Ali Forney Center Wants To Buy ‘Harlem Hate Church’ To House Homeless LGBT Youth | Instinct

Harlem No Hate

Remember when we told you about the homophobic Harlem pastor, and how his church was going up for auction over unpaid debt?

Well we have great news, because the amazing Ali Forney Center, the largest LGBT community center helping LGBT homeless youth in the United States, not only wants to buy the church, they want to use it to house and aide more young people. AND, they started an online donation page, and they’re already almost halfway to reaching their fundraising goal!

Read more: Ali Forney Center Wants To Buy ‘Harlem Hate Church’ To House Homeless LGBT Youth | Instinct

Related: Meet the “Harlem Hate Pastor” Who Just Met With Donald Trump | Mother Jones


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Former Daily News reporter Michael Feeney dead at 32 | NY Daily News

BY Christina Carrega-woodby, Reuven Blau, Leonard Greene


Michael J. Feeney, a former Daily News reporter who served as president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday of complications from a staph infection in his kidneys. He was 32.

Feeney was set to begin his dream job as an entertainment reporter at in Atlanta when he fell ill, his mother said.

“Mike did everything to help everyone,” his mother, Reba Willis, said Sunday. “He did whatever he could with any person who he came across who wanted to know anything about journalism and about life.”

Feeney had been in Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., since Tuesday, she said. He went into cardiac arrest at 1:15 p.m.

His death stunned those who knew him both within and outside of journalism circles.

“Just heard that Michael Feeney, young dynamic journalist died,” tweeted the Rev. Al Sharpton. “A good brother and fine journalist. Sad news, RIP Michael.”

Feeney, a Teaneck native, joined The News in 2009. A year later, he was named the emerging journalist of the year by the National Association of Black journalists. In 2011, Feeney was elected to serve the organization as New York chapter president.

“He was a dedicated leader of the organization and an outstanding journalist,” said Julie Walker, the group’s current president.

At New York’s Hometown Paper, Feeney initially worked the night shift and later moved to the paper’s borough section, where he covered Harlem and other Uptown neighborhoods.

“Mike gave me a long directory of contacts and a crash course about covering upper Manhattan and its diverse communities,” said Bruce Diamond, one of Feeney’s editors. “In the more than two years I worked with him, I never stopped learning.”

Read more: Former Daily News reporter Michael Feeney dead at 32 | NY Daily News

Please click here to donate to the Michael J. Feeney Memorial Fund.


Maya Angelou’s Harlem Home for Sale | NY Times


Maya Angelou - Harlem Brownstone

The brownstone at 58 120th Street was a dilapidated shell, with missing stairs and rotting floor beams, when Ms. Angelou purchased it in 2002. She commenced a gut renovation and moved into the home in 2004. (Photo: HSP Archive)

The century-old Harlem brownstone that served as the New York home of the memoirist, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou for almost a decade, and where she entertained scores of friends like Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson with dance parties and competitive Boggle games and whipped up her signature smothered chicken, is about to enter the market.

The asking price for the four-story, 20-foot-wide house at 58 West 120th Street, in the Mount Morris Park Historic District, across from Marcus Garvey Park and 10 blocks from Central Park, is $5.095 million, according to Valon Nikci, the broker-owner of Link NY Realty, which is listing the property on behalf of Ms. Angelou’s family. Annual property taxes total $5,358.15.

Read more: Maya Angelou’s Harlem Home for Sale – The New York Times


The All-American Immigrant

By Joanna Castro (@castroegan)

Hamilton The Musical

(Art by Alessandra Ragusa)

Yes, Alexander Hamilton. His name and face have popped up a lot recently. In large part thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his smash hit musical Hamilton. I think I have officially become one of his groupies seeing him first in “In the Heights” both the Broadway musical and the Five Year reunion, and most recently in “Hamilton” at both The Public and on Broadway.

I still remember being Uptown at the Morris-Jumel Mansion for a festival in the fall of 2013 and hearing him perform a few lyrics of his newest project. It was a wow moment even though rap and hip-hop were not my thing. I have been listening to the same playlists for years, and would rather go to a museum or travel than find new songs. Even my mom is way hipper than me; she already has Adele’s latest cd.


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