I have been associated with Bro/Sis since I was 13. I am now 34. That's 21 years! Never in my life have I been that committed to anything. It has given me more throughout the years than I could even ask for. More than I think they even understand. I have bonded with...
I would not be the writer and woman I am today had I not had the Brotherhood/Sister Sol in my life during my formative years. The foundations of my ability to self-interrogate and reclaim and own my Blackness, my agency as woman, my self-regard as a creative person,...
Bro/Sis alumnus & staff member Nicholas Peart pictured above on the front page of the New York Daily News on Sunday, November 24, has been a leading voice in the organizing effort to ensure fair policing. In this article, Nicholas speaks about former NYC Mayor...
On November 18th, 2019 Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White appeared on CBS News to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s recent apology for his stop and frisk policy - one that resulted in over 10 million stops during his 12 years as mayor - 87% of those...
Renowned jazz singer Johnny Hartman, who had a lengthy recording career as a solo artist and also worked with John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie, has a new public space in Hamilton Heights that bears his name. Read article from Manhattan Times News Here.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) & New York City Department of Transportation's plaza launch in Hamilton Heights on August 14, 2019, was featured on Fox 5 NY. Watch Fox 5 NY video here.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) & New York City Department of Transportation's plaza launch in Hamilton Heights on August 14, 2019, was featured on NY 1. Watch NY 1 video here.
Today was a very interesting day. My body was all over the place and we went to go climb a mountain. Climbing a mountain was one of the best activities of the day, the 460 steps helped ease my mind a lot. That's one thing I'm going to miss about Cuba is being at ease....
It’s been a long journey since we came here, and toured and studied the country. I have learned so much during my travel. I learned that Afro Cubans had a great impact on Cuban history which is not talked a lot in history books. Afro Cubans had a great impact on...
Today we learned more about Afro-Cuban history from two very successful Afro-Cuban women. We learned about the Cuban slaves from a professor and an actress. I liked how the actress gave us a background of her life and we learned about how she grew up and the things...
It’s been a long month so far surrounded by all these people. Today we were able to do some community work. We went to the ICAP headquarters in Santiago de Cuba. They weren’t doing any big projects, they were just cleaning up. We helped them move palm leaves that had...
Today was great. First we went to the Santa ifigenia Cemetery. It held the resting places of not only the people’s family members but also famous presidents and people who went down in history. Also, every 30 minutes they had Cuban armed forces doing small marches to...
Today was a slow day. We had a 12 hour bus ride from Trinidad to Santiago de Cuba. It was pretty boring. Not much to say about the trip. A lot of sleeping and reflecting as well as watching movies. We watched The Green Book, Fighting with My Family and half of House...
The day started off really interesting due to the fact I woke up early and on time. I woke up for breakfast and early enough to take a morning shower to start off a good day. The activity we were going to do was go up a tower that was used to call the slaves in the...
After eating breakfast at ICAP, we went and saw the old trains at the armored train site where soldiers used to transport military weapons and personal materials. We also went and saw the monument of Che and other soldiers who fought with him to liberate Cuba. Che is...
The second half arisesAs our journey begins Trees of all sizesPass us byIn a three hour drive A rainbowNot in the skyBut arrangedUpon the outside wallOf houses With the sun shining perfectlyYellow and plumpLeading to sweatDripping vigorously Check upAnd visitsTo...
This is my first time out the country and I have been enjoying myself incredibly. Throughout these last ten days I’ve learned so much about myself as a person. To whoever is reading this thank you for giving me the opportunity to be able to travel to another country...
This is my first ISP and so far and my knowledge of Cuba has grown. I used to think that Cuba was a run down,rat infested, and third world country. Now I know that Cuba is a beautiful country that is trying to thrive even though the USA embargo is holding a tight grip...
This being my second ISP, I have really been able to find myself through various experiences that I have had encountered throughout the time being. From salsa dancing to horse back riding, I have done things that I thought I would never be doing a day in my life. The...
Now we have began our second week of Cuba and so far it has been great. I have done many things that I have never done before. I finally went to my first beach and went horseback riding. Surprisingly, I was able to handle the horse quite well. I was able to take...
In Manhattan, an urban garden offers more than just fruits and vegetables, it is helping to cultivate young adults. Watch NY 1 video here.
Silvia Canales, our College & Career Coordinator, recently participated in the Ethics in Education Network's Ethical Schools Podcast, where she talked about the work Bro/Sis does to support young women and young men as they think about college and their careers. From...
