Post Tagged with: "Harlem"

The June 24 primary to elect the Democrat candidate for the 13th Congressional District is heating up. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Can Espaillat Beat Rangel the Second Time Around?

Bronx, Dominican, Manhattan, Politics, Revson Covering NYC June 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Two years ago, longtime Congressman Charles Rangel survived Adriano Espaillat’s primary challenge. This time, things could be different, reports El Diario/La Prensa in a political analysis.

Alice in Wonderland Madame Alexander doll (Source:

The Dominican Hands Behind Iconic ‘Madame’ Dolls

Dominican, History, Labor March 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

As the first documentary on Dominican women in the U.S. workforce, “The Faces Behind the Dolls” looks at the women who made the Madame Alexander dolls at a Harlem factory, reports Manhattan Times.

Maj. Gen. Nathaniel James, president of the 369th Regiment Museum (Photo via French Morning)

Remembering the Harlem Hellfighters of WWI

African American, History, In the News, Video, Western European February 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm

A retired major general fights to preserve the story of the American army’s first African-American unit in World War I, reports French Morning.

Gao Yaoji who now resides in Harlem has dedicated her life to raising awareness for AIDS in China. (Photo via WIkimedia Commons)

Aging Chinese AIDS Activist’s Life in Exile

East Asian, Health, In the News February 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

Gao Yaojie, a Chinese AIDS activist, now lives in Harlem, where a group of Chinese students help take care of her, the Brooklyn Ink reports.

Lemuel Jones in front of Martin Luther King Jr. Towers in Harlem. (Photo by Kurumi Fukushima via NYC In Focus)

AIDS Preys on Older, Lonely Straight Men

Health, Manhattan November 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

The disproportionately high levels of those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Harlem are attributed to older men in housing developments who look to cure loneliness with unprotected sex, reports NYC In Focus.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine sites in the heart of Harlem but inside school walls, it might be a little harder to tell. (Photo by Joseph A, Creative Commons license)

Reflecting the Nabe at Harlem Osteopathic School

Black, Demographics, Education, Latino October 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine sits in the heart of Harlem but its student body hardly reflects the neighborhood’s demographics. Students of color are stepping up to change those numbers by getting involved in recruitment, reports the Amsterdam News and Northattan.

Serengeti Teas and Spices has opened in Central Harlem, the neighborhood's first tea shop. (Photo by U-Jin Lee via Northattan)

In Harlem, African Biz Grow, Not ‘Little Senegal’

African, Business October 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Two articles in Northattan find that while African businesses are growing in Central Harlem – like the neighborhood’s first tea shop – “Little Senegal” in South Harlem is seeing businesses closing shop due to rising rent and what the community sees as hostile building owners.

Paul McIntosh's role as school librarian goes beyond books. (Photo by Madeleine Cummings via City Limits)

School Librarians on Chopping Block?

Education September 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Citing “fiscal challenges and technological changes,” the Department of Education is pushing for alternatives to certified school librarians, such as using teachers or volunteers, or putting libraries in classrooms, reports City Limits.

St. Andrew's Episcoal Church is one of several houses of worship looking to change their program in hopes of attracting a younger audience. (Photo by joseph a, Creative Commons license)

Harlem Churches Adapt to Attract Youth

Manhattan, Religion September 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

The Uptowner visits churches in Harlem, where it finds these places of worship changing ways to get young faces into their congregations.

The Center for Anti-Violence Education's Gabriella Belfiglio leads the self-defense class in Harlem. (Photo by Shana Childs via The Uptowner)

Defense Classes After Transgender Death

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan September 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

In the aftermath of the hate crime and death of transgender woman Islan Nettles, a self-defense class was offered to Harlemites, with a focus on situations pertinent to the LGBT community, reports The Uptowner.

Vergara with artist Lance Bradley and the photograph of his mural in Harlem of Martin Luther King. (Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Displaying the Many Faces of Martin Luther King

African American, Culture, Manhattan August 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Photographer and Chilean native Camilo José Vergara exhibited images he took of murals of Martin Luther King from walls across the country, reports Manhattan Times. The Harlem exhibit reflected the varied appropriations of the leader’s image as well as his universal appeal.

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

In N.Y., Trayvon’s Verdict Hits Close to Home

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Latino July 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

When jurors found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a barrage of protests erupted from the streets of New York and across the nation in the form of protests, chants, signs, and writings. New York’s ethnic media documents and reports on reactions from streets rallies to reaction essays.

A growing coalition of families display their public opposition to gun violence (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Harlem Leaders Call for End of Gun Violence, Bury ‘Mentality of Thugism’

African American, Crime, In the News, Opinion April 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Amsterdam News and Carib News cover rallies, panels and editorials berating gun and youth violence. More than superficial criticism, the words that echo through activists and leaders tell the public to root out the sources of violence.

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launch of the Gil Noble Foundation
Lisa Noble (right) is joined by her mother, Norma Jean Noble, at the launch of the Gil Noble Foundation.

Preserving the Legacy of Gil Noble

African American, Culture, Media March 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm

The late host of the black affairs TV program “Like It Is” brought African American issues to mainstream television. His family is preserving his legacy in a foundation that will focus on the “African-American experience,” reports Amsterdam News

(Photo via News India Times).

Book Exposes Lost History of ‘Bengali Harlem’

Immigration, In the News, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, South Asian February 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

A new book by Vivek Bald unveils the South Asian immigrant experience in America and its connection with the African-American and Puerto Rican communities, The News India Times reports.