The Race For Inez Dickens’ Seat in the NYS Assembly

Harlem’s Inez Dickens’ seat in the State Assembly is being challenged by Joshua Clennon. If you are interested in learning more about his run for change in Albany, see his website:

Or consider donating to his campaign:

HNBA’s Meeting Tomorrow Will Include Officers From the 25th Precinct

All welcome to attend tomorrow evening’s HNBA meeting at 7pm in the Harlem Rose Garden (on East 129, just east of 5th Avenue).

There will be our two NCO’s from the 25th Precinct who will talk about crime in the community like this rear-window smash and grab that happened recently:

If you’ve got an issue with crime, we hope you will come out and make your voice heard.

Mayor Adams Endorses Inez Dickens For City Council

The Mayor commented that:

“You [Inez Dickens] know the community so well. You’re going to bring the experience of Albany, the experience of being a council person, just a whisper away from being a speaker.”

See coverage, HERE.

Photoville Comes to East Harlem

Make sure to head to Park Avenue (east side) between 120th and 121st Streets to check out the Photoville exhibit on healthcare heroes.

25th Precinct Meeting – Wed. June 21st

Kioka Jackson writes:

Good Afternoon All,

Can you guys believe that it is Mid-June already?  Time moves so fast!  Before I get into the Council Meeting stuff – let me first say Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads.  I hope you spend your weekend doing something just for you.  Let me also say – thank you to all that attended and/or participated in the Gun Violence Awareness event.  It was a day for us to come together and stand against the public health epidemic that continues to negatively impact our community.  Together we can end gun violence!!!!!!

We are gearing up for our last meeting of the season.  As a reminder, we do not meet in July or August – unless there is an absolute need to come together.  After speaking with a few community members – it was suggested that we develop some ad hoc committees with the purpose of continuing the work during the summer months.  We can discuss this next week.  

We hope that you will all join us for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st.  Location will be announced later.  We will also discuss this during our last meeting.  

We look forward to seeing you there.  OHHHH – there may be a special guest.  Stay tuned! 

Two Candidates Team Up To Try To Push Out Inez Dickens

The City reports that the two male candidates in the race for Harlem’s City Council seat have teamed-up in a push to elbow out Assembly Woman Inez Dickens.

Read more, here.

Register To Vote, Today! (Last Chance)

Assemblymember Inez Dickens Highlights The Crisis on 125th Street

HNBA’s very own Hallia Baker joined Assemblymember Inez Dickens in a community conversation about the “Crisis on 125th Street” on Manhattan News Network. 

The episode will air on TV this Sunday February 27th at 7pm and will repeat Wednesday March 2nd at 9pm.

How to watch on TV: MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) or MNNHD (Spectrum 1993)

Or you can access the full episode via Represent NYC’s website and MNN’s YouTube Channel after the time of initial broadcast.

Meanwhile, here is the promo that features Hallia Baker:

Harlem Dancers

This sound recording of an infectious boogie-woogie number: “Dispossessed Blues” is one of three boogie-woogie instrumental films with dance made by pianist Lynn Albritton in 1943.

Little is known about Lynn Albritton as she never made any recordings. There are, however, two other films on the Department of Afro-American Research Youtube Channel:…

Syringes on the Street

If you see discarded syringe litter or other drug paraphernalia in our community, the fastest way to get it safely removed is to call or text OnPoint’s Syringe Pickup Hotline: 718.415.3708

Staff from the safe injection site will come out and properly dispose of it.

Please put 718.415.3708 in your phone now so you can retrieve the number quickly when you need to access it.

Note that 311 will also send trained DSNY staff to clean-up sharps, but the response time is unacceptably long. OnPoint’s staff are located at the safe injection site at Park/126th Street and can get to the site you identify, quickly.