Category: NYC News

2010 Breadline in NYC — Support the Unemployed

2010 Breadline in NYC — Support the Unemployed

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 [...]

November 15, 2010 | 1 Comment More
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
Take Action — Voice Your Concerns to the MTA About Metrocard Increases

Take Action — Voice Your Concerns to the MTA About Metrocard Increases

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was considering raising the monthly price of the unlimited metrocard to $130 per month along with overall price increases. Later on this month, they will be holding hearings to solicit public comment on fare and toll modifications proposed for implementation on [...]

September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Take Action — Help Stop Child Sex Abuse in New York State

Take Action — Help Stop Child Sex Abuse in New York State

Harlem resident Andrew Willis has created StopAbuseCampaign.com to solicit help from the public in “ending the sickening law that protects child abusers” in New York State. Last week Willis and the Stop Abuse Campaign (a network of citizens concerned about the safety and well being of children) delivered a folder containing the names of over [...]

June 2, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Take Action — Support the Lawyers Who Support Our Communities

Take Action — Support the Lawyers Who Support Our Communities

The New York State Senate is having a hearing at NYU law school on December 9th to discuss funding for civil legal servants. These are the lawyers who fight for immigrants rights in NYC, to secure back pay and unpaid unemployment benefits, housing attorneys battling Harlem slumlords on behalf of low-income tenants and lawyers opposing [...]

November 27, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Votes Split by Race and Class in Bloomberg Victory

Votes Split by Race and Class in Bloomberg Victory

From the New York Times: For all the talk of a post-racial, post-class city, Mr. Bloomberg gained a third term heavily dependent on the votes of white, middle-class and wealthy voters. Twenty-three percent of Tuesday’s voters were black, and 73 percent of them voted for the Democrat, Mr. Thompson, according to exit polls conducted by [...]

November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Harlem and NYC Don’t Vote Until You Read This

Harlem and NYC Don’t Vote Until You Read This

I’ve been thinking about writing this blog post for months. Honestly, there were sooooo many reasons why I think you should vote for Bill Thompson for Mayor of NYC. Many of those reasons are emotional/reactionary and yet still valid. What’s been interesting about this race is that many New Yorkers don’t feel the same way. [...]

November 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More
New York Times Confirms Bill Thompson is Gaining on Bloomberg

New York Times Confirms Bill Thompson is Gaining on Bloomberg

Mayor The good news for the Democratic mayoral candidate, William C. Thompson Jr., is that he has edged a bit closer to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The bad news is that he still trails Mr. Bloomberg by double digits, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University on Monday morning, one day before New [...]

November 2, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Help Bill Thompson Change NYC in 4 days

Help Bill Thompson Change NYC in 4 days

Message From Bill Thompson In just four days, we can set a new course for New York City. In just four days, we can start making New York City affordable again. In just four days, we can put City Hall back on the side of working New Yorkers. We can achieve all of these goals [...]

October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Latest Poll Says Minorities Will Determine NYC’s Mayoral Race

Latest Poll Says Minorities Will Determine NYC’s Mayoral Race

More and more New Yorkers have decided to vote for Bill Thompson in NYC’s mayoral race. The momentum continues to shift in his favor with Thompson trailing Mayor Michael Bloomberg by three points, 44% to 41%. ********* ========== UPDATE: Thompson’s gain in the polls have been confirmed by the New York Times the day before [...]

October 30, 2009 | 4 Comments More
NYC Mayoral Debate — Tomorrow Night with William Thompson and Michael Bloomberg

NYC Mayoral Debate — Tomorrow Night with William Thompson and Michael Bloomberg

Tomorrow night WABC-TV in will be showing the final Mayoral Debate between William Thompson (http://www.thompson2009.com/) and NYC’s current mayor Michael Bloomberg (http://www.mikebloomberg.com/). You can watch the debate on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. on Channel 7 and 7online.com. The race is tight with Bloomberg having a slight lead. To submit questions for the candidates, [...]

October 26, 2009 | 1 Comment 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
Michael Jackson King of Pop — RIP 1958-2009

Michael Jackson King of Pop — RIP 1958-2009

Wikipedia on Michael Jackson *** Stay tuned as we bring you tributes from Around Harlem, Around NYC and Around the world on the life of Michael Jackson.

June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Where’s Mars? — A Tribute to Spike Lee

Where’s Mars? — A Tribute to Spike Lee

THIS IS NOT A SPIKE LEE JOINT! …it’s a tribute… Spike Lee put Brooklyn on the map. Known as one of Hollywood’s most important and influential filmmakers, he has left an indelible mark in our music, lexicon, fashion and art. BROOKLYN HONORS SPIKE LEE IS A MULTI-FACETED TRIBUTE, orchestrated by PlanIt Brooklyn, that invites the [...]

June 25, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

Afro-Punk Festival — Music, Film, Art, Skating and Biking

This summer Afro-Punk, BAMcinematek and Toyota’s/The 5th Door.com will present the 5th annual Afro-Punk Festival in the heart of Brooklyn. The festival is the definitive destination for the global Afro-Punk community. In 2002, Matthew Morgan and James Spooner joined forces to give a voice to thousands of multi-cultural kids fiercely identifying with a lifestyle path-less-traveled. [...]

June 20, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Take Action — Help Bail Out The People Protest Foreclosed Home Auction

Take Action — Help Bail Out The People Protest Foreclosed Home Auction

Sunday, June 7th, 11:00 am In front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel 109 E 42 Street Between Park and Lexington in Manhattan ==== * No more foreclosed home auctions * * No more foreclosures and evictions * * Demand a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions * ==== According to the Bail Out the People, “The [...]

June 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Green Business Solutions Around Harlem and Around NYC

Green Business Solutions Around Harlem and Around NYC

Today, Governor David A. Paterson introduced a package of bills to advance New York’s emerging clean energy economy, create jobs, protect the environment and save the taxpayers millions of dollars. He states, “By investing in clean energy technologies and expanding the State’s energy efficiency programs, we are creating New York’s new economy. These bills will [...]

June 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More