Frank Sinatra, Harlem, Leontyne Price, Mario Lanza, New Yorker, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, Willard White
6,000 New York Cares volunteers will spread out across the city to revamp public schools on New York Cares Day Fall, Saturday, October 13, 2012. Continue reading
Posted in Education, Harlem education, Harlem schools, Harlem World Magazine
Tagged Early Childhood Design and Discovery Magnet School, Hamilton Heights, Harlem Renaissance High School, High School, Manhattan, Middle school, Nathan Straus, New York, New York Cares Day, New York City, New Yorker, United States
Margarette Purvis, 39, is president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City. She lives in Harlem, NY. Continue reading
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Tagged Café Latté, Cove, Disney characters, Food Bank, Harlem, Homelessness, Jackson, Mandarin speakers, Mario Batali, Mississippi, New York City, New Yorker, Occupy Wall Street, red rooster, Russian speaker, The Food Bank, Tom Colicchio, United States
Roots of Style is a rare look into the mind, life, and journey of one of our generation’s most coveted fashion designers, Isabel Toledo. From the nostalgic and permanent influence of her upbringing in Cuba and the serendipitous love that materialized her vision and fueled her conviction, to the timeless mark she continues to make on the fashion industry, Isabel weaves together all of her impressions to express her true inspiration and authenticity.
Isabel’s words—interpreted by artwork from her husband, one of fashion’s most prolific illustrators, Ruben Toledo—tell an eloquent and visually stunning story about how fashion gave a form of communication to a curious girl who was fascinated by design, craftsmanship, and sewing. Continue reading
The IRS’s top man came to Harlem – and shared a stage with Rep. Charles Rangel.
Commissioner Douglas Shulman and other officials yesterday urged New Yorkers to get the most out of their tax returns.
Asked about appearing with a pol who’s being probed for failing to pay taxes, Shulman said, “He’s one of the leaders in this country on tax policy issues. I work closely with him every day, and I’m honored to be on this stage with him.”
Rangel had no comment.
By ALIYAH SHAHID http://www.nydailynews.com
Harlem 4 Obama is a grassroots political organization in operation since June 2007. Our effort to deliver New York ‘s 15th Congressional District to Senator Obama during the primary and general elections has resulted in victory in Central Harlem and election of 2 of our members as delegates to the Democratic National Convention. We at Harlem 4 Obama are grieved and offended greatly by the Bary Blitt illustration, “The Politics of Fear” on the cover of The New Yorker Magazine that depicts a non-Christian Barack Obama, Michelle Obama with an AK-47, a picture of Osama Bin Laden on the wall and the American flag burning in the fireplace. The New Yorker Magazine contends that people made aghast by the illustration don’t get the satire. It is The New Yorker that doesn’t get the condition. Continue reading