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.
There are few skills more useful and important in today's world than the knowledge of how to code. January 20-22nd marks the International Back To School Code-A-Thon, which teaches students across the world these crucial skills. There are Code-A-Thon sites all over the world, from Australia to Nepal, including one right here in Harlem!
Join the African Burial Ground National Monument as they host the grand opening of their visitor center and honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. The monument, honoring and preserving the memory of a burial ground for Africans in America (used from the late 17th century to the late 18th century), is an unforgettable historic site right here in Manhattan.
The Holidays are a wonderful time. But they can also be quite stressful. Fortunately, they don't have to be! Dr. Sidney Hankerson, a psychiatrist at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, has published an infographic on how to handle holiday stress.
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of a master musician this holiday season! Craig Harris, who is a top talent with the trombone, will be performing a show based on classic African-American poetry at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church. Come and hear the beautiful sounds of the holidays!
The Harlem School of Arts presents a new exhibition with the National Association of Women Artists! Called Shelter, this art exhibition is a great chance to see a wide range of incredible artwork, right in the heart of Harlem!
Bullying is something that should never happen. But far too often, it does. Here are some tips on how to help create a bullying-free environment where everyone can feel safe and comfortable.
Do you live in NYC's 9th District (Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, parts of East Harlem and the Upper West Side)? If so, come see the candidates for your City Council representative position! The NYC Equality Coalition is sponsoring a forum where the candidates will discuss their plans and make their case for why you should vote for them.
Do you know about IDNYC? It's a new IDCard for New Yorkers. Anyone, as long as they're at least 14 years old, who lives in NYC can get one, "regardless of immigration status"! The Harlem YMCA will be hosting an IDNYC sign-up from December 20-30. The sign-up is open from Tuesday-Friday between 9am-5pm (on the 30th it closes at 11am).