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52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #42, the Guy Can Sing

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

By now, President Obama's few bars of the Al Green classic "Let's Stay Together," which he sang at a January 2012 fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, are the stuff of presidential legend.

WATCH: Harlem Has Some Good Advice For Obama

Posted 10.16.2012 | Comedy

President Obama is in the final stages of debate prep for round two on Tuesday, and "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" wants to help him out. Bell vi...

Talkin' That Talk

Rick Ayers | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
Rick Ayers

Time and again it has been demonstrated that if students' own discourse and knowledge, their assets and strengths, are acknowledged and allowed inside the school door, they do wonderful and important learning.

Glowing Puppets Take to the Harlem Streets

Carmel DeAmicis | Posted 12.03.2012 | New York
Carmel DeAmicis

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My Life Begins In Earnest

Stanley K. Sheinbaum | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Stanley K. Sheinbaum

It's funny, you know, but as I look back on those Depression years, my day-to-day life, my child life, was still filled with excitement and adventures. We were never actually hungry and we had warm clothes and a place to live.

Harlem Arts Summit 2012: Protecting Harlem's Treasures

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.27.2012 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

For six years running, the Harlem Arts Allian is presenting a seven day series of mostly free events, designed to elevate the platform for Harlem's illustrious arts and cultural scene and to renew enthusiasm and support for its great cultural institutions and artists.

NYPD Fatally Shoots ANOTHER Knife-Wielding Man

| Posted 09.26.2012 | New York

By Victoria Bekiempis, Trevor Kapp MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS — NYPD cops shot and killed a man who allegedly threatened them with a foot-long knife on ...

Lincoln's Handwritten Emancipation Proclamation On Display In Harlem

dnainfo.com | Posted 09.23.2012 | New York

HARLEM -- Looking at two drafts of the Emancipation Proclamation on display at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Friday, high school ...

Brennan Williams

Filmmaker Aims To Bring Harlem To Forefront In New Web Series

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.14.2012 | Black Voices

With the emergence of scripted television programing shifting across digital platforms, actor and filmmaker Al Thompson has intentions on being in the...

WATCH: Man Arrested In Brutal Beating Of Dog In Elevator

Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

A 28-year old man was arrested on Monday for mercilessly beating a dog in a Harlem elevator. Brian Freeman was allegedly caught on surveillance vi...

WATCH: ANOTHER Terrible Person Seen Beating Dog In Elevator

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

New York City cops are looking for a man seen in a surveillance video severely beating a dog inside a Harlem elevator. The incident took place ins...

PHOTOS: Stylish Historic Getaways Of The Northeast

iLoveInns | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel
iLoveInns

History is alive in the Northeast where many elegant old homes have been transformed into comfortable inns that are now stylish historic getaways.

'Stop Snitching' Cultures Hampers NYPD Investigations

| Posted 08.09.2012 | New York

By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HARLEM — Inspector Rodney Harrison believes he knows who stood on the scaffolding above a basketball cour...

WATCH: Shooting At Rucker Park Basketball Game Injures Five

| Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

By Alan Neuhauser, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HARLEM — A shooting at Harlem's famed Rucker Park basketball court left four men and a teenager hurt...

A Tale of Two Schools: What New York Department of Education Is Getting Right

Daniel Lautzenheiser | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Daniel Lautzenheiser

If there's ever a tangible physical reminder about the differences in education quality in a particular locale, it is found on the floors of a school building on West 134th Street in Harlem. Literally on the floors.

In Harlem, a Happy Reason to March

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

At this weekend's "Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Donation and Celebration," Harlemites and anyone else who wants to participate can come out this Saturday and assert the importance of real, live books.

Astoria Characters: The Coach Who Plays the Subways

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.09.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There are lots of empty seats on the N train, but Coach Lloyd doesn't take one. Instead, he walks down the center of the car.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson On Eating All Over The World

Jetsetter.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Ethiopian-born, Gothenburg-raised and Harlem-settled chef Marcus Samuelsson took the flavors of his international past and infused them into his new memoir.

Why Rangel Gets My Vote: One Harlemite's Viewpoint

Keisha Sutton-James | Posted 08.25.2012 | Black Voices
Keisha Sutton-James

For better or for worse, it was Rangel's empowerment zones legislation, as well as other factors, that attracted the capital that now makes Harlem a place these newcomers can and do call home.

WATCH: What Happens When A WASP Visits Harlem

Posted 05.25.2012 | Comedy

You may remember Kate the WASP from her visit to Occupy Wall Street. Now, she's venturing into another unfamiliar territory -- the New York neighborho...

A Psalm of Baseball

Mark Thompson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Sports
Mark Thompson

For many, baseball is a religion, and its stadiums, especially mine in the Bronx, serve as cathedrals.

PHOTOS: Cop Stabbed In The Head Is Released From Hospital To Applause

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

Eder Loor--the NYPD officer stabbed in the head by a crazed man in Harlem-- was released from the hospital Wednesday to the sound of bagpipes and the ...

13-Year-Old Girl Gunned Down By Older Brother In Harlem

| Posted 06.25.2012 | New York

By Trevor Kapp, Jeff Mays and Patrick Hedlund, DNAinfo Staff HARLEM -- A man shot and killed his sleeping 13-year-old half-sister and critically wo...

Janell Ross

Why She Doesn't Pay Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Money

Expecting a long wait and a large tax bill, Sonia Figueroa walked into the New York Food Pantry's temporary tax preparation site in West Harlem with a...

Art + Words = Change + Power in Harlem

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Pam Allyn

For so many of our families and our children, the challenges of living in this wonderful city are not subway delays or long lines at Starbucks, but putting food on the table.