Spirit & Mind
Harlem Word: Dr. Alondra Nelson talks about the importance of genetic ancestry testing in the African American community
Dr. Alondra Nelson is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and awarding winning author who has published numerous books such as “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.” Through her work, Dr. Nelson looks at the ways ancestry, race, and DNA come together in American society.
Paris, the city of light—home to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the adopted home of many of history's great African Americans. Paris Noir, a documentary about the lives of these African Americans in Paris, is being shown at Columbia's Teacher's College, with a reception to follow.
Champion athletes and the fight for social justice go hand in hand. The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture is hosting an event to discuss great black athletes and the ways they fought to make America a better and more just place.
The leader of our neighbor to the North paid a visit to Harlem last week! Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, was in town to watch Come From Away, a brand new Broadway show. The show tells the true story of Gander, Newfoundland, a town that came together to help Americans who were unexpectedly stuck there when their flights were grounded on 9/11.
Did you know art can help you to decrease stress, increase positive emotions, and clear your mind? And you do not even have to be an amazing artist to benefit from it!
What makes the mind of an artist tick? Where do their ideas come from? That’s what researchers at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute wanted to find out.
There are many issues that women living in NYC face. But you don't have to face them alone. The NYC commission on Human Rights is hosting a forum on women's issues at John Jay College, so that you can have the opportunity to discuss these issues and learn. There will be a pair of panels, one on community building and one on combatting sexual harassment.
February is Black History Month—a time to reflect on the rich and proud history of African-Americans. In honor of this month, Congressman José E. Serrano and State Senator José M. Serrano are holding a Black History Month Celebration of President Obama’s work and legacy. The celebration will take place on Monday, February 27th, from 10am-1pm.