Harlem’s Espaillat Introduces COVID-19 Compensation Fund And Memorial To Victims

Representative Adriano Espaillat announced two legislative initiatives today to compensate surviving individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading →

Frank Lucas, The Harlem Drug Lord Who Inspired American Gangster, Dies Aged 88

Frank Lucas, the former Harlem, New York drug kingpin whose life was the subject of the 2007 movie American Gangster, has died. Continue Reading →

Protesting Students Occupy Columbia University In West Harlem 1968 (Video)

Fifty years ago, at the height of protest against the Vietnam War, the actions at Columbia University in Harlem, New York were among the most highly visible and effective. Continue Reading →

A “Time To Stir, Columbia ’68” From Harlem To Harare

For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby links between the university and the Vietnam War, and what they saw as the university’s unresponsive attitude toward students and faculty. Continue Reading →


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