Jem Realty Pays $22M For Alhambra Ballroom

Times Square-based investment firm Jem Realty Management bought a seven-story office building on Adam C. Powell Jr. Boulevard in central Harlem for $21.5 million from Fort Lee, N.J., developer Mitchell Mekel, according to property records filed with the city today.  VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is…

The Apollo Goes Global

Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post…

Souleo: Black Fashion Designers Need Help Too

In the past few years the lack of diversity on fashion runways has garnered mainstream attention through activists such as legendary model, Bethann Hardison. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives, get more at Harlem History.

Today’s Black Literary World With Omar Tyree (Part 1)

By Eartha Watts-Hicks In the 1990s, thanks to the cross-cultural success of Terry McMillan’s legendary and timeless novel—Waiting to Exhale—the publishing industry finally woke up and welcomed contemporary African-American writers into their doors. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives,…

Seitu’s World: The First Annual Go Caribbean! Expo 2014

By Seitu Oronde A cocktail reception was held on February 18th to kick off the countdown to the First Annual Go Caribbean! International Business and Trade Expo that will be taking place on June 7, 2014. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with…

NYCHA Free of Financial Handcuffs

In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities,” New York’s public housing projects clearly stood as a city of have-nots and a tale of woe. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives, get more at Harlem History.