Brooklyn’s Piece of Velvet Opens In Harlem

The 125th Street BID reports the opening of Piece of Velvet, a Brooklyn-based cupcake shop and bakery, has opened up a brand new location at 17 West 125th Street in our corridor on 125th Street. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made…

City Museum and El Museo to Host Summer Block Parties

This summer, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York will present Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth, the first-ever joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, breakdancing demos, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more.  VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and…

Harlem’s Jonathan Bodrick Born To Style

The owner of a vintage boutique in Harlem shares his wit and wisdom on the new reality series B.O.R.N. to Style. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Souleo: Tastemakers Weigh-in On JET magazine’s Digital Launch

It will be a bittersweet moment for readers of, JET magazine when the iconic publication transitions into an all-digital platform, JETmag.com and a subscription app, on its scheduled launch date of June 30. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership…

From Harlem To Hempstead African Americans Unite For Inclusion

June 17, 2014 Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State Dear Governor Cuomo: Mobilizing Preachers & Communities (MPAC) is writing you today to express our deep concern about how the SUNY Board and its chairman, H. Carl McCall, have managed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and…

Susan Taylor At ‘Transforming The Temple’ Expo

By Hadasah Ingrid There is a movement of wellness in the air. That aura was no more potently felt than at the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Expo: Transforming the Temple –The Bliss of Now! VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made…