Harlem Inspired Artist Creates Literacy For Incarcerated Teens

Inspired by the work of Harlem resident, artist, and activist Jamal Joseph (pictured below), NYC artist Robert Galinsky (above) has been going to Rikers Island Jail twice a week and correctional facilities. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with…

Council Leader Makes Impassioned Argument For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership…

Harlem’s Speaker Mark-Viverito And Others Announce Budget To Invest In Youth

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Committee Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, New York City Council Members and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an equitable, fiscally responsible, and early budget agreement for Fiscal Year 2017. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with…

Harlem Council Leader Argues For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership…

Harlem’s Carmel Anthony Donates Food (video)

If you’re hoping to get into the holiday spirit a little early this season, let Harlem resident and NY Knick Carmelo Anthony be your guide. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Tribeca Teaches Forges Path for Future Filmmakers

By Hadasah Ingrid As another year has passed at the successful conclusion of the Tribeca Film Festival for 2015, many aspiring filmmakers made their promising marks and debuts on a key red carpet. Furthermore Tribeca organizers along with its visionary founder Robert DiNiro are forging a new path for the next generation of filmmakers.  VIDEO “We…