Mikhael Simmonds (@mikswrites) has worked and interned at the Amsterdam News, the United Nations Department of Public Relations, Democracy Now! and GRITtv. He graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with an MA in International Reporting. When he’s not busy writing stories or editing videos and podcasts, he’s on the turntables spinning Afrobeats. At the moment he is currently busy being a gladiator in a suit.
Nestled in a recently renovated East Harlem building, Ali Abdullah runs around his office in preparation for our interview.
With just two months to go before Guyana’s next general election, opposition activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was shot in the street last week while urging local residents to vote against the ruling party.
The 45th African American Day Parade was in full swing yesterday as thousands came out to enjoy the performances, music, food and art.
Harlemites are heading to the polls again but this time may be different - or not.
NYPD Community Affairs officers in collaboration with local community leaders held the Patrol Borough Manhattan North 1st Unity in the Community, Basketball Tournament.
Steve McQueen's hosts open casting call this Saturday for an upcoming HBO series.
The Earthman Experience rocked the stage with their addictive afrobeats last Sunday at Harlem Week's 40th Anniversary.
Harlem Week was in full swing yesterday as music, food and dance poured into the streets. (08/17/2014)
City Council has promised to (and did) pour roughly $3 million dollars into upgrading El Barrio’s La Marqueta.
Photo Essay: View of The H for Harlem from the 125th street 1 train station.