Harlem Responds To The Death Of Maya Angelo

“Today we mourn the passing and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, whose voice, passion, and life has left a lasting influence on our state and nation…. 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.

A Lesson in Tenacity, Welcome Back Absolute Piano

By Rapheal B. Absolute Piano just opened their new store in Brooklyn after their store was destroyed by the gas explosion in East Harlem on March 12th of 2014. 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…

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

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…

Red Rooster Hosts Benefit for Victims Of The Harlem Explosion

As you may or may not know residents and business owners in East Harlem neighborhood are still struggling to recovering from the gas explosion that left eight people dead and flattened two 5-story apartment buildings more then two weeks ago. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is…

Rosie Perez Does “Do The Right Thing”

By Ken Simmons 25 years after making her powerful acting debut in Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated “Do The Right Thing,” Rosie Perez is continuing her mission of inspiring others with her revelations of overcoming abject poverty and abuse in her memoir HANDBOOK FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and…

The Harlem Rens, 1922 (video)

This is the greatest basketball team you have never heard of, a team so dominant that in one season it won 112 games and lost only seven. It was a team that won championships despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this…

Op-Ed: “Celebrity” Grudge Match Is Nothing But A Set-Up!

By Simone Seerattan Rumors of the most unpleasant kind have been circulating social media. Rumors that George Zimmerman will be getting in the ring with a willing opponent in what is being dubbed a “celebrity match” has been the most unsettling news ever to reach my ears in the last couple of days. VIDEO “The…