HW Pick: “Michelle Obama: A Life,” By Peter Slevin

7b80b061-e3a8-45b6-9175-4936338308abBorn January 17, 1964-less than six months after Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington-Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was raised on the South Side of Chicago, where her father (who would later succumb to MS) was a city water-plant worker and her mother, a secretary for Spiegel catalog. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Rangel Pushes For Cuban Normalization

charles-rangel2Congressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, re-introduced the Export Freedom to Cuba Act of 2015 (H.R. 634), which would lift the travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba, and the Promoting American Agricultural and Medical Exports to Cuba Act of 2015 (H.R. 635) which would remove the sanctions that are restricting agricultural and medical trade. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Columbia University Pushes For Obama Library

obama library in harlemFrom the platform of the Number 1 subway at 125th Street and Broadway in Harlem, I see the Hudson River and a glass-sided building rising on Columbia University’s new campus, where the school proposes hosting the Obama presidential library and museum. Continue Reading →

What Time Is the Enhanced State of the Union?

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014.

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

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Hazel Dukes At MLK Birthday Celebration

hazel dukesHere’s a reminder that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center New York Support Group will be hosting its 30th annual Dr. King birthday program on Monday, January 19th and you are cordially invited to join us .

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Salters Scene: Police Show Solidarity At Officer Ramos’ Funeral

Officers outside the Ramos funeral

Officers outside the Ramos funeral

By Udo Salters

The funeral for New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos was held on Saturday December 20th at the Christ Tabernacle on Myrtle Avenue. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Mario Cuomo Passes

Mario Cuomo, a son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York but couldn’t quite bring himself to run for president, has died. He was 82. Continue Reading →

2014 End Of Year Round Table On The Danny Tisdale Show

hw round-table-hw-podcast2Check out The Danny Tisdale Show podcast as Danny Tisdale talked to Harlem World Magazine contributing columnist who shared their best and/or favorite Harlem stories of 2014 on HarlemWorldMag.com.
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James Woods Rips Harlem’s Al Sharpton Over NYPD Officers

James Woods and Rev. Al Sharpton (Getty Images)

After Saturday’s ambush killing of two New York police officers, James Woods is pointing fingers at two people: Reverend Al Sharpton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mothers Hosts Vigil For Families Of NYPD Officers Slain in Brooklyn

vigil in harlem photos“The Mothers, Fathers and Families of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. want to send their deepest sympathies to the families of Officer Ramos and Officer Liu and want to take this time to pray for peace in our communities. Continue Reading →