Archive for March, 2009
Myraline Morris Whitaker founded the Sister Soldier Project out of her desire to fulfill a specific need for our Sister Soldiers. Whitaker found that critical ethnic personal hair care products, products important to the quality of life for these women, were simply not available through normal channels during their tours of duty in the Middle [...]
Obama Brings Flush Times for Black News Media Obama Recalls Sasha’s Fight For Life Obama can expect a week of protests ahead of G-20 Obama vows no US troops on the ground in Pakistan Obama Says He Is Bringing Sharper Focus to Afghan War Obama forces Wagoner out as GM CEO; 31-year career is over [...]
I was having a conversation today and I mentioned that I was having curry chicken for lunch. Asian style, not the Caribbean kind. I recently discovered it and I like it a lot because it’s very flavorful but also very light. The Asian curry chicken that I eat has lots of veggies with chicken breast. [...]
One of the features of our Around-NYC.com website is the Ask & Answer section. Since starting AroundHarlem.com we have been asked hundreds of questions about Harlem and NYC. I’ve tried to answer as many as time permitted. Some times I know the answers, some times I don’t. This is where you come in. I’ll periodically [...]
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) celebrated their 100th Anniversary recently with a series of celebratory gatherings through out the country. The celebrations, complete with birthday cakes, were held on the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. The centennial celebration was particularly special as it came weeks after the nation’s first Black President [...]
Obama Makes History in Live Internet Video Chat Obama Defends Push to Cut Tax Deductions for Charitable Gifts Obama’s pick for EPA deputy administrator withdraws Woman Who Missed Obama’s Inauguration Starts $10,000 AmEx Chargeback Simon Cowell wants Obama to appear on â€˜American Idolâ€™ Barack Obama makes first ‘tweet’ on Twitter since inauguration URBAN LEAGUE ASKS [...]
A friend sent me a link to a story about a little girl needing a bone marrow transplant. All sorts of thoughts came to mind. I definitely believe in blood donation and know there is a definite need for minorities to do this more, but I’m still thinking would I really help out a stranger [...]
John Hope Franklin, a prolific and well-respected chronicler of America’s racial history, died on March 25, 2009, at 94. Below is his bio from The John Hope Franklin Collection at Duke University. The Collection is a repository for African and African-American studies documentation and an educational outreach division of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special [...]
SOB’s was packed, from the front door to each wall and it really didn’t take long to fill up last night. Everyone surprisingly started trickling in around 7:30 pm, most likely to get their spot. Â Smart move, because in no time, the joint was jammed solid. To be told many a time that Leela James [...]
Self-Defense and Building Self-Esteem Retreat for Girls and Women at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church
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Based on Alexander McCall Smith’s passionate book series, ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Aided by her highly-efficient secretary Mma Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe investigates cases and helps people solve problems in their lives. Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott stars [...]
Raw Vegetarian Pizza *** Near the corner of 145th and St. Nicholas, smack dab in the middle of Harlem’s Sugar Hill, there’s a Dunkin Donuts, Famous Fish (really, they’re famous) with its line of people stretching down the block and a couple of other typical Harlem take out spots. Then, there’s Raw Soul, an all [...]
Twitter is an online service you can use to send out short (140 characters or less) notes via the Web, IM and text-messaging. The messages are called Tweets. Many people use Twitter many different ways. Some individuals use it to issue updates to their friends and family about what they’re doing, send links, chat with [...]
Thursday, March 26th join friends, supporters, and fans of Bill T. Jones for a surprise party at Santos Party House to celebrate the Company’s 25th Anniversary.Â Buy your tickets now. Space is limited and tickets are selling fast! We’ll turn back the clocks to a bygone era of creation, music, and art.