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A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.05.2014 | 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 11.28.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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...

Public School Apartheid in Harlem

Allison Fine | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Allison Fine

At some point, we tacitly consented to the notion that providing only 20 percent of the children in Harlem, those that win the lottery and go to charter schools, with adequate teachers, equipment and food, is a morally acceptable public policy.

Astoria Characters: The Forgotten Hero

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Nick is the guy who made headlines as the Hard-Hat Hero in October 1996 when he risked his life to save a woman and her son and granddaughter from a crane's crashing boom at a Harlem construction site.

Harlem Parents Respond to Local Hate Speech

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 06.28.2014 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I am a Harlem parent. For the last seven years, I've lived near ATLAH Ministry, a church that has made itself notorious for posting hateful screeds...

Mi Madre

Quassan Castro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Quassan Castro

You ride the silent subway from Spanish Harlem to the Bronx at 4 a.m. fists pound on the empty seat beside you face-hardened like a solider in combat lips locked tight

Responding To Harlem's Anti-Gay Pastor With Love And Beauty

Eric E. Arnold | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric E. Arnold

Often Black men and their same sex partners are pushed to the fringes of society and forced to endure ignorance and hatred alone. Our project is dedicated to making sure that folks do not continue to feel this way.

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

Almost Everything in NYC Depends On Mass Transit

Cody Lyon | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

There's no doubt that New Yorkers have a love hate relationship with the subway -- as they often do with the city itself and I count myself among them.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Beauty

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.27.2014 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to slough off winter skin, renew our faces, bodies and souls (and soles) with a stop at our favorite beauty stores and departments. Here are...