10 Years Later, Harlem Scaffolding Still A Problem

harlem building eye sore in communityThe NY Times reports that most nights, Roy Scott Jr. sleeps in a wheelchair, with his left arm draped over a blue scaffolding pipe, his graying curls shielded from rain by the rusting planks overhead. Continue Reading →

Dining with Miss Lil: Harlem Week 2014’s Elders Jubilee

Senior_Jubilee_Harlem_Week_2014_ParticipantsBy Lil Nickelson

When my publisher asked if I was interested in covering the Harlem Week 2014’s salute to seniors event I jumped at the chance to spend a day hanging out with my elders. Continue Reading →

NYC Council Speaker Mark-Viverito At Harlem Firehouse Show

electeds and artists in harlemNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, along with Senator Bill Perkins, Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Council Member Laurie Cumbo; New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA) Program Director, Adriane Mack; … Continue Reading →

Harlem Mourns Passing Of Elombe Brath

Elombe BrathHarlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Black History Month At The Schomburg

seitu at schomburg1By Seitu Oronde

This time Seitu Oronde was at the Schomburg Center on 135th Street in Harlem for a Black History Month event with Ted Wilson, Ras Baraka, Woodie King, Jr.,.

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Harlem Project Moves Forward Despite Opposition

urban league bldgA little-known state board approved the acquisition of the needed land over the objections of a state senator and four business owners who could be forced to move. Continue Reading →

Harlem Biz Owners Question National Urban League Project

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A world renowned civil rights group’s plan to turn a row of small businesses in Harlem into a lustrous new headquarters and black history museum would trample on the very small business owners whose life stories could themselves be in the museum, foes say. Continue Reading →

Harlem to Preserve Brownstones By Creating height Limits

“… home to such African-American luminaries as composer Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.”

Hundreds of New York City’s most glorious brownstones and majestic townhouses will be protected from developers and preserved for generations under a major rezoning proposed for West Harlem. Continue Reading →