Harlem/Metro

Tionne (T-Boz) Watkins & Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, Champions of Healing, Each Working Toward a Future Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is more than a diagnosis; it’s a way of life that challenges doctors, patients and their families everyday. It’s also an opportunity. Embracing the presence of sickle cell, gaining knowledge about how this blood disease operates, and taking part in recurrent conversation are the steps we can all take to empower people …

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Sharing wisdom over Brunch. Big Hat Brunch meets in Harlem this April.

The all women’s Big Hat Brunch: If I Knew Then, What I Know Now will bring together women from the younger generation and more experienced generation to facilitate encouraging and enlightening conversations among seasoned professionals and aspiring youth.  With both panel and round table discussions, the Saturday afternoon  lunch will highlight the importance of entrepreneurial …

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Harlem Gang Busted for Marijuana

A gang know as the Fetti  Boys were caught selling  marijuana  out of candy wrappers. Eighteen members of the East Harlem Gang were rounded up last week into arrests that we most likely lead to some convictions.  The gang operated out of a bodega on Esat 118th and Lexington. Undercover cops began an undercover operation in February 2012.

Local Artists Collective Responds to Gender-Based Violence

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the women of SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective) organized a protest action in front of the New York City Indian consulate on Indian Republic Day, as a “response to the horrific violence wrought upon Jyoti Singh Pandey in India, and on women’s bodies everyday around the world.” Eighty people …

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A New Breed Of Upscale Salons Are Transforming The Images Of Harlem

Harlem has always been a place that is rich in culture and in more recent years hallmarked by cultural diversity. As the landscape of Harlem has changed, so has the brand of beauty services being offered in this historic region. The presence of mom-and-pop beauty shops is still very prevalent, but there’s a new breed …

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Interview with Kemar Brown: founder, creative director of Aritsu

How did you get the idea to start Aritsu? In 2009 there was a graphic tee boom, but many had negative messages. My brothers and I saw a need for a clothing line with artistic images and creative designs with more positive messages. We go to church, enjoy BMX bike riding, and love to get …

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Students defend failing Bread and Roses High School but blame their classmates for phaseout; ‘The teachers do everything they can,’ said one, ‘but if we don’t care this is what happens.’

Bread and Roses was one of three uptown public schools slated for phaseout by the Panel for Educational Policy this week, along with the Choir Academy of Harlem and J.H.S. 013 Jackie Robinson. MS 45/STARS Prep Academy, a Grade 6 to 8 school in East Harlem, will close at the end of the school year. …

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Francis Begins First Full Day as Pope in Private Prayer

VATICAN CITY — Displaying some of his signature distaste for the trappings of high office, Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, began the first full day of his papacy on Thursday with private prayers at a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, slipping quietly into the building by a side door and leaving some …

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