Souleo: African-American Literary Awards Show faces questionable future

André St. Clair and Caroline Dessert of Immigration Equality were joined by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James at Shine_Courtesy of Immigration EqualityFor the second time in its ten year history the African-American Literary Awards Show [AALAS] has canceled its ceremony. The first cancellation in 2005 was due to Hurricane Katrina but this year the challenges appear to be internal. Continue Reading →

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

seitu 3 pactBy Seitu Oronde

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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Yolande’s Yard: Hamilton Heights Green Youth Market

market 5By Yolande Brener

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol opened their second annual farmer’s market on July 2nd. Their opening day got off to a lively start with about 15 customers in the first hour.

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Harlem Seniors To Move After $100 Mil Salvation Army Sale

williams-residence in west harlemThe Westsider wrote that the Salvation Army has made a deal to sell The Williams senior residence on 95th street and West End Avenue to a private developer for $108 million, and plans to remove the remaining seniors from the building. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: National PR Day Parade 2014

seitu pr parade1Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Seitu Oronde was at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8th, 2014 in New York City.

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Celebrate Women’s History in Harlem

melissaJoin Brian Benjamin as he co-hosts this special event honoring local political leaders including NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer along with young professionals including Dominique Sharpton, Ny Whitaker and more! Continue Reading →

The Harlem Explosion: 6 Ways To Help The Victims

the harlem exlposion 3An gas leak explosion in Harlem last week killed eight people, injured more than 60, and left dozens suddenly homeless. Continue Reading →

After years on the sidelines, New York’s liberals retaking control

Meet-the-De-Blasios-NY-Mag-cover1With Bill de Blasio taking office as mayor in January, New York City appears poised for a resurgence of liberal policies. Continue Reading →