Tag: Harlem

After 40 Years in Office, Harlem’s Charles Rangel Still Holding On — Seeks 21st Term in Congress

After 40 Years in Office, Harlem’s Charles Rangel Still Holding On — Seeks 21st Term in Congress

As I read an article about Charlie Rangel  seeking reelection amid calls to resign I’m reminded of a conversation I had after the New York primary a couple of months ago. I was speaking to someone who had run for office in Harlem and Rangel came up. I asked the person why didn’t he just [...]

February 28, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Black History: Then I’ll Be Free To Travel Home Radio Series

Jazz88.3 FM WBGO Radio once again broadcasts the landmark series it helped produce and first premiered in January of 2004. The series airs on consecutive nights at 8pm through Saturday March 6th. The fact that Executive Producer/Director Eric V. Tait, Jr. is also celebrating his 40th anniversary as a broadcast journalist and documentarian makes re-broadcasting [...]

February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Comes to Harlem

Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Comes to Harlem

“TRY this,” Marcus Samuelsson said, cramming a fragrant morsel of fried chicken into his guest’s mouth. “Good, right?” Mr. Samuelsson, 39, the chef who first made his name at Aquavit, was at home with his wife, the model Gate Haile, testing recipes for his new restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, which is to open in the [...]

February 20, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David Paterson Announces Campaign for 2010 Election

Governor David A. Paterson will formally announce his campaign for Governor with a series of events across the State. ****** Saturday, February 20 9:30am: Campaign Kick-Off Event Hofstra University Student Center, Hempstead 3:30pm: Upstate Kick-Off Event Laborers Local 435 20 4th Street, Rochester ***** Sunday, February 21 9:30am: Meet and greet with Supporters Christie’s Restaurant [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events Around Harlem and Around NYC

Events [Feb 18] American girl, World Citizen: A Musical Journey of Nina Simone http://ning.it/bWi5e5 [Feb 18] Fat Bitch with Erica Watson http://ow.ly/16AYdr [Feb 19] Soul legend Davina live in Harlem 4 Girl of My Dreams II http://ning.it/cyT2tP [Feb 20] FINANCIAL LITERACY IN HARLEM http://ning.it/bvQ0rw [Feb 21] NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN http://ning.it/b79C7G [Feb 22] FREE EVENT [...]

February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Race in America with Gwen Ifill, Michele Norris and William Baker in Harlem

Gwen Ifill, William Baker, Michele Norris The 2008 Presidential campaign and the landmark election of Barack Obama forever changed the discussion of race in America.  From Senator Reid’s recent controversial remarks to former Governor Blagojevich saying he is “blacker than Barack Obama,” the conversation of race in politics remains at the forefront of American consciousness.  [...]

February 18, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

Pitches for Breakfast — Open Mic for Business Women — Saturday in Harlem

“An Open Mic for Business” for Women of Pan-African Heritage (African, African-American, Caribbean, and Latino Ethnicity) Gentleman Are Welcomed (Yes, men do attend) and Encouraged to Learn with Us, Enjoy Breakfast, and Network with Smart, Independent Women Who Can Help Increase Your Profits** Saturday, February 20, 2010 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking 10 a.m. [...]

February 17, 2010 | 1 Comment More
My Neighbor My Killer at Harlem’s Maysles Cinema

My Neighbor My Killer at Harlem’s Maysles Cinema

MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER By Award-Winner Director Anne Aghion Opens at Maysles Cinema – January 12-18, 2010 Part of DOCUMENTARIES IN BLOOM: NEW FILMS PRESENTED BY LIVIA BLOOM Anne Aghion’s internationally acclaimed documentary MY NEIGHBOR MY KILLER will open at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, January 12 through 18. Focusing on Rwanda’s daring experiment in post- [...]

January 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Harlem’s Maysles Cinema Presents: 125 Franco’s Blvd. — A Documentary About “Franco the Great”

Harlem’s Maysles Cinema Presents: 125 Franco’s Blvd. — A Documentary About “Franco the Great”

January 8, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Life of Percy Sutton

Congressional Black Caucus Statement on the Life of Percy Sutton

Washington D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement today on the passing of Percy Sutton: “On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Percy Sutton, a man whose trailblazing contributions are legendary and long lasting. “As a Tuskegee [...]

December 28, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Governor David Paterson on the Passing of Percy Sutton

Governor David Paterson on the Passing of Percy Sutton

“Tonight, we say farewell to one of New York’s and this nation’s most influential African-American leaders – a man whom I am proud to have called a friend and mentor throughout my entire career. “Percy Sutton was a trailblazer. He began his career as a prominent lawyer for Malcolm X and then took Harlem by [...]

December 27, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, died Saturday at age 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed Sutton’s death. She did not know the cause. His daughter, Cheryl Sutton, declined to comment when reached by [...]

December 27, 2009 | 3 Comments More
Riverside Church Staff and Volunteers Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday on Christmas Eve with the Harlem Community

Riverside Church Staff and Volunteers Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday on Christmas Eve with the Harlem Community

In the true spirit of service, children, parents, staff and other volunteers of The Riverside Church will welcome underserved residents of Harlem’s Morningside Heights community to celebrate “Jesus’ Birthday” with food, gifts and an afternoon of fellowship, caroling, games and holiday cheer on Thursday, December 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Riverside [...]

December 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Dance Theatre of Harlem Holiday Open House

Dance Theatre of Harlem Holiday Open House

The Dance Theatre of Harlem will present their December Open House on December 13th at 3pm at the Everett Center for the Performing Arts, located on 466 W. 152nd Street (between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas Avenues). Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for children (12 years old and under). The program features performances by [...]

December 10, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Welcome to the Terrordome in Harlem

Welcome to the Terrordome in Harlem

Welcome to the Terrordome In 1987 Public Enemy emerged as one of the most formidable forces in Rap music with the release of their landmark album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back; nearly 20 years later, Chuck D and the crew still have what it takes to get their powerful message [...]

December 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Coalition for Public Education Meeting in Harlem

Coalition for Public Education Meeting in Harlem

Meeting: The Harlem/Manhattan Chapter Coalition for Public Education/ Coalicion por la Educacion Publica Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church, 65 West 138th Street, (Between Malcolm C Blvd (Lenox Ave.) & 5th Avenue Transportation: Train: 2,3 to 135th Street, Bus: M7 or M102 to West [...]

November 29, 2009 | 1 Comment More
THEATRE REVIEW — Dream Girls at the Apollo in Harlem

THEATRE REVIEW — Dream Girls at the Apollo in Harlem

The energy was abuzz in the Legendary World Famous Apollo Theatre awaiting the start of Dreamgirls, a touchstone in American musicals. The play’s opening scene is at the Apollo Amateur Night competition, and the play ends with a farewell concert at the Apollo Theater. So one can’t help but to find it absolutely fitting that [...]

November 29, 2009 | 2 Comments 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