Run, Kafi, Run, NY1’s Kafi Drexel Runs At NYC Marathon

This year for the upcoming ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7, NY1 Health and Fitness Reporter Kafi Drexel will be running on the Baby Buggy Team to help raise funds and awareness for families in need. The Baby Buggy Team spoke to Ms. Drexel who’s almost a Harlem girl, (she went to…

Walter’s World: The Dance Gallery Festival

By Walter Rutledge One of the many obstacles an emerging artist faces is visibility. The philosophical riddle, “If a tree falls in the forest but nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” addresses the differences of the observed and unobserved worlds. The Dance Gallery Festival provided visibility in a professional venue…

Ms. Drama, The Queen of Drama

The onetime intern sports reporter and almost weather reporter in Atlanta has transformed herself into one of the best gossip writers in the business. The Spellman, NYU graduate and inventor of the Ms. Drama, The Drama Queen brand talks on her hometown, Harlem, her spiritualism, Alicia Keys and memorable interviews.

Oscar Micheaux Stamp Unveiling in Harlem

The 33rd stamp in the Black Heritage series honors pio­neering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) wrote, directed, produced, and distributed more than 40 movies during the first half of the 20th century. An ambitious, larger-than-life figure, Micheaux thrived at a time when African-American filmmakers were rare, venues for their work were scarce, and support from the…

Does This Bus Stop at 125h Street? #3 & #4

By Richard Daub This is part three and four in a six part series. Photo of the tour guide. I was also curious about what the outside perception of Harlem. Having grown up on Long Island in the 1980s, Harlem was simply a place that you did not go.

Still Got It by Nicole M. Stevenson

Clifton Davis From his early days working with Pearl Bailey on Broadway in Hello Dolly, acting along side Sidney Poitier, in Lillies of the Field and Alan Alda in The Apple Tree. Clifton Davis has lived a life not short of talent and full of spirit. The songwriter, actor, husband, and his Grammy Award with…

Does This Bus Stop at 125th Street?

By Richard Daub This is part one in a six part series, the remaining five posts will follow every other week for the next two months. They pass by every half-hour right outside my apartment window. The double-decker buses loaded with tourists rolling down Broadway and past our building on West 133rd before swinging a…

Disney’s First Black Princess

  By: Dontré L. Conerly Belle. Ariel. Jasmine. Chances are, you know these names as just a few of Disney’s magical princesses from such classic tales as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. After 10 years, since it introduced Chinese warrior princess, Mulan, in 1998, the Disney royal court unveiled its first…

Harlemite Sean John Combs

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an Harlem rapper. He’s a record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding Bad…

Morningside Heights

Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City and is chiefly known as the home of institutions such as Columbia University, Teachers College, Barnard College, the Manhattan School of Music, Bank Street College of Education, “Grant’s Tomb”, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the Riverside Church, the Broadway…