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HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

HIV Rates in DC Higher Than Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda — NYC Rates High Too

According to Newsweek.com: More than 1 in 30 adults in Washington, D.C., are HIV-infected—a prevalence higher than that reported in Ethiopia, Nigeria, or Rwanda. Certain U.S. subpopulations are particularly hard hit. In New York City, 1 in 40 blacks, 1 in 10 men who have sex with men, and 1 in 8 injection-drug users are [...]

February 28, 2010 | 3 Comments More
Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

Will La Marqueta Return to East Harlem?

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 [...]

June 4, 2009 | 2 Comments More
Cuba Readmitted to The Organization of American States

Cuba Readmitted to The Organization of American States

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 [...]

June 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Latino Differences Muted in Sotomayor Celebration

Latino Differences Muted in Sotomayor Celebration

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 [...]

June 3, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Events Around Harlem and Around NYC (May 14th – 20th)

Events Around Harlem and Around NYC (May 14th – 20th)

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.

May 14, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Sugar — In Theatres Now

Sugar — In Theatres Now

Sugar follows the story of Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro De Macorís, 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 [...]

April 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More
The Red Pump Project — Raising Awareness About National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Red Pump Project — Raising Awareness About National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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 [...]

March 10, 2009 | 1 Comment More
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — Around Harlem and Around NYC

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — Around Harlem and Around NYC

AroundHarlem.com and Around-NYC.com are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by providing information on resources and events concerning the prevention of HIV and AIDS. We are also participating in The Red Pump Project. The Project is a collection of women bloggers (75 105 [...]

March 8, 2009 | 4 Comments More
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Legislative Conference and the Republicans

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Legislative Conference and the Republicans

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 [...]

March 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More