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This Is How You Grow Girls in Harlem!

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.28.2015 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

In the middle of Harlem on a derelict plot of land where old men used to play cards, with no kids allowed, is growing one of the most exciting social projects I've seen this year as I go out looking for business partners.

Corruption Officer: A Man's Story From Guard to Inmate

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Kelsey Minor

Take the journey with Gary Heyward and you will learn things that you maybe did not know about the jail system but most importantly you will leave fully committed to the fact that there is such thing as second chances.

Ronnie Spector's Voice Can Still Change the World

Steve Matoren | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Matoren

A day after her 72nd birthday, Ronnie Spector celebrated in the only way she knows how- serenading a sold out crowd with her golden voice. Before an enthusiastic audience, Spector exceptionally performed all The Ronettes hits from "Be My Baby" to "Walking in the Rain."

The Prescription for a Healthy Life: A Helpful Neighbor

NationSwell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

In 2013, the New York City Health Department declared a diabetes epidemic in the city. The number of people who had contracted the disease had more ...

Harlem Archive Collects Past Stories of Those Who Wrestled With Their Sexuality

New York Times | James Nichols | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices

By the time Nora-Ann Thompson fell in love with a woman, she was 45 years old and had three failed marriages behind her. The daughter of a black pasto...

Hot in Harlem: Mr. Refined's Brunch

Ronda Lee | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ronda Lee

Harlem is jumping! A revival of its Renaissance culture is being ushered in by Mr. Refined Lifestyle Magazine. Mr. Refined hosted its 2nd Annual Bougie Brunch at Cheri French Bistro in Harlem.

Harlem Rapper: CashFlow Back to Hip-Hop

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in the fall of 2002? How about this, do you remember the movie "Brown Sugar" with Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs? What about that famous line "When did you fall in love with hip hop?"

Albany Gets "F" for Failing to Protect Tenants

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

This week's expiration of rent regulations shows just how anti-tenant the state legislature remains, putting over one million apartments at risk for unreasonable rate increases.

Not Your Mother's James Baldwin

Chase Quinn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices
Chase Quinn

A collage of song, multi-media and narrative poetry, Notes of a Native Song is as much an ode to the prolific artist and author of the essay Notes of a Native Son, as it is a critique of the canonization of Baldwin's work and the sterilization of his public image.

Meet the Harlem Native Who Is on a Mission to End Poverty in America

NationSwell | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

The East Harlem headquarters of Single Stop, the nonprofit that Mason helped establish seven years ago, invites at-risk Americans from all walks of life to pay a visit. There, representatives demystify the labyrinthine process of accessing aid.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Rain Pryor Has Her (Own) Story To Tell

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 05.30.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Rain Pryor is used to being introduced as the "daughter of Richard Pryor." But nearly ten years after the legendary comedian's death, Rain shares that...

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Top 5 Dishes From Harlem EatUp! 2015

Tony Triumph | Posted 05.27.2015 | Taste
Tony Triumph

I trucked it north from my digs in Brooklyn for the four-day event of endless food, booze, and style.

The 'Side Effects' of Good Intentions

Michael Seo | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Michael Seo

While side effects are commonly thought of as adverse or harmful, side effects can be beneficial. When they are beneficial the side effect often becomes the primary intervention and programmatically an intended outcome.

Food Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project and our community of Daily Givers supported projects that strengthen our food supply by caring for bees, helping people find culturally-relevant ways to access and enjoy vegan food, encouraging people grow food and teaching people healthier ways to cook.

102-Year-Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer Sees Herself On Film For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts

Alice Barker was a chorus dancer during the Harlem Renaissance and just celebrated her 102nd birthday, but she had never seen herself on film. Until n...

New App That Simplifies Food Assistance, Healthcare Benefits To Help Millions Of Families In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact

A new app in development could make accessing social services a much easier task for many Americans. Single Stop, USA -- a nonprofit that has serv...

Geraldo Rivera: Failed Hip-Hop Icon

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Media
Christopher Emdin

Recently during a relatively innocuous interview, Geraldo Rivera departed from a line of questioning about his politics and recent experiences shooting a television show to say, "Hip-hop has done more damage to Black and Brown people than racism in the last 10 years."

These 12 Pictures Portray Black History Like You've Never Seen Before

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices

Black history is all around us. The street corners, churches, stores, apartments, empty lots and parks we pass by everyday share a rich history of...

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

Commissioner Bratton Wants 'Disorder Control' - But Are More Long Guns the Answer?

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

With the rapid militarization of America's police, an experience once reserved for those in ghettos is now available to anyone caught in the wrong place at the wrong time in cities, suburbs, and rural areas across the country.

When the Answer Becomes 'Start Your Own School': An Interview With Harlem's Voyka Soto

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 03.31.2015 | Education
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I spoke with Soto about Harlem's educational landscape and how she organized other educators and parents to create an IB framework charter school, Sofara International. We also spoke about racial and socioeconomic isolation for students and the difficulty she's faced to charter Sofara International.

Following in the Footsteps of Malcolm X

Emily O'Dell | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Emily O'Dell

Following in the footsteps of Malcolm this year in Africa and the Middle East, I've learned that knowledge, humility, and humor make for great weapons in the fight for freedom.

A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.