Tag Archive: Harlem


What Happens When A Black Man Brings His White Girlfriend Into A Harlem Barbershop?

 

 

 

” What happens when a black man brings his white girlfriend into a barbershop in Harlem? The video showing how people reacted to this stereotyping scenario might surprise you.

  In the video, several men and women react to racist hairdresser’s attempts to intimidate and humiliate a young girl because of the color of her skin.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYPD Cops Arrest Woman Recording Them, Apparently Stealing Wrong Memory Card (Updated)

 

 

 

” New York City police officers arrested a woman who was video recording them from a public sidewalk as they conducted some type of “vehicle safety checkpoint.”

The officers apparently stole a memory card from a camera, which turned out to be the wrong one, allowing us to view the video.

In the Youtube description, under the headline, “You stole the wrong SD card,” Christina Gonzalez said her boyfriend was also arrested.

We were arrested while filming an NYPD checkpoint on a bridge between a soon to be gentrified Bronx and a quickly gentrifying Harlem. We were charged with OGA, DisCon, and resisting arrest. I was holding a bag of yarn in one hand and a canvas in the other. My partner had food in his hands when he was tackled. Even though their violent actions were unjust, we did not resist. Simultaneous with our “arrests”, the checkpoint was closed down.

We were held for 25 hours.”

 

 

HT/Intellihub

 

 

 

 

 

10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on a balcony outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Forty-five years after his assassination, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner.”

 

 

 

 

 

6. King narrowly escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death.
On September 20, 1958, King was in Harlem signing copies of his new book, “Stride Toward Freedom,” in Blumstein’s department store when he was approached by Izola Ware Curry. The woman asked if he was Martin Luther King Jr. After he said yes, Curry said, “I’ve been looking for you for five years,” and she plunged a seven-inch letter opener into his chest. The tip of the blade came to rest alongside his aorta, and King underwent hours of delicate emergency surgery. Surgeons later told King that just one sneeze could have punctured the aorta and killed him. From his hospital bed where he convalesced for weeks, King issued a statement affirming his nonviolent principles and saying he felt no ill will toward his mentally ill attacker.”