Harlem Grammy-Nominated Cam’Ron At Stage 48

Harlem’s Cam’ron is one of those classic rappers that knows how to stay fresh after all these years. Back in 1998, Cam’ron first attracted airplay with “Pull It,” after signing with his partner, Lance “Un” Rivera, thanks to a connection with Notorious B.I.G. “3-5-7” was featured in the movie Woo and became his first R&B…

Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

Ella Fitzgerald, 1940 In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties.

NY Profiling Claims Expose The MACY’SPD?

Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything.

Walter’s World: Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company recently concluded a two-week season at the Joyce Theater on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The program featured returning audience favorites Moon Over Jupiter and an excerpt from Hissy Fits by Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden, and Associate Artistic Director Jae Man Joo’s Flight. In addition the company also presented…

Sharpton Demands Profiling Guarantee From Macy’s

The Rev. Al Sharpton said he and other civil rights leaders had a “brutally honest” meeting Monday with the CEO of Macy’s over racial profiling, and demanded that the department store lay out how they will guarantee the practice doesn’t happen before the holiday shopping season begins.