Harlem’s Jazz

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“The school-to-prison pipeline? I’ve lived it. Prisons? I’ve been there. Racial profiling? I’ve lived it.”

Meet Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, Harlem’s own. We sent our NYC-based GCP Fellow Lyric Cabral to capture the story of this well-known game changer. In a past life, he was known for his business partnership with the famed Harlem hustler Nicky Barnes, but these days the 71 year-old Hayden, a longtime Harlem community activist, films stop-and-frisks and then posts the videos to the Internet as part of his Copwatch program. His story is amazing!

To learn more about his work, please visit: allthingsharlem.com/all-things-harlem/tag/jazz-hayden