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 →