New Harlem Minister Big $1.2M Repay in Disaster Funds

2b14a17803b13513540f6a7067002ef7A New York City minister who was the subject of an Associated Press investigation about misspent 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina charity funds has agreed to repay $1.2 million that he took from his congregation to buy an 18th century farmhouse on seven acres in rural New Jersey. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Lower 9th Ward New Orleans

BHS VillageBy Mike McQuillan

“People are basically good at heart.” The late Anne Frank’s journal words live on because hopeful claims help us deny racism’s realities and the failures of white institutions. Continue Reading →

Rangel: Congress Has Ignored Infrastructure

Multiple People Dead After Explosion Causes Two Buildings To Collapse In East HarlemIn the wake of the explosion and building collapse in East Harlem that killed at least eight people, apparently caused by a gas leak, Rep. Charles Rangel says the country’s infrastructure must be shored up to meet the demands of the 21st century

When I first described as “our community’s 9/11” what we now know was a gas explosion, I was referring to the chaos and shock that resulted from the tragic incident that occurred in the heart of my beloved congressional district in East Harlem on Wednesday morning. Continue Reading →