‘Selma,’ The Most Prolific Film Ever

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By Eartha Watts-Hicks

On December 15th, 2014, I was at an Academy screening and Q&A for Selma. This is probably one of the most prolific films I have ever seen. Continue Reading →

A Harlem Throwback To The Era Of Billie Holiday

harlem bbop makes come backAround 8 p.m. on a recent Saturday, a few dozen people were gathered in a narrow, dimly lit Harlem brownstone. Couples smoked in the backyard beneath Christmas lights; a group of Chilean expats sought a corkscrew; a man and his young son searched for seats. Continue Reading →

Join the CABs Joint Annual Public Meeting

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Join the Community Advisory Boards Of Harlem Hospital Center and The Renaissance Health Care Network Cordially Invite You to our 2014 Joint Annual Public Meeting. Continue Reading →

Riverside Church Announces Rev. Michael Livingston as its New Executive Minister

Michael_LivingstonThe Riverside Church announced today that Rev. Michael Livingston has joined the staff of the 87 year-old church as Executive Minister.  Continue Reading →

The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, First Woman To Lead The Riverside Church in Harlem

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking the start of a new era at The Riverside Church, The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler — Riverside’s seventh senior minister and the first woman ever to hold the position — Continue Reading →

90th Birthday Celebration for Dr. Irving Burgie

juliardBy Eartha Watts-Hicks

 Born in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn on July 28, 1924, he is the author of Harry Belafonte’s “Day-o,” the first Calypso song to sell over one million copies.  Continue Reading →

Rangel: A Rise In the Minimum Wage Will Lift Harlemites Out Of Poverty

charles rangelCongressman Charles B. Rangel highlighted a new study released by Oxfam America, an esteemed international relief and development organization, showing the real benefits that raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour would have for workers in states and congressional districts across the country like Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Carl Redding Calls Out Rev Sharpton

sharptonFinancial Juneteenth.com wrote that civil rights activist, politician and Harlemite Rev Al Sharpton announced in June that he was set to publish a book with Cash Money Records’ publishing affiliate, Cash Money Content. Continue Reading →

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler First Woman To Lead Riverside Church

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking a historical milestone, on Sunday, June 8, the congregation of The Riverside Church called the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, “Pastor Amy,” as the seventh senior minister of the historic Church—making her the first woman to lead the church in its 87-year history.  Continue Reading →