NYC Public Advocate Supports Asthma Free Bill

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… New York City Housing Authority the “biggest slum lords in America”… – Michelle Holmes

On the second day of Harlem-based WE ACT’S, New York City Healthy Homes Summit, after an emotional appeal from WE ACT Member/ NYCHA tenant Michelle Holmes, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James announced that she would be supporting the Asthma Free Homes Bill (Intro 385). Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis NYC To Invest $130 Million In Parks

morningsideparkToday, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, New York City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Council Member Levine, Chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation announced a huge step forward in addressing parks equity. Continue Reading →

Cuomo, de Blasio And Celebs Celebrate Sharpton’s 60th

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo was so eager to honor Sharpton on his 60th birthday that he ducked out in the middle of the Catholic Church’s Al Smith Dinner at the Waldorf to greet The Rev and lavish praise on him at the nearby Four Seasons restaurant. Continue Reading →

NY judge: Cameras Could Have Stopped Deaths By Police

police-choke-hold-manThe federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police. Continue Reading →

Jonathan A. Mason Sr., Leads Harlem’s African American Day Parade

Jonathan A. Mason, International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.  Jonathan A. Mason Sr., International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) has been selected to serve as the Grand Marshall of Harlem’s historic African American Day Parade. Continue Reading →

Join The 45th Annual African American Day Parade 2014

Annual African American Day ParadeJoin the 45th Annual Harlem African-American Day Parade from 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. To 136th Street. Continue Reading →

Sharpton And Thousands Gather For Eric Garner March

sharpton and more at eric garner rallyThousands of people have begun gathering on Staten Island for today’s much-anticipated We Will Not Go Back march against police brutality. Continue Reading →

Housing Advocates Plan Harlem March on Wednesday

rafa logoThe coalition of more than 50 housing advocacy groups known as the “Real Affordability for All Coalition” will demonstrate at Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church with speeches and a march on Wednesday afternoon, the groups announced last week. Continue Reading →

Harlem, Guess Who’s Coming To Breakfast, Commissioner Bratton

bill brattonJoin the Crain’s Business Breakfast Forum with William J. Bratton, the Police Commissioner, City of New York. Continue Reading →

Qoute of the Week: “I’ll be your Worst Enemy,” Harlem’s Al Sharpton

sharpton deblasioThere was an astonishing visual display of the battle for the future of New York yesterday in a round-table discussion at City Hall. Continue Reading →