Harlem’s Alvin Bragg, Takes Oath As Manhattan’s New And First Black District Attorney

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day, history maker Alvin Bragg became Manhattan’s first Black district attorney and only the fourth prosecutor elected to the office in the past 80 years. Continue Reading →

Touro College Remembers The Legendary David Dinkins NY’s First And Only Black Mayor

David Dinkins, New York’s first, and to date, only Black mayor, died yesterday. The American politician, lawyer, and author served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. Continue Reading →

Joe Biden Chooses Sen. Kamala Harris For Vice President In 2020 Election (Video)

Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris, a law-and-order former prosecutor from California, to be his vice-presidential running mate in the November 3, 2020 election. Continue Reading →

In A Community Known For Firsts, NYC’s First Proton Therapy Center Opens In East Harlem

Harlem is known for its firsts, from the Patricia Era Bath, the first woman member of the Jules Stein Eye Institute to Samuel Jesse Battle the NYPD’s first black lieutenant to Shirley Chisholm the first black woman elected to Congress and many, many more firsts. Continue Reading →

East Harlem STEM School Is 2018 STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant Winner

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) today announced 12 grants to address inequities in access to science and technology. Continue Reading →

First NYC EMT To Contract HIV On Duty To Be Memorialized In East Harlem

Harlem’s Tracy Allen Lee gave her life caring for sick strangers and then found herself abandoned by the city she sacrificed so much for. Continue Reading →

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