Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes On Silicon Valley

Hinchliffe-Stadium_Courtesy-of-Duncan-KendallBy Souleo

For anyone who thinks it is poor timing to host an economic summit focused largely on increasing diversity in Silicon Valley during a climate of protests against police brutality, here is a rebuttal: the two are connected, according to Rev. Jesse Jackson. Continue Reading →

Tribute to the Disappeared, Project Launch and Community Workshop

Tribute to the Disappeared_Sue Coe_43On Wednesday December 17th La Casa Azul Bookstore, in New York City, will host the official launch of the TRIBUTO A LOS DESAPARECIDOS / TRIBUTE TO THE DISAPPEARED memorial quilt project, with an exhibition of prints of paintings, drawings, photographs and collage from Australia, New Zealand, Russia, the Netherlands, the U.S., Mexico and Japan. Continue Reading →

‘Mike Brown Rebellion’ At Maysles In Harlem

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Rebel Diaz, Ñ Don’t Stop and Maysles Education presents “THE MIKE BROWN REBELLION” a documentary film chronicling the youth leaders and resistance in Ferguson – featuring the people’s demand for justice, the militarization and repression by the State, and the responses to the verdict of no indictment of Darren Wilson in October. Continue Reading →

Qoute Of The Day: Police Are The ‘Harlem Globetrotters’ Of The Legal System. ‘They Don’t Lose’

garner ferguson protestsThe decisions of two grand juries not to indict the police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked emotional reactions and protests throughout the country. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rangel’s Ferguson Speech On House Floor (video)

securedownload“This is such a great country and I love it so much. I was raised in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and when I graduated from law school, having been the only one in my family having gone to college, I think my mother said, thank you, Jesus, and I said something like thanks for the Constitution and thanks for being born in America. Continue Reading →

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 →