‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ At Columbia In Harlem (video)

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Join the Center for Justice at Columbia University and our colleagues and friends from across New York City for a performance of Bryonn Bain’s Lyrics from Lockdown.

West Harlem Development Corp Awards $10M to Group Run by Chair’s Sister

largerThe chairman of the board of the group charged with distributing $150 million in community benefit funds from Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus expansion resigned on Tuesday — just hours before his board chose the nonprofit where his sister is executive vice president to administer half of the group’s $20 million affordable housing fund. Continue Reading →

Harlem School And Super Model Alek Wek Launch Health Program In Harlem

hmannouncementhome3Many children in inner-city schools who have long faced economic hardships also struggle with chronic health conditions that further impair their ability to learn and break free from a cycle of poverty. Continue Reading →

Join An Exclusive Performance Of The Hip-hop Musical Peace Warriors in Harlem

seitu 3 pactWest Harlem Development Corporation is hosting an exclusive performance of the Off-Broadway Hip-hop musical Peace Warriors just for the youth of Grant and Manhattanville Houses. Continue Reading →

Benefits! What benefits? Harlem Tenants Clueless On Columbia $3M

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NYDaily News reports that Columbia University established a $3 million fund for the Grant and Manhattanville Houses in Harlem, but five years later only $85,000 has been tapped and residents say they had no clue the dough was available. Continue Reading →

Few Harlem Youths at Planning Meeting Against Violence

20140913_WESTHARLEM_SNOW7274-2-771x514Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports thatl last summer, when the feud between the youth from the rival Manhattanville and Grant Houses in West Harlem was at its chaotic and bloody peak, Derrick Haynes and Taylonn Murphy had an idea. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Diplomat Harry K. Thomas, Jr.

t0908lunch-harry-thomas_1Harry K. Thomas, Jr. was born on June 3, 1956 in Harlem, NY. He is an American diplomat (not the Diplomats with Cam’ron and Jim Jones, but) who has served as the United States Ambassador to the Philippines from 2010 to 2013 and was the first African American to hold the post. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: IMPACT Youth Stop The Violence Warriors In Harlem

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Harlem based Impact Repertory Theatre creates projects with young people who use current events from the news like this performance at MIST Harlem on August 14th, 2014.

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Harlem Kids Summer Of Science And Engineering

harlem biospaceWe received a great note from Christine Kovich, Co-Founder of Harlem Biospace and Executive Director of HYPOTHEkids. She gave us the breakdown on Harlem Biospace’s K-12 STEM initiative HYPOTHEkids.  Continue Reading →