Harlem’s Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond First Woman President Of NY Theological Seminary

New York Theological Seminary’s (NYTS) in Harlem has appointed Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond as its new president, the first woman and the first African-American woman to hold this position in the institution’s 119-year-old history. Continue Reading →

Eric Garner’s Funeral At Church Draws Hundreds Of Mourners In Harlem

Hundreds of mourners lined up in the freezing cold Monday to bid a final farewell to Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, but not all of the activist’s family members were able to get inside for the funeral service. Continue Reading →

Harlem Church Holds Eric Garner’s Memorial

A Harlem church will hold a panel discussion and memorial service for Eric Garner on Monday night on the third anniversary of his death featuring speakers such as Rev. Al Sharpton and former NBA player and activist Etan Thomas. Continue Reading →

Congrats To Desireé Allen Pastor And Director Of Harlem’s The Dream Center

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Pastor Desireé Allen, who serves as the pastor of arts and spiritual formation of First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York City as well as the director of Harlem’s The Dream Center, revealed in a blog post that she discovered she was expecting in May on Mother’s Day while on vacation at Disney World. Continue Reading →