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Harlem Then and Now

Dogstar Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 9:45 AM
Now that the work requirement for welfare has been removed we will probably see more Harlems. I wish our leaders really wanted what is best for the betterment of people.
william704 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 11:22 AM
as much as i hate to say the LYING MUSLIM did not make it easier for people to get welfare. in fact he left it to the states to increase work requirements 20 percent.
PecosPete.38 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:10 AM
Rampant incompetence. Shameless self-serving. Pettiness. Benefiting financially from insider information. Ignorance of history and lack of interest in studying history. Overlooking colleagues' unethical behavior.
Books about the history of Harlem have long fascinated me -- my favorite being "When Harlem Was in Vogue" by David Levering Lewis. However, a more recent book, titled simply "Harlem" by Jonathan Gill, presents a more comprehensive history -- going all the way back to the time when the Dutch were the first settlers of New York, and named that area for the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Most of us today think of Harlem as a black community, but it was not that for most of its 400-year history. John James Audubon, famed for his studies of birds, was...