The week has gone by really fast but slow at the same time with many ups and downs. For instance, the many organizations we have met in Cuba so far have been able to really show us the truth about Cuba, letting us know the real effects of the blockade on the Cuban people […]
So far these 4-5 days I’ve been in Cuba I’ve learned so much not about just Cuba but myself too. I’ve expanded my horizon with everything. Such as eating new foods, learning new dances, attempting to speak a new language etc […]
My time and experience in Cuba so far has been great. Ever since getting off the plane and out the doors of the airport, I can’t stop smiling as the environment of Cuba produces a different vibe than New York […]
Our second day of Cuba went amazingly smoothly. First, we toured 4 plazas in Cuba’s capital Havana. It was extremely hot throughout the tour, but that didn’t take away from the beautiful colorful buildings that were all around the city […]
Upon our arrival in Cuba, the first thing to take note of was the hot and humid tropical air. Unlike anything I have experienced in New York, the air wasn’t only hot but fresh […]
This year’s ISP crew arrived in Cuba on July 1. Our members’ 4-week immersion experience is co-facilitated by Brittany Reyes, Frank Lopez and Jason Warwin.
Over the next few days, the ISP crew will explore the capital of Havana, meet with artists researching issues of race in Cuba, participate in Afro-Cuban dance, and visit the Museum of the Revolution.
Jason Warwin On The Brotherhood/Sister Sol: Building Strong Black And Latinx Youth Leaders For Social Change
Jason Warwin is the Co-Founder and Associate Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, an organization that provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two.
By Dr. Marsha Jean-Charles, Lead Organizer of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol & Cidra M. Sebastien, Associate Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Attorney Debo Adegbile attributes his success as an anti-discrimination lawyer and a commissioner on the United States Civil Rights Commission to those who fought for civil rights before him, such as late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Read article from The...
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol honoring choreographer Bill T. Jones and Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond
Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol honors choreographer Bill T. Jones Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond and civil rights litigator Debo Adegbile at the organization’s upcoming 15th annual VOICES benefit on May 21....
Dozens of kids with Brotherhood/ SisterSol prepped the Frank White Memorial Garden during planting week Watch Video from NY 1 news Here.
Spring Awakening and Fela! Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones is honored by the Harlem-based Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) during its 15th annual Voices Gala on May 21 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Read article from Playbill Here.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) -- Harlem's nationally acclaimed social justice, youth development, and education organization -- will honor legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones, civil rights litigator Debo Adegbile, and TV producer and Black Girls Rock!...
Jason Warwin ’95 was working as a cashier in the Ivy Room when he learned about a work-study job on Providence’s south side counseling low-income teens in the John Hope Settlement House. Twenty years later, Warwin and his lifelong friend Khary Lazarre-White ’95 run the Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) in West Harlem
When she was a teenager, Rosaura Romero watched her mother juggle classes and a full-time job while r raising her alone. “She could have very easily told me to go find a job,” said Ms. Romero, 21. “She always said, ‘Don’t stress yourself with work. This is your time...
A group of enterprising New York City teenagers are getting some farm-fresh learning this summer. The youngsters recognized a need for fresh fruits and vegetables in their neighborhood and as John Chandler reports, they’re getting an education while fulfilling it.
Khary Lazarre-White discussing Bro/Sis and the criminal justice system.
Intersectionality speaks to a world-view and perspective – a way to analyze overlapping forms of identity and varied experiences and also systems of oppression, a lens with which to view struggle and freedom that is inclusive…
Organizations must nourish and buttress the political ambitions of young black and brown women.
Life on the street – and lives lost on the street.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol announces $10.3 million dollars in funding toward the construction of the leading out of school time building in New York City – the creation of a model for the nation.
We will work and organize to ensure fair policing that adheres to the Constitution, to reform the unjust criminal justice system…
“We in the nonprofit sector are tackling some of the most difficult issues of our time,” says Khary Lazarre-White, co-founder and executive director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a youth development organization based in Harlem that aims to cultivate a theory of change among disadvantaged youth.
“Black Girl Movement: A National Conference” is a three-day gathering at Columbia University in New York City to focus on Black girls, cis, queer, and trans girls, in the United States.
It’s not hard to spot the three-story brownstone where The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a 20-year-old youth development organization, looks after and helps to raise some of the luckiest young people in Harlem.
Cidra Sebastien Op Ed Piece entitled: “Trumped Dreams Do Not Die Easily: Undocumented Immigrants and DACA.”
A reflection on the issues undocumented youth face as seen through the experiences of two members of Bro/Sis.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe – Khary Lazarre-White discussed President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative
President Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative spins off from White House Monday, and the group’s focus is to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps for young men of color. Joe Echevarria and Khary Lazarre-White discuss.
