Post Tagged with: "Harlem"

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Reviving a Past of Black and Jewish Collaboration in Harlem

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan January 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Harlem resident John T. Reddick uncovers a period when black and Jewish New Yorkers worked to produce music together, via an exhibit covering the years 1890–1930, reported the Jewish Daily Forward.

Alvin Reed stands proudly where the new Lenox Lounge will soon open. Jasmin K. Williams

Harlem’s Lenox Lounge Jazzed for Its New Home

African American, Culture, Traditions January 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm

The 70-year-old iconic jazz club has found a new home just a couple streets away at 333 Lenox Ave. Amsterdam News spoke with its owner about the revival of the legendary venue.

Horace Turnbull, outside the Church of Ascension, hopes to bring back the Boys Choir of Harlem, which his late brother founded over four decades ago. (Photo by Sune Engel Rasmussen/The Uptowner)

Past Troubles Haunt Effort to Revive Famed Harlem Boys Choir

African American, Culture December 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm

The Uptowner spoke to Horace Turnbull, whose late brother founded the Boys Choir of Harlem. The choir must overcome a sex abuse case and past financial troubles to bring back its once legendary status.

Mariana Sánchez is a counselor at a community program that helps low-income families. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Draws on Personal Experience to Help Combat Asthma

African American, Health, Latino October 31, 2012 at 12:59 am

“I tell them that I know what it’s like to go hungry, to sleep on the floor, to feel humiliated,” says Mariana Sánchez, a once undocumented immigrant who is now a counselor with a community program that serves low-income families. El Diario La Prensa reported.

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New Yorkers Ramp Up Outcry Against Stop-and-Frisk

African American, Crime, Latino October 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Recent police shootings of unarmed men has put the spotlight back on stop-and-frisk. The Uptowner and Queens Chronicle reported on action taken by protesters and elected officials. Bronx Ink collected the stories of 33 Bronx residents.

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Closed Hue-Man Bookstore Reemerges

African American, Business, Culture October 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

When Hue-Man, a bookstore that catered to a Black audience, shut its doors in the summer, its CEO said it would change its business model. Within a few months, the store has hosted pop-up events and gone online.

Writer and Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction Junot Díaz speaks at Word Up on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Paul Lomax/DNAinfo)

A Tale of Two Independent Bookstores

African American, Business, Culture July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

One independent bookstore, Word Up, struggles to stay alive, as another, Hue-Man, closes its doors after 10 years, the Manhattan Times reports. Meanwhile, Amsterdam News highlights other bookstores focused on black culture citywide.

Students and Korean language teachers of Democracy Prep Charter School (Photo via Korea Daily)

Strict Korean Education Builds Confidence for Harlem Students

East Asian, Education July 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Last month we translated a story from New York Ilbo on Democracy Prep Public School in Harlem, which models some of its strict approach on Korean education. The Korea Daily followed up by interviewing students at the charter school about their experience learning the Korean way.

Opening in 2013, Harlem Hebrew will be modeled on Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, above. (Photo via Jewish Week)

Hebrew Charter School in Harlem Will Strive for Diversity, Backers Say

Culture, Education June 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Manhattan’s first Hebrew charter school will open in the historically black neighborhood of Harlem next year, The Jewish Week reported. While the school’s district includes the Upper West Side, Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter will try to recruit a diverse student body and make Harlem a crucial part of its identity, its backers say.

Successful Harlem Schools Take Cues from Korean Education

Education, In the News June 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Inspired by Korean education when he was teaching in Korea for a year, Seth Andrew founded Democracy Prep Public Schools in Harlem in 2006, New York Ilbo reported. Since then, parents have enthusiastically enrolled their children in the charter schools run by the network, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hailed their success.

Joel Morales committed suicide last week after months of bullying. (Photo by Jeff Mays/DNAinfo)

Harlem Boy’s Suicide Puts Spotlight on Bullying

Crime, Manhattan June 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Joel Morales’ suicide last week has sparked an outpouring of support from the community, and has raised questions about whether school officials and authorities handled his bullying by other children appropriately.

Students from PS 208 performing Brazilian Dance during the Drums Along the Hudson festival in 2011.  (Photo by Joseph Rodman / DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: After Payout in NYPD Brutality Case, Couple Remains Defiant

Crime, Demographics May 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

The Brooklyn couple who just received a $360,000 settlement in their police brutality lawsuit against the NYPD speak out; Colorlines connects new Census numbers showing that white babies are now the minority with Alabama’s harsh immigration law; and previews of this weekend’s Malcolm X day celebration and a dance festival in Inwood.

Students learn how to make their own decision through after school program in P.S 36 (photo by Jeff Mays)

Photo finish: City Kids Find their Inner Kings and Queens

Education, New York May 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

DNAinfo reported on an after-school chess program in Harlem with a twist — the children are the chess pieces on a giant board. The Chess Lords program offers students a competitive alternative to some of the more toxic rivalries that surround them.

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Promoting Books and Culture, Bookstore or No Bookstore

Culture April 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

We came across two stories of independent bookstores last week — one that’s thriving in Harlem, and one that closed its doors in the Bronx. But in both situations, the owners’ commitment to spreading a love of reading is steadfast.

Aida Mendez, the sister of Sergeant Angel Mendez, shows a photo of her brother, who was honored 45 years after he was killed in Vietnam. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Unemployment in the Bronx Stays Stubbornly High

Crime, Economy April 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Grim economic news from the Bronx; the indictment of two plastic surgeons who allegedly practiced without licenses and without general anesthesia; a delayed honor for a Marine who sacrificed his life in Vietnam; and a child-literacy safety net in Harlem.