Kuamel Stewart



Greetings. Nah thats corny. Whats sup viewer. My name is Kaumel but my tag is Melo. I go to Martin Luther King high school on the west side. You could probably say I’m a pretty cool person. I would say I’m grounded or pretty much would like to be. I’ into poetry and other forms of creative writing. My most prominent aspiration is to be become a writer, but that will probably be overshadowed by my childhood dream of studying law and political science. I also have an interest in graphic design and architecture. But enough about the dreams.
If you wanna know me for real here it is. I believe I’m quiet but I’ve suffered some great opposition to that but thats alright. People say I’m a good listener. I’m not saying I’ll hear your problems and give you advice I just listen well. I’m really dedicated academically and thats probably my prime focus for right now. But the quickest way to get to know me is through poetry honestly. Poetry gets me goin so to speak so if you want a long conversation with me just criticize my work. haha.
In other news: I joined HarlemLIVE because I could pursue my dream of writing through journalism here. I know its a lot of work but I am willing to complete the tasks handed to me because I know in the future I’ll be doing the same thing. Plus I like to perform my work and HarlemLIVE gives a chance to do that on a regular basis. Also the people here show some of the same characteristics so we all have something in common. Besides here I’m in a couple of other programs like my after school program. I also attend a program at Columbia University called Upward Bound at The Double Discovery Center. There cool programs but not better than HarlemLIVE, I think.
If you would like to know more or have any additional questions you could email me at mmelowrites@yahoo.com or IM at melo418 (aim).

Alex Rabin


Hi my name is Alex Rabin. I was born on July 26, 1986. I am currently attending high school at York Preparatory school, located on 68th street. I enjoy writing, playing the drums, basketball and art. I joined HarlemLive a year ago. Since then I have improved my writing and journalism skills. I also hope to become an important contributor at HarlemLive.

Osakwe Beale

Reporter / Editor / Public Relations

I don’t want to erase my original profile from when I was 17 because that’s how I was feeling t the time but at 24 I have a different understanding of the world and my role in it. When people ask me what I do I give the proper went-to-college-got-a-good-job-response but what I really want to tell people is that I grind. These are the grinding years and I am a Product of The Grind (POTG). What does that mean? It simply means that I am of the mindset to work hard to achieve success. If you feel the same way ……welcome to the Grind.

When I’m not in the coroporate hard-bottoms I rock my SB’s (Nike Dunks for the lame-o’s) and you can definitely catch me at a sneaker party.

Flav had it right in the 80’s – Don’t believe the Hype 

Independent thought is essential ….”fitting in” is for cowards.
What are you? 

It’s hard to convey my personality through words, you would have to meet and know me to understand me. My name means “One who humbles himself to God” and I believe that to be a long range life goal of mine. “With humility comes prosperity”- (Some famous person) I believe this to be true and just like everyone else, when I get older I plan on getting what’s due me. I’m a 17 year old Junior at Brooklyn Technical H.S. who plans on going to college and then taking over the world!! As I said it’s hard to convey my personality through words, I like to have fun and that’s basically it. I believe that any situation can be made enjoyable through the use of a creative mind. Peace.

Justin Young

Co Editor in Chief / Reporter / Illustrator / Web Editor

As you already know, my name is Justin Young. I was born on October 29,1982, so I’m 17 years old and a scorpio. I am a senior in City – As – School. I have a 1 year old brother, a 9 month year old sister, and a 16 year old sister. I live with my 16 year old sister, my mother and my fat Siamese cat. 

What I do is draw cartoons, I’ve been drawing cartoons since I was five and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” came on the scene. That’s pretty much what started my drawing. For fun I draw, hang out, and play football. My favorite movies are “Matrix” and “Pulp Fiction”. My dream since I was a little kid was to become an animator for Disney and that’s the same dream I’ve had for about 10 years. So my goal for after graduation is to attend the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and later on become an animator for Disney. And that’s all me!

Seshat Mack


Hey what’s up with all you out there reading this. My Name’s Seshat mack, and I’m pretty new to Harlemlive as of june 2006. I’m 14 years old . . . .. um, I’m gonna be a junior at Manhattan center for science and math in the fall. I do like to write, my favorite thing being editorials because that’s where I get to make a thesis on a current issue and defend it….   I love to talk and debate, especially over issues that actually matter. When I’m not being censored by my school for “unsuitable content” (when did it become unsuitable to question a certain teacher’s teaching habits?), I’m reading, listening to music, playing
music . . .etc. I don’t watch a lot of television, and I’m not overly fond of rap. I like rock, jazz, soundtrack music, alternative, adult alternative , and reggae. I like to read a lot, especially old stuff…..if you haven’t already, you should try all that old literature, jane austen and charlotte bronte aren’t as stuffy as you think they are…..can’t knock it till you’ve tried it. I’m pretty sure you get the gist by now.   I’m a little ….different but I like to think I’m pretty friendly and I don’t bite…..unless you make me mad.   If you don’t like me, then don’t talk to me (and quit reading my profile!) and then we’ll get along just fine, don’t you think??

Jason Taylor

Photographer / Tech / Web Editor

Hi my name is Jason Taylor I was born in , Jamacia . I¹ve enjoyed my stay in America . I came to HarlemLive to get a better understanding of life .In my spare time, I love to read books and I a Proctice on my designer. I also like to listen to music. I am beginning to understand more about Harlemlive. I attend the law and Goverment high school .What I want from harlemlive is to improve my typing skills.I love to listen to people i have two brother there name is clifton and Kishawn I love them but some time they can be a handfull I mean they get me in alot of trouble. In my spare time I like to watch movies and play video games. In the Future I want to be a Police office.

Michael Puchades


My name is Michael Puchades [Soon to be Romero], I am14. I live in East Harlem with my mother [Patricia Puchades], my father ,[Ralph Romero] my little sister [Elsa Rosalia Romero] and my older brother [Louis Anthony Rodriguez].

March 1997

My favorite type of music is R&B [Boyz 2 Men, Marvin Gaye, Soul for Real…] .I also like Rap and Hip Hop. I like playing baseball, basketball, and my favorite sport, football. Over most of this year [1996] my brother and I got together a few of our friends and played softball. 

I’ve lived in “The Big Apple” all my life and most of it has been good with a few rough spots. There are a lot of beautiful females in New york. To all you gorgeous girls that want to kick it with a homey, look me up.