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Votes Split by Race and Class in Bloomberg Victory

Votes Split by Race and Class in Bloomberg Victory

From the New York Times: For all the talk of a post-racial, post-class city, Mr. Bloomberg gained a third term heavily dependent on the votes of white, middle-class and wealthy voters. Twenty-three percent of Tuesday’s voters were black, and 73 percent of them voted for the Democrat, Mr. Thompson, according to exit polls conducted by [...]

November 4, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Latest Poll Says Minorities Will Determine NYC’s Mayoral Race

Latest Poll Says Minorities Will Determine NYC’s Mayoral Race

More and more New Yorkers have decided to vote for Bill Thompson in NYC’s mayoral race. The momentum continues to shift in his favor with Thompson trailing Mayor Michael Bloomberg by three points, 44% to 41%. ********* ========== UPDATE: Thompson’s gain in the polls have been confirmed by the New York Times the day before [...]

October 30, 2009 | 4 Comments More
Heads Up! A Soulful Celebration of Our HAIRitage

Heads Up! A Soulful Celebration of Our HAIRitage

Melba Tolliver, New York City’s first Black TV news anchorwoman, was fired when she wore her Afro to cover the White House; now a Black family lives there.

May 15, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Jasmina Anema’s Harlem Bone Marrow Drive Update

Jasmina Anema’s Harlem Bone Marrow Drive Update

In late March we told you about a bone marrow drive in Harlem for Jasmina Anema, a little girl with a rare and especially fatal form of leukemia. At that time, she was given less than two months to live unless she received a bone marrow transplant. The Harlem drive brought out around 1,900 people. [...]

May 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
New York’s Almost Senator Caroline Kennedy Speaks

New York’s Almost Senator Caroline Kennedy Speaks

According to an article in Politics Daily, Caroline Kennedy withdrew as a contestant for a New York Senate seat because her children said she was miserable and needed to drop out. The article also suggests that Governor David A. Paterson should share some of the blame for her decision.

May 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Blogging for Justice — Standing Up Against the Use of Police Tasers

Blogging for Justice — Standing Up Against the Use of Police Tasers

Iman Morales, a 35 year old man suffering from mental illness being tased by NYPD ***** Today, Black bloggers around the web (including Afrospear members and The Electronic Villiage) are setting aside the day to stand up against the use of tasers by the police. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) refers to them [...]

April 24, 2009 | 1 Comment More
A Look Back — The Life of Clifton “Chuck” Sutton

A Look Back — The Life of Clifton “Chuck” Sutton

Clifton Rolet Sutton, 58, a journalist, environmental activist, community organizer and co-executive producer of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, died recently. He was the nephew of Percy Sutton. At his funeral, speakers told of the powerful role he played in Harlem politics over the last 30 years of his life, including his work with Governor [...]

April 9, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Obama Watch From Harlem–April 8, 2009

Obama Watch From Harlem–April 8, 2009

Rising fame for Obama ‘lookalike’ Citing Racism, Walgreens Pulls ‘Chia Obama’ Obama Fried Madness in New York Cover Girl Michelle Obama Doesn’t Always Deliver. Magazines Fuss Over First Lady, but Newsstand Sales Are Mixed Barack Obama’s boyhood home in Hawaii could be designated a national landmark President Obama makes surprise stop in Baghdad, Iraq Oil [...]

April 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan

Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan

The Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan is the newest political club in New York City. They are an independent, multi-ethnic force for progressive politics in the neighborhoods of Washington Heights, West Harlem/Hamilton Heights, and Inwood. The group is made up of committed local residents working to make sure that their community’s voice is [...]

March 23, 2009 | 1 Comment More
New Music From Prince and Bria Valente — Get a Sneak Peak on the Toinght Show with Jay Leno

New Music From Prince and Bria Valente — Get a Sneak Peak on the Toinght Show with Jay Leno

Prince is releasing a three-disc CD set exclusively through Target. The set will include two new albums – “LOtUSFLOW3R” and “MPLSoUND” — as well as a third by his new artist, Bria Valente, for the price of $11.98. The CD set can be purchased in stores and online. According to Billboard.com, Prince will perform on [...]

March 22, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Picture the Homeless Occupy East Harlem Building

Picture the Homeless Occupy East Harlem Building

Picture the Homeless Housing Campaign Leader DeBoRah Dickerson Speaks at Press Conference ***** Picture the Homeless, a grassroots organization founded and led by homeless people took over a vacant building in El Barrio/East Harlem. The building, located at Madison and 116th street with two stories had been vacant for several decades. Once inside, it was [...]

March 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Project Enterprise — You In the Headlines with Susan Taylor from Essence Magazine

Project Enterprise — You In the Headlines with Susan Taylor from Essence Magazine

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March 13, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Project Enterprise — The Sweet Smell of Media Success with Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter

Project Enterprise — The Sweet Smell of Media Success with Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter

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March 12, 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
Desmond Tutu — Will Africa Let Sudan Off the Hook?

Desmond Tutu — Will Africa Let Sudan Off the Hook?

The expected issuance of an arrest warrant for President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan by the International Criminal Court tomorrow presents a stark choice for African leaders – are they on the side of justice or on the side of injustice? Are they on the side of the victim or the oppressor? The choice is [...]

March 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Governor David Paterson’s Job Approval Rating at a Historic Low

Governor David Paterson’s Job Approval Rating at a Historic Low

According to the New York Times, Governor David Paterson’s approval rating is the lowest of any governor in the past 27 years. Granted the 1,045 registered voter sample was small, very small compared to the millions of New Yorkers, but could it be accurate? Is Governor Paterson really doing bad or is New York’s high [...]

March 3, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Black Panther — The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

Black Panther — The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas worked as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s providing graphic art for the party’s newspaper, The Black Panther. Colette Gaiter, a university art professor states that “Douglas was the most prolific and persistent graphic agitator in the American Black Power movements. [...]

March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More