Harlem’s Herman Badillo Blazed Path Of Influence

Gonzalez: Few played as big a role in community as Herman Badillo Badillo applauded our goals but sharply disagreed with our militant tactics. Mayor Lindsay ordered the police to arrest more than a hundred of us in the church, whereupon Badillo suddenly intervened as a mediator of the conflict.

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Canto Boricua: Photos by Roger Cában In Harlem

photo show in east harlmLa Charca, c.1974

This collection of photographs represents a sample of the vast array of work done by Roger Cában during the early 1970’s, when he captured intimate images of his two favorite islands, Manhattan and Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Pop Up Exhibition at Decommissioned East Harlem Firehouse

Manny_Vega_ArtworkCaribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) will host a series of program events, beginning with a free hardhat “pop-up” exhibition open to the public for the first time at the 1885 historical landmark firehouse (120 E. 125th Street).  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Pura Belpré, The First Puerto Rican Librarian in NYC

PuraBelprePura Belpré (1899–1982) was the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. She was also a writer, collector of folktales, and puppeteer. Continue Reading →

Puerto Rican Day Parade Leadership Axed

juan13nweb-3-webAttorney General Eric Schneiderman will announce Thursday that he is ousting more than half the leadership of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. for financial mismanagement and is reconstituting its board of directors. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito Called Vindictive By critics

RK1_3040.JPGIt was supposed to be a friendly talk about an East Harlem art space. Continue Reading →

HW Interview: Harlem Artist Allicette Torres

Allicette Torres

The Harlem born visual artist whose work is in the upcoming Harlem Art Walking Tour 2012 in October as she shoots her art, defines what Harlem is and knows that Harlem isn’t discovered in her world of Harlem. Continue Reading →