Category: NEWS & VIEWS

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
Become a Mentor With Harlem CARES

Become a Mentor With Harlem CARES

(L to R) Stephen Powell, Executive Director, Mentoring USA; Susan L. Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine; Pastor Charles D. Eatman, Sr., Mt. Pleasant Community Church and Director and Principal, Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy; Rochelle Hill, Co-Chairperson, Harlem CARES; and Aarian Pope-Punter, Recruitment Manager, Mentoring USA (Photo: Samir Amami/New [...]

September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

US President Barack Obama listens to his introduction by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy before signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at the SEED School i n Washington in this April 21, 2009. PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ***** DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT [...]

August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Governor David Paterson on Ted Kennedy’s Death

Governor David Paterson on Ted Kennedy’s Death

“It is with profound grief that I learned the news of Senator Edward Kennedy’s passing late last night. “Senator Kennedy took his seat in the United States Senate in 1962, and from the moment he was sworn in, he fought for the progressive principles and ideas that he held so close to his heart. Over [...]

August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Help Save A Generation — Mentor a Kid

Help Save A Generation — Mentor a Kid

Why Mentor? Because our children are in a state of emergency… Of all Black fourth-graders, 58% are functionally illiterate. In some cities, 80% of our boys drop out before finishing high school. Every day 1,000 Black children are arrested. 1 in every 8 African American males ages 25-29 is incarcerated. The number one cause of [...]

August 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Cop in Henry Louis Gates Arrest is Profiling Expert for Police Academy

Cop in Henry Louis Gates Arrest is Profiling Expert for Police Academy

The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on racial profiling. Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy.

July 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Henry Louis Gates Arrest — In His Own Words

Henry Louis Gates Arrest — In His Own Words

Henry Louis Gates Arrest — In His Own Words Click here for interview.

July 23, 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
Charges Against Henry Louis Gates Dropped

Charges Against Henry Louis Gates Dropped

Booking Photo (AP Photo/Cambridge Police Dept.) **** A prosecutor is dropping a charge against prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. after Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the city’s police department recommended that the matter not be pursued. In a joint statement, Cambridge and the police department said they made the recommendation to the Middlesex County [...]

July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Official Statement on Henry Louis Gates Arrest From His Lawyer Charles Ogletree

Official Statement on Henry Louis Gates Arrest From His Lawyer Charles Ogletree

Statement on Behalf of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. — By His Lawyer Charles Ogletree This brief statement is being submitted on behalf of my client, friend, and colleague, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. This is a statement concerning the arrest of Professor Gates. On July 16, 2009, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 58, the Alphonse [...]

July 21, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Arrested

Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Arrested

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Skip Gates), one of the nation’s pre-eminent African-American scholars, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home by Cambridge police investigating a possible break-in. The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling. Police arrived at Gates’s Ware Street home near Harvard Square [...]

July 20, 2009 | 4 Comments More
Anita Hill on Supreme Court Judge Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Anita Hill on Supreme Court Judge Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

So much has been made of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court that it’s hard to know what people expect from the upcoming hearing. For her part, I expect to see an infinitely qualified and highly prepared nominee anxious to address the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite her years of practice and judicial experience, [...]

July 13, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Michael Jackson’s Last Magazine Cover

Michael Jackson’s Last Magazine Cover

To read about the cover shoot, click here.

July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More