Alphabet Kids, a multicultural children’s book series, introduces children aged two through seven years to a host of characters: Allegra (Italian-American), Elena (Hispanic-American), Isaac (Jewish-American), Oni (African-American), Umar (Arab-American), and Yang (Chinese-American). The book series follows their adventures as they learn to embrace their cultural and ethnic heritage.
Harlem’s Apollo Theater recently unveiled its “Walk of Fame”. Gold plaques have been embedded into the sidewalk out front to commemorate African American musical icons. Built in 1914, the Apollo jump started the careers of countless jazz, soul, and R&B artists, ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill.
On any given night, Harlem is bustling with everyone looking for the next hot spot to dance the night away. However, like any other part of the city, Harlem is not just for libation and gyrating. Going out on the town for a purpose is also the way to go, especially when it’s for an [...]
Join Dr. Robert J. Woodbine of San Bao Holistic Care for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day as Harlem joins millions around the globe to promote peace on World Tai Chi and Quigong Day! Come learn the basics of Qigong and Tai Chi. According to the latest Harvard Tai Chi Research Report:
Monthly comedy show with some of NYC’s hottest comedians in one of NYC’s coolest lounge. Hosted by NYC comedian William Mullin featuring comics from Comedy Central, VH1, and HBO. Including:
Roy Ayers Tribute Featuring Pete Rock, The Robert Glasper Experiment and Stefon Harris at the Harlem Stage
Revive Music Group’s tribute to the legendary jazz musician Roy Ayers features an amazing lineup of music pioneers including legendary hip hop producer Pete Rock, jazz trailblazer The Robert Glasper Experiment [Chris Dave (Drums), Casey Benjamin (Vocoder /Sax), Derrick Hodge (Bass)] and Special Guest Stefon Harris. Honored Guest Roy Ayers will be there to bask [...]
Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is building on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities across the country to bring about our agenda of change. On Sunday, April 25th, Organizing for America’s New York City leadership will be in Harlem to discuss the President’s agenda and plans for [...]
Ms. Swanson testified at the United Nations Special Housing Town Hall on October 22, 2009 about housing problems at Delano Village located in Harlem. *** The Coalition to Save Harlem is sad to announce the passing of Gloria Swanson. Ms. Swanson was one of the original founders of the Coalition to Save Harlem.
Dorothy I. Height, 98, a founding matriarch of the American civil rights movement whose crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades, died early Tuesday morning of natural causes, a spokesperson for the National Council of Negro Women said. Ms. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed [...]
Majora Carter in Harlem at the Schomburg for Earth Day — Green the Ghetto and How Much It Won’t Cost Us
The Schomburg Center celebrates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with speaker and activist Majora Carter. Carter, a MacArthur-winning activist, environmental justice advocate and economic consultant founded Sustainable South Bronx to achieve environmental justice through economically sustainable projects. As president of the Majora Carter Group she has extended her reach beyond the Bronx to include [...]
For nearly 50 years, the Harlem School of the Arts has given generations of mostly black and Latino children entree into worlds often otherwise out of their reach. It put violins and other orchestral instruments in their hands, ballet slippers on their feet and Shakespeare on their tongues. But on Friday, the school’s building was [...]
SYNOPSIS The Lottery is a feature-length documentary that explores the struggles and dreams of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in the months leading up to the lottery for Harlem Success Academy, one of the most successful schools in New York City. The four families cast their lots in a high-stakes draw, where only [...]
One year before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered a speech in the Nave at The Riverside Church in Harlem, challenging the morality of the Vietnam conflict and urging a national discussion about the role of America in the world. Talk show host Tavis Smiley, examines Dr. King’s famous “Beyond Vietnam” speech in [...]
Featuring: Bodoma Garifuna (Honduras) IMPACT Repertory Theatre (U.S.A.) New York African Chorus (Continental Africa) Pauline Jean Trio (Haiti) Taeko & Gaika Mass Choir (Japan) Yoshi Amao & Samurai Crew (Japan) Keith “The Captain” Gamble (U.S.A.) Visual Artist & Photography video display of Harlem Arts Alliance member’s and member partner’s work MCs: Yoshi Amao & Victor [...]
Each year family and friends of Figure Skating in Harlem students turn out to cheer on the girls in their culminating event, the Annual Ice Show. Each show is designed around a musical theme and students have the opportunity to perform in colorful costumes to proudly demonstrate their newly acquired skills. This year, the students [...]
Last night, a little after 9 pm I received an email from Charlie Rangel’s campaign manager with his response, his side, to a decision made by the house ethics committee. I googled the latest news and he said he wasn’t giving up the chairmanship. I’m on Twitter this morning and I see he’s holding a [...]
The following is a response submitted by Congressman Charles Rangel to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. The Congressman has requested that it become part of the official public record: Like several of his colleagues, Congressman Rangel attended the 2007 and 2008 Caribbean Multi-National Business Conferences sponsored by the Carib News Foundation. Congressman [...]