Author Archive: AroundHarlem.com
Hugs Kisses & Laughs Brings you another great night of stand-up comedy with the “Under Construction” Comedy Show with some great up and coming funny people. Molly Austin (Emerging NYC Comic) Alex Barnett (1st Place, 12th Annual Gilda’s Club Laugh Off; CNN.com; Wall Street Journal; NY Daily News) Mike Brown (MTV) Craig Hillelson (NYC Comedy) Kevin [...]
Email from Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President: Please join me at Think Outside the Cell: A New Day, A New Way – a national symposium and call to action on issues affecting the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated and their families. This national symposium is being co-sponsored by my office, the Fortune Society, Think Outside [...]
The mission of the First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is to recognize the Puerto Rican community’s place in the history of the City of New York. Puerto Ricans were the first, and largest Spanish-speaking group to migrate and settle in New York City. The festival also seeks to display the richness of Puerto [...]
Source: Flickr This year’s Harlem Book Fair looks like it’s going to be bigger than ever with lots of great panels and the opportunity to purchase some great books. Some of the panel discussions are listed below:
Hey Everyone, We’ve been on hiatus and will be back soon but wanted to share some timely information with our readers. First, we applaud the State Senate for passing historic legislation to give lesbian and gay couples the freedom to marry in New York State. This information comes right in the middle of the annual [...]
There is Power in Unity: Let’s address the issues of Community Empowerment Job & Business Development, Empowering Our Youth Guest Speakers: Lamar Thornton Founder & Chairman – New Breed Life Arts. Chet Whye Executive Director, HARLEM4 Center for CHANGE. Dedric Hammond aka Beloved Youth Advocate & Violence Reduction Specialist
NOTE: The full video for this event can be found by clicking here. === The Harlem Children’s Zone, American Values Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement host a community town hall discussion to kick off Black Male: Re-Imagined—a national summit to address the [...]
New Director of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Named — Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today that Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a scholar of African-American history from Indiana University, has been selected as the next Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, effective July 2011. Dr. Muhammad will succeed Howard Dodson Jr., who last year announced his plan to retire [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today on Chairman Charles B. Rangel:
A House ethics subcommittee found Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-New York, guilty Monday on multiple violations of House rules.
An eight-member House ethics panel has resumed closed-door deliberations in the ethics trial of Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York, accused in 13 counts of engaging in financial and fundraising misconduct. The jury of Rangel’s congressional peers met behind closed doors Tuesday. They’re deciding whether the former Ways and Means Committee chairman violated House [...]
Please join the 99ers, other members of the unemployed, their friends, family and supporters, in recreating a 1930′s “breadline” on Saturday, November 20th. We need to bring home the fact that the unemployed have been jobless and without benefits for far too long – and are starving. Saturday, November 20th! Thanksgiving 2010: No Feast for [...]
In an ominous sign for Representative Charles B. Rangel, the House ethics committee on Monday said the facts presented by a prosecutor accusing Mr. Rangel of violating Congressional rules were not in dispute and that the congressman himself had not refuted the charges. The committee’s finding came after an unusual public hearing that was abbreviated [...]
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Delta Cabaret to Benefit Scholarships The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. New York Alumnae Chapter invite you to join us as we party for a cause! The Delta Cabaret will feature good music, good camaraderie and lots of dancing. We invite you to bring your favorite spirits and play mixologist for your table. [...]
Weekly With Ed Gordon Interviews Charlie Rangel and Discusses Bishop Eddie Long with Rev. Calvin Butts and Others
“Part news show, part one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions, Weekly With Ed Gordon goes beyond the front page of news headlines and digs deep into the issues and stories that matter most to African Americans“, says the BET press release. Gordon’s new show is a welcomed addition to the channel who news production quality has [...]
The Studio Museum in Harlem is having a reading and performance by Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of Skin, Inc. Identity Repair Poems. Skin, Inc. is Ellis’s big, ambitious argument in sound and image for an America whose identity is in need of repair.