Op-Ed: President Obama And The Baltimore Riots

By Michael McQuillan The Baltimore riots are heart-rending and wrong.  But it is also wrong to misconstrue First Amendment protest rights as for mere venting.  Its purpose, as the Bill of Rights makes clear, is to “petition the government for a redress of grievance.”  VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of…

Harlem’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1947 –

Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. was born on April 16, 1947, in Harlem, New York, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., a transit police officer and jazz musician.  VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post…

Harlem’s Geoffrey Canada At Town&Country Philanthropy Summit

Town & Country will present the magazine’s first-ever Philanthropy Summit at Hearst Tower in New York City on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The Summit gathers the country’s most passionate philanthropists and visionary leaders of charitable organizations, with Geoffrey Canada from Harlem Children’s Zone as one of the lead panelist. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural…

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014. It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable…

Hillary Pushes Early Childhood Ed in Harlem

Hillary Clinton took a break from paid speeches and award ceremonies on Tuesday to meet instead with a group of mostly Hispanic parents and children in East Harlem to highlight her family foundation’s early childhood development initiatives. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post…