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Black People … Why Didn’t You Vote? (Answer Anonymously)

Black People … Why Didn’t You Vote? (Answer Anonymously)

Two smiling women stand outdoors and hold signs reading “Vote Baby Vote” and “Voting is People Power,” c. 1970. (Photo: Gabriel Hackett /Getty Images) ***** So Twitter is buzzing right now about the fact that only 4.7% of African Americans voted yesterday. However, CBS News reports that the number is approximately 10%.  Better, but still [...]

November 3, 2010 | 10 Comments More
Halloween Fun for the Family

Halloween Fun for the Family

It’s almost the spookiest time of year: Halloween is almost here. If you’re a family in the NYC area then check out fun place to trick and treating or just have fun in the city this weekend. Around Harlem Where: Booker T. Washington Beacon 54 School, 103 W. 107 Street When: October 30 What: Family [...]

October 30, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Morgan runs for Congress

Congressional Candidate Vincent Morgan Discusses Politics with Parents

As September 14 Primary Election draws near candidates have started reaching out to their communities about what they have to offer and to create dialogue. Recently Vince Morgan, democratic candidate for the 15th district of new york, held a political group meeting to share his views on education and community developments. What made this a [...]

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
East Harlem Target Grand Opening From a Harlem Mom’s Perspective

East Harlem Target Grand Opening From a Harlem Mom’s Perspective

Hello Harlem! was the welcome message seen by thousands of shoppers at the grand opening of the Target East Harlem location. Early last Sunday morning Harlem community leaders and New York City notables, including Sharon Joseph and Gail Richards (Harlem Lanes), Thelma Golden (Studio Museum) in officially opening the new Target location in Harlem with [...]

July 28, 2010 | 1 Comment More
PETRA — Is the Future of Public Housing in Jeopardy?

PETRA — Is the Future of Public Housing in Jeopardy?

I just clicked on this link to send a message to the House Financial Services Committee. The message simply stated, “DO NOT privatize public housing”. According to their website, “The Committee oversees all components of the nation’s housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. The Committee [...]

May 23, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Let’s Get Together — Bunch or Afterwork?

Let’s Get Together — Bunch or Afterwork?

Let’s put faces with names, meet new people and come from behind our computer screens. What do you say? Brunch in Harlem or Drinks and Dinner After Work? (If you can’t see the poll, click the title.) Also, feel free to write any comments below. Thanks …. April

August 18, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Vote For Us in the 2009 Black Weblog Awards

Vote For Us in the 2009 Black Weblog Awards

Hey Everyone, I’m excited to tell you that AroundHarlem.com’s Blog has received nominations in the 2009 Black Weblog Awards. I NEED your votes to help me win. I’ve been nominated in three categories: * — Best Culture Blog — — Blog to Watch — — Best Microblog — (@AroundHarlem on Twitter) * Please click the [...]

July 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Chris Brown Returns to the Stage at the BET Awards for Michael Jackson Tribute

Chris Brown Returns to the Stage at the BET Awards for Michael Jackson Tribute

Since the death of Michael Jackson the other day there has been much speculation about what BET will do to honor him at their annual BET Awards which will air Sunday night. Our friend from Midnight PR sent us a message on Twitter confirming his performance. We were on Twitter when his death was announced [...]

June 27, 2009 | 5 Comments More
Costco Wants Harlem’s Frugal Customers But Not The Poor Ones

Costco Wants Harlem’s Frugal Customers But Not The Poor Ones

According to Crain’s, Costco Wholesale Corp. bowed to political pressure and agreed to accept food stamps in it’s East Harlem store which is scheduled to open in September. As a result of the decision, community leaders and elected officials including Rep. Charles Rangel and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer called off a rally planned at [...]

June 1, 2009 | 12 Comments More
New York’s Almost Senator Caroline Kennedy Speaks

New York’s Almost Senator Caroline Kennedy Speaks

According to an article in Politics Daily, Caroline Kennedy withdrew as a contestant for a New York Senate seat because her children said she was miserable and needed to drop out. The article also suggests that Governor David A. Paterson should share some of the blame for her decision.

May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Cinco de Mayo — What Are People Really Celebrating?

Cinco de Mayo — What Are People Really Celebrating?

Michelle Obama watches schoolchildren dance while attending a Hispanic Heritage event at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB) Public Charter School in celebration of Cinco de Mayo ***** Last night I had a conversation with Kitty Bradshaw about celebrating Cinco de Mayo. She also mentioned that she wouldn’t be going to work on Wednesday. I asked [...]

May 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Blogging for Justice — Standing Up Against the Use of Police Tasers

Blogging for Justice — Standing Up Against the Use of Police Tasers

Iman Morales, a 35 year old man suffering from mental illness being tased by NYPD ***** Today, Black bloggers around the web (including Afrospear members and The Electronic Villiage) are setting aside the day to stand up against the use of tasers by the police. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) refers to them [...]

April 24, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Heights’ Harlem Hot Spots

Harlem Heights’ Harlem Hot Spots

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about BET’s Harlem Heights. We also introduced Briana, Ashlie and Landon, three of the cast members. Since then, there’s been a premiere at the Apollo with a fabulous gift bag, rave reviews by some and not so kind words from others. Like the show or not, it [...]

April 7, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Press n’ Curl in Harlem

Press n’ Curl in Harlem

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 [...]

March 28, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Six Year Old Jasmina Needs Your Help In Harlem This Sunday

Six Year Old Jasmina Needs Your Help In Harlem This Sunday

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 [...]

March 26, 2009 | 3 Comments More
Twitter and Tweeting From Harlem

Twitter and Tweeting From Harlem

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 [...]

March 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Jill Nelson on the Need For Diversity in Media

Jill Nelson on the Need For Diversity in Media

Jill Nelson, one of my favorite writers from Harlem, wrote an article called “The Audacity of Whiteness” in the Huffington Post highlighting a not so new problem in journalism. The lack of diversity in the media. She writes: I know its bad form to mention race and upset the new post-racial apple cart, the one [...]

February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Around-NYC.com — Phase II Begins

Around-NYC.com — Phase II Begins

We’ve been working on AroundHarlem.com for awhile. Believe it or not, this blog is just a tip of the iceberg.

February 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More