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Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

"Black McDonald's" Has Been An Important Part Of My American Experience

Angela Dorn | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Angela Dorn

I got my first paying job at the "black McDonald's" in Clayton, Missouri. Everybody called it black McDonald's because almost all of the staff was black, even though Clayton was almost completely white. That McDonald's was a refuge; it was one of the few places where a black teenager could easily find work in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Diary of a Courageous Congressional Candidate: The Men, The Media, The Mess

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

Tuesday June 28th was the Democratic Primary for Congressional Candidates in the state of New York. For the past year, since July 1, 2015, I was officially in the race for NY's 13th Congressional District, a formidable candidate for an historic seat held by Charles Rangel for the past 46 years, and prior to him, the late Rev Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, for more than three decades.

Diary and Reflections of a Courageous Candidate for Congress

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

How exciting it is to be around for this moment in history. I was fortunate enough to serve with the first African American president of the USA, Barack Obama, and the woman most likely to be the first female President of the USA, Hillary Clinton.

The Soul of Our City

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.05.2016 | New York
Bill de Blasio

Where does the soul of our city reside? Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we--what can we--protect? For me, ...

Urban Garden Aims To Bridge Gap Between 'Old' And 'New' Harlem

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact

This urban garden initiative seeks to bring in a little cash and a large sense of community to some Harlem residents. A new partnership announced on W...

Harlem EatUp!: Top 10 Moments from Uptown's 2nd Annual Festival

Tony Triumph | Posted 06.01.2016 | New York
Tony Triumph

The wonderful weekend of May 21st and 22nd marked the second annual Harlem EatUp! festival! Once again, it brought together Harlem's best celebrity chefs, artists and musicians from around the country.

Hidden Gems of Central Park

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

You could spend a whole week exploring Central Park's 843 acres of green lawns, cultivated gardens and man-made lochs - and you'd still miss out on the secret spots that we locals have come to love.

Continuing the Legacy of Harlem Hellfighters

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

For many years, Black soldiers fought in segregated regiments. While they were fighting to defend America, America was not fighting to defend them. Our community should be proud to be home of the 369th Infantry division, an all-Black army unit from Harlem.

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

Artist Haile King-Rubie Celebrates New Art and a Birthday

Omo Misha | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Omo Misha

As a child growing up with Downs Syndrome, it was the nurturing of Haile's parents, followed by his neighborhood and learning communities, that imbued him with the tools and confidence to experiment and grow in the arts.

5 Reasons Why Hip Hop Needs HANiF Right Now

Shannon McDeez | Posted 05.24.2016 | New York
Shannon McDeez

Harlem-born, Portland-raised HANiF is among the last of a dying breed: the pre-viral video generation. He spent his younger years climbing the ranks of hip hop the old fashioned way, starting with neighborhood cyphers then local battles then graduating to studio production.

New Yorkers for Hillary -- Her Experience, Success, Passion, and Compassion, Make Us Proud

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

On April 19th New Yorkers' have the chance to make Hillary Rodham Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party. All of us New Yorkers, no matter where we live, whose hearts will always belong to New York, know they will do this resoundingly.

Income Inequality: The Housing Struggle

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In reality, only one in four families who qualify for housing assistance receives it. In the face of stagnating or falling incomes and soaring housing costs, eviction has become more commonplace in America than ever.

We Can no Longer Ignore This Crisis

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Suzan Johnson Cook

We can no longer ignore this crisis: religious radicalism. Now, more than ever, religious tolerance in all corners of the world is important. Where religious tolerance is not celebrated, radicalism breeds.

Confessions of a Gentrifier: Choices, Conflicts and Contradictions

Toni L. Griffin | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices
Toni L. Griffin

It's time to shift the conversation from the rages of displacement towards the work of removing institutional barriers to space and capital, and expanding access to capital and networks so that more people of all income levels can make the same choices I made to stay, return or relocate to Harlem.

Reparations: How the Issue Presented Itself to Me as an Outsider in Harlem

Teddy Hose | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
Teddy Hose

After reading through Killer Mike's tweets in support of reparations for slavery the other day, I was reminded of my own observations on the subject from activists and scholars in and around the Black community. This happened in New York City around the early to mid 2000's, where I lived and worked in Harlem

Art Exhibits Illuminate Harlem From Downtown to Uptown

Omo Misha | Posted 02.18.2016 | New York
Omo Misha

Community Works, a not-for-profit arts and education organization, has launched two exhibitions celebrating Harlem and the African American experience in New York: One at Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street and the other Uptown at MIST Harlem.

The Love That Now Can Speak Its Name

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

History has shown us that people will fight for love's integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives.

8 Lessons to Apply to Your Life Based on the Case of Black Swan Records

Felicia Watts | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Felicia Watts

Anyone can adopt life lessons from the case of Black Swan's successes and failures. Here are 8 lessons to apply to your life, based on the case of Black Swan Records

Why Homophobic Harlem Church Building Should Become LGBT Homeless Youth Shelter

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Manning would ever fathom for the church space is it becoming NYC's largest homeless shelter and resource center for LGBTQ African American youth. And the Ali Forney Center has launched a fundraising drive to grab the space.

Black Excellency Cut Short: Honoring Journalist Michael J. Feeney's Life

Erika Hardison | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

That's what I liked about Michael the most - his ability to be professional and genuine. He didn't sacrifice his integrity for his profession. He's the perfect model on how to expand your network and make it work for you while having fun at the same time.

Black History Is American History

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

I am privileged to represent a congressional district that has been historically recognized as the epicenter of Black culture and politics. Our legendary neighborhood gave birth to the Harlem Renaissance, which has forever transformed the American fabric. We are fortunate to have dedicated people and organizations promoting our legacy.

Continuing the Fight

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Suzan Johnson Cook

I stand with President Obama's executive action issued today to require companies of 100+ to disclose pay according to gender. As a Congresswoman, I will fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act to pass, allowing women to further help in ensuring equal pay for equal work.

This Vehemently Anti-Gay Church Might Get The Ultimate Karmic Smackdown

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New York church notorious for posting homophobic messages on its billboard may be on the auction block. But if fundraising efforts are successful, t...