Rangel: A Rise In the Minimum Wage Will Lift Harlemites Out Of Poverty

Congressman Charles B. Rangel highlighted a new study released by Oxfam America, an esteemed international relief and development organization, showing the real benefits that raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour would have for workers in states and congressional districts across the country like Harlem. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural…

Harlem’s John A. Catsimatidis

John A. Catsimatidis (born 7 September 1948) is a Greek-American businessman. He is the owner, president, chairman, and CEO of Gristedes Foods, the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, and the Red Apple Group, a real estate company with about $700 million to $800 million in holdings. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and…

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…

Qoute Of The Day: Rangel, A “… Threat To Our Democracy.”

In another sharp blow to the campaign- ­finance system in effect since the 1970s, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key contribution limit in federal races — allowing big donors to cut checks to as many congressional candidates as they want. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness,…

Agreement Protects Affordable Housing and Tenants’ Rights

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a major settlement agreement that will help make communities more just and affordable by ending the reported harassment and intimidation of mainly Spanish-speaking immigrant tenants in nearly 1,800 apartments within 49 buildings in Harlem, Washington Heights, Brooklyn and the South Bronx. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions…

President Clinton Swears In Mayor Elect de Blasio And More

Bill de Blasio, who campaigned on a progressive agenda that he said would narrow the widening gap between the rich and poor in the nation’s largest city, was sworn in Wednesday as New York’s 109th mayor. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is…