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  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work — like rolling...
  • Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’

    02/09/2015 6:35:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive. While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Times. “These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Mr....
  • Hillary eyes Brooklyn for campaign HQ

    02/04/2015 2:55:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2015 | Amie Parnes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hillary Clinton is focused on housing her 2016 campaign headquarters in New York City — potentially in Brooklyn, which has emerged as a leading contender. Insiders say Clinton aides are looking at Brooklyn as a possible location, and that an office in White Plains, near the Clintons’s Chappaqua, N.Y., home, has been all but ruled out. For months, some in the Clinton universe thought that setting up the campaign in or around White Plains, a middle-class enclave with dozens of office parks, would be a good home for the former secretary of State’s second presidential campaign. But using Brooklyn for...
  • [6-24-2014]Primary day: The 6 big questions

    06/24/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    POLITICO.com ^ | 6/24/14 5:02 AM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    In a post-Eric Cantor world, anything seems possible. And Tuesday’s races in Mississippi, Oklahoma and New York offer fertile territory for upsets and surprises. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is the underdog in a runoff with state Sen. Chris McDaniel, and could end up the first Senate incumbent to lose this year. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) faces his toughest reelection challenge yet as he seeks a 23rd term. And Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is trying to fend off a tea party-backed former state House speaker in the race for an open Oklahoma Senate seat. Colorado and Maryland also are holding primaries.
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel rap urges voters to turn out for Harlem's 'Original Gangster'

    06/24/2014 2:23:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Facing the toughest reelection fight of his career against primary challenger state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has turned to unconventional measures to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday’s primary. He’s seen as vulnerable in part because of his age and long tenure in office, but the congressman has taken steps — quite literally, at times, dance steps — to dispel any notion that he’s unhip or out of touch. This weekend, he danced to the “Wobble” after being endorsed by a founding member of the Fugees at an event that also featured a customized rap about...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel didn’t pay rent on Harlem office but state bailed him out

    04/06/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/06/14 | Michael Gartland
    New York City’s longest-serving congressman won’t pay his rent. State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, records ­obtained by The Post show. His staffers’ excuse? They lost the lease, according to state Office of General Services correspondence. “I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a July 30, 2013, e-mail to a colleague that was ­obtained...
  • Vandalism of Harlem church sign being investigated as a hate crime (ATLAH)

    03/25/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:04 PM | Michael J. Feeney
    The tables have turned. Police are investigating the vandalism of the inflammatory sign at ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem over the weekend as a hate crime. The unlikely situation stands to paint the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, who frequently adorned his marquee with blatantly vicious messages, in a sympathetic light. …
  • Charlie Rangel: "Our community’s 9/11"

    03/12/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Rep. Charles Rangel called an apparent building explosion and collapse in his home district in Harlem, New York the most “horrific” thing that has hit his home district in his time in Washington and his community’s Sept. 11. “I’ve never had anything this horrific that’s happened in my community since I’ve been in Washington,” Rangel told NBC’s New York affiliate Wednesday as news reports of the fire response continued to come in. “I hope that soon, and very soon, it will be contained and we can go back to some degree of normal normalcy.”
  • Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem

    03/12/2014 8:05:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/12/14
    Two buildings have collapsed after an explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem. It happened around 9 a.m. on Park Avenue on 116th Street, the FDNY said. One of the buildings that collapsed had a piano repair shop with apartments above. The second building housed a church. Officials believe both buildings were 5-stories.
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • The gentrification of Spike Lee: He marketed Brooklyn, cashed out and now complains

    02/28/2014 8:39:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/26/14 | Errol Louis
    Spike Lee’s obscenity-filled tirade about the gentrification of inner-city neighborhoods — caught on tape and posted online in all its mother-effing glory — perfectly captured the bitterness, confusion and circular logic that sends most conversations about New York’s ever-changing neighborhoods down a blind alley. Lee’s torrent of cussing and complaints mostly focused on how well-heeled white newcomers have allegedly ruined Fort Greene, where he grew up. Much of what he said was hilarious (“Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the mother-effing Westminster Dog Show!”). But some of it was downright offensive (“You can’t just come...
  • Vandals target Spike Lee’s former home after director’s gentrification rant

    03/02/2014 5:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2014
    Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of director Spike Lee days after a video of the director ranting against gentrification went viral. The vandals sprayed “Do The Right Thing,” on the front of the brownstone home in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The message is the title of one of Lee’s best-known movies, which tackles the subject of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Lee’s former home had part of the title written on the side of its stoop. …
  • New York City to reroute trash from landfills to Brooklyn neighborhood to offset gentrification

