“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Rest in Peace. With hearts heavy around the world right now with the passing of Nelson Mandela. He led a tireless, valiant and successful struggle that brought freedom to millions.
His efforts were watched and supported by millions in the United States, whose same struggle has been so well recounted in the PBS series The African Americans.
As you honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela please make time to watch this amazing series by yourself or with family and friends. Watch one minute of one episode and you won’t be able to stop, it is so captivating.
A brief history of Nelson Mandela
A segment from The African Americans
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“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.”
– Frederick Douglass
HCL congratulates the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama on the occasion of the Inauguration of his second term of office and we celebrate the proud and rich diversity of our nation.
Looking for that perfect gift for family and friends? Browse HarlemCondoLife’s new on-line store. New items will be added regularly so keep this page bookmarked and visit it often.
“Give Harlem for the Holidays!”
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In a video report about Harlem, The Atlanta Post talks about the 2009 census data, how it revealed the black population has been decreased by double digits, non-blacks are moving into the area, and replacing African-Americans that have called Harlem home for generations. The Atlanta Postconsulted with experts and asks: what does this mean for the future of Harlem, what’s going on in Harlem and what the experts see next for the transitioning community?
In a video report about Harlem, The Atlanta Post talks about the 2009 census data, how it revealed the black population has been decreased by double digits, non-blacks are moving into the area, and replacing African-Americans that have called Harlem home for generations. The Atlanta Post consulted with experts and asks: what does this mean for the future of Harlem, what’s going on in Harlem and what the experts see next for the transitioning community?
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
I wanted to share some good news with you. Remember how I told you about a film titled Changing Face of Harlem and how the filmmaker was trying to raise funds to get into the editing booth to finish the film! Well, Shawn Batey, the documentarian and the brainchild behind this film, reached her goal! That’s awesome news! Below is one of the notes I received from Shawn confirming the goods news. Shawn also sent out a separate note thanking select social networks,such as HCL and WeHarlem.com, and many others for helping to spread the good word about her film. To me, this is what makes blogging rewarding and what social networking is all about, i.e. sharing insightful information that can help make a difference.
A big congrats to Shawn and her film, Changing Face of Harlem. Can’t wait to see the final product!
June 10, 2011
I am happy to announce that we reached our $5,000 goal. THANK YOU so much to everyone who’s been so generous and helped us get there. We had 31 new backers come on board this week…that’s amazing! Thanks to you all we breezed past the goal 4 days ahead of the deadline!! The Kickstarter project for CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM runs until 12 noon on June 14. So please continue to share the campaign with family and friends who may have been waiting until the last minute to pledge. What is wonderful is that 88 backers from all over the world joined together to support this film!
THANK YOU to everyone who donated, tweeted, emailed and posted our campaign to help reach the goal!
By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
In recognition of Black History Month, Harlem Biennale, a non-profit arts organization that combines a focus on Harlem and Upper Manhattan with community-engaged artistic practices, is offering interesting lectures, starting this weekend and mostly all taking place in Harlem, with Jonathan Gill, the author of Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America.
Gill’s book is about Harlem’s 400 years of fascinating history—from the arrival of the first Europeans on America’s shores to the political struggles, joyful music, and economic traumas of the 20th century.
There are several lectures offered including Gill with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, who is the author of “Harlem is Nowhere.” I plan to check out the lecture on Feb. 22, listed below. Two authors in one place, who wrote recent books on Harlem, I find that interesting.
Saturday, February 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Museum of African Art
1280 Fifth Ave. at 110th St., New York, NY 10029 – Tel: 718 784 7700 ext.127
Tuesday, February 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
108 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Tel: 212 431 0233
With SHARIFA RHODES-PITTS,
author “Harlem is Nowhere”
Wednesday, February 23, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030 Tel: 212 926 4100
Thursday, February 24, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Taller Boricua At the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10029 – Tel: 212 831 4333
Friday, February 25, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10027 – Tel: 212 749 4000www.AloftHotels.com/Harlem
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