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March 14 is “Serve the People Day” in Harlem

Dana Gethers | 3/14/2014, 10:42 a.m.
The Harlem’s People’s Survival Program's “free food, clothing, medical, housing, emergency preparedness, legal street first aid, self-defense, cultural and educational ...

The Harlem’s People’s Survival Program, PSP, is hoping you’ll join them for their monthly “free food, clothing, medical, housing, emergency preparedness, legal street first aid, self-defense, cultural and educational program information day.”

The team will be on Lexington Ave between 124th and 125th streets from noon until 5 p.m. on March 14.

The People’s Survival Program is a coalition of organizations, including The New Black Panther Party, the Zulu Nation, and the United Muslim Alliance, determined to continue the Survival Programs of the 1960’s geared toward enabling the Black community in America. They have served Harlem for almost six years.

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PSP members shoveling snow in Harlem in February

The group’s website reveals that the PSP started in New York in October of 2008 intent on “continuing the legacy of the Black Panthers and the spirit of the programs they had implemented.”

During last month's snow storm the group’s members shoveled snow on 125th street and handed out winter gear for Harlemites in need.

The monthly “free” days are only one of the ways in which the PSP are continuing their efforts to encourage Black Harlem residents to take care of themselves, and teach them exactly how. The group plans to continue to lend a hand across the nation; People's Survival Program Detroit was introduced in 2012.