The New York State Senate today passed Harlem Senator Brian Benjamin’s bill, the “Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act” (S.6670B) prohibiting the use of chokeholds by law enforcement.
Chokeholds are one step closer to becoming illegal in New York after the state Assembly passed the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised to sign.
“With the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Eric Garner less than 24 hours away, federal law enforcement agencies have just announced they will not pursue charges against Officer Pantaleo.
Hundreds of mourners lined up in the freezing cold Monday to bid a final farewell to Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, but not all of the activist’s family members were able to get inside for the funeral service.
A Harlem church will hold a panel discussion and memorial service for Eric Garner on Monday night on the third anniversary of his death featuring speakers such as Rev. Al Sharpton and former NBA player and activist Etan Thomas.
The American Negro Theatre (ANT) was co-founded on June 5, 1940, by playwright Abram Hill and actor Frederick O’Neal in Harlem, NY.
Richard Welstead Croker November 24, 1843 – April 29, 1922, known as “Boss Croker,” was an Irish American political boss who was a leader of New York City’s Tammany Hall.
Five-time GRAMMY-nominated supergroup Maverick City Music will continue to make history when they perform at the 64th GRAMMY® Awards.
Colin Luther Powell, April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021, was an Harlemite politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005.
Similar to the slave and native Amercian gravesites in Inwood, NY (north of Harlem), First Run Features presents the Streaming and DVD Premiere of the new documentary UNMARKED, beginning April 27, 2021.
With a history dating back to the United States in the late 1890s, slot machines hold a special place in the hearts of millions of people across the country.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) will host the 15th annual Taste of Hope virtual celebration on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
The Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) of Harlem, New York has always been on the forefront for leading community economic development.
By Michael McQuillan I walk on the beach, so rhythmic rippling waves soothe confusion. My life’s work sought social justice but now the world’s gone mad.
By Michael McQuillan Soup kitchen guests where for the past two years I’ve volunteered are deeply grateful for what we cook and serve – “You’re a free person, close to God” one claims; I recall much-unearned praise.