Category Archives: Politics

What Would You Do With $1 Million?

It’s not just a rhetorical question - the City is asking us to suggest projects to improve our community and we will get a chance to vote on which ones should be included in the City budget. It is a new way of making decisions about how to use public money called Participatory Budgeting, now in its second year.  If you would like to learn how to weigh in, check out one of these informational sessions in our area:

Tuesday, Sepatember 9th 5:30 pm at Union Settlement (237 E 104 Street)

Monday, September 15th at 5:30 pm at the Jonson Community Center (1833 Lexington Ave) $_million

Have you every considered running for public office?

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If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections!  The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental justice organization, and several other community groups.  The seminar will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm at the WE ACT offices at 1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor. 

You can RSVP to www.haveyouconsideredrunning.eventbrite.com or contact Charles Callaway at Charles@weact.org with any questions regarding this event.
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FILM: Changing Face of Harlem by Shawn Batey

The Changing Face of Harlem Via HarlemCondoLife.com

The Changing Face of Harlem is a new one-hour documentary that examines the revitalization of Harlem told through the deeply personal stories of its residents, small business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy.

The piece takes a critical look at Harlem’s history, early development, and its present transformation, and highlights how a community deals with the challenge of maintaining identity while accepting change.

Three central characters serve as a thread throughout the film providing personal insight into the changes.

Frank, affectionately known as the “mayor of 114th street,” has lived on the same block since the 1940.  Tekima, a florist located in Mart 125 located across from the Apollo Theater on 125th street, opened in 1986.  Asadah, an educator who teaches youth in East Harlem.

Other contributors include Congressman Charlie Rangel, Rev. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church, local architect Zevilla Preston, Nellie Bailey, Director of Harlem Tenants Alliance, Karen Phillips, co-founder of Abyssinian Development Corporation, and Russell and Maurice Grey, father and son owners of Edward Sisters Realty, a black owned and operated agency that has serviced the Harlem community for three generations.

via About The Film | Changing Face of Harlem.

Happy Veterans Day – Thank You For Serving Our Country

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Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  This Veteran’s Day, stand with our American heroes, and our wounded warriors.  Give them and show them the respect that they deserve.

I have to say that Google has really stepped it up the last year or so with their graphics and innovative illustrations.  Bravo to Google for showing your artistic expression and especially today showing your patriotism for our veterans.

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