Samantha Gonzales: Reporter / Writer

My name is Samantha Gonzalez. I was born June 25th, 1982. The reason I want to work with HarlemLive is because I want to get to know about Harlem and the past and present and to affect its future. Maybe my experience with HarlemLive will get me somewhere in the future. I hope I have a good experience working on this publication and meeting new people.

I like to write poems about me and how Ifeel about things. I like to have fun and to do and learn new things. I am a person who always is doing something to keep myself busy. I am a nice person to get to know.

Angel Colon – writer / photographer

My name is Angel Colon. I was born September 17, 1983. I live in East Harlem.

I want to work for HarlemLive because there is a lot of good things that happen around Harlem that people should know about. I want to work hard putting out HarlemLive and in the future become one of its chief editors.

I live with my mother and my father, one brother and two sisters, so the house does get packed. I love computers and I like almost every sport.

When I grow up I want to be many things so I have to make up my mind pretty soon. My brother Daniel is the second oldest so that will make me the oldest and the cutest. My brother is following my footsteps into computers (I think). My sister Marta is older than my younger sister, Tamara. They both are very smart. Marta is going on 10 and Tamara just turned 2, two weeks ago.

Evelyn Colon is my mother. She is also with HarlemLive. My mother is who I want to be like even though there is nothing wrong with my father. My mother is a teacher and is going to NYU in the fall. My father works for a record company.

Reuben D. Quansah – Reporter / Writer

Waddup People! My name is Reuben Daniel Quansah. I reside in theBronx and I just graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School. In the fall, I will be going to Bucknell University in PA. I donÕt really know what to say but umm… I am willin to try new stuff whenever I get the chance. I am interested in stuff ranging from computer networking to music. I consider myself to be an underground music guru (IÕll name you mad artist if you give me da chance lol). Hit me up if you may ever be interested in conversing. Peace

Damali Slowe – Writer / Reporter

My name is Damali Slowe. I went to Westminster school in Simsbury, CT. I love to swim, play soccer, and Lacrosse. I have always loved creative writing, and poetry. I have always been open to try new things and I am the weirdest, happiest and most random person you’ll ever meet. I absolutely hate wearing high-healed shoes, short skirts, tight jeans, pocketbooks, and most country music. Most importantly, I can be energetic, passionate, and determined about sports writing, reading, and Geometry. My favorite color is red.

Rocky Kabir

Web Editor / Reporter / Photographer

Hi, my name is Rocky. My birthday is on november 2nd 1984. I joined Harlem Live years ago becuase i wanted to wanted to improve my technical skills with computer hardware and software and make new friends at the same time. Harlemlive helped me do just that. Right now, I am a junior in college studing computer information systems and industrial psychology. My interests are learning about computer technology, web design and network management.On my spare time time just hangout with my friends.

Elliot Price

Web Editor/ Reporter

Hi, my name is Elliot Price (friends call me easter) I was born on May 14, 1985. Really my interest are playing Chess, drawing and just being a total a** on the computer. I’m really social, I think it’s because I feel that I’m not promised tomorrow so I live the day as it is. I guess that’s why I’m so humorous. The school I’m attending now is A. Philip Randolph it’s pretty cool as far as academically. But there’s many distractions such as girls who hound me 24/7. I’m not going to lie but I really like it. Also right now I’m working on a school project in “technical drawing” I have to draw a whole clock it’s challenging but fun at the same time because drawing comes naturally to me, I guess. My future plans are to go to a good college and hopefully get a great job in either medics or engineering. I guess that’s either my interest or wanting a lot of money talking. L.O.L 

another profile by Elliot

Hey everyone this is your favorite Harlemlive Web Editor Elliot Price. From posting stories, to teaching students PhotoShop, I do it all. And I give a big thanks of my knowledge to the one and only strength of my life Jesus Christ. I currently attend A. Philip Randolph High School for studies in engineering, Besides working 24/7, I enjoy just hanging out. One of my favorite hang out spot is 42st.Where something is just bound to happen. 
I first joined Harlemlive at the age of fourteen, I’m now sixteen and academically stronger than ever. Harlemlive has been a dream come true. So keep in touch and look for my name in up coming stories. ONE.

Shaunetta Gibson

WASSUP! This is the time to elaborate on the privilege of having duties. I have been working with HarlemLIVE for a couple of months now and it has been a serious. It’s been a lot of work but I keep learning new things and enjoying the process. It is going to stay LIVE and GULLY here at HL because I believe that even though everyone has a lot of work to do and a commitment to HL that they have a commitment to themselves to put effort into their work and not forget their here because they want to be here. No one forces us to participate in programs that help enhance our skills, to have fun, or to accomplish self-set goals; we do that all on our own.

One of my prospective duties now will be getting in contact with potential partners who would be interested in becoming members of HL, also People who’d be interested in helping HarlemLIVE financially, personally and/or in anyway externally and/or internally. So if your one of those people you can always get at me at

Shaunetta at work

To sum up what I am like I am a very friendly person and often I find myself open to learning anything. I am very busy because I am very active. I’m an attendee of Martin Luther King High School of Arts and Technology, and proud member of my school leadership committee, “Hands Across The Campus”. I’m also a dedicated member of my After School Program, “The After School Program in The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District”. I believe I am capable of bringing the knowledge, time, experience, patience and the creativity that I have and continuously develop to HarlemLIVE. 

Two things I hate most about doing anything is being bored (so of course I have to make my time here fun) and doing something that seems incomplete. I also have to add my own since of creativity to my duties. 
I have been able to work on Journalism, Photography, Public speaking/Public Relations, Administration, Web editing and Marketing for the time that I have been with HL (doing a little bit of everything with the permission of time). I’ll be here at HL doing what I can for a minute, so I’m going to enjoy my experience because I want to. I want to make a difference and HarlemLIVE will be a starting line. In any event that there’s a finish line, I hope that no one is waiting at the end because then I would be able to realize everyone was doing their own thing, racing against time not me. 

I love expressing myself through writing and THIS publication is helping me expand my opportunities and possibilities for myself and my future…Now my whole life story must be told in as much detail and essence as possible, I have all the time in the world…and…just kidding…But I love to write, as I mentioned before, but my main passion is THINKING, if that is even considered a past time. Umm what else talkative is my middle name, opinionated, energized and poetic are words that describe me. I love energy especially chemistry (the chemistry between an idle person and her workspace, the chemistry between a person and a goal and even chemistry between people who appreciate the completion of an idea. (Lets not forget Calculus. Oh wait that’s math but I think ya’ll get the picture.)

While I’m writing I have to shout out The Studio Museum In Harlem because I got the opportunity to be apart of the “Expanding the Walls” program (from the fall of 2003 to the summer of 2004), an intergenerational photography based program, which was a great experience. That allowed me the experience in learning about myself and my historically valued culture (much props to SMH) Any way Thanks for listening to my motor mouth behind and check me in a couple of more months when I have some more to say because I can never say to little or too much because I value my thoughts. My profile might even be shorter…
Check YA Later, Netta Dizza