National Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Hope Of A Widely Available Cure For Sickle Cell Disease

By National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute September is not just “back-to-school” month; it’s National Sickle Cell Awareness Month—a month selected to call attention to a life-long illness affecting around 100,000 Americans, the majority of whom are African American or Hispanic. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible…

Mayor de Blasio And Others Announce $19M Investment In Local Census Education And Organizing

Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and The City University of New York (CUNY) today announced an unprecedented $19 million investment in local community-based organizations to engage in mass education and mobilization efforts around the 2020 Census. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible…

Everything Harlem’s Sharpton Has Lived For Is At Stake

July 20, 2014, three days after Eric Garner suffocated to death during an arrest by New York City police officers for selling loose cigarettes, the Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the Sunday sermon at Riverside Church, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible…