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 […]
In a packed courtroom a long awaited stop and frisk trial begins. In their opening statements, Darius Charney, a lawyer for the Center for Constitutional Rights, noted that 85 percent of those stopped were black and Latino, while the citywide population for those groups is just 50 percent. Nine of 10 stops resulted in no
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church and president of SUNY College at Old Westbury, receives UNCF Shirley Chisholm Community Service Award
Group highlights Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change as an example of his commitment to improving education in the community. One of Harlem’s most influential pastors was recently celebrated by the United Negro College Fund for his commitment to education. The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, received the UNCF
Just call it a tale of two parks. While Marcus Garvey Park in Central Harlem received a score of 91, up from 64 two years ago, on the Report Card on Large Parks by New Yorkers for Parks, St. Nicholas Park, on the west side of Harlem, is in decline, dipping to a 77 from a score of