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Artists pay tribute to grafittist Jean-Michel Basquiat at Harlem museum exhibit
New York Daily News
The opening will coincide with the annual Harlem Week celebrations, he said. In October, the gallery will open “The Basquiat Remix,” where artists will show tribute pieces to Basquiat that were not in the first show.
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New York Daily News
Harlem Week 2011 Kicks Off
DNAinfo
“Only in Harlem can you have a week that lasts a month to 45 days,” said Harlem Week vice-chairman Marko Nobles. “It’s always been about showcasing the importance and greatness of the Harlem community and showing why Harlem is one of most recognized
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Harlem Week Celebration Underway
NY1
New Yorkers are turning out in force to take part in Harlem Week, an annual offering of performances and displays that runs through most of August. Organizers said the event is more diverse than ever. “It’s 37 years of fun, fashion, sports,
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Harlem Anti-Violence Group Finally Gets Place to Call Home
DNAinfo
Jean Corbett-Covington and Jackie Rowe-Adams, who have each lost children to gun violence, started Harlem Mothers SAVE to help grieving parents in 2006. SInce then, they’ve never had a formal place to call home. (DNAinfo/Jeff Mays) HARLEM There was
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DNAinfo
Harlem Week Kicks Off
The Epoch Times
By Tara MacIsaac SNAPSHOT OF HARLEM: Tanya Ndip celebrates renowned Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee by taking free portraits at a celebration of Harlem’s heritage and community at the US Grant Memorial on Sunday. (Tara MacIsaac/The Epoch Times)
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Reading firm sweetens eBay auction of hot pink stove for cancer fundraiser
Reading Eagle
The company will announce today that the buyer will get not only a stove, but also a four-course VIP dinner for six at New York City’s popular Red Rooster Harlem – a dinner personally cooked by award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson.
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PriceChopped B-Ball Townhouse Under Contract in Harlem
Curbed NY (blog)
The five-bedroom townhouse on West 120th owned by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is under contract after more than a year on the market. To recap, the house was originally purchased in 2002 by Dana Point Trust, reportedly created for Abdul-Jabbar,
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Curbed NY (blog)
Complaint Box | Water Wasters
New York Times (blog)
How do you tell someone in an inoffensive way that in a world of shrinking resources access to potable water is a gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted? Ted Botha lives in East Harlem and is the author of The Animal Lover (Jented Publishing, 2009;
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New York Times (blog)
Maureen Downey: The Ron Clark show
Atlanta Journal Constitution
That’s a molasses class, says Ron Clark, the desk-jumping, algebra-rapping, superstar teacher whose astounding success with struggling East Harlem students was celebrated in a movie and by Oprah Winfrey. In 2007, Clark used his fame to create his
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Video: John Robinson & Lewis Parker Harlem River Drive feat
By shamz
Peep the visuals above for Harlem River Drive featuring Angelz INC. A serious headbanger goin’ out to all the Uptown NYC residents. Video directed by V2GPhotography.com. In case you slept on it when it dropped, make sure you double
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Funeral service set for Delaware for late boxing promoter Butch Lewis

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Funeral service set for Delaware for late boxing promoter Butch Lewis
The Republic
Al Sharpton will give the eulogy. Lewis is perhaps best known for promoting the 1988 Michael Spinks-Mike Tyson fight. That bout ended with a first round knockout of Spinks, who earned more than $13 million for the fight. Lewis began his career in
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Harlem Anti-Violence Group Finally Gets Place to Call Home

Harlem Anti-Violence Group Finally Gets Place to Call Home

August 1, 2011 9:54am | By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

 

Jean Corbett-Covington and Jackie Rowe-Adams, who have each lost children to gun violence, started Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. to help grieving parents in 2006. SInce then, they’ve never had a formal place to call home. (DNAinfo/Jeff Mays)

HARLEM — There was no sign announcing the new storefront headquarters of anti-violence group Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.. Even its chairs had yet to be unpacked. But that didn’t stop a woman looking for help from dropping in.

“She said someone told her to come here for help,” said Jean Corbett-Covington, co-founder of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. (Stop Another Violent End).

Since starting the group to help grieving parents in 2006, Corbett-Covington and Jackie Rowe-Adams — who have each lost children to gun violence — have never had a formal place to call home.

“We were just going from place to place,” said Rowe-Adams. “Harlem Hospital opened its doors to us, different churches. We met at any place that would host us.” 

Those days are over.

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Scientists discover gene that raises risk of asthma in African Americans (The Daily Herald)
U.S. Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation unique to African Americans that could help explain why blacks are so susceptible to asthma.

Manassas African American festival highlights diversity within culture
Manassas African American festival highlights diversity within culture (Journal Messenger)
In the span of 21 years, the Manassas African American Heritage Festival has gone from a small event that drew a few hundred visitors to an all-encompassing festival that now brings in thousands.
Retirements could open Iowa judiciary to diversity (Ankeny Press Citizen)
Nearly one in four of Iowa’s trial-level judges will become eligible to retire with full pensions over the next five years, potentially opening the door for more women and minorities to join the state’s mostly white and male judiciary.

Unlikely star: Teen crosses cultural lines, sings Chinese opera (Alexandria Daily Town Talk)
Tyler Thompson rehearses June 11 with the Great Wall Youth Orchestra in Oakland, Calif.

Phoebe Putney celebrates centennial (The Albany Herald)
On the afternoon of the grand opening of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, ladies of the Hospital Aid Association conducted tours of the new facility.

Obama Faces Grumbling On The Left (New Hampshire Public Radio –)
President Obama may have lost a direct hand in the debt-limit negotiations, but some of his liberal base is still seething at the concessions he was willing to make to Republicans – especially Social Security and Medicare cuts that may yet be in the offing.

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