Harlme’s Al Sharpton Announces Pre-Inauguration March (Video)

al-sharpton-in-harlemRev. Al Sharpton, of the Harlem based National Action Network, announces Monday that a coalition of groups will lead a march and rally at the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington a week before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Trump’s Jeff Sessions Pick For Attorney General

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: The Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at a rally in Brooklyn to call for justice for Eric Garner one year after he died in an apparent police chokehold on July 18, 2015 in New York City. The rally of several hundred people was held in front of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Downtown Brooklyn. Members of Garner's family joined Sharpton in demanding a federal investigation into his death. Garner, who was killed in a controversial choke-hold by a Staten Island police officer, had been approached by police for selling loose cigarettes. His death set off waves of protests around the city and country. Garner's family has settled with the city for 5.9 million in a wrongful death suit. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Rev. Al Sharpton excoriated President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General in a fiery speech at the Harlem Headquarters of his National Action Network—warning the incoming commander-in-chief and his Cabinet picks “better worry about me.” Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The 46th Anniversary West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival In Brooklyn

fest11Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016, Seitu Oronde was at the 46th Anniversary West Indian Day Parade (which was started in Harlem) in Jamiaca, New York. Continue Reading →

Sharpton, Cuomo, de Blasio And Clinton Makes Appearance In NYC Pride Parade

649292731-543155640AHarlem based Rev. Al Sharpton made an unannounced appearance in the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, marching alongside thousands of LGBT supporters two weeks after the massacre at a Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Comes To NAN In Harlem

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013An embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Rev. Al Sharpton’s pulpit Saturday to talk about the forces opposition.  “The voices of the status quo find many, many ways to undermine progress, to stand in the way of progress,” he told a crowd at the National Action Network in Harlem. Continue Reading →

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Honored At National Action Network

jarrettThis Thursday during National Action Network’s (NAN) 25th Annual National Convention, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, will be honored with the NAN President’s Award at the “Keepers of the Dream” Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Continue Reading →

The Harlem-Based Order Of Black Nuns Turns 100

black-nuns2 slliderThe Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of only three orders of Black nuns in the United States, was preparing to phase out in 2014.

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Harlem’s Al Sharpton: ‘The Last Night Of An All-White Oscars.’

tumblr_inline_o3a9vnjytY1td0hds_1280Just blocks from the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, the Rev. Al Sharpton led about 70 demonstrators in a rally and march circle to protest the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees. Continue Reading →

Bernie And Al Meet At Sylvia’s In Harlem (video)

2016_02_berniesharp5After his resounding primary win in New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sanders made his way back to New York City for some important meetings. First was breakfast (or just tea?) at Sylvia’s with the Rev. Al Sharpton. Continue Reading →

Susan L. Taylor’s National CARES Mentoring Movement Hosts Star-Studded Gala

National CARES Mentoring Movement 1On Monday, January 25, 2016, the will host its first-ever For the Love of Our Children gala, presented by Verizon, to raise critical funding that will support the replication of the organization’s transformational group-mentoring programs, now operating in four US cities.  Continue Reading →