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The World's Toughest Audience and Playing the Apollo

Ted Fox | Posted 04.26.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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 04.20.2014 | 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?

Harlem's Apollo Theater Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Ted Fox | Posted 03.28.2014 | New York
Ted Fox

At a time when "downtown" white venues were off limits to blacks, the Apollo certified success for African-American performers. And it has been at the forefront of the latest trends in the black community.

Welcome to the New York City Hunger Games for Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Bruce Kushnick

Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need.

Art Sales Confirm Martin Galindo as an Urban Powerhouse

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 03.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

As the sun sets on Spanish Harlem, it's shadowed by steel commuter frames and towering projects. This historical city offers generations of families a unique quality of life and allows natives to come and go as they please.

Apollo Theater Is No Longer The Venue Where African-American