Imhotep Gary Byrd’s longtime WLIB talk show “GBE Mind Flight,” a weekly Sunday mix of news, talk and music heard from 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight and featuring leading Black journalists from U.S., Caribbean and African press, has been cancelled as a result of national budget cuts by parent company Emmis Communications.
“Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday (lived in Harlem during this time), who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it exposed American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans.
The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in Harlem, New York City.
Now, it’s the brokers causing the gentrification of Harlem. A group of Upper Manhattan real estate agents sick of peddling apartments in buildings with abandoned or substandard retail spaces on the ground floors has opened a string of coffee shops in a bid to spruce up the neighborhood — and hike prices for the units…
It was an unforgettable night of streetball and entertainment at the Entertainers Basketball Classic’s Inaugural “EBC America Celebrity Basketball Challenge” at Barclays Center on Sunday, July 27th.
Kevin Gallagher and Sharon Almog, both teachers, considered moving to New Jersey with their two children several years ago when they were squeezed out of the apartment they were subletting in Stuyvesant Town, the sprawling complex that has long been a haven for working- and middle-class families in Manhattan.
In the early 1900’s, entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York, to design a home for her.
A condemnation drama unfolding in East Harlem is presumably not what community residents expected of Mayor de Blasio’s “progressive” agenda.
We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014. It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable…
The NYTImes article reports that the grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.”
The Women in the World Summit is a female-powered gathering like no other, inspiring global change from Harlem to Harare through an impressive lineup of speakers including Meryl Streep, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Katie Couric, and Diane Von Furstenberg this year.
With a $60 million commitment, team owner James Dolan hopes spending more money will finally yield fewer problems for the moribund franchise. Madison Square Garden played host Tuesday to yet another event proclaiming itself to be moment zero in the renaissance of the New York Knicks basketball franchise.
By Marc Rasbury Last week, CBS aired the 50th Anniversary Special of the Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan Show and that got me thinking about one of their songs as it pertains to what took place in the world of sports over the past couple of weeks.
George Mingo’s faux primitif compositions at first glance appear as plain, naive expression, found in children’s drawings.
Tahl Propp Equities, one of Harlem’s largest landlords and developers, has unveiled the latest addition to its collection of condos in northern Manhattan.