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Get out and VOTE Tuesday June 28 2016.

By Mike Linthicum

Once again, New Yorkers have the opportunity to go to the
polls on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. This time it is to narrow the candidate pool of Senate and Congressional candidates for the general election. New York State has a CLOSED primary, which means that Democrats vote for Democrats, and Republicans vote for Republicans. Independents are not eligible to vote in this
primary—similar to the last presidential primary.

There is a growing trend in political awareness these days
that emphasizes the importance of Local Elections. Picking the right candidates for the Senate and Congress at the Federal level, and for State Assembly and Senate at the State level is extremely important. We encourage you to focus on these local races just as much as you follow the presidential election.

 As mentioned in a previous post about this year’s elections,
HCL is focusing on the 3 Congressional Districts that affect Harlem. These are districts 10, 13, and 15. To find out which district is yours, go to House.gov and enter your zip code.  Some zip codes are covered by more than one representative. In this case, you will need to enter your street address to find out which representative is yours. As you will see, for the US Senate race for New York, there is only one candidate from each party. So your focus would
be on the Congressional race to narrow down the pool.

Check back in September for more information on the State
level race for State Assembly and State Senate.

The Senate Race

The incumbent, [D]-Chuck Schumer, is up for re-election. Co-incumbent, [D]-Kristen Gillibrand’s term ends in 2019. In the General Election (in November), Schumer will be in competition with Republican candidate Wendy Long. There is also a Third
Party candidate, Robin Laverne Wilson.

The Congressional Race

District 10:

Name

Party

Personal Website

Jerrold Nadler (incumbent)

Democrat

http://www.jerrynadler.com/

Mikhail Oliver Rosenberg

Democrat

http://oliverrosenberg.com/

Philip Rosenthal

Republican

http://www.rosenthalforcongress.com/

District 10 has voted heavily Democratic for the last 3 elections (2010, 2012, and 2014).

District 15:

Name

Party

Personal Website

Jose Serrano (incumbent)

Democrat

None of these candidates
seems to have a website. Jose Serrano is on Facebook. [1]

Leonel Baez

Democrat

Alejandro Vega

Republican

Eduardo Ramirez

Third
Party

[1] Couldn’t find a working website for him. Try Facebook at: Rep Jose Serrano (Facebook)

District 15 has voted heavily Democratic for the last 3 elections (2010, 2012, and 2014).

District 13:

Name

Party

Personal Website

Adam Clayton Powell IV

Democrat

http://www.powellforcongress.com/

Keith Wright

Democrat

http://www.wright2016.com/

Suzan Cook

Democrat

http://suzanjohnsoncookforcongress.com/  [1]

Mike Gallagher

Democrat

http://mikegallagherforcongress.com/

Adriano Espaillat

Democrat

http://www.espaillat2016.com/

Guillermo Linares

Democrat

http://www.linaresforcongress.org/

Clyde Williams

Democrat

http://clydewilliams2016.com/

Sam Sloan

Democrat

Didn’t
find a working website [2]

Tony Evans

Republican

http://www.votetonyevans.com/

Daniel Vila Rivera

Third
Party

http://vilaforcongress.com/

 

[1] This website doesn’t seem to load. Try Facebook at: Suzan Johnson Cook (Facebook)

[2] Couldn’t find a working website for him. Try Facebook at: Sam Sloan (Facebook)

The incumbent for District 13 is Charles Rangel. He is not running for re-election.

District 13 has voted heavily Democratic for the last 3 elections (2010, 2012, and 2014).

 

Harlem Eat Up 2016

By HarlemMom for HarlemCondoLife

I attended the Harlem Eat Up event today on Sunday the last day of the event. It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day and I had a great time with my daughter. We attended last year and I must say this year it was bigger and better. It was well attended and they had a lot more booths and tables and chairs for people to sit. The music was playing the crowd was eating, dancing and having fun. We were at the area that was open to the general public. My daughter had her face painted and we had some sorbet that was being given out at the Aetna booth and we made a t-shirt there. We took our pic at the Citi booth and picked up a mason jar of Make My Cake red velvet. It was delicious! The wine and food event looked great but was not for us as I was there with my 2 and 1/2 year old but either way we had fun and so were many others at Harlem Eat Up 2016. The money raised went to City On Wheels and Harlem Parks and bought a lot of new and old faces to Harlem. Thank you for organizing a great event!

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Mafrika Music Festival Celebrates Global Music on 10th Anniversary

Mafrika
BURKINABE ENTERTAINTMENT Presents Mafrika Music Festival
10th Year Anniversary
 

Burkinabé Entertainment – a leading entertainment company specializing in world music delivers a top-tier festival showcasing the diversity of New York’s global music scene.

Mafrika Music Festival is a free, annual, outdoor global music and arts festival dedicated to showcasing both traditional and modern international music and art. The Festival will take place on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at Harlem’s iconic Marcus Garvey Park.