Post Tagged with: "Harlem"

Hawa Bah and attorney Randolph McLaughlin speaks to the press after the verdict. (Screen shot via Afrikanspot video)

Mohamed Bah’s Family Awarded $2.2M

African, Manhattan, Police, Video November 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, a mentally ill Guinean immigrant fatally shot by police in 2012, speaks to Amsterdam News following a civil trial verdict that awarded the family $2.2 million.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib 'Abdur-Rashid

A Harlem Imam ‘Raised in a Spirit of Resistance’

Manhattan, Muslim, Video November 3, 2017 at 5:28 pm

In a BRIC TV video, Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid speaks about fighting for social justice as the leader of the predominantly African-American congregation of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem.

The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir (Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Japanese Gospel Choir in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan October 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Members of an all-Japanese gospel choir in Harlem tell The Uptowner how the group provides a sense of comfort as they adjust to life in New York.

Nomsa Brath and Cinque Brathwaite (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

‘Elombe Brath Way’ in Harlem

African, Black, Manhattan, New York October 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

Community members honored the late NYC activist and “freedom fighter” Elombe Brath at a street co-naming ceremony in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Local Vendors Featured at Whole Foods Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Whole Foods Harlem, which opened in late July, features products from Harlem entrepreneurs, Manhattan Times reports.

Harlem Council of Elders members volunteer to read to students. (Photo by Council of Elders/Joe Rogers, Jr. via Chalkbeat)

Elders Speak Up for Harlem Schools

Education, Manhattan, Seniors September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Members of the Harlem Council of Elders speak to Chalkbeat about their primary cause in their mission to improve schools and educational opportunities in the neighborhood.

Liza Jessie Peterson (Photo by Ani Berberian via Amsterdam News)

A Drama on ‘America’s Most Urgent Human Rights Crisis’

Criminal Justice, Culture, Manhattan September 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

A one-woman show about mass incarceration opens Sept. 13 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Clayton Banks Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem.
(Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Promoting Tech Skills in Upper Manhattan

Manhattan July 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

There are a number of initiatives underway to promote tech skills in Upper Manhattan, City Limits reports.

State Sen. Brian Benjamin (far right) joins locals in saying "Harlem, not SoHa." (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

No More ‘SoHa’?

Manhattan, Real Estate July 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Keller Williams Realty appears to have backed off from using the term “SoHa” in attracting new residents to South Harlem, reports Amsterdam News. Residents and public officials continue to speak out against such actions.

Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid (Photo provided to Amsterdam News)

A Harlem Imam from the South Bronx

African American, Manhattan, Muslim June 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm

In an interview with Amsterdam News, Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid of the Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood in Harlem describes how the “Autobiography of Malcolm X” and other texts led him to become a Muslim.

135th Street during Harlem Week 2016 (Photo by j-No, Creative Commons license)

Harlem Week to Highlight Immigrant Communities

Culture, Immigration, Manhattan June 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

This theme for this year’s monthlong Harlem Week will be “Harlem: Home of Immigrants – Honoring New York’s International Diversity,” reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo via El Diario)

Residents Fight against Neighborhood Rebranding

Manhattan, Real Estate May 31, 2017 at 9:55 am

As many activists oppose rebranding neighborhoods arguing that it takes away their identity, the latest battle is being waged by residents of South Harlem against those calling the area “SoHa,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Preparing to stir a giant bowl of bibimbap at the May 20 Korean Street Festival in Harlem. 9Photo via Newsroh)

‘Korean Street Festival’ Held in Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Education, Manhattan, Traditions May 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Democracy Prep, a Harlem charter school that adapted a Korean education curriculum, held its fourth annual Korean Street Festival, reports Newsroh.

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

On ‘Brown Ballerinas’ and the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Black, Culture, Manhattan, Video April 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Virginia Johnson, founding member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and now its artistic director, speaks to Carol Jenkins of CUNY TV’s “Black America” about how Black dancers make their way in the world of ballet.

Rogelio Pérez wants to join the march. (Photo via El Diario)

Upper Manhattan Residents Plan Pro-Immigrant March

Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Washington Heights volunteers distributed flyers urging people to join a March for Immigrants’ Rights on April 23, ahead of the nationwide protest to be held on May 1, El Diario/La Prensa reports.