Sharpton And Thousands Gather For Eric Garner March

sharpton and more at eric garner rallyThousands of people have begun gathering on Staten Island for today’s much-anticipated We Will Not Go Back march against police brutality. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sharpton To Missouri Looking For Justice

sharptonThe NYPost reports that Rev. Al Sharpton is heading to the scene of another controversial death involving cops — this time in Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death by a police officer. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sharpton ‘Right Direction’ In Barneys Profile Pay $525K

sharptonYahoo Finance reports that Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year. Continue Reading →

Man Who Died In NYPD Custody Wasn’t Violent

man chokehold nypd says was not violentYahoo News reports that the widow of a man who died in New York City police custody after apparently being placed in a chokehold says he wasn’t violent. Continue Reading →

NYC Police Investigate Chokehold In Harlem

choke in east harlemCBS News reports that the New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest. Continue Reading →

Street Naming Event For Silvia Woods

sylvia woodsOn Wednesday, May 14th 10:00a.m, Sylvia’s Restaurant, the world renowned culinary icon gets a new address that pays homage to its late founder, Sylvia Woods, the Queen of Soul Food, who passed away in July of 2012. Continue Reading →

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate To Lead Harlem

rangel-master675The NYTImes article reports that the grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.” Continue Reading →

NYPD’s Bratton And Harlem’s Rev. Sharpton Discuss “Shop And Frisk”

rev al and nypds brattonPolice Commissioner William J. Bratton and the Rev. Al Sharpton met behind closed doors for an hour on Thursday, discussing allegations of profiling by the police in retail stores. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based Sylvia’s Opens New Restaurant In Florida

sylvias-400In 1962, Sylvia Woods opened the doors of her soul food restaurant, Sylvia’s, in the heart of Harlem on Lenox Avenue. Since its inception, her business has grown to become a staple of the community and a hotspot for notable people. Continue Reading →