Harlem leaders and advocates react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes and 29 seconds, came as a shock to many in the Black community. … Read More

Homeless Americans can get stimulus payments and other benefits

Photo credit : Savvapanf While Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS can’t issue a payment to eligible Americans when information about them isn’t available in the tax agency’s systems. To help people experiencing … Read More

Canaan Baptist Church hosts press conference in Harlem to address police violence against Black citizens

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Rev. Thomas D. Johnson, senior pastor of Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, invited his Christian counterparts and local elected officials to address Police violence against Black citizens, on April 14, 2021. During the press conference, … Read More

Harlem Park to Park hosts Easter celebration for Harlem kids

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Park to Park hosted an Easter celebration for Harlem kids on Saturday April 3, 3021 at The Renaissance Pavilion at Strivers’ Row in Harlem. The afternoon of family fun started with free chocolate from … Read More

Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez endorses Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire

Photos credit: Houreidja Tall Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire, whose main campaign promise is to “help build a better, fairer New York,” was in East Harlem this week to receive the endorsement of Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez. Assembly Member Rodriguez, … Read More

Senegalese American youth in Harlem remember lives lost during last week’s protests in Senegal

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese American youth gathered at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem on March 12, 2021 in solidarity with the Senegalese opposition back home. They remembered the lives lost during the protests … Read More

Street Corner Resources holds rally to call for more investment in Harlem’s youth

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Street Corner Resources held a community response rally at Saint Nicholas Houses on March 7, 2021, a day after a 10-year-old Harlemite was found lifeless in his mother’s apartment on 131st Street and 8th Avenue. … Read More

New letter implicates the NYPD and the FBI 56 years after Malcolm X’s assassination

56 years after Malcolm X was killed at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and daughters, a letter written by undercover police officer Ray Wood brings new information and implicates the NYPD and the FBI in the assassination … Read More

28th edition of New York African Film festival to run from February 4 to March 4, 2021

Photo credit: New York African Film festival The 28th edition of the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns with a virtual program celebrating the shared aspirations that drive humanity through time and the voices of the women who push … Read More

NYC politicians celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the National Action Network in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the National Action Network in Harlem was a parade of politicians, elected and hopeful, each describing in their own words what the civil rights activist meant to them … Read More

Sylvia’s Restaurant gives away 500 hot meals to Harlem community on MLK Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Sylvia’s restaurant has fed the Harlem community for more than 50 years and on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, things were no different. Volunteers and staff including Sylvia’s granddaughter Tren’ness Woods-Black, Dj Norman, Angie … Read More

Harlem celebrates the revival of the Black Lives Matter Mural

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Promise made, promise kept. On July 19th, the day after the Black Lives Matter Mural on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd between 125th and 127th Streets was vandalized by a group led by Bevelyn Beatty, … Read More

The vandalized Harlem Black Lives Matter Mural will be repaired, says Harlem Park to Park founder Nikoa Evans

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  The Harlem Black Lives Matter Mural, located on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, between 125th and 127th Streets, was vandalized in the evening of July 18, 2020, by a group led by a Black woman … Read More

Black leaders hold vigil in Harlem in honor of Congressman John Lewis

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On July 19, 2020 a number of Black leaders gathered at the Harlem Black Lives Matter Mural on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd to celebrate the life of civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, who … Read More

Congressmember-elect Jamaal Bowman joins Garner family and Rev. Al Sharpton to honor the life of Eric Garner

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On July 18, 2020, Congressmember-elect Jamaal Bowman joined Eric Garner’s mother Gwenn Carr and Rev. Al Sharpton, at the National Action Network (NAN) headquarters in Harlem, to honor the life of Eric Garner, who was … Read More

Harlem youth voice concerns over NYPD policing

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell At a Harlem Youth Townhall hosted by Iesha Sekou and Street Corner Resources on July 17, 2020 at the Frederick Samuel Community Center in Harlem, youth members took the microphone to voice their concerns over … Read More

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