Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

On Monday, The New York Daily News broke the story that the state Catholic Conference has turned in recent years to some of the capitols most well-connected and influential lobbying firms to help block a bill that would make it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice.  According to the report, the conference spent more than $2.1 million on lobbying from 2007 through the end of 2015 which does not included the conference’s own internal lobbying team.  Joining me today to talk all about this shocking revelation is Kenneth Lovett the Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News

Harlem, New York is as complex a place as you will find in the United States: a cultural nexus of black America, a landing place for immigrants and Southern transplants, and a home for people fleeing oppression and seeking opportunity. It is the birthplace of so much poetry, art, and music while at the same time it has also been a place of pain and suffering.  However, Harlem is quickly changing and the traditionally African American neighborhood has seen an influx of tourists, developers and stroller-pushing young families, described in the media as “urban pioneers,”  But how does this trend towards gentrification effect the areas longtime residents and what does it mean for efforts to preserve the important cultural landmarks of the African American community there?  Joining me today to talk all about Harlem and how it is changing is historian, author, and Harlem tour guide Michael Henry Adams who wrote all about the subject in a recent op-ed for The New York Times titled “The End of Black Harlem”. 

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