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 →

Real Estate Pros Give at Harlem Week Celebration

ghcc-economic-development-dayDouglas Elliman retail broker Faith Hope Consolo and Joseph Tahl, president of Tahl Propp Equities, participated in the Harlem Chamber of Commerce‘s annual economic development day business awards luncheon by contributing undergraduate scholarships to aspiring Harlem students earlier this month. Continue Reading →

Regina Belle Rocks the Boat at HCCI’s 10th Jamboree Benefit Dinner Cruise

Belle & BlackOn Thursday August 7, 2014, Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI) held its 10th Jamboree!: A Soulful Extravaganza on the Hudson, at Chelsea Piers on board the Spirit of New York.

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Columbia Grad Terrie M. Williams Talks Mental Health On CNN

Terrie WilliamsWatch renowned communications strategist, author and mental health activist Terrie M. Williams, on “CNN Newsroom” with Brooke Baldwin at 2:30 PM (EST) and “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota at 10:00 PM (EST) as she speaks about the growing number of people suffering from mental illness and depression-and copycat suicides –Today, Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
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Manhattan North Management and Tahl Propp Equities Sponsor Harlem Week

harlemweekManhattan North Management Co., Inc (MNMC), the management division of Tahl Propp Equities (TPE), one of the City’s largest community-based owners, operators and developers of affordable housing,… Continue Reading →

Souleo: Three Oral History Projects You Should Know About

Curtis L. Cristler performs TheManintheLastPew during the FacingHomelessnessinFortWayne,Indiana monologue event and book release_ Photo credit_ Kelsey Timmerman, The Facing ProjectAn informal conversation between friends or family members discussing life “back in the day.” A formal research initiative by cultural institutions to document the past. Recorded interviews via audio or video that are transformed into multidisciplinary presentations. These are the various ways to define the practice of oral history in its attempt to capture the past and present through firsthand accounts. Continue Reading →