Op-Ed: Changing The Face Of Cannabis Ownership: A 6-Point Plan For Black Equity

By Regina Smith, Harlem Business Alliance

Oakland, Calif., native Tucky Blunt was arrested 15 years ago for an $80 marijuana sale that ended up changing the trajectory of his life. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray Expands Partnership To Promote Mental Health And Wellness In Communities Like Harlem

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced Brothers Thrive, a volunteer effort led by black men to promote mental health literacy in their communities. Continue Reading →

Google Fights For Men Of Color To Be In Tech And Not Prison From Harlem To Hollywood

In fact, Google gave a $1 million grant to the Hidden Genius Project in Oakland. For those of you who don’t know, the Hidden Genius Project is an organization dedicated to increasing the representation of black male youths in technology. Continue Reading →

Many U.S. Black And Hispanic Children From Harlem To Hollywood Lack Mental Health Care

k_croom_homeless_inverseBlack and Hispanic children and young adults with mental health issues are about half as likely as their white counterparts to get mental health care, according to a study out last week. Continue Reading →

Understanding Harlem The Ghetto Starts With The First Jewish One, Says Author

harlem and jewish ghettosThis year marks the 500th anniversary of the opening of the Venetian Ghetto, where the city’s Jews were forced to live for nearly 300 years. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rap Stars, Soulja Boy And More, Michael K. Williams “Black Market” Tonight On Viceland

lean on soul jah boyIn his most personal project to date, Michael K. Williams explores underground economies from Harlem to Harare. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: What The Data Really Says About Police And Racial Bias

police-protest-racial-disparity-bias1In an alarming that reaches from Harlem to Hollywood is a story written by Kia Makarechi for Vanity Fair Magazine reports that as the nation reels from a series of high-profile fatal shootings of black men by police officers, many have decried the lack of readily available data on how racial bias factors into American policing. Continue Reading →

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