Rikers Inmates Prepared Turkey Dinners For Needy From Harlem To Mid-Town

On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, NYC Department of Correction Officers, staff, inmates and chefs from the Department of Education who taught the inmates food preparation at two jails on Rikers Island prepared the turkey dinners as part of the I-CAN Fresh Start Culinary Arts program. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of…

Columbia Students And Rikers Inmates Create A Bot

Not long ago, a team from Harlem’s Columbia University set out to build an automated Twitter bot in a place with no Internet access—part of a 12-hour class for people with no prior programming experience. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made…

Harlem Ex-Rikers Guard, Served Time For Drugs And ‘Copstitute’

A disgraced former correction officer — convicted of smuggling drugs onto Rikers Island — claims in a sensational new book that he also pimped out a trio of female colleagues to inmates and jail bosses. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made…