East Harlem Residents Want Better Schools, Affordable Housing, Job creation And More

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East Harlem residents service provider Union Settlement surveys neighborhood residents every two years to determine the community’s concerns and desires, and this year’s report shows that schools and crime are on the minds of East Harlemites. Continue Reading →

Urban Assembly Hosts The Black Man Can Institute At Hunter College

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The Urban Assembly will host TheBlackManCan Institute, an organization designed to uplift, empower, educate, motivate young men of color.  Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announced A New Initiative To Double The Number Tech Grads From CUNY

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Glen, and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop, today announced a new initiative to double the number of City University of New York (CUNY) students graduating annually with a tech-related bachelor’s degree by the year 2022. Continue Reading →

More Than 250 Local Volunteers Spend Day Transforming East Harlem

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More than 250 volunteers from Wells Fargo, City University of New York, Hunter College and the community participated in a day of service September 23, 2017, which transformed classrooms, offices, the library and other public spaces at East Harlem’s Public School/Middle School (P.S./ M.S.) 007.  Continue Reading →

Nat’l Jazz Museum Benefit Honors Harlem’s Charles Rangel, Lloyd Williams And More

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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) will host its 2017 Annual Benefit Concert honoring three pillars of the jazz community. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Northside Center Among Recipients Of The Joan H. Tisch Prize For Excellence

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thelma-dye-in-harlemHunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced the three recipients of the sixth annual Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize, citing their contributions to improving quality of life for senior citizens, providing medical care to previously incarcerated individuals as they return to the community, and child advocacy. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Margot Webb, Queen Of The Swing Era 1934

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Dancer Margot Webb c1934Another fantastic vintage shot of Cotton Club dancer Margot Webb. Born Marjorie Smith in Harlem in 1910, she dropped out of Hunter College and began her career as an international dancer during the swing era of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Harlem African Studies Force John Henrik Clarke (video)

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John-Henrik-ClarkeDr. John Henrik Clarke, born John Henry Clark, January 1, 1915 – July 12, 1998, was a Harlemite, Pan-Africanist writer, historian, professor, and a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s. Continue Reading →

Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Gala 2016

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national museum of jazz in harlemThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) has announced that legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes will be honored with the Legends of Jazz Award, and President & CEO of The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Kenneth J. Knuckles, Esq with the Jazz and Community Leadership Award at its 2016 Annual Benefit Concert to be held on Tuesday, June 14 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Continue Reading →

ARTchives Series Presents Artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Harlem

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This month, the Artchives Method & Documentation Series at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives in East Harlem is presenting a solo exhibit of the work of renowned sculpture artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez. Continue Reading →