Salters Scene: Black Girls Rock! 2013

On Sunday November 3, BET premieres Black Girls Rock! 2013. The organization founded by DJ Beverly Bond, provides mentorship for Black girls and pays tribute to Black woman and girls who have a positive impact on the community through an annual awards show. This year’s show, hosted by Actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross,…

Lena Horne, In Harlem 1940’s

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs.

Does Harlem Want To Be An Uptown Meatpacking District?

Could Harlem become the next Meatpacking District? A panel of boosters from both neighborhoods said at a business event Wednesday that the prominent uptown neighborhood could learn a thing or two from the once-gritty downtown district now internationally known for its high-end shopping, chic nightclubs and upscale restaurants.