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 “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie…

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 “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with…

Rangel Ready For 23rd Term in Congress

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel jokingly flexed his biceps when asked about his age and then offered to dance with a female reporter to prove his vigor Thursday as he announced his intention to run for a 23rd term. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in…

Senator Adriano Espaillat Calls For ‘Troopergate,’ Resignation

From a statement today by West Harlem Senator Adriano Espaillat: “Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni’s weeks-overdue resignation marks the conclusion of the first chapter of ‘Troopergate on-the-Hudson,’ but there is more work to be done to ensure the dangerous politicization of public infrastructure does not occur again. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie…

HW Pick: The Lonely Guy

When Barack Obama arrived in Washington almost five years ago, the universal assumption was that the young president—who had, after all, won office by exploiting every connective tool of the national social and electoral network—would run his White House in sharp contrast to the bunkered, hunkered-down George W. Bush. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth…

Marcus Garvey In His Harlem Office, 1914

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and…