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Harlem Toy Drive & Holiday Reception To Benefit Local Kids

Harlem Toy Drive & Holiday Reception To Benefit Local Kids

On Friday, December 19, 2008, Wendell Niles, Will Brown and Friends will host the 3rd Annual Toy Drive and Holiday Reception to benefit underprivileged kids in Harlem. They are collecting new and unused gifts for boys and girls, ages infant to 18. Gifts can include games, music cd’s, sports equipment, art kits, books, gift cards, [...]

December 11, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Blackbird: The African American Web Browser and Philanthropry on the Web

Blackbird: The African American Web Browser and Philanthropry on the Web

Yeah, you read that right. Blackbird: African American web browser. First thought — Totally ignored it when I got the link. Some consider me a go-to-person on the web regarding Black folks, technology and social media. After several requests for thoughts and jokes about the browser, I thought I’d officially add my 2 cents. Check [...]

December 8, 2008 | 33 Comments More
Vanishing New York

Vanishing New York

Plans for skyscrapers in Manhattan. Each marker represents a planned building. ****** Vanishing New York — The Documentary Like many cities across America, New York has been changing rapidly. But, as recently as 1990, it still had many old-fashioned aspects. Bakeries, butcher shops, family-owned grocery stores, bars and coffee shops were places where neighbors gathered [...]

December 5, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem — Center of the Universe, Center of the AIDS Epidemic

Harlem — Center of the Universe, Center of the AIDS Epidemic

Anyone who knows me knows I love New York — especially Harlem. In the past I’ve said that it’s the center of the universe. Think about it. New York is the center of commerce (is it still?), publishing, fashion, culture, food and all that is deemed important in American society. Come uptown, the center of [...]

December 1, 2008 | 2 Comments More
Election Day Stories

Election Day Stories

Share your election day stories with us in the comments section below. Also, if anyone wants to write something longer or has pictures to send us, please feel free to send them in and we’ll put them up. Share your voice with our readers.

November 6, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Say a Prayer for Obama with the Obama Spiritual Support Network

Say a Prayer for Obama with the Obama Spiritual Support Network

Obama Praying with the Bishops of the AME Church: Behind the Scenes, August 5, 2008 (Source) ******* Dear Friends, We are Barack Obama supporters and independent spiritual practitioners, who feel it’s important to extend a special blessing of spiritual support and protection to Barack during this time of the presidential campaign. We invite you to [...]

November 4, 2008 | 1 Comment More
In Line Before 9:00 pm  — You Can Vote

In Line Before 9:00 pm — You Can Vote

With all the stories of record turnouts to vote and hours on line and with some states extending hours, I was wondering what’s gonna happen in NYC. Thanks to the great folks at Harlem 4 Obama, the image below tells you all the information you’ll need on election day. Print it out, call with any [...]

November 3, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Online Hip-Hop Awards — Vote Today

Online Hip-Hop Awards — Vote Today

The Online Hip-Hop Awards is an awards event that provides fans the power to vote for their favorite rap star or become a star themselves. It merges hip-hop and technology. Fans, artists and the music industry, together, have an equal platform to elect the best in over 30 categories. People can nominate and vote for [...]

October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Open Letter from Harlem 4 Obama

Open Letter from Harlem 4 Obama

Dear Obama Supporter: What a pleasure it was meeting some of you for the first time last weekend at the Grand Opening of the Harlem4Obama (H4O) Campaign Office located at 2479 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at 133rd Street. This grassroots organization is possible and successful because of people like you who generously volunteer your time. We [...]

October 3, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Voter Registration Ends Next Week — Are You Registered?

Voter Registration Ends Next Week — Are You Registered?

October 2, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Are You Registered to Vote?

Are You Registered to Vote?

To find out if you’re registered to vote, click here.

September 30, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Green Jobs Now — National Day of Action to Build the New Economy

Green Jobs Now — National Day of Action to Build the New Economy

Green Jobs Now is a National Day of Action that will empower everyday people to stage hundreds of grassroots events throughout the country. The events will have a special focus on low-income communities, communities of color and indigenous people. They hope to send a message to our leaders that, when it comes to creating green [...]

September 27, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Town Hall Meeting on Supermarket Closings in Harlem

Town Hall Meeting on Supermarket Closings in Harlem

The Harlem Food and Fitness Consortium (HFFC), which includes WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a leading advocate for environmental justice for two decades, and numerous other community groups, is sponsoring a Town Hall meeting on the need for more and better supermarkets in Harlem – particularly East and Central Harlem. The Town Hall meeting will [...]

September 24, 2008 | 1 Comment More
Haiti Needs Your Help

Haiti Needs Your Help

A pregnant woman stands in a flooded street after Tropical Storm Hanna hit the area in Gonaives, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008.  Three storms have killed at least 126 people in Haiti in less than three weeks. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) Dear New Yorkers, I am writing today in hopes that you might join me in [...]

September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem 4 Obama’s Drive for Change — New York Helps Our Neighbors

Harlem 4 Obama’s Drive for Change — New York Helps Our Neighbors

Harlem 4 Obama is currently recruiting volunteers for several trips to Delaware County, Pennsylvania to campaign for Barack Obama.

September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Historic Photo Opportunity — Be in the 2008 I Am A Man Photo

Historic Photo Opportunity — Be in the 2008 I Am A Man Photo

CALLING ALL BLACK MEN for a photographic re-creation of the historical 1968 Sanitation Worker’s Strike to be held at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) prior to its opening reception for its timely and provocative exhibition I AM A MAN. Photograph will be taken Thurs. Sept. 25 @ 5:30pm by critically acclaimed photographer [...]

September 23, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Harlem 4 Obama Sign Making Party and African American Day Parade Participation

Harlem 4 Obama Sign Making Party and African American Day Parade Participation

Stop by the Harlem 4 Obama office Saturday Morning to help make signs for the African American Day Parade on Sunday

September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Voter Registration Training with Harlem 4 Obama

Voter Registration Training with Harlem 4 Obama

ALL VOTER REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS, even those with prior registration experience, should attend a one-hour voter registration training session to be held at the Harlem4Obama office at 2479 Frederick Douglas Boulevard (bet. 132nd and 133rd) at the following times: Friday – 9/19: 7 p.m. Saturday – 9/20: 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. After the training [...]

September 19, 2008 | 0 Comments More