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The Brotherhood/Sister Sol has achieved a wide array of media attention for its work, and been covered by outlets such as ABC, The Amsterdam News, CBS, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, CNN, The New York Daily News, Essence, Huffington Post, MSNBC, NY1, The New York Times, Newsweek, Playbill, The Grio, TV One, and USA Today. 

LEGO details new partnerships that support racial equality

LEGO details new partnerships that support racial equality

LEGO has introduced a slate of new partners as it moves towards a commitment it made in June this year ‘to stand together with the Black community’ against racism and inequality. Over the summer, the Danish toy maker also stated it would donate to organisations dedicated to supporting Black children and educating all children about racial inequality.

Brooklyn Artist, Social Justice Group Raise Coronavirus Awareness

Brooklyn Artist, Social Justice Group Raise Coronavirus Awareness

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN – A Brooklyn-based artist has collaborated with a Harlem youth development and social justice organization in a project that helps to increase public awareness to the disproportionate number of coronavirus cases that occur among communities of color.

The Fears of Voting While Being an Immigrant American Citizen

The Fears of Voting While Being an Immigrant American Citizen

No person is illegal on stolen land. All people must remember that the land we live on is wrongfully borrowed and stolen from Indigenous Native Americans. The United States has always carried the image that it is the “land of the free” and the  “land of opportunity.” Maybe the people of this country should start actually living by those accepting mottos rather than discriminating against those who are different and seek a better life.

Legacy: 25 years of Social Justice Work

Legacy: 25 years of Social Justice Work

For 25 years, we have applied a social justice framework to our youth development efforts, standing shoulder to shoulder with young people in pursuit of justice, equity, and access for all. This video tells that story.

A Youth Vision for the Future of NYC

A Youth Vision for the Future of NYC

Join Bro/Sis youth organizers and activists, and the Liberation team for a town hall on a youth vision of the future of New York City, divesting from the police, the realities of COVID-19, and much more. A must watch!  We have over 70 trained youth organizers...

Summer at Bro/Sis

Summer at Bro/Sis

After closing our doors and transitioning to remote programming in March, Bro/Sis has resumed in-person programming this summer, abiding by all recommended safety protocols.

Art & Activism: A Response To What We Are Facing In America

Art & Activism: A Response To What We Are Facing In America

The conversation was moderated by The Root’s Editor in Chief, Danielle Belton, and will feature Bro/Sis alumnae, Elizabeth Acevedo, among the most prominent Afro-Latinas – NYT bestseller, Carnegie award winner and National book award winner, and our Executive Director and Novelist, Khary Lazarre-White.

COVID-19: What it Reveals About America

COVID-19: What it Reveals About America

On May 28th we held a Facebook Live discussion on COVID-19’s disparate impact on low-income communities and communities of color, the public response, and a path forward.

Movement Time in America

Movement Time in America

The Covid 19 global pandemic that has infiltrated every aspect of our daily lives, has also brought further into the light, for all to see, the gross inequalities of our nation.

Creating Changemakers

Creating Changemakers

A black-led nonprofit in Harlem is keeping kids in school and out of trouble by giving them the tools they need to transcend racism, poverty, and now the coronavirus.

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

In the 18 years that Cidra Sebastien spent at Harlem’s Brotherhood/ Sister Sol, she raised children, encouraged their hopes and dreams, then sent them off to college with the kind of goals and aspirations they found hard to imagine from the constraints of their...

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 Here.

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 here.

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 here.

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 careers. From...

Brotherhood/Sister Sol raises $1.3 million at annual gala

Brotherhood/Sister Sol raises $1.3 million at annual gala

Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) recently hosted its 15th annual VOICES benefit gala. This year’s event was held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown where ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts hosted. This year's honorees were...

Debo Adegbile fighting the good fight

Debo Adegbile fighting the good fight

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...

Khary Lazarre-White At NYSWI 4/11

Khary Lazarre-White At NYSWI 4/11

Khary Lazarre-White, author, activist and attorney, is the executive director and cofounder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a nationally renowned, Harlem-based youth services organization. His first novel, "Passage," is the story of Warrior, a young man...

Brown Alumni Magazine

Brown Alumni Magazine

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

Her Goal: To put ‘Good Out Into the World

Her Goal: To put ‘Good Out Into the World

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...

NYC Teens Run Farmers Market in Hamilton Heights, WNBC

NYC Teens Run Farmers Market in Hamilton Heights, WNBC

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.

HuffingtPost’s Op Ed, We Will Win, by Khary Lazarre-White

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…

Capital Press Release

Capital Press Release

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.

Making Change by Changing the Story

Making Change by Changing the Story

“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.

What is Worth Fighting For, an Op Ed from Cidra Sebastien

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?

Bold in Action: Passing it On

Bold in Action: Passing it On

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 8th Annual Womens Tea with Chirlane Mccray

Bro/Sis 8th Annual Womens Tea with Chirlane Mccray

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.

Black teen pregnancy hits historic low

Black teen pregnancy hits historic low

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.

Khary Lazarre-White on Chris Hayes

Khary Lazarre-White on Chris Hayes

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.

Manhood and Violence

Manhood and Violence

Stopping the scourge of violence inflicted on black men -Opinion Piece by Khary Lazarre-White

NY Stop-and-Frisk Victims Win Right to Sue Police

NY Stop-and-Frisk Victims Win Right to Sue Police

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.

NV Magazine’s coverage of Voices 9

NV Magazine’s coverage of Voices 9

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) held their 9th annual Voices celebration at Espace on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 in New York City.

Amar’e Stoudemire visits Bro/ Sis

Amar’e Stoudemire visits Bro/ Sis

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.

Harlem youth learn life lessons through summer internships

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.

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.

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.

City Limits: Growing Grown-Ups In Harlem

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.

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