Harlem Grad Says Billionaire’s Student Loan Payoff Is Life-Changing And He’ll Pay It Forward

A Harlem college graduate says his life has been changed after learning billionaire tech mogul Robert F. Smith who graduated from Columbia University was picking up the tab for his student loan debt. Continue Reading →

Dr. King’s Global Inspiration And Influence Explored At The Schomburg In Harlem

With Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr., the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents an intimate photo travelogue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an ideological pilgrim, global citizen, traveler, and friend. Continue Reading →

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Founder Arthur Mitchell Pioneering Dancer Passes (Video)

Dance God, Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. Continue Reading →

Statement By Mayor de Blasio On The 50th Anniversary Of The Fair Housing Act From Harlem To Hollywood

Adopted 50 years ago today, the monumental Fair Housing Rights Act of 1968 sought to protect Americans from housing discrimination, whether renting, buying, or securing financing for a home. Continue Reading →

Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks At The UN In Remembrance Of The Slave Trade

Harlem has a long history of dealing with the issue of slavery, from Columbia University grappling with it’s ties to slavery to the African Burial ground of slaves in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rev. Sharpton Hits Trump With Mickey D Joke In Harlem

Free Beacon reports that Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton hit President Donald Trump for his weight during comments marking Martin Luther King Jr., Day in Harlem, quipping he should order three Big Macs instead of two. Continue Reading →

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