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Harlem's First 'Green' Salon Opens

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Black Voices

Everyone is going green and Harlem is no exception. New York City's historically black neighborhood has just welcomed its first-ever eco-friendly beau...

In Celebration of Burger Month: The Burger Deluxe

Brian Silverman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Taste
Brian Silverman

Hello National Burger Month!

Filmmakers Respond To Popular Web Series With New Campaign

Posted 05.21.2013 | Black Voices

After receiving an overwhelming response to their web series, “Lenox Avenue,” show creators Al Thompson and Brian Rolling have launched an Indiego...

Up-Close Look at Group's Grassroots Effort to Reduce Homelessness

Jim Luce | Posted 07.02.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

It is an understatement to call homelessness a growing problem. More accurately, it's a tragedy. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that an a...

Baby Survives 8-Story Fall In NYC

AP | COLLEEN LONG and DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A woman clutching her baby son in her arms plunged eight stories out of an apartment window to her death in an apparent suicide on Wednesd...

NAACP and Harlem Pride on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 05.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to Scot X Esdaile and Marvin Bing Jr. of the NAACP and journalist Roy Paul about the NYC Mayor's race, Bing's IMPACT Leader of the Month award, civil rights work today and more.

It's Time To End the Harlem 'Fake'

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Christopher Emdin

While many do not see the harm in the "new" Harlem Shake internet meme, here are five reasons why Harlem doesn't want you to shake.

Celebrating Harlem's Rich Queer History

Robert West | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert West

Harlem's LGBT community has continued to play a vital role in the music, art, theater and literature scenes, and though responsible for producing some of the greatest artists and thinkers over the past century, it has remained a mystery to many.

Share the Gift of Story on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Reading aloud delivers a deep comfort for a child. In stories, they find a safe place to return to, and tools to navigate life. Books provide a risk-free environment to grapple with the world's big questions.

WATCH: Harlem Isn't Happy About The Harlem Shake

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

Harlem isn't too happy about the "Harlem Shake." Filmmaker Chris McGuire decided it was time to ask the people who actually live in the Manhattan ...

The Harlem Shake: A '00s Classic, Having Another Moment

Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology

By Andy Moore for The Harlem Shake has been around for almost 30 years, but you could say it reached peak popularity around 2001. That...

Harlem Fine Arts Show: A Tribute to Our Past and a Celebration of Our Future

Dion Clarke | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
Dion Clarke

I wanted an event that served as a cultural reservoir of beautiful art that flows from our progressive black community. Not for me, but for the benefit of current and future generations to truly appreciate our rich artistic heritage.

Ferris Bueller Does The Harlem Shake (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

It all started with this crazy video from music producer, Baauer. Then, everyone wanted to do it. And now, pop culture's favorite parade-crasher Ferris Bueller is jumping on the dance meme bandwagon, courtesy of What's Trending!

Astoria Characters: The Music Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.26.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

George Phillips, a fire hydrant with Einstein's frizzled hair, is the owner of Astoria Music, but it's more fitting to call him a one-man band because ever since he took over the shop three decades ago, he's remained its one and only employee.

Black Architects Say Columbia Shut Them Out Of New Campus

DNAinfo | Posted 12.19.2012 | New York

HARLEM — They've worked with world-famous architectural firms such as I.M. Pei & Partners and designed projects for the Durst Organization that cost...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

New In New York: 'Def Poetry Jam' Reunion Marks Unofficial Opening Of Harlem Cultural Center | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Black Voices

Harlem's renaissance hinged on the poetic musings of wordsmiths like Langston Hughes in the 1920s, much as its latest revival hinges on the poets Jess...

A Self-Styled Native American, On The Streets Of Harlem

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York

Robert Banks' one-bedroom flat is lavishly decorated with Native American artwork--sculptures and dreamcatchers that the 71-year-old Georgia native cr...

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


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 | 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 ...