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Fourth-Generation Harlem Artist Challenges What It Means To Be An American

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.21.2017 | Arts

In artist David Shrobe’s multimedia work “Guerrilla Tactics,” the edge of a gold picture frame knocks up against a curved slice of mosaic nestle...

21 Striking Photos Of Black Millennials Who Declare 'We, Too, Are America'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.17.2017 | Black Voices

This Black History Month, HuffPost Black Voices is declaring “We, Too, Are America” and we held an event in Harlem on Monday to acknowledge and ce...

Black Filmmakers Shine: Interview with Harlem Filmmaker Nadhege Ptah

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.24.2017 | Entertainment
Stacy Parker Le Melle

This morning, we woke up to the Academy Award news that three movies that center Black lives - Moonlight, Fences, and Hidden Figures - were nominated ...

A History Of Black Cowboys And The Myth That The West Was White

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.24.2017 | Arts

A quick internet search of “American cowboy” yields a predictable crop of images. Husky men with weathered expressions can be seen galloping on ho...

You Have to Meet Wilson and Maria: Homeless and Hopeful

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.20.2017 | New York
Lester & Charlie

GIMME SHELTER Though Kit's body was removed promptly from Harlem's Morningside Park after he hanged himself from a tree, no one bothered for about f...

Finishing Stong!

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 12.30.2016 | New York
Suzan Johnson Cook

I've had the most amazing past six months. I had a sabbatical, 6 months off, to Sort through, sift through, shift, swim and get my Strength back. Afte...

This Pastor Is Providing Harlem Residents With Free Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 12.20.2016 | Black Voices

Pastor Michael Walrond Jr. is making a tremendous stride towards destigmatizing mental illness in the black community by providing free mental health ...

The 2016 BID Banner Project Unveils Artists Images on Harlem's Historic 125th Street

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 12.06.2016 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

The 125th Street Business Improvement District announces the winners of its 2016 BID Banner Competition and is slated to unveil eleven new banner imag...

What Just Happened? Seven NYC Writers Respond to the 2016 Presidential Election

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Last night, seven writers accepted an invitation from the First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem to respond to the 2016 presidential election. W...

Conan Does Harlem And That's All You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.01.2016 | Comedy

Conan O’Brien kicked off his show’s week at the Apollo Theater on Monday with a tour of Harlem, partaking in all kinds of New York street fun. The...

On 45th Anniversary of "French Connection" release, Det. Sonny Grosso talks about taking Friedkin and his Mother to "impenetrable" Rao's

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 10.23.2016 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Sonny Grosso and Judge Eddie Torres -- Monday's at Rao's "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be..." -...

How An Upper East Side Republican Became PR's 'Mayor Of Harlem'

Tony Sachs | Posted 09.13.2016 | New York
Tony Sachs

You take a guy -- a white guy, an Irish guy, born in Seattle, a longtime Upper East Sider, a Trump voter, no less. You stick him in an apartment north of 125th St. And less than a year later he's going around unironically calling himself the Mayor of Harlem. What happened?

Authors Are Rallying To Preserve Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.29.2016 | Arts

In his poem “I, Too,” Langston Hughes writes a scene of protest, in which he ― the “darker brother” of America ― is sent to eat in the kit...

On The "A" w/Souleo: Author Campaigns to Revitalize Langston Hughes' Home

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Courtesy: I, Too, Arts Collective For the last 20 years of his life the celebrated writer, Langston Hughes lived at 20 E. 127th Street in Harlem. Now...

The Good People Of Harlem Want Nothing To Do With Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.15.2016 | Comedy

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll last week showed that Donald Trump is receiving about 1 percent of the black vote in swing states like Ohi...

Who Are The Real Gentrifiers Of New York City?

Jonathan Westin | Posted 08.02.2016 | New York
Jonathan Westin

With the help of the city, the destiny of our neighborhoods has been tipped heavily towards powerful private interests. And the people of New York City continue to lose control of their neighborhoods.

Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

"Black McDonald's" Has Been An Important Part Of My American Experience

Angela Dorn | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Angela Dorn

I got my first paying job at the "black McDonald's" in Clayton, Missouri. Everybody called it black McDonald's because almost all of the staff was black, even though Clayton was almost completely white. That McDonald's was a refuge; it was one of the few places where a black teenager could easily find work in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Diary of a Courageous Congressional Candidate: The Men, The Media, The Mess

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

Tuesday June 28th was the Democratic Primary for Congressional Candidates in the state of New York. For the past year, since July 1, 2015, I was officially in the race for NY's 13th Congressional District, a formidable candidate for an historic seat held by Charles Rangel for the past 46 years, and prior to him, the late Rev Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, for more than three decades.

Diary and Reflections of a Courageous Candidate for Congress

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

How exciting it is to be around for this moment in history. I was fortunate enough to serve with the first African American president of the USA, Barack Obama, and the woman most likely to be the first female President of the USA, Hillary Clinton.

The Soul of Our City

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.05.2016 | New York
Bill de Blasio

Where does the soul of our city reside? Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we--what can we--protect? For me, ...

Urban Garden Aims To Bridge Gap Between 'Old' And 'New' Harlem

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact

This urban garden initiative seeks to bring in a little cash and a large sense of community to some Harlem residents. A new partnership announced on W...

Harlem EatUp!: Top 10 Moments from Uptown's 2nd Annual Festival

Tony Triumph | Posted 06.01.2016 | New York
Tony Triumph

The wonderful weekend of May 21st and 22nd marked the second annual Harlem EatUp! festival! Once again, it brought together Harlem's best celebrity chefs, artists and musicians from around the country.

Hidden Gems of Central Park | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel

You could spend a whole week exploring Central Park's 843 acres of green lawns, cultivated gardens and man-made lochs - and you'd still miss out on the secret spots that we locals have come to love.

Continuing the Legacy of Harlem Hellfighters

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

For many years, Black soldiers fought in segregated regiments. While they were fighting to defend America, America was not fighting to defend them. Our community should be proud to be home of the 369th Infantry division, an all-Black army unit from Harlem.