Harlem Village Academies Book Party

Harlem Village Academies Book Party

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Incoming seniors at Harlem Village Academy Kevin Randall, Dyshon Toxey, Earl Clifton and Samuel Billips performed a poem-rap they wrote in their self-formed after-school group Da Cypher. A sample: "I am able to dream a dream/Escape the alarm clocks of my neighborhood."