    03/01/2014 9:13:37 AM PST · by orwell2112 · 22 replies
    Thoughtgrime ^ | March 1, 2014 | Sisyphus
    NEW YORK — (TG) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, acting swiftly in response to an emotional, expletive-littered denunciation of gentrification by perennially furious movie director Spike Lee, has issued an emergency directive ordering all refuse collected in the city to be dumped on up-and-coming Brooklyn enclave Fort Greene. The mayoral action is intended to address a number of concerns raised by Lee, a Fort Greene native, during a thunderous speech he delivered at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute on Tuesday. Lee, furious that white yuppies emboldened by a lack of violent crime now enter the neighborhood with impunity, delivered a...
  • Spike Lee’s Racism Isn’t Cute: ‘M—–f—– Hipster’ Is the New ‘Honkey'

    03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | John McWhorter
    It’s interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesn’t understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots. Basically, black people are getting paid more money than they’ve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing… why? Lee seems to think it’s somehow...
  • Spike Lee Demands Caucasians “Get Outta” Black Neighborhoods

    02/27/2014 11:31:01 AM PST · by massmike · 64 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 02/27/2014 | Dave Blount
    White liberals have been very good to Spike Lee, pouring money and praise upon him in return for the excruciatingly politically correct movies he directs. Here he returns the favor exactly as we have come to expect: Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. … Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into...
  • Spike Lee Gets Brutally Honest When Discussing Gentrification in Brooklyn

    02/26/2014 3:35:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Complex City Guide ^ | 2/26/14 | Julian Kimble
    <p>The "Defend Brooklyn" hoodie that Spike Lee wore last night should've been a clear indicator regarding his thoughts on gentrification in the borough that raised him.</p> <p>Last night, Lee appeared at Pratt Institute for a Black History Month lecture, but the discussion quickly became a piercingly truthful rant from the opinionated auteur. Citing a New York Times article about the supposed good of gentrification, Lee unleashed a seven-minute tirade about how the changes in Brooklyn infuriate him, specifically the "Christopher Columbus Syndrome."</p>
  • Spike Lee rants about gentrification - New York's black culture being erased by white residents

    02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 26 February 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The Brooklyn-raised director launched into an argument about the drawbacks of gentrification Compared Fort Greene Park to the 'motherf*****' Wesminster Dog Show' because it is so clean Lee was raised in Brooklyn but has lived in the Upper East Side since 2000 Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. The director, who has focused on racial issues and gentrification in his films, blasted an audience member at the Pratt Institute who started defending the changes...
  • Spike Lee explains expletive-filled gentrification rant

    02/27/2014 3:55:52 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2//27/2014
    His parents still live there. He still keeps an office there. But it's not the same neighborhood he grew up in, and his feelings about newcomers now inhabiting once-blighted parts of America's most-populous city like Fort Greene slapped many people in the face after the famed director went into an expletive-laced rant during an African-American History Month lecture on Tuesday. Spike Lee on gentrification "I grew up here in New York. It's changed," Lee said at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. "And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the South Bronx,...
  • NYPD arrests man in a possible 'knockout' attack in lower Manhattan

    01/17/2014 11:45:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola
    A 24-year-old man punched a man in the nose in a possible “knockout” attack in lower Manhattan Wednesday, and was caught minutes later, police said. Laval Woods of Harlem is charged with felony assault in the 2 p.m. incident for allegedly sneaking up behind the victim, who is 74, on Fulton St. and hitting him. A bystander saved the victim from hitting the ground, said witness Misha Erwitt. PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Laval Woods of Harlem is arrested for punching a man in the nose at about 2 p.m. in Lower Manhattan.
  • Queens man breaks leg in Harlem attack, claims to be victim of the 'knockout game'

    12/15/2013 3:08:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 15, 2013 | Barry Paddock and Thomas Tracy
    A Queens man broke his leg Thursday in a horrific, unprovoked daytime attack similar to a “knockout game” strike, the Daily News has learned. Clifford Wong, 52, was leaving his job at a New York Lottery office in Harlem and was nearing his car on W. 126th St. near Lenox Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. when he saw a group of black teens watching him. “Something didn’t feel right so I crossed the street,” he said. “I took a few steps and in an instant one guy was in front of me.” “Where do you think you’re going?” the suspect...
  • A Revealing Hour in Harlem With Anthony Weiner

