Harlem youth learn life lessons through summer internships

Last week several elected officials, including Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., City Council Speaker Christine M. Quinn and Council Members Robert Jackson and Inez Dickens, announced a new pilot program to give summer internships to youth in Central...
Work with youth feeds Khary’s ‘Sol’

Work with youth feeds Khary’s ‘Sol’

Khary Lazarre-White provides a shining example of what a community nonprofit youth organization can become. Celebrating its 15th year, Bro/Sis currently serves as a beacon for youth in Harlem ranging in ages from 6 to 22. Read Full...
Black Gives Back

Black Gives Back

Young leaders gather to benefit The Brotherhood/Sister Sol: Reverend Al Sharpton and philanthropist Carla Harris host a cocktail reception to benefit the visionary non profit organization. Read Full...

City Limits: Growing Grown-Ups In Harlem

Broccoli, cucumber, bell peppers, collard greens. Strawberries, blueberries, grapes and tomatoes; runner beans and basil, four big beds of jalapeno peppers. Worms and compost. Hip hop and capoiera. A cheeseburger cookout with all the trimmings: “We have enough food...
The Long Drive From Harlem

The Long Drive From Harlem

Washington — Last weekend, 15 young men came here to walk the bright green lawns, to sit in the plush lecture-hall chairs, and to peek inside the academic buildings made of gray stone, red brick, and green glass. They came to ask questions and take notes. They came to...
Herizons: Is Feminism Men’s Work, Too?

Herizons: Is Feminism Men’s Work, Too?

During my five years as a community organizer at Girls for Gender Equality in Brooklyn, I was frequently asked to recommend a program for young men that could help them examine gender expectations and male privilege. Without hesitation, I would tell them about...
Why the Wealthy Must Worry About Harlem

Why the Wealthy Must Worry About Harlem

As canaries once signalled early warning for coal miners, so kids in today’s Harlem serve as a warning to Americans to change the way we deal with poor young minorities, according to Harvard Law Prof. Lani Guinier. Read Full...

Equal Opportunity for All Children

President Barack Obama once wrote: “There’s a lot of talk in this country about the federal deficit. But I think we should talk more about our empathy deficit – the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes; to see the world through the...
2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys

2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys

When I walk out of my house each day I cannot help but feel I am in a battlefield. Missiles are flying over my head and carnivorous bullets originating from advertisements and stereotypes are harming anyone with traces of individuality. My only weapons are my words,...
VOICES: New York Regional Association of Grantmakers

VOICES: New York Regional Association of Grantmakers

“We are involved in youth development because we recognize that youth need a safe space to speak their minds, define their beliefs, and reach their full potential. We recognize that young people need holistic support to combat all the emotional and physical challenges...
Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey Show

Khary Lazarre-White and Jason Warwin have put a new twist on mentoring — by not only giving at-risk youth the tools for academic success, but by also nurturing the mind, body and spirit — their program helps African-American and Latino boys and girls find success....