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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.

Learning from Bayard Rustin in Harlem and Beyond: An Interview with Filmmaker Bennett Singer

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts
Stacy Parker Le Melle

If Rustin was afraid or daunted, he never showed it. He kept living his life, standing up for anyone who needed a voice. He loved Black people, but as evidenced by his global activism, he loved all people.

Homestaying in Harlem

Global Yodel | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

At GlobalYodel.com we love learning about places around the world through the perspective of the local. That's why we were excited to discover Homestay.com, a site that connects travelers with locals who have a spare room to rent.

Taylor Swift and 2 Million Fans Helped Me Crush the NYC Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

As the father of a teenage girl, I'm familiar with the music of Taylor Swift. I never thought her music would help me qualify for Boston, but it did.

Harlem Residents Protest Atlah With Free Starbucks

Liz Jackson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Liz Jackson

Less than a week ago, Starbucks released its very first LGBT commercial. Not long after, the pastor of Atlah Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem claimed Starbucks is "ground zero for Ebola" because of its LGBT appeal. So a group of us got together and decided to protest this new Atlah message in the most loving way we know: with free Starbucks coffee!

It's Time to Redefine Renaissance

Jason Foster | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Jason Foster

The Harlem Renaissance period is an era that I wish that I could somehow experience in my life. The allure of it. The thought that if I was a black male and educated in a variety of things that I would be considered a "Renaissance Man."

My Summer Playing New York City Streetball

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 11.19.2014 | New York
Tyson Hartnett

In different areas of the world, there may be better players, better games, and better pure basketball. But New York City is still the Mecca. When you tell someone, "I played streetball in New York City," they'll immediately know it toughened you up.

The Power in the Palms of Our Hands: The Third Annual Literacy Across Harlem March

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

On Saturday, TEN will stage its third annual Literacy Across Harlem march. I spoke Joe Rogers to learn more about the march, his organization's work, and what advice he'd give young scholars.

Dwell on Design Takes Manhattan

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Dwell on Design is setting its sights on Manhattan. That's right: After nine years in Los Angeles, the largest design event in the nation is coming t...

How We Do It: Success in the Classroom

Nicholas Simmons | Posted 11.09.2014 | Education
Nicholas Simmons

I may not be skilled enough to set a broken leg or brave enough carry a person from a burning building, but I, like my colleagues, can work to inspire a teenager to believe in his own potential, to see that her future depends on hard work and perseverance, to teach them the math they will need in high school and beyond.

Desegregation in New Orleans Rooted in 1960s Dryades St. Boycott

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the August 4, 2014 edition.) The former Dryades Street below Jackson Avenue in Mid-City New ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Review: Classical Theater of Harlem Earns Its Stripes

Mark Canavera | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Mark Canavera

The production never sacrifices the centrality of the spoken word in its endeavor to bring the story to life. The supporting cast members are largely effective, confident with language and deliberate in their performances.

Will Harlem's First Contemporary Art Gallery Spark a Trend?

artnet | artnet News | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Sarah Cascone Tatiana Pagés at her gallery. Photo: Sarah Cascone. Harlem’s art scene c...

Rangel's Base Is Still Rock Solid

Dominic Carter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Dominic Carter

State Senator Adriano Espaillat has learned a hard lesson. He may have come razor close twice before, but it has to be a bitter pill of why it's so tough to beat an incumbent.

Rangel Declares Victory, But Opponent Says It's 'Too Close To Call'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK-- Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel declared victory late Tuesday night in what is likely to be the final primary election of his 44-year congre...

Pharrell And Spike Lee Are Joining Forces At The Apollo

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices

Mark your calendars, because on June 3, Pharrell Williams will be performing at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater for an interactive concert directed ...

UK Band Northeast Corridor Teams with Homeless American Teens to Fight Hate Speech

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Stacy Parker Le Melle

HARLEM, NYC - When English songwriter Nick Hampson of the band Northeast Corridor learned how Harlem parents were uniting to protest homophobic hate s...