    08/09/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8-9-13 | Scott Conroy
    NEW YORK -- It was just a few minutes into Anthony Weiner's door-to-door canvass of a Harlem public housing complex Thursday night, and the New York City mayoral candidate was already agitated. As he scanned his staff-prepared list of apartment numbers and corresponding residents' names, the candidate shook his head in disapproval. "This is no good, the way you have this organized," he said to one of two young, female aides who were accompanying him. “This is N.G. -- not great.” A few minutes later, Weiner remained fixated on the quality of his staff’s advance work, voicing his displeasure in...
  • Unsuspecting Man Shoved into Traffic on 126th Street, Police Say

    08/01/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 8/1/2013 | Jeff Mays and Aidan Gardine
    HARLEM — Police are looking for a suspect who they say shoved an unsuspecting 45-year-old man into moving traffic Tuesday morning while he was crossing 126th Street between Lenox and Fifth avenues. The sudden shove was so hard that the victim's feet left the ground and he was launched into the rear passenger door of a moving car about 9:40 a.m., police and witnesses said. "If he had been pushed a microsecond earlier he would have been killed," said Eric Nunlee, 36, a creative director who witnessed the incident as he was jogging along 126th Street. Nunlee said the man...
  • Harlem hammer horror

    07/23/2013 4:08:30 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | KIRSTAN CONLEY and DANA SAUCHELLI
    Two men were attacked blocks apart in Harlem early yesterday by a hammer-wielding gang of thugs, police sources said. snip Sources said he was set upon by a gang of five or six black males wearing white T-shirts, and that at least one of the goons struck him over the head with a hammer.
  • Illegal Status Keeps Immigrant Tenants In Poor Housing

    11/15/2012 4:08:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The Uptowner ^ | Nov 15th, 2012 | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    “It’s very dirty here, all the apartments have rats,” says Catalina Espinosa, 34, who opens her door on the fifth floor carrying an infant son with one arm while a daughter peeks out from behind her. Three stories below, Tino Torres, 40, has lived with rodents for all his five years in this building at 1985 Amsterdam in Washington Heights. “The rats crawl from the kitchen into my bedroom,” he says. For many uptown immigrants, coming to America hasn’t meant an upgrade in housing. “In the last five years, it’s one of the worst buildings I have seen,” Luis Manuel...
  • Howard Stern Does It Again: Interviews Obama Supporters in Harlem, Hilarity Ensues

    09/24/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 24, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Remember back in 2008 when shock jock Howard Stern had his associates conduct “man on the street” interviews with Obama supporters? We’re sure you do. The results were both hilarious and depressing (depending on your political persuasion, of course). Why were the results of the 2008 experiment hilarious/depressing? Because it became painfully clear that many of the people interviewed by Stern’s team had absolutely no idea what they were talking about or why they were supporting candidate Obama. And if you thought it was funny (and/or depressing) in 2008, you’ll really enjoy the 2012 edition. Yes, Stern’s cohort once again...
  • Officer Phillip Cardillo Cannot Be Memorialized Thanks to Louis Farrakhan

    08/14/2012 3:58:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2012 | Sara Noble
    That stellar symbol of Chicago values, Rahm Emanuel, is working with Louis Farrakhan, purveyor of hatred and bigotry, on the Chicago crime wave. Meanwhile, Farrakhan is being allowed to block a Harlem memorial for murdered police officer, Phillip Cardillo. It was Farrakhan’s own people who killed the officer. …
  • Harlem Then and Now (Thomas Sowell)

    08/06/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 7, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Books about the history of Harlem have long fascinated me — my favorite being "When Harlem Was in Vogue" by David Levering Lewis. However, a more recent book, titled simply "Harlem" by Jonathan Gill, presents a more comprehensive history — going all the way back to the time when the Dutch were the first settlers of New York, and named that area for the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Most of us today think of Harlem as a black community, but it was not that for most of its 400-year history. John James Audubon, famed for his studies of...
  • Harlem's 'Queen of Soul Food' Dies at 86

