Post Tagged with: "Harlem"

Immigration Forum Held for the African Community

Immigration Forum Held for the African Community

African, Immigration, Manhattan, Video March 7, 2017 at 11:59 am

With African immigrants on edge, a forum in Harlem aimed to inform the community about their rights, reports AfrikanSpot.

A current exhibit at the Schomburg (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

The Schomburg at 90+

African American, Black, Culture, History, Manhattan March 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Manhattan Times profiles the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, recently designated a National Landmark.

The Nasry Michelen Day Care Center opened its news doors to families, like Stephanie Batista and daughter Sarayi, on March 14. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times) (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Longtime Harlem Day Care Reopens After Community Uproar

Manhattan, Youth May 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

The Nasry Michelen Day Care Center, the city’s first Dominican-run day care, has reopened at a new site in Hamilton Heights after it lost the location where it had provided child care for more than 35 years, reports Manhattan Times.

(Photo courtesy of Bébénoir via Amsterdam News)

African Fashion Boutique Expands in Harlem

African, Business, Manhattan January 17, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Clothing company Bébénoir, started by a husband and wife team with African roots, has opened a second location in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Harlem Nuns Mark 100 Years

Harlem Nuns Mark 100 Years

Black, Manhattan, Religion March 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Two years after nearly closing, the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary in Harlem – one of only a few orders of Black nuns in the country – will celebrate a century of helping children and the needy, reports the Amsterdam News.

(Photo by Melanie Dunea via the Food Bank of NYC)

More Meal Gap Challenges Ahead in NYC

Black, Food, Manhattan, New York February 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

The Amsterdam News checks in on the West 116th Street location of the Food Bank of NYC.

Mohamed Fofana (Photo by Tatiana Flowers for Voices of NY)

From Abidjan to NYC: An Immigrant Reflects

African, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth November 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm

A young immigrant from the Ivory Coast has been surprised by life in NYC, and thinks about someday taking his computer science skills and returning to his country of origin.

The Black Life Matters Edit-a-thon was held at the Schomburg Center on Feb. 6  (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for Voices of NY)

Black Life Matters: Editing in Wiki

A special kind of hackathon: updating and writing Black Life Matters entries for Wikipedia.

Franco “the Great” Gaskin’s piece promotes education equality for all people, according to the Not A Crime campaign’s website. (Photo by  Kylee Tsuru via The Uptowner)

Education is #NotACrime Murals in Harlem

Asian, Education, Manhattan September 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

In time for the UN General Assembly, murals in Harlem make up part of Not A Crime, a global campaign that strives for education equality for the Bahá’ís, a religious minority in Iran, reports The Uptowner.

Miguel Tolentino, 50, from Mexico, applied for the pardon. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hundreds Get Pardoned for Misdemeanors

African American, Government, Latino, Manhattan November 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Hundreds of New Yorkers, mostly African Americans and Latinos, benefited from the Manhattan DA’s Clean Slate program at a Harlem church, El Diario reports.

Tony Hillery in the Harlem Grown urban farm greenhouse on 134th Street. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Kids Harvest a Ton of Food With Harlem Grown

Food, Manhattan, Youth November 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown to instill healthy eating habits among kids in Harlem. He does so with plots of farmland where kids can grow their own food, including one on West 134th Street that has produced more than a ton of fruits and vegetables, reports The Riverdale Press.

Inside the Scan Van, a patient is seen. (Photo courtesy of Project Renewal)

Delivering Breast Care in a Van, Across NYC

Black, Featured Posts, Health, New York, Voices' Picks, Women September 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Listen to a report on the ScanVan visiting West Harlem to offer mammograms and other services in the community.

Transgender activist Kim Watson speaking at the town hall on Nov. 5 (Photo via Gay City News)

Building LGBT Community in Harlem

LGBTQ, Manhattan November 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm

A Nov. 5 town hall on supporting the LGBT community in Harlem drew a large crowd, Gay City News reports.

"Alma Thomas" exhibit at Studio Museum in Harlem (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Alma Thomas’ Paintings from Civil Rights Era on Display

African American, Manhattan August 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm

The artwork of Alma Thomas, known for painting in bright colors using abstract elements and sights from nature, is featured in an exhibit at the Studio Museum in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Tunisia Adopts Bilingual Charter School in Harlem

Tunisia Adopts Bilingual Charter School in Harlem

Education, Manhattan, North African October 9, 2015 at 7:57 pm

The partnership, which also involves the Organization Internationale de La Francophonie, will provide the New York French American Charter School with educational and financial support, reports Amsterdam News.