August Robles

This photo of East Harlem caught my eye with the Botanic sign and the police carrying Tommy guns:

Note that the officers also have gas masks:

And bullet proof vests that look more like aprons when compared to the ones we see on the police these days:

Lastly, there appears to be a laughing priest in the mix, outside 67 East 112nd Street:

The location is now part of the Sendero Verde complex:

The address of the Botanica was 67 E. 112th Street. August Robles was in the building, resisting arrest in 1955. Police gathered outside the tenement:

And on the roof:

Note the tear gas billowing out, and a closeup of the police on the rooftop:

For details on the story, see:

Twenty-Fifth Annual Women of Excellence

“Awards Reception”



NEW YORK, NY 10039


1:00 PM

TICKETS:  $75.00 per person

All roads lead to West 145th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.


Dawn L. Jones, National Board Member and

Member, NANWA

NAMA The Gift Shop:  Imani’s Creations & Entertainment, Inc., Holistic Harlem, DJ CARD CREATOR and Angel Star Foundation will be on display at Monday Night Jam Sessions at The New Amsterdam Musical Association 107 West 130th Street New York, NY 10027 each and every Wednesday evening @ Harlem Late Night Jazz.  Come out celebrate “Women Telling Our Stories.’  Stop, shop, sip and save big with us!  Special Discount to all Women and Social Workers this monthly only!  Social Work Month 2023:  Thank Your For All You Do To Break Barriers!

Head To Albany! Make Your Voice Heard!

Here is your chance to head to Albany and make a difference!  Get on the bus this Saturday!

What: Somos Albany Conference When: Saturday, March 11, 2023

Time: 7:00am-4:00pm

Bus Pick-Up: 116th & Madison Ave (right hand side corner–in front of Mt. Zion Church)

Leaves: 7:00am sharp

Departs Albany: 4:00pm sharp

This is an invitation only (non-transferable)

Please confirm if you able to attend for your free slot on the bus as soon as possible as seats are limited. Please RSVP to Christal Williams (917) 517-1187 (Mobile) via text/call.