For parents across the country, the end of summer marks much more than cooler weather and light jackets. As you begin to trade long summer days for cool fall mornings, the biggest thing on your mind is the new school year. As you make this transition, you are being bombarded by everything from news stories…

Workshop Wisdom By Miriam Kelly-Ferguson

When I first conceived of a life as a fiction writer I began, naturally, to read fiction with an eye toward learning the craft. I have always had an earth tongue. My imagination comes from a down home feeling that my grandmother and great-aunt kept alive in the family.

Dining With Miss Lil: The Hudson River Café Review

The Hudson River Café is a gem that a lot of people within the Harlem community have yet to discover, but it shines brightly never the less. For one, its “Nuevo Latino” cuisine is helping to diversify our choices within the Harlem community. Two, the presentation of its dishes makes it stand out as “Nuevo…

Butch Lewis, More than a Promoter

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury With the all of the NFL lockout news dominating the sports airwaves of late, the death of the flamboyant boxing promoter, Butch Lewis, flew under the radar screen this week. But this in no way should diminish the impact this man had on the world of boxing and the entertainment…

Rep. Weiner Makes “Hugely Regrettable Mistake”!

After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday during a news conference that he tweeted a photo of his bulging underpants was a “hugely regrettable mistake” to a woman and admitted to “inappropriate” exchanges with six women before and after getting married. He apologized for lying but said he…

Could The Next Prince Of Monaco Be Black?

Last week it was William and Kate, on July 1st, Prince Albert II of Monaco will marry South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, and a possible son from that marriage could be the next heir to Monaco’s throne. But, the monarchy has a even deeper African connection?

HW Talk: Kelis, Chocolat, Dr. Khalil…

  … who would have thunk it, Kelis the Harlem mommy cooks, this week she was on Top Chef … boy, if I hear one more time how good the calamari is at Chocolat I’m going to go (Lady) Gaga, got to check it out … spoke with Dr. Khalil Muhammad this week on HW…