HW Pick: “Firefight: the Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest”

ffirefighter book finalAs racial unrest gripped the nation last summer after a white cop fatally shot an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, a startling fact emerged from the chaos: the Ferguson police department had only three black officers out of a force of 50, serving a city that’s 67% African-American. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Harlem Congregations For Community Improvement “Let Us Break Bread” Gala

hcci1Photographs by Seitu Oronde

The Harlem Congregations For Community Improvement (HCCI) Inc. Board of Directors and the Honorary Dinner Chairs co­hosted the HCCI 13th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards Dinner, on Thursday April 23, at Marina del Rey, One Marina Drive, Throgs Neck, New York. The Gala begins with a 6 pm reception. Continue Reading →

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