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.
Born and raised in New York City, Khary Lazarre-White, co-founded The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) in 1995, a now nationally renowned, Harlem based, comprehensive youth development and educational organization that provides rites of passage programming, arts and enrichment based after school care, counseling, summer camps, job training, college preparation and scholarship, employment opportunities, community organizing training, legal representation, and month long international study programs to Africa, the Caribbean and South America.
For the last quarter century, The Brotherhood-Sister Sol has been working in Harlem to support youth through art and after school programs. But their role has expanded greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit Black and Brown communities the hardest.
A Harlem nonprofit that has given out thousands of free meals during the pandemic is stepping up its efforts for the holiday season.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s Artistic Collaboration with The Peace Poets & visual artist Carrie Mae Weems on view at The Brooklyn Museum
Carrie Mae Weems: RESIST COVID TAKE 6! featuring Bro/Sis and The Peace Poets on view September 16 – November 8, 2020 at The Brooklyn Museum Plaza.
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.
News 12 Brooklyn highlights Bro/Sis, The Peace Poets, & contemporary American artist Carrie Mae Weems artistic partnership.
In June 2020, the LEGO Group committed to stand together with the Black community against racism and inequality. Bro/Sis is one of its newest partners.
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.
Join Bro/Sis organizers and activists for a discussion with BronxNet’s host Daren Jaime about the Liberation Program and the 20/20 campaign, pass the Marijuana Regulation and Tax Action Act (M.R.T.A.), and much more.
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.
Brotherhood/Sister Sol and Carrie Mae Weems collaborate to showcase COVID-19’s impact on communities of color
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.
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...
NY1 highlights our youth-run farmers’ market which provides 30,000 pounds of locally grown fresh produce to the community.
Carrie Mae Weems partners with Bro/Sis and our alumni The Peace Poets to create a public health campaign – a PSA and billboards – focused on COVID.
Carrie Mae Weems partners with Bro/Sis and our alumni The Peace Poets to create a public health campaign – a PSA and billboards – focused on COVID.
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.
Celebrating our 25th year with our largest graduating class.
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s Executive Director, Khary Lazarre-White, speaks with Spectrum NY1 News #OneNewYork about the importance of our organizing efforts around the divestment of the NYPD.
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.
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.
Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities
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.
Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems and More to Take Part in Virtual Conversation on Race, Arts, and Social Justice.
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.
WABC Eyewitness News features Bro/Sis and our response to support our youth and community during the Covid pandemic
For From its founding 25 years ago, Harlem-based non-profit Brotherhood/Sister Sol (“Bro/Sis”) has provided young people with educational programming, support services, and mentorship from a brownstone on 143rd Street. It has outgrown its original headquarters, and a...
For 25 years, the Harlem-based Brotherhood/Sister Sol has been providing support in various ways to young people from ages 8 to 22. "In normal times, we provide 12,000 meals a year to our young people," founder Khary Lazarre-White said. "In normal times, we provide...
Food education organizations ramp up efforts to feed NYC students, even while facing their own hardships
With school cafeterias closed, New York City has opened 400 campuses serving about 250,000 grab-and-go meals a day to students or any other residents who need food. Read Article Here.
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...
NEW YORK - Brotherhood/Sister Sol has been helping young people reach their potential for 25 years. But it’s about to take a big step into the future. Co-Founders Khary Lazarre-White and Jason Warwin are in the process of transforming the organization’s Harlem...
The help NYC children deserve: The public schools are starved for guidance counselors and social workers
At just 17 years old, I can’t count the number of times my friends and I have had no choice but to be one another’s support system through personal battles with our mental health. New York City’s public schools are to blame. I attend a high school with more than 400...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
‘We are fighting for justice’: Protesters call for firing of NYPD officers at ‘We are Eric Garner’ rally
NEW YORK – Hundreds of youth organizers carrying coffins and posters marched Wednesday at Foley Park, calling for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department to fire all officers involved in the chaotic arrest and death of Eric Garner. The "We are Eric...
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...
‘It’s about time’: New York City students respond to new rules for school safety officers and curbs on harsh discipline
New York city officials marked a move away from zero-tolerance school discipline policies on Thursday when it was announced that the city and the New York City Police Department had agreed to curb the presence and role of police officers in schools. For...
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
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, which provides youth services in Harlem, held a gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.
View photos of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol's annual Gala event. View article online.
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...
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.
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...
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...
This weekend, nearly 30,000 eighth graders in New York City will take the Specialized High School Admission test (SHSAT). About 5,000 of them will score high enough to get an offer to attend one of eight of the city’s prestigious specialized high schools....
The youth of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol in Harlem are taking the first swing of the sledgehammer Friday to begin the first phase of the organization’s new building. Elected officials will join Bro/Sis youth members ages 8 to 22 as well as Bro/Sis...
During a recent canvass in Brooklyn, volunteers on Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for governor encountered an unexpected situation: Some voters were far less familiar with Ms. Nixon than with her running mate, Jumaane D. Williams. Leading with Mr. Williams’s name, rather...
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 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.
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.
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.