Yolande’s Yard: Legendary Harlem Composer Laraaji Releases New Album Moon Piano

By Yolande Brener

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Yolande’s Yard: Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen Day Of The Dead Celebration In Hamilton Heights (Video)

Story by Yolande Brener and photographs by Maribel Acosta

Nutritionist and cookbook author, Lyn-Genet Recitas, has a vision–not only to provide healthy comfort food for all tastes from vegan to omnivore–but also to create a tradition of community events. Continue Reading →


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Yolande’s Yard: From Harlem To Windsor For The Royal Wedding (Photos And Video)

By Yolande Brener

As a long-time Harlem resident who grew up in Windsor, attending this wedding meant a lot to me because it combined the traditions of royalty with a strong dose of African-American influence, and more diversity than we have ever seen at a royal event. Continue Reading →




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Yolande’s Yard: Ambitious One Fitness In Harlem

By Yolande Brener

“No hands-on-hips! No lateness! No bitch-assness!”

If you’re lucky enough to hear these words, you’ve made it into Sereco Campbell’s fitness bootcamp class at NY Sports Club. Continue Reading →




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Abdi Abajabal And Yolande Brener Talk Wellness On The Danny Tisdale Show (Podcast)

Join Harlemites Abdi Abajabal, and Harlem World Magazine columnist Yolande Brener as they talk about his business Jimma Juice Bar and Oasis Powerhouse in Harlem with Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.

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Yolande’s Yard: Jimma Juice Bar and Oasis Powerhouse in Harlem (Podcast Update)

By Yolande Brener

The first time I entered Oasis Jimma Juice Bar off Broadway on 139th Street, owner Abdi Abajabal, asked me if I had a skill I could offer for Oasis Powerhouse. Continue Reading →


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Yolande’s Yard: Hooked On Harlem Hookah

hookah2By Yolande Brener

I went to Harlem Hookah for the Bloggers, Authors, and Publishers celebration on October 5th, 2016. Husband and wife co-owners, Tiffany and Stephen Bowen, gave my friend and I a warm welcome when we arrived. Continue Reading →


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