Category: History

NO LONGER EMPTY – “If You Build It” art exhibitions and programs in Harlem

This Wednesday, June 25th, art organization No Longer Empty is having an Opening Reception for its “If You Build It” exhibition and programs from June 25 – August 10, 2014.  Sponsored by Harlem Brewery, the reception will feature music performances

In Memory of Pete DJ Jones

When I heard the news that Pete “DJ” Jones had passed away last Wednesday, January 15th at age 79, I was instantly taken back to my youth in the 1970’s.  I just knew I would see a bunch of websites

Video Tributes to Nelson Mandela

As the world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela, let this be a teachable moment worldwide to remind people the meaning of dignity, courage, compassion, and moral character. Video message delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people

Be among the first in Harlem to own MARCH by civil rights legend John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis is a key figure of the civil rights movement. Lewis just release March in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize

A sobering statistic related to the reality of stop and frisk

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As the debate rages on regarding the City’s stop and frisk policy and it’s impact on residents of Harlem, the following statistic is worth considering and is sobering.