Harlem Doctor Now Free Of Ebola Discharged

2014-11-11T160745Z_1_LYNXNPEAAA0VP_RTROPTP_2_HEALTH-EBOLA-USA-NEWYORKA New York doctor who has recovered from Ebola left the hospital on Tuesday and urged support for U.S. health workers treating patients in West Africa so they do not face “stigma and threats” when they return home. Continue Reading →

The History Of Veterans Day From Harlem To Hollywood

369th harlem hellfightersWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Harry Lawrence “Wagner” Freeman

H__Lawrence_FreemanHarry Lawrence Freeman (October 9, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 1954, New York City) was a United States opera composer, conductor, impresario and teacher. He was the first African-American to write an opera (Epthalia, 1891) that was successfully produced. Continue Reading →

Alison Desir, Harlemite, Runs NYC Marathon For Harlem United

Alison Desir2Alison Desir is probably superwoman—in running gear. She arrived to our meeting early, dressed to run, (of course), and was totally calm, despite being somewhere in the middle of her four-career day. Continue Reading →

Souleo: AARP survey reveals concerns of African-Americans 50+

AARP Infographic_page 2Lack of affordable housing. The challenges of family caregiving. Age discrimination in the workplace. These are just some of the major concerns of African-American voters age 50 and older in New York City as revealed by an AARP commissioned survey in 2013. Continue Reading →

Union Settlement Associations’ Day of the Dead Celebration (video)

day of the day 1Join the Day of the Dead observance hosted by the great folks at Union Settlement Association one of the oldest institutions in East Harlem, NY, on Thursday, October 30, 2015. Continue Reading →

‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ At Columbia In Harlem (video)

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Join the Center for Justice at Columbia University and our colleagues and friends from across New York City for a performance of Bryonn Bain’s Lyrics from Lockdown.