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 →

Sharpton says retailers to list shoppers’ rights

100112-shows-dont-sleep-rev-al-sharptonThe Rev. Al Sharpton said a coalition of major retailers has agreed to create a customer “bill of rights” that will be posted in stores to help prevent racial profiling. Continue Reading →

Sharpton Plans Community Meeting Regarding Slave Grave In The Bronx

article-juan-2-1127Federal scientists using sophisticated ground-penetrating radar have bolstered the findings of Bronx schoolkids and their teacher that a long-forgotten burial ground for Indian and African slaves exists in a city park in Hunts Point. Continue Reading →

The National Action Network Boycott Kanye Apparel!

Kanye West leaves Barneys New York in Beverly HillsVia EurWeb

The National Action Network of Los Angeles, a leading national civil rights group founded by Rev. Al Sharpton calls for a national boycott of hip hop superstar Kanye West new clothing line featuring the confederate flag symbol.

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Sharpton Discusses Profiling With Macy’s CEO And Others

The Harlem Rev. Al Sharpton says he and other civil rights leaders had a “brutally honest” meeting with the CEO of Macy’s over racial profiling. (Nov. 4). Continue Reading →