17th Annual Dr. Betty Shabazz Awards Ceremony

The simple phrase “Find the good and praise it,” handed down to Dr. Betty Shabazz from her mother, became the cornerstone of a life lived powerfully, honorably, sincerely, and provided a winning formula that moved her through all of life’s challenges. Continue Reading →

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Touro College Breaks Record With Underrepresented Harlem Students In Class Of 2022

On Monday, July 30, 2018, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) welcomed the Class of 2022 with a record-breaking number of underrepresented minorities (URMs). Of the 135 students in the class, 36 – over 26 percent of the class – are URMs. Continue Reading →

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Married Harlem Teacher ‘Who Performed Oral Sex On Boy,’ Wears Wedding Ring In Court

Dori Myers, 29. wore her wedding band on her left hand as she appeared at a New York court where she faces charges of criminal sexual act with a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Continue Reading →

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The Art Of Craftsmanship With Third-Generation Stienway Craftsman Bill Youse

Over the past 45 years, Bill Youse has worked nearly every job in the Steinway factory. He is a third-generation Steinway craftsman, having followed in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather. Continue Reading →

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STEM vs. STEAM, How Can The Arts Not Belong In Classrooms From Harlem To Harare?

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Adapted from an article from Ed Week by Ann Jolly writes that a tug of war between proponents of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and advocates for STEAM lessons, which add art to the mix – has been going on for years. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Rodriguez Honors Local Students Who’s First In Their Families To Attend College

On Wednesday, June 6th, at 3:30pm, Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will join Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) for a special ceremony to recognize four high school seniors in his district who will be the first in their families to attend college this fall. Continue Reading →

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For The 7th Time In A Row, Touro College Of Pharmacy In Harlem Graduates Another Class

Members of the Class of 2018, Touro College of Pharmacy, received their Doctor of Pharmacy degrees, swung their tassels on their caps from right to left and took the pharmacists’ oath Continue Reading →

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Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine Graduates Graduates 6th Class At Apollo

At a celebratory gathering that included bagpipes, an electric piano and a flutist, the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) conferred diplomas upon 126 members of the Class of 2018 on May 29th at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Chancellor Carranza Announces Harlem And Other 2018 Big Apple Award Winners

Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the winners of the sixth annual Big Apple Awards, honoring Harlem’s Ashley Wilson (holding sign above) and the other 16 recipients and celebrating the exemplary work of New York City public school teachers. Continue Reading →

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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks At Columbia University In Harlem

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday voiced strong support for recent teacher walkouts in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and elsewhere. Continue Reading →

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Maynard 200 Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

Dear Colleagues:

We are excited to announce that the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education is seeking applications from journalism leaders, journalism entrepreneurs and storytellers nationwide for its pilot Maynard 200 Fellowship. Continue Reading →

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Students Colloquium Features Rising Stars In Caribbean Tourism During Caribbean Week NY

Fifteen percent of Harlem’s population is mostly from the Caribbean, so we love to hear that the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) will host its eighth annual Caribbean Students Colloquium on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Wyndham New Yorker, 481 Eighth Ave., in New York, NY. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem Launches Tax And Financial Coaching Services For Small Businesses

Newswire reports that East Harlem Financial Services has launched tax and financial coaching services for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The services are available for small business owners under $150,000. Continue Reading →

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Greater Harlem Chamber Project Manager Sabra Simon Has Designs On The Fashion World

Sabra Simon ’18 brought style and grace with her when she came to Columbia-Greene Community College, and in turn, leaves the campus a bit more buttoned-up than it was before she arrived. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s HEAF And Others Announce College Decision Day At The Apollo Theater

On Thursday, May 10th, Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) and 20 nonprofit college access organizations will gather for the 6th Annual College Decision Day. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Bloomingdale School Of Music Presents 18th Annual Performathon In Harlem

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Harlem’s Bloomingdale School of Music students will perform 12 hours of music in 3 community locations to raise funds for the student Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund, enabling their less fortunate classmates to experience and engage in high quality music instruction. Continue Reading →

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TouroCOM Harlem Holds Commencement At The Historic Alhambra In Harlem

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) yesterday held commencement ceremonies at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem for the Class of 2018 candidates for its Master of Science program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences. Continue Reading →

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How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers

By Michael McQuillan and Michael Kosciol

The March for Our Lives had a nationwide impact on our thoughts and actions on gun safety issues as hundreds of thousands rallied in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami and even snow-covered Cincinnati, but how many are now active? Continue Reading →

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