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8 Lessons to Apply to Your Life Based on the Case of Black Swan Records

Felicia Watts | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices
Felicia Watts

Anyone can adopt life lessons from the case of Black Swan's successes and failures. Here are 8 lessons to apply to your life, based on the case of Black Swan Records

Why Homophobic Harlem Church Building Should Become LGBT Homeless Youth Shelter

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Manning would ever fathom for the church space is it becoming NYC's largest homeless shelter and resource center for LGBTQ African American youth. And the Ali Forney Center has launched a fundraising drive to grab the space.

Black Excellency Cut Short: Honoring Journalist Michael J. Feeney's Life

Erika Hardison | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

That's what I liked about Michael the most - his ability to be professional and genuine. He didn't sacrifice his integrity for his profession. He's the perfect model on how to expand your network and make it work for you while having fun at the same time.

Black History Is American History

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

I am privileged to represent a congressional district that has been historically recognized as the epicenter of Black culture and politics. Our legendary neighborhood gave birth to the Harlem Renaissance, which has forever transformed the American fabric. We are fortunate to have dedicated people and organizations promoting our legacy.

Continuing the Fight

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Suzan Johnson Cook

I stand with President Obama's executive action issued today to require companies of 100+ to disclose pay according to gender. As a Congresswoman, I will fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act to pass, allowing women to further help in ensuring equal pay for equal work.

This Vehemently Anti-Gay Church Might Get The Ultimate Karmic Smackdown

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A New York church notorious for posting homophobic messages on its billboard may be on the auction block. But if fundraising efforts are success...

Unique MLK Birthday Celebration in Harlem

John Burnett | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
John Burnett

Amid national headlines of growing tension between Blacks and police departments nationwide, some Harlem organizations and residents work to continue establishing a healthy relationship with local law enforcement agencies that depict a different story in the name of peace and partnership to mold and shape a renewed community.

Diversity in Comics: Defining Afrofuturism, Afro-Blackness and The Black Fantastic

Erika Hardison | Posted 01.27.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

The 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center of Black Research in Harlem had an overwhelming amount of attendees and comic books enthusiasts come out to support black comic book publishers, writers and illustrators.

#MLKNOW: The Moment We've Been Waiting For

Tyree A. Boyd-Pates | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices
Tyree A. Boyd-Pates

#MLKNOW was the event of year. It set the right tone for what's to come and completely affirmed that we are the leaders we've been waiting for. To see contemporary artists proclaim the words of those who paved the way was awe-inspiring to say the least.

King's Unfinished Legacy -- End Hunger Next Door

Clyde Williams | Posted 01.19.2016 | New York
Clyde Williams

Today, while we celebrate Dr. King's legacy, we need also to look at ourselves in the mirror. Have we really done enough to fulfill his vision of meeting the most basic needs of Americans? The simple answer is no.

How Rock Remembers Scott Weiland Starts Now: NYC Tribute Event

Omo Misha | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Omo Misha

As many of the end-of-year roundups of those we lost in 2015 have even failed to mention Weiland, this event is all about what he did right, the hearts he electrified with his performance, and the melodic trail he left for all to savor in his absence.

8 Places to Celebrate Alexander Hamilton in New York and Beyond

Dave Parfitt | Posted 01.06.2016 | Travel
Dave Parfitt

Alexander Hamilton's birthday is January 11, and now's the perfect time to re-discover the "ten dollar Founding Father without a father." Continue reading for more places to visit and celebrate Alexander Hamilton's legacy.

This Exciting Program Moves Struggling Students to the Head of the Class

NationSwell | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

The statistics are troubling. Only about 16 percent of students in Harlem pass the New York State English Language Arts exam. And just 31 percent of children across New York City pass it. But one group is changing that.

'Sweetpea:' Billy Strayhorn, A Tribute To A Musical Icon

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I couldn't believe I was going to a music festival honoring the famous Billy Strayhorn at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago -- "Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn." It felt as if I was attending a homecoming of sorts.

Harlem Neighbors Call For "Love Not Hate" In Response To Hate Speech And Demagoguery

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.20.2015 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

In Harlem, we know hate hurts. No matter if the hatred comes from a streetcorner demagogue, or a candidate for presidency of the United States. Hate words have a way of turning into hate actions. Every soul is precious. No one is disposable.

Hope From Harlem

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion
Suzan Johnson Cook

I write to you, sending hope from Harlem, that in the midst of it all, the scripture, "God will be a very present help, a shelter in a time of storm," will help to begin the healing. We pray for our President, the President of France, and all leaders that must make some very difficult decisions.

Former Black Panther Uses 'Bonus Years' To Make Art

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact

Fixers is a series from What's Working that profiles the people behind the most creative solutions to big problems.  Jamal Joseph...

The 'Mink Building' and Discrimination in Historic Preservation: Michael Henry Adams' Urgent Effort to Save Harlem

Todd Fine | Posted 11.11.2015 | New York
Todd Fine

Because of connections I see between the struggle to protect "Little Syria" in Downtown Manhattan and Adams' courageous efforts for preservation in Harlem, I have long wanted to interview him.

Harlem Nights: A Bar That Embodies The Heart & Soul Of Harlem

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 11.05.2015 | New York
Yolanda Shoshana

Harlem was my home until about three years ago. As I was leaving the neighborhood, it was quickly changing. That was good and bad depending on the ...

This Is What It Feels Like To Run The New York City Marathon

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Connected by a series of bridges and interlocking the five boroughs, the 26.2 miles that make up the annual TCS New York City Marathon are known all ...

The Bessie's: The Dance Community Awards Excellence Among Its Members

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It's especially lovely when the dance community can gather together and applaud each other's efforts. Such is the environment at the Bessie's, dance's version of the Academy Awards or the Tony's. This year, the 31st-annual ceremony took place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, with its iconic neon-red sign.

We've Had Enough!

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 10.23.2015 | New York
Suzan Johnson Cook

As a former NYPD Chaplain for 21 years, who served on the frontlines of 9/11, I sincerely express my condolences to the Holder Family and the entire NYPD family for the loss of Officer Randolph Holder.

Harlem Dedicated A Whole Day To Lupita Nyong'o

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Lupita Nyong’o has a long list of impressive awards, accolades and endorsements to her name, but her latest honor is particularly...

Prolific Nona Hendryx Explores Visual Digital Art at Sol Studios

Isa Freeling | Posted 10.16.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

For Nona Hendryx art is it! It is where and how she lives. She breathes right into the direction she hungers for with unreserved strength of purpose to create her vision. She has nothing to prove and all to explore.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Meet the Unforgettable Personalities of Harlem's Iconic Paris Blues Bar

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

In their own words three of Paris Blues Bar's popular personalities reflect on their portraits and share tales of sacrificing to make one's dream a reality, fighting back against racism and the personal freedom found through style.