La Marqueta is a marketplace under the Metro North railway tracks between 111th Street and 116th Street on Park Avenue in East Harlem. During the 1950s and 1960s, over 500 vendors operated out of La Marqueta, and it was an important social and economic venue for Latinos in New York. The market was originally an [...]
According to the Associated Press, The Organization of American States voted to revoke the 1962 measure suspending communist Cuba, overturning a landmark of the Cold War in the hemisphere. “The Cold War has ended this day in San Pedro Sula,” said Honduran President Manuel Zelaya immediately following the announcement. “We begin a new era of [...]
Voters Anonymous is a Political Education and Research Organization who’s mission is to conduct voter education and registration activities at the grassroots level by targeting high school and college students. They also educate and inform citizens in general and voters in particular about issues and policies which disproportionately impact the inner city, urban centers and [...]
Over the past 20 years, Jorge Ayala has seen the transformation here in “El Barrio”: abandoned storefronts turned into chain stores, public schools became bilingual, Mexicans moved in next to Puerto Ricans, and Spanish Harlem changed from ghetto into destination. The change in Ayala’s neighborhood reflects the growth of Latinos in America, who celebrated a [...]
The 2nd annual Blogging While Brown Conference will be held at the University Center in Chicago,Illinois on June 19-20, 2009. Blogging While Brown was created to give Bloggers of Color an opportunity to meet, discuss current issues affecting them, and learn about the latest technology that will assist them with publishing their work. The conference [...]
Latino Flavored Productions will host the second annual Ultimate Latina Theater Festival at theÂ Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The festival is a collection of plays that feature Latina actors, directors, writers, and producers. It was created by author, director, and producer Linda Nieves-Powell. The festival provides an opportunity for [...]
The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and there’s lots to do around the city. Be sure to check Around-NYC.com daily to find great thing to do around the city, read articles and discover other people around the city.
Cielo Latino is the largest annual national fundraiser for the Latino community in its fight against HIV/AIDS. In its 14th year, Cielo Latino is a prominent and highly visible platform for leaders in business, government, entertainment and the media to support the fight against AIDS. Proceeds benefit the Latino Commission on AIDS.
Sugar follows the story of Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro De MacorÃs, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances [...]
AroundHarlem.com and Around-NYC.com are participating in The Red Pump Project. The Project is a collection of women bloggers (75 at last count) who are committed to educating their readers about the HIV/AIDS virus. A Red Pump was chosen to represent the strength and courage of women fighting HIV/AIDS or those affected by the disease both [...]
To read the full article in the Right Wing News, click here. I find it interesting that Michael Steele is not on the agenda. He’s been everywhere talking about making the party more inclusive. There’s a couple more days until the conference. It’s going to be interesting to see who show’s up. To learn more [...]
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 [...]
Thursday, February 19, at 6:30pm Book Signing Ivan Sanchez author of Next Stop: Growing Up Wild-style in the Bronx Admission: Free!
Beyond the safety of New York City’s news headlines, Next Stop is a train ride into the heart of the Bronx during the late eighties and early nineties at the height of the crack epidemic, a tumultuous time when hip-hop was born and money-hungry slumlords were burning down apartment buildings with tenants still inside. From [...]
There have been many movies and TV shows that attempt to highlight, through drama or comedy, the issues that exist in America’s inner-city schools. But what is it like, really? “Confessions of a Rogue Teacher” by novelist and retired teacher George Colon, employs plot as a vehicle to communicate the realities of life for an [...]
Obama girl look-alike model in spotlight Can Obama boost cause for Afro-Latinos? Obama Calls China’s Hu To Discuss Currency
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 [...]