When black and brown girls are videotaped beating each other down, the blame game quickly starts. It happened when video of a fight at a Brooklyn McDonald’s went viral. Everyone joins in to accuse and shame: What’s wrong with these girls?
1995 Echoing Green Global Fellow Jason Warwin, co-founder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. Offering a peer group that provides guidance and support to Black and Latino kids without a lot of direction is the primary focus of Jason’s org.
Bro/Sis has partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi NY to launch the “Talk About The Talk” campaign.
Khary Lazarre-White appears on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner. Watch Video
After a grand jury decided not bring charges against the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio highlights how old and profound this crisis is.
Bro/Sis was a partner organization in the largest climate march in history – The People’s Climate March. Bro/Sis members and staff sang, marched and rallied all day long. In addition, the day before we hosted a collaborative art.
Khary Lazarre-White appears on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss marijuana law reform and disparate enforcement.
ED Khary Lazarre-White appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to discuss drug policy and marijuana law reform.
The Sister Sol branch of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol celebrated 15 years of service on December 7, 2013. Columbia University’s Faculty House provided a quaint setting for the event’s nearly 140 participants.
New data shows that, in a number of areas — teen pregnancy, violent crime and increasing gradation rates — black youths have made significant gains. Experts say it’s time that the perception matches the reality.
Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White featured on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes on Election Night! Commentators discussed governors’ race, democratic wins and landslide victory of Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson serves up what Zagat calls his “creative gastronomy” at the Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, New York City. Patrons are treated to a world of “uptown steak frites” and Southern-style home cooking.
Khary Lazarre-White appeared on TV One’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin to discuss gun control.
Stopping the scourge of violence inflicted on black men -Opinion Piece by Khary Lazarre-White
Black on Black and White on White Violence: An American Story -Opinion Piece by Khary Lazarre-White
Gun Policy and Bloodshed in America -Opinion Piece by Khary Lazarre-White
After months of heated debate, in a late night session on June 26, New York City Council passed two bills with veto-proof majorities that will increase oversight of the NYPD and strengthen racial profiling.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) held their 9th annual Voices celebration at Espace on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 in New York City.
New York, NY – The Brotherhood/Sister Sol hosted its ninth annual VOICES benefit on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at New York City’s ESPACE.
It was a night filled with inspiring performances as the Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol honored celebrity guests and highlighted the talents of their students during a special evening ceremony.
Nicholas Peart and Khary Lazarre-White interviewed regarding Stop and Frisk policy on NBC’s Grio.com
Stop-and-frisk plaintiff says encounters made him feel ‘criminalized’
Nicholas Peart is a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit challenging the procedure as racially biased in Manhattan Federal Court.
Executive Director & Co-Founder Khary Lazarre-White was interviewed on the Joe Madison Show.
On June 14, The Friends of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol presented its annual summer cocktail party hosted by Joy Bryant to raise money for the organization’s summer programs.
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White appears on Fox News.
Alumni member Nicholas Peart on national CBS News with Scott Pelley.
The NYPD says its stop-and-frisk policy is preventing crime, and potentially saving lives. But opponents say the approach unfairly snags too many innocent minority males.
New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire visited The Brotherhood/Sister Sol yesterday and gifted Nike shoes, Scholastic books, and Steiner Sports gifts and toys to our members through his Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation.
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 Harlem.
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.
Bro/Sis Executive Director & Co Founder Khary Lazarre-White discusses engaging young adults about their future on Fox News.
nv profiles The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s programs, which have helped hundreds of youth in New York City.
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.
Welcome to Annual Planting No. 4 at the garden of Brotherhood/SisterSol, a West Harlem nonprofit that guides kids through the gauntlet of urban adolescence.
Fifteen 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.
Herizons interviews Khary Lazarre-White about The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s commitment to deconstructing sexism and misogyny, promoting sexual education and responsibility and reducing gender bias as part of its youth development model.
Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier addresses guests at The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s benefit, saying that Bro/Sis is “investing in our collective future.”
Co-Founder and Executive Director Khary Lazarre-White talks about Bros/Sis youth development model, which fosters social change by raising expectations and providing support to young people.
A Chapter member reflects on his Bro/Sis experiences in his testimonial, “I am a King: A Rite of Passage to Manhood.”
NYRAG profiles Bro/Sis in their Voices From the Front Line series.
Oprah celebrates Bro/Sis Co-Founders Khary Lazarre-White and Jason Warwin and their new twist on mentoring.