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April 19 , 2023



Hear From the Candidates Vying to Unseat Harlem's Current Councilmember

Please join The Greater Harlem Coalition and MMPCIA on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 PM for a Democratic primary candidates' forum on Zoom.

Assemblymember Inez Dickens, candidate Yusef Saalam, and Assemblymember Al Taylor will all participate and take audience questions. 

After registering for the forum, click HERE to write your question for a specific candidate or for all the candidates.

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Harlem's current City Council member replied, "I am not interested in playing politics at a candidate's forum..." when invited to attend.

Please forward this invitation to Harlem neighbors and friends.


Neighbors Living Near OnPoint's Harlem Injection Site Express Daily Fear Of The Dealers And Users Who Swarm The Block

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OnPoint's failure to address the scores of drug dealers and drug users that swarm East 126th Street in front of the OnPoint program has neighbors terrified of leaving their homes.

One neighbor of OnPoint, Yvette, has lived in East Harlem for 7 years and notes that

"I feel like a prisoner in my own home, I can’t leave my house because I’m scared," Yvette said tearfully.

Yvette wants to keep her identity hidden, because she’s afraid of retaliation.

Yvette says once the overdose prevention center opened at the end of 2021 she saw a dramatic shift in the neighborhood:

"I see them dealing right in front of my face, like I'm walking by you see the dealer, passing the goods, they're giving them the money," Yvette explained. "These needles are being left in the street. In my neighborhood, they're all over."

Dope Is Death

A Film And Panel Discussion in New Haven


The Greater Harlem Coalition was on a panel that presented and then discusssed the documentary Dope Is Death, that looks at the Black Panther and Young Lords' work in addressing the 1960's/70's heroin crisis in urban America

The film explored how many activists came to recognize the positive impact that accupuncture and other community centered approaches had on helping drug addicted neighbors who were seeking ways to recover from heroin and sometimes methadone as well.

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Dope Is Death follows the community activists who pioneered care in the grossly underserved South Bronx and Harlem.  After the screening a number of community activists, politicians and medical workers spoke about the impact of this Black Panther and Young Lords' health care movement and its relevance to today.


Electronic Billboard Faces OASAS's NYC Offices

The Greater Harlem Coalition has partnered with Color of Change and Organize For, to place an electronic billboard in front of the New York offices of New York State's Office of Addiction Services and Supports - the agency that licenses every addiction program in our state.

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The agitprop campaign is to advocate for the end of redlining in communities of color.  For generations, addiction providers have disproportionately packed Black and Brown neighborhoods with drug treatment programs, reinforcing the toxic legacy of redlining.  

Who Is Color Of Change?

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.

Color of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 7 million members, they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. They challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.

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