    07/23/2012 12:27:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AM New York ^ | 7/19/2012 | IVAN PEREIRA
    Sylvia Woods, the owner of Harlem's famed Sylvia's restaurant, died Thursday at the age of 86. The "Queen of Soul Food" battled Alzheimer's disease for years and was surrounded by her loved ones during her final days, her family said in a statement. Elected officials from all over the nation expressed their condolences to Woods' kin, who still manage the 50-year-old restaurant. "She exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit that is at the heart of our city's success," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. Born in South Carolina, Woods and her husband Herbert moved to Harlem in the '40s and she...
  • Son kills sister, wounds mom in Harlem shootout: cops

    04/24/2012 6:33:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 24, 2012
    Authorities say NYPD officers wounded a suspect outside a Harlem apartment after he fatally shot a 13-year-old girl and critically injured her mother. Police say they responded to the Polo Grounds Houses at 2971 Eighth Ave. around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of a female shot. They found the victims inside an apartment. The girl had been shot in the head. Her 44-year-old mother was shot multiple times. The woman told police that the suspect was her 28-year-old son.
  • 12-Year-Old Boys Arrested for Allegedly Dropping Shopping Cart on NYC Mother

    11/01/2011 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 36 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/1/11 | Fox News
    Two 12-year-old boys were in police custody after allegedly dropping a shopping cart four stories onto a New York City mother who was out buying Halloween candy for underprivileged children. Marion Salmon Hedges, a wealthy Manhattan real-estate agent, was struck in the head by the falling cart on Sunday while walking outside a Target store with her 14-year-old son in East Harlem, the New York Post reports. Gaurav Patel, a doctor who witnessed the incident, performed CPR on Hedges, who was later transported to Harlem Hospital where she remains in a medically-induced coma. "We heard a little boy just screaming,"...
  • Barbara from Harlem Inspires Tea Parties United Crowd (Video)

    10/16/2011 5:03:17 PM PDT · by PALIN SMITH · 16 replies
    Palin Smith reports ^ | October 16, 2011 | Palin Smith
    Tea Parties United is a growing federation of New York and New Jersey Tea Party groups that is making an impact in southeastern New York and northern New Jersey. TPU held a rally at the Platzi Brauhaus in Pomona, NY on Saturday afternoon, October 15, 1011. Hundreds of people attended the four hour event. Several notable speakers inspired the crowd, but nobody electified the patriots like Barbara from Harlem. If you don't know of Barbara, she is a frequent caller to the Mark Levin national talk radio show.
  • Man Is Arrested in Harlem Murder

    09/13/2011 9:13:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 14, 2011 | SEAN GARDINER
    Police arrested one man and were searching for two others Tuesday in connection with the murder of Manhattan high school basketball standout Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy.
  • Nation of Islam Leader Farrakhan Says Fort Hood Shooter Is Not a Terrorist Just a Good Muslim

    08/17/2011 2:42:11 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 50 replies
    Hate Preached In Harlem: Nation of Islam Leader Farrakhan Says Fort Hood Shooter Is Not a Terrorist Just a Good Muslim Who Was Driven Crazy By The Terrorist American Soldiers Who Rape Muslim Men, Woman & Families http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hate-preached-in-harlem-nation-of-islam-leader-farrakhan-says-fort-hood-shooter-is-not-a-terrorist-just-a-good-muslim-who-was-driven-crazy-by-the-terrorist-american-soldiers-who-rape-muslim-men-woma/
  • Maxine Waters Apologizes-To Fidel Castro

    08/26/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    According to Maxine Waters the Tea party “can go straight to hell”. But “VIVA FIDEL!” she chanted during the rapturous reception that greeted the Stalinist dictator’s visit to Harlem’s Riverside Church on Sept. 9, 2000. The overflow crowd packed the Church to suffocation and spilled from the doors onto the streets and sidewalks. "I came to Harlem because I knew it was here that I would find my best friends!" beamed the jailer of the longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history, inside the Harlem church that might still be radioactive except for Khrushchev foiling his fondest wish in...
  • Library has no shelf life

    08/21/2011 10:09:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2011 | CANDICE M. GIOVE
    You could check out the barren shelves, but not the books. A Harlem library branch has rows upon rows of empty bookcases. The shelves in each and every aisle in the adult section of the 115th Street Library had two or more rows without a single tome. Though the NYPL online catalogue indicated that four copies of "The Catcher in the Rye" were available, they weren't there -- and they weren't checked out. The librarian said that the selection there has always been sparse and then whispered, "And there are no metal detectors. Sometimes people just walk out with stuff."
  • Protestors in Harlem Rail Against Libya Bombing

