Amanda Mobley is her name, and she’s the 2015 winner of the Miss Harlem Shake competition. One of Harlem’s own, she was born here and mentors children. She’s an interior designer, event producer and print model. Ms. Mobley has generously chosen Harlem’s Church of the Master, Adopt a School program to receive her $1,000 donation.
No stranger to beauty competitions, Ms. Mobley competed in the Miss New York USA pageant. She chooses to live by example and encourages the young people she mentors to pursue their passion.
Ms. Mobley expressed her gratitude for having been voted the winner: I’m so honored to give back to an organization and community that has given so much to me. This experience resonates so deeply for me as I’ve grown up here and experienced Harlem’s rich culture and participated in and was able to benefit from programs that I am now able to give back to.
Harlem Shake, located on 124th at Lenox Ave., holds the yearly competition for a woman who embodies their brand and represents the culture of the Harlem community. Each winner is given the opportunity to choose an organization to receive a generous donation from Harlem Shakes.
Congratulations, Amanda Mobley! We’ll look for you this Sunday, September 20th on the Harlem Shake float in the African American Day Parade!
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Join us for the 45th ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE in Harlem. It’s the largest Black Parade In America. On SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014. 1:00 P.M. IN HARLEM. 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. To 136th Street.
Mayor Bill de Blasio
Rev. Al Sharpton
Dr. Adelaide Sanford
Congressman Charles Rangel
Imam Izal-El M. Pasha
The event will showcase positive black achievements
For Further Information, Call Abe Snyder or Yusuf Hasan ,Tamara Norman
via Home – African American Day Parade Online.
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Always a colorful feast for the senses, the 2013 African American Day Parade also brought out the stars of the current New York political scene. A convertible ferrying Grand Marshals Congressman Charles Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins led the charge up Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, followed by former Controller and perhaps-Mayoral runoff candidate Bill Thompson.
Bronx Borough President and Independent Mayoral Candidate Adolfo Carrion marched closely behind. Council member and Public Advocate candidate Letitia James was also there waving to the crowds, as was Manhattan Borough President and Democratic Controller hopeful Scott Stringer.
Toward the end, current Public Advocate and Democratic Mayoral primary winner –who in past parades walked toward the front– was this time riding large on a float with his wife and a live band.
Of course it’s not all about the politics, it’s also about the people.
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Sunday was the 43rd Annual African American Day Parade celebrating Dignity, Pride and Music! I look forward each year to the celebration and this year we had a day of incredible weather.
I took some great video footage that is uploading now on Youtube and as soon as it is finished I will share here on HarlemCondoLife.
Videos coming soon! Technical difficulty…
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