Railroad Trestle Work, Harlem NY 1870 (Photography)

We’ve Come A Long Way Baby As in other early railroads, the dominant propulsion in the Harlem railroad’s early years was horse power – as in horses pulling things power. 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.

McDonald’s Reveals Possible New Restaurant Coming To Harlem

Fresh off the success of mozzarella sticks, the end of the Dollar Menus and about fifteen McDonald’s locations uptown and counting, now Yahoo reports that McDonald’s might be adding a restaurant without any dining tables or chairs in Harlem, New York. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post…

Harlem Man William James “Count” Basie 1904 – 1984 (video)

William James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership…

Traditional Japanese Cuisine Comes To Harlem

NY Times reports that before Chef Sinichi Inoue starts cutting the fish that is flown in to his Harlem restaurant from Japan, he performs a personal ritual: He blesses it, expressing thanks and honoring what he will later serve to his customers. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for…

Harlem World Reading Series Team Talk Books On Harlem World Radio

Join authors Eartha Watts-Hicks, JP Howard, CC Minton, emcee Dontre Conerly and organizer Yolande Brener as they talk to Danny Tisdale on The Danny Tisdale Show on Harlem World Radio Podcast about the upcoming Harlem World Reading, Part One event. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This…

In Harlem And the South Bronx, A Whole Lotta Readin’ Goin’ On!

Love books? Love reading? Love learning? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, the four family-friendly events below–the Bronx Book Fair, Literacy Across Harlem Day, La Casa Azul Bookstore’s three-year anniversary fiesta, and their 3rd Annual Visit Your Harlem Library Day–will bring you great joy. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and…

Harlem’s Lamont “Big L” Coleman, 1974 – 1999 (videos)

Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York, New York. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership…