New York Juvenile Asylum in Washington Heights, 1856-1901

juvenile asylum 1New York Juvenile Asylum, 175th Street near between 10th and 11th Avenues just north of Harlem in Washington Heights, New York, 1872.

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Uncle Luke Calls Al Sharpton “A Double Agent…”

alsharptonunclelukePolitical pundit and long-time civil rights activist Al Shaprton has been under fire this month after documents hit the internet proving his former role as an FBI informant. Continue Reading →

Join Lisa Bloom and Marc Lamont Hill ‘Suspicion Nation’ Discusses Book in Harlem

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“Lisa Bloom brings her expert legal eye to the lethal cocktail of racial inequality, ludicrously outdated gun laws, and a culture of violence that led to the senseless killing of an unarmed seventeen–year-old boy. Read this book, get angry, and demand change.”Piers Morgan, host of Piers Morgan Live Continue Reading →

1884: Jumbo, The Dog Who Swam for His Life in Harlem

Jumbo the Newfoundland Who Swam for His Life in HarlemOn July 18, 1884, a swimming race for dogs took place at the Harlem Beach Bathing Pavilion – also known as the Harlem Beach Baths – located on New York’s East River at the foot of East 116th Street. Continue Reading →

The 1199SEIU Benefit Fund Staff Association Celebrates Black History Month 2014

BF BLACK HISTORY FLIER 2014Join the 1199SEIU Benefit Fund Staff Association, and president Malkia King, and the African American Caucus of SEIU (AFRAM NY Chapter) in honor of Black History Month and Mother’s Who Lost Children To Gun Violence with: Sybrina Fulton / Trayvon Martin, Constance Malcolm / Ramarley Graham, Harlem’s Jackie Rowe- Adams / Anthony Bouldon and Tyrone Bouldon, Amina Baraka / Shani Baraka, Valerie Bell / Sean Bell, Central Park 5: Continue Reading →