Harlem’s Own:Harlem is homeOf youthOf old souls, small bizand busy restaurantsloud radios play background to old mens’ street chessas African women ask to braid your hairHarlem is… Read more “Harlem is home”
As an educator myself, I was not at all surprised by the City’s mismanagement of things. A pandemic of this magnitude is unprecedented in our lifetimes, and the City’s failure isn’t rooted in their inability to predict and prepare for COVID-19 specifically. Rather, it has a deeper and more insidious cause: the systematic and long-term neglect of our schools.
Fund the Revolution. Donate. http://www.Kristinforharlem.com/donateWe’re on a mission to disrupt the district with radical love by defunding and abolishing NYPD. Local politics matter. #blackpoliticalthought #affordablehousing
🏳️🌈My Queer identity often gets erased🏳️🌈 Even though it’s no secret people don’t always put it together because I am Black and Femme. It’s like being at… Read more “My Queer Identity Can’t Be Erased”
White supremacy is so deeply embedded in police culture and the USA in general that peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters were brutalized last summer while white terrorists were red carpeted into the U.S. Capitol so they could trash it last night. The hypocrisy is blatant, and just another reminder of who the police really protect and serve, which is why we need to hold police accountable, reallocate funds, and address white supremacy and hate head on.
“There was no end to the teasing by Desmond the next day – “apple pie is not squished or squishy but gotta admit it is good and… Read more “Squished Like Apple Pie”
We did not see a “blue wave” against Trump as many predicted. However, the victories of many democratic socialists, both in the primaries and general election, means that the people are seeking a bold alternative to establishment politics. The people are ready to take control of left-wing politics and move towards building a true multiracial people-powered workers movement that fights against fascism, capitalist greed and injustice. There is nowhere that deserves our attention in this fight more than here in the heart of Harlem and the role of City Council is more important than ever.
People of color account for the majority of domestic violence survivors, yet calling the police for protection is often not an option due to documented violence against the victim at the hands of police.
The problem is not that drug clinics exist in Harlem. In fact, drug clinics provide vital services for drug rehabilitation and recovery. The problem is that the oversaturation is not based on addiction rates or drug related death rates at all. Instead, the overconcentration of drug clinics in Harlem is based on historic and persistent Medical Redlining of our community.