    08/13/2011 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    ournewsnow.com ^ | August 14, 2011
    New York, NY - The streets of Harlem, New York were alive with sounds of protest as a coalition of left wing groups gathered there to demonstrate against US foreign policy…Specifically to express outrage about the US led bombing campaign in Libya and economic sanctions against Zimbabwe. The event called the Millions in Harlem march was organized by the Nation of Islam. It’s controversial leader Louis Farrakhan has publicly supported Libya’s Muhammar Gaddafi and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabi despite the questionable human right records of both leaders. National Black United Front leader Kofi Tahara said the U.S. and its allies should...
  • Muslim gal assaulted in Harlem

    07/08/2011 4:31:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8, 2011 | JAMIE SCHRAM and MAURA O'CONNOR
    A Muslim woman was beaten by two female thugs who ripped off her headdress during a Harlem attack that cops are investigating as a possible hate crime, The Post has learned. Aissatou Diallo, 56, said she was pummeled after asking one of the women to stop taking her picture as she walked to her husband's store Wednesday. "I was minding my business. I was fully covered. So, why did they attack me -- just because I am a Muslim?" Diallo told The Post. Diallo said she politely asked Francesca Johnson, 28, to quit snapping cellphone shots as she walked down...
  • NAACP vs. Black Parents [Thousands of black parents protest NAACP on school choice]

    06/03/2011 8:22:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 4, 2011
    Thousands of American blacks held a rally in Harlem last week to protest . . . the NAACP.The New York state chapter of the civil rights organization and the United Federation of Teachers, the local teachers union, have filed a lawsuit to stop the city from closing 22 of Gotham's worst schools. The lawsuit also aims to block the city from giving charter schools space to operate in buildings occupied by traditional public schools. Protesters at the rally, which included parents and charter school operators like Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children's Zone, urged the NAACP to withdraw from the...
  • The $100 million school that could remake Harlem

    05/04/2011 6:15:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2011 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    It’s a $100 million holistic Harlem complex meant to combine the latest research on how to provide the best education to kids in poor communities, which means going beyond reading, writing and arithmetic. The state-of-the-art school — with 60% of construction costs shouldered by city taxpayers — will include a community center, recreation rooms and even a health clinic. The Promise Academy Charter School, on the grounds of the St. Nicholas Houses, could change the lives not just of the 1,300 kids enrolled in K-12, but of a neighborhood where 42% of families live below the poverty line. As envisioned...
  • New Black Panthers Plan Massive Egypt-Style Protest & Boycott of ‘Non-Blacks’

    04/22/2011 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 104 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 19, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl,
    The New Black Panther Party, the racist and radical black power group, has a big day ahead of it this coming Saturday. According to its website, it’s planning a massive 60-city “showdown.” And the day of rage will include a protest of “non-black” businesses. The group says it’s establishing a home base at an office building in Harlem, an area it’s modeling after revolutionary ground zero in Egypt. The site goes on to explain why its rallying: As in other revolutions, protests and uprisings going on around the earth, a showdown is looming for Saturday April 23rd as marchers with...
  • At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to Obama (50 pay $30k for ribs & cornbread)

    04/04/2011 12:44:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Observer ^ | 3/30/11 | Reid Pillifant
    At Harlem Dinner, A Few Disaffected Donors Come Back to ObamaBy Reid Pillifant March 30, 2011 | 7:28 p.m President Obama is making progress. According to two sources who attended the "purposefully small" D.N.C. dinner at the Red Rooster in Harlem last night, a few of those much-discussed, dissident donors were among the 50 attendees who paid $30,800 to enjoy short ribs and cornbread, and chat amiably with the president. "There were people there who in the past have expressed frustrations, and one person who said, 'You know, I'm not going to support him for re-election,'" said one attendee. "Well,...
  • As former President Bill Clinton leaves Harlem, no tears from residents

    03/24/2011 1:18:29 PM PDT · by illiac · 13 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | 3/23/11 | Michael J Feeney
    HARLEM residents aren't crying over former President Bill Clinton's offices moving out of their neighborhood. The William J. Clinton Foundation, which moved onto W. 125th St. nearly 10 years ago, plans to move most of its offices to Water St. in the financial district.
  • President Obama to headline $30,800-a-head DNC bash in Harlem; at least one local fundraiser balks

