Congressman 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 →
First lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, laughter, poetry and gospel singing. Continue Reading →
It doesn’t get any better than, two diva’s in one photograph. Here’s Harlem fave and celebrity Jill Marie Lawrence and Harlem poet Dr. Maya Angelou in the back yard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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Rosa Parks’ lifetime belongings continue to sit unsold in a Harlem warehouse. The decades-old civil rights memorabilia, including her Presidential Medal of Freedom and a signed postcard from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been up for auction since 2006. Continue Reading →
The Riverside Church announced today that Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and the catalyzing force behind the “Moral Monday” civil disobedience protests responding to Republican voter suppression efforts in North Carolina. Continue Reading →