“A Winner Never Quits,” Samuel Hargress Jr., The Legendary Owner Of Paris Blues In Harlem

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By Olivia Heffernan

Walking into Paris Blues is like entering a time warp, it turns out it actually is. Samuel Hargress Jr., 83, opened the Harlem blues and jazz club in 1969 and it hasn’t changed since. Continue Reading →

Lynching Memorial Leaves Some Quietly Seething: ‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie’ (Warning Image)

Black men were lynched for “standing around”, for “annoying white girls”, for failing to call a policeman “mister”. Continue Reading →

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks At The UN In Remembrance Of The Slave Trade

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Harlem has a long history of dealing with the issue of slavery, from Columbia University grappling with it’s ties to slavery to the African Burial ground of slaves in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ann Lowe The Fashion Designer To First Ladies

Diva Ann Cole Lowe, 1898 – February 25, 1981, was a Harlem resident, American fashion designer and the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: “Sound & Color” By Alabama Shakes (video)

alabama shakes1Looking at the NCAA football games today, we love the song “Sound & Color” for the new iPad Pro by the group Alabama Shakes, not Harlem Shakes.

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