#Hands Up, #Don’t Shoot

About 200 peaceful protestors gathered last night in Morningside Park to speak out against police brutality. They join a nationwide movement in the wake of murders of young black men like the unarmed teen Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner on Staten Island by police. Blogger Feminista Jones [@feminstajones] led the charge uptown.

Here, scenes from twitter:

More Charter Schools for Harlem?

DNAinfo reports that a trio of new charter schools are set to open in Harlem. All three, including an all-boys school, hope to open their doors next fall. Two will request co-locating in public schools—a practice that has sparked protest all over the city. Read more here: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140814/central-harlem/trio-of-new-charter-schools-vying-open-harlem-next-year

James Baldwin Place

Adam Clayton Powell, Frederick Douglass and now James Baldwin have their own street. Black Voice News reports that a section of 128th Street has been renamed to celebrate the literary superstar.

What to Do This Weekend

Get Your Health On, Dominican Style

On Saturday from 10 to 6 enjoy live music, children’s events and get your blood pressure and vision checked at the 10th Annual Dominican Cultural Festival of Manhattan Valley and Health Fair. It takes place from 10 AM to 6 PM @ W.107th St. between Amsterdam/Columbus Aves. For more info, email dominicansunday@hotmail.com

Sugar Hill Market—Sweet

Stop by Harlem’s curated designer market on Sunday from noon to 6 PM, at La Maison d’Art, 259 West 132nd Street between Frederick Douglass Blvd and Adam Clayton Powell. FDB and ACP. Buy local and mingle with neighbors. Read more at Harlem Bespoke http://harlembespoke.blogspot.com/2014/08/bespoke-sugar-hill-market-x-maison-dart.html

Central Park Boogie

Also on Sunday, listen to Eliot Rivera and the New York Boogaloo Orchestra at the Harlem Meer Performance Festival in Central Park, Dana Discovery Center (110th St. and Lenox Ave.). The group
 combines old-school Afro-Cuban with contemporary salsa.

For more, click here: http://www.centralparknyc.org/calendar/events/harlem-meer-performance-9.html