How One Social-Justice Organization Diversified Its Revenue

How One Social-Justice Organization Diversified Its Revenue

NEW YORK — As he leads a visitor on a tour of the busy Harlem intersection where the organization he co-founded has made a home for the past 25 years, Khary Lazarre-White explains with pride how Brotherhood/Sister Sol transformed a cluster of mostly vacant and rundown...
The House That Cidra Sebastien Helped Build

The House That Cidra Sebastien Helped Build

Launched by childhood friends Khary Lazarre-White ’95 and Jason Warwin ’95 the year they graduated, Harlem’s The Brotherhood/Sister Sol takes its cue from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The organization provides 12,000 meals a year, after-school...
Hailing Hartman

Hailing Hartman

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...
Johnny Hartman Plaza Opening featured on Fox 5 NY

Johnny Hartman Plaza Opening featured on Fox 5 NY

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...
Johnny Hartman Plaza Opening featured on NY 1

Johnny Hartman Plaza Opening featured on NY 1

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...
New Plaza Brings Activity Space, Safety Improvements To Harlem

New Plaza Brings Activity Space, Safety Improvements To Harlem

HARLEM, NY — A small stretch of road in West Harlem has been transformed into a public space where community members can gather for events, buy fresh produce or just find a place to sit and relax in the shade on a hot day. Elected officials and community advocates...
THE PEACE POETS ARE EXPANDING THE CIRCLE

THE PEACE POETS ARE EXPANDING THE CIRCLE

BEFORE THEY ARE hip-hop performers, educators, and poets, the Peace Poets are a family. “It’s been a development of a brotherhood,” Frank Antonio López (aka Frankie 4) says of the group’s formation. López and Abraham Velazquez Jr. (aka A-B-E) met when they were 3...
Silvia Canales On Relationship-Based College Counseling

Silvia Canales On Relationship-Based College Counseling

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...

NY Elected Officials Must Increase School Support Staff by 2020

By Dr. Marsha Jean-Charles, Lead Organizer of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol & Cidra M. Sebastien, Associate Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol   At New York’s P.S. 397 in the late 1990s, a deified security guard––bold, Black, and woman––made sure...