Walgreens Close To Buying Rite Aid

Crains NY reports that with three stores in Harlem the shares of Rite Aid jumped nearly 40% Tuesday afternoon on a report that it may be gobbled up in the next major acquisition by Walgreens, the biggest U.S. drugstore chain.

Fariña Announces Free ‘Hamilton’ Ticks For NYC Students

Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, The Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, and Gilder Lehrman executive director Lesley Herrmann today announced an educational partnership to provide 20,000 NYC public school students from Harlem to Hollis with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway and integrate the show into…

The Apollo Announces 2015-16 Season In Harlem

The Apollo Theater today announced its 2015–2016 season, encompassing world premieres, commissions, and collaborationswith world-class performing arts institutions and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres— from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera.

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…

Coumo Announces “Bridge” Loans

Short-Term Loans Now Available Through Participating Lenders Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the Bridge to Success loan program, now available through participating lenders committing at least $20 million to expand access to short-term bridge loans for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).

Jesse Jackson’s RainbowPUSH Pushes Inclusion

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education  Fund  announced Wednesday at a press briefing during of the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit it is imperative corporations cease locking out minorities on corporate boards and financial transactions.