News summary for the week of 8/25 - 8/31, 2014
Breakthrough hosts a comedy show to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against women and girls
NYPD Community Affairs officers in collaboration with local community leaders held the Patrol Borough Manhattan North 1st Unity in the Community, Basketball Tournament.
Nick Cannon confirmed that his six-year marriage to Mariah Carey is on the rocks.
John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia.
World renowned art historian, artist and author Paco Cao will launch a first-of-its-kind art residency series focused on the “Hidden History of the Harlem Renaissance” at the Harlem School of the Arts.
Do you want to learn how to sew? Nov. 8, you can participate in sewing lessons online with “The Sewing Party.”
Collections by Michel Design Works has introduced a luxurious collection of home decorating items that will make great gifts and beautiful accents for your home.
Steve McQueen shares his thoughts on Harlem after recent casting call.
Marion “Suge” Knight, the founder and president of the controversial and now defunct record label Death Row Records, whose roster supported artists such as Tupac (2Pac) Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, was shot in a West Hollywood nightclub in Los Angeles at an MTV VMA party.
The epitome of pop music, Prince, plans to release two new full-length albums in September.
With the fast-food worker labor movement in full force nationally, every victory for the organizers can be considered a major one. Last week was no different.
New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat is back on the campaign trail for re-election and has gathered significant endorsements along the way.
The expansion of the U.S. prison system—driven by privatization that has turned imprisonment into a profit center for corporate America—has taken a toll on our neighborhoods. Our justice system disproportionately targets communities of color, sending far too many young people into prison, often for nonviolent crimes.
The Second Annual Senior Citizen Health/Vanity Day, a free community festival with fun, food and facts for seniors, was held on the Harlem State Office Building outdoor plaza.
Sitting in the Starbucks on 145th Street & Bradhurst Ave., National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia's enthusiasm takes over the quiet space.
Cumulus announced that nationally renowned civil rights activist Tamika D. Mallory has been appointed community affairs director for New York City’s newest R&B station, Radio 103.9, “New York’s Best Mix of R&B.”
All Stars Project co-founder Dr. Lenora B. Fulani directed a performance ensemble of six NYPD officers and six inner-city young people at the “Operation Conversation: Cops and Kids” demonstration workshop for an audience of more than 600 graduating officers and 600 community members at the Apollo Theater.
Everyone is here and accounted for on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and having a blast.
This marks my 50th anniversary as a licensed broadcaster in New York, going back to my days as a 14-year-old apprentice under broadcaster-educator the late Hank Cameron of WUFO in Buffalo, N.Y., who discovered me.