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Mi Madre

Quassan Castro | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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 04.06.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 04.03.2014 | 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 03.28.2014 | 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...

U.S.-E.U. Rhetoric on Russia as Destructive as a Chekhovian Duel

Michael Shank | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

Now should be the time when Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama aggressively propose confidence-building measures, not mete out more military muster. This will get us nowhere fast.

Early One Night in Harlem

Cody Lyon | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the last Sunday in February at around 8 p.m., Jon Jensen, who teaches English at Kingborough College in Brooklyn, was walking north on Frederick Douglas Boulevard near 135th Street in Harlem.

Harlem Explosion Video Surfaces As Firefighters Reach Basement

AP | LEANNE ITALIE and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.16.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A church hit by the loss of two members in an explosion that destroyed two New York City apartment buildings remembered the women in...

Clergy Helps Harlem Community Grieve After Fatal Explosion

www.nycreligion.info | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

Hugged a crying couple in each of his arms, a pastor canopied his shoulders over their slightly bowed heads. A few feet away, a man's scrunched up fac...

Harlem Explosion Devastates Spanish Christian Church Community

The Huffington Post | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

Carmen Vargas-Rosa, a lifelong member of the Christian evangelical church at the center of the Harlem building collapse, said church members are still...

Det. Sonny Grosso, Wise Guys and Tales From The Godfather

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.12.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Forty-two years ago, the Oscar-winning saga about a fictional crime family was released nationally. Sonny Grosso had been hired by The Godfather's director Francis Ford Coppola to also help with the real challenges of filming the mafia family saga in New York.

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

Confessions of a Brown Gentrifier

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.27.2014 | New York
Courtney McKinney

I am a brown person. I am biracial (African-American and white), but others often see me as Latina. I currently live in an area of Harlem where the dominant language is Spanish. On the outside I blend in more than I ever have in my entire life. But I know I don't belong.

Rep. Rangel Has A Formidable Challenger

| Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

By Nigel Chiwaya NEW YORK — State Sen. Adriano Espaillat will announce his campaign for Congress Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for a tense ...

The Apollo Theater and Politics

Ted Fox | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Throughout its history, the theater was always available for special benefit shows, and the Apollo hosted dozens of them.

The Apollo Theater's Legendary Amateur Night

Ted Fox | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

While star-struck white kids traditionally headed for Hollywood or Broadway, their black counterparts bucked the odds and beat a path for Harlem and the Wednesday-night amateur show at the Apollo Theater.

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 02.25.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

The World's Toughest Audience and Playing the Apollo

Ted Fox | Posted 02.24.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

The audience was the power that made or broke careers. But it was much more than that. It was the heart and soul of the African-American community, the embodiment of the spirit of Harlem -- the force that truly made the Apollo great.

The Apollo Theater Before 125th Street Was the Black Main Street

Ted Fox | Posted 02.20.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem became New York's great African-American community, of course. However the history of African Americans in the city began at the far opposite end of the island where slaves first landed.

How A Growing Latino Population Affects Harlem Voting Trends

New York Daily News | Posted 02.20.2014 | Latino Voices

It's the uptown version of the purple state. Dominicans are gnawing away at the once-stable black power base as new voting trends show Latinos thro...

The Oscars and the Night That Jack Nicholson Came to Harlem to Eat Macaronis With Detective Sonny Grosso

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso says Jack's visit sent Rao's influential clientele into a tizzy but what was so heart-warming was that Nicholson himself had presented the Best Picture Oscar to The French Connection's producer Phil D'Antoni back at the 44th Academy Awards.

Muggers Accidentally Send Selfies To Police With Stolen Phone

| Posted 02.06.2014 | Crime

By Aidan Gardiner MANHATTAN — Two men accidentally sent photos of themselves to police from a cellphone they stole during a string of Harlem muggin...

Langston Hughes: A Life Dreamed in Letters

Afaa Michael Weaver | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Afaa Michael Weaver

Hughes' was a courage we speak of when we speak of great people, people of an imponderable depth of spirit. He gave his life to his work, and to his people, and to his nation in the face of adversity that would crush most aspiring poets.

The Apollo Theater: Behind the Legend

Ted Fox | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Ted Fox

Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. It is bursting with music, theater and dance, and it looks marvelous, thanks to millions in renovations and upgrades -- an appropriate state for this iconic American cultural institution.

The State of Race

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Race has and in my opinion will always be a touchy and emotional topic for people in this country. My question is, how do we overcome that? How do we live in a country where we don't waste time having weeklong discussions on whether Santa is black or white?