    03/16/2011 12:30:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | March 16 2011 | Celeste Katz
    President Obama is headed to Harlem at the end of the month for a $30,800-per-head political cash bash. Obama's March 29 fundraiser at the Red Rooster Restaurant on Lenox Avenue will raise ducats for the Democratic National Committee. The swank soiree in Harlem, an important base of African-American support, is advertised as an intimate six-table affair, Politico.com first reported. The President will also attend an invitation-only, "Thank You Reception" at the Studio Museum on 125th Street, minus the DNC fundraising. Darren Rigger, one Harlem fundraiser, raised his eyebrows at the price tag. "It doesn't seem like it's going to be...
  • Rapper Jim Jones being sued by women filmed topless for video

    02/11/2011 1:38:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2011 | Jose Martinez
    Harlem rapper Jim Jones is being sued by a pair of Houston hotties over their R-rated romp in his new "Summer Time" video. Samantha Stotts and Sharie Johnson have some topless fun in the sun during the raunchy clip, which shows the rapper sipping Champagne and counting $100 bills surrounded by scantily clad beauties.
  • Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are"

    12/14/2010 4:21:23 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 14, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Michael Steele says he goes to Harlem because "that’s where the votes are." Struggling RNC chairman Michael Steele was a late guest on Greta van Susteren’s On the Record last night. Steele has been in the news recently because not only did he announce his intention to run for reelection as RNC chairman, but also because many Republicans and conservatives don’t want him to return, primarily because of his sorry performance. Steele confirmed many doubts people have about him when he blurted out that he liked going to Harlem as RNC chair because "that’s where the votes are." The weird...
  • Clinton Stays On As Harlem Tenant

    11/07/2010 7:32:48 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online Edition ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2010 | MAURA WEBBER SADOVI
    Harlem's most famous tenant has renewed his lease at a savings to the U.S. taxpayer. Former President Bill Clinton, who caught some by surprise when he chose the 14-story building at 55 W. 125th St. for his offices after leaving the White House, has signed up for another 10 years. The lease for the 8,715 square feet on the building's top floor was negotiated by the U.S. General Services Administration.
  • Rangel won another term by a wide margin Tuesday despite lingering concerns over ethics allegations

    11/03/2010 9:50:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 11/03/10 | Sarah Darville and Leah Greenbaum
    Rangel won another term by a wide margin Tuesday despite lingering concerns over ethics allegationsBy Sarah Darville and Leah Greenbaum Published November 3, 2010 Staffers purchased a dozen bottles of champagne weeks ago to celebrate Representative Charles Rangel’s victory Tuesday night. But the short celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club on 128th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard did not pass without mention of the 40-year incumbent’s upcoming public trial for ethics charges. Rangel won another term by a wide margin Tuesday despite lingering concerns over ethics allegations related to failing to pay income taxes and not...
  • Challenging Charlie (Black conservative--former Jets player--opposing Rangel)

    10/24/2010 5:28:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies
    NY POST ^ | 10/24/10 | EDITORIAL
    Michael Faulkner is challenging Rangel on the Republican line. A former NY Jet, he’s pastor of Harlem's New Horizons Church. Faulkner advocates: * Cutting taxes and regs — especially for small business — to spark job creation. * Encouraging alternatives to public-education, including charters and full school choice. * Redoing O/Care to improve health care rather than reworking insurance. Harlem residents tired and embarrassed by Rangel’s conduct should vote for Faulkner Nov. 2.
  • High HIV Rates for Black Women Frighten Health Reporter

    10/22/2010 7:03:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 63 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 20 Oct | Tomika Anderson
    How a new report on HIV infection in the Big Apple scared a health reporter into getting tested and having a frank discussion with her "boo." By Tomika Anderson My longtime lover and I were driving through Harlem when we passed a billboard that made me want to slam on the brakes and pull the car over. On it were two women -- one black and one Latina -- their pretty, youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur...
  • Michel Faulkner, the REPUBLICAN vs. Rangel, NY 15

    09/18/2010 4:23:23 PM PDT · by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN · 7 replies
    I congratulate Congressman Rangel on his victory in the Democratic primary and look forward to facing him in the November election for New York’s 15th Congressional District seat. Although he’s done good work in Washington over the past 40 years, we must realize that the Charlie Rangel I face today is not the Charlie Rangel we voted for 40, 30, or even 20 years ago, proven by the fact that nearly half his former supporters voted against him in the primary. Rangel lost not only the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee, but also the respect of his colleagues....