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Foreclosure Auction on Anti-Gay Church Stayed for Now  

Foreclosure Auction on Anti-Gay Church Stayed for Now   

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The Blood of Jesus Atlah World Missionary Church on 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem –– which for the past several years has posted viciously homophobic messages on its outdoor marque sign –– has blocked, temporarily at least, plans for a public auction of the property, which had been set for […]

Harlem Rallies in Support of Trans Woman Assaulted on D Train

Harlem Rallies in Support of Trans Woman Assaulted on D Train

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | As arctic air descended on New York the evening of February 12, a crowd numbering several dozen gathered at the corner of 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to show support for Jennifer Louise Lopez, a transgender rights activist who was assaulted by another woman shouting anti-trans slurs on the uptown D train […]

Sending a Message to the Hate Pastor of Harlem

Sending a Message to the Hate Pastor of Harlem

BY DAN HECHING | Sometimes, justice can be poetic on many levels. An LGBT-affirmative organization has expressed interest in acquiring a notoriously homophobic Harlem church that is currently over $1 million in debt, and the community is all for it. The “Hate Pastor of Harlem” — one James David Manning of the Blood of Jesus Atlah […]

Hate Doesn’t Pay

Hate Doesn’t Pay

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | For years, the Blood of Jesus Atlah World Missionary Church at 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem has been a beacon of hate. For a congregation led by an African-American minister, James David Manning, the vitriol on the church’s marquee-style signs aimed at President Barack Obama has been shocking, but the […]

Building Community in Harlem

Building Community in Harlem

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | An overflow crowd numbering well over 100 –– with more than 100 more turned away by security staff at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on West 125th Street –– was testament to the hunger in Harlem for forging stronger social, political, and support ties among a diverse and growing […]

Connecting the Dots Creates New Leadership

BY MICHAEL ADAMS | After the Supreme Court’s decision for marriage equality in late June, 26 million friends of the LGBTQ community showed their support — at least on that issue —by putting a rainbow filter over their Facebook profile picture. Ultimately, the freedom to marry and #LoveWins became a “sexy” way for new allies to […]

Indictment in Islan Nettles’ 2013 Harlem Slaying

Indictment in Islan Nettles’ 2013 Harlem Slaying

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly 18 months after Islan Nettles died from injuries she suffered during an assault in Harlem, the Manhattan district attorney announced an indictment on manslaughter and assault charges in the killing. “Over the past 18 months, my office has exhaustively investigated this case with the objective of making sure that justice is […]

What’s Up in Uptown?

What’s Up in Uptown?

  BY LAUREN PRICE | If the hum of street life, ample parks, and an eclectic array of artistic offerings, restaurants, and small shops make for a compelling urban neighborhood, Harlem certainly fits the bill. With ever-evolving notions of chic and dramatic visuals in its century-old blocks, the neighborhood north of 110th Street from river […]

Parks Endowed With History And Ingenuity

Parks Endowed With History And Ingenuity

BY LAUREN PRICE | Harlem is home to four famed historic parks, plus a spectacular Hudson River park that made lemonade of the lemon of a water treatment plant. Marcus Garvey Park runs from East 120th to 124th Streets at Madison Avenue. Considered central to life in Harlem for more than 150 years, the 20-acre […]

Grand Jury to Weigh Indictment in Islan Nettles Killing

Grand Jury to Weigh Indictment in Islan Nettles Killing

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The 20-year-old Manhattan man arrested for what witnesses said was a brutal attack on a transgender woman in Harlem shortly after midnight on August 17 is due back in court on October 4, by which time he will likely have faced grand jury consideration of stiffer charges than the third-degree assault and […]

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