Fla. case highlights perils of “walking while black”

(CBS News) NEW YORK – The debate about race and crime is a reminder of a controversy in a lot of cities across the country. Back in the 1960s, the Supreme Court rule that police may stop and search anyone they find suspicious. Minorities say they are singled...

Examining NYPD’S Controversial Stop-and-Frisk Policy

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. John Noel reports on a fresh look at how the method is applied around the city. Watch...
Amar’e Stoudemire visits Bro/ Sis

Amar’e Stoudemire visits Bro/ Sis

NEW YORK — Amare Stoudemire is all about getting a good night’s sleep to stay sharp and recover well from a game, especially with the amount of back-to-backs ahead. But here’s a question for you: When does STAT actually have time to snooze? Read Full...

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...