New York Political Boss Basil Paterson Passes And Electeds Respond

basil_paterson_faAP reports that Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87. Continue reading

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue reading

Seitu’s World: David Dinkins Receives The ‘Champions Of Change’ Award

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On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, HW’s Seitu Oronde was on the scene for the Champions Of Change award ceremony for the 106th Mayor of New York City David Dinkins at the New York Society of Ethical Culture, NY. Continue reading

Memorial for Nelson Mandela at Riverside Church in Harlem

3081094_GA service of praise and thanksgiving for the life of Nelson Mandela held at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights was a chance for New Yorkers to pay tribute to an international icon. Continue reading

Nelson Mandela And The Harlem Love Affair

Nelson-MandelaSouth African president Nelson Mandela saying hello to a Harlem, N.Y., crowd seen in this in June, 1990 photograph during a rally. Continue reading