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South Bronx Rallies Against Violence

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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A number of outraged community groups gathered on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse in the South Bronx on Sunday, November 22, just a few short blocks from Yankee Stadium. The rally was an expression of outrage, a call for action against the recent gun violence that has plagued communities like the South Bronx. […]

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The Black Nutcracker, A Twist on Traditional Christmas Fare

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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People having a hard time getting excited for the same old Christmas pageantry might want to head uptown December 22nd instead of Rockefeller Center or Radio City Hall Music Hall. The Uptown Dance Academy, a Harlem not-for-profit dance school for urban youth, is putting on a performance of “The Black Nutcracker” at 7:00 P.M. at […]

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Promising Life Cut Short by Gun Violence

Posted on 07. Dec, 2009 by .

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A young man in baggy clothing, his hair braided in cornrows underneath a flat brimmed orange ball cap, stood behind the crowd, out of sight, with tears streaming down his face. Nearby, community leaders and local politicians took turns shouting familiar refrains into a bullhorn, imploring members of the community to do whatever they could […]

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Mylinda Lee, Community Activist

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .

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I first met Mylinda Lee at one of Pastor Vernon Williams meeting for the HCCLC, or Harlem Clergy Coaltion. Besides the Pastor, Mylinda was one of the most vocal and active people taking part. A single mother of four, Mylinda is a well known presence in Harlem. She constantly battles for the good of the […]

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Veteran Courts Expand Rapidly to Fill Need

Posted on 18. Nov, 2009 by .

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The lack of services for veterans in this country has been well documented in the media. My fellow classmates have done an outstanding job of recent with their veteran stories. Often times in these articles, however, solutions are not proposed. It is only declared that veterans need more help, or brought to light that certain […]

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Pre-Halloween Harlem Peace March

Posted on 03. Nov, 2009 by .

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Young men in Harlem marched through the streets on Friday, October 30th, as part of a peace rally aimed at discouraging violence during the traditionally tumultuous Halloween period. The march was organized by the Harlem Children’s Zone, a non-profit organization that runs programs and provides educational opportunities and support for children and families in Harlem. […]

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"It's not about calling 911. It's about cultivation."

Posted on 26. Oct, 2009 by .

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Mobile Police Unit in Harlem, shot on the Flipcam on 10/21/09 The texts come in at all hours of the day. October 21, 7:25 PM: 7th and St. Nic, fighting now need people in the streets. October 22, 9:13 AM: Member’s, the black community must insist; must make it clear that the killing will not […]

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Audio Slideshow: 60th Anniversay of CCP Protest

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by .

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Nearly a hundred people from a number of anti-Chinese government groups gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in midtown Manhattan last night to protest the continued rule of the Chinese Communist Party. The protest, staged to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the CCP seizing power, was in sharp contrast to the scene at […]

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Protest Aimed at 60 Years of Chinese Communist Party Rule

Posted on 01. Oct, 2009 by .

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Nearly a hundred people from a number of anti-Chinese government groups gathered in front of the Chinese Consulate in midtown Manhattan last night to protest the continued rule of the Chinese Communist Party. The protest, staged to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the CCP seizing power, was in sharp contrast to the scene at […]

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