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 Tuesdayâ€™s voters were black, and 73 percent of them voted for the Democrat, Mr. Thompson, according to exit polls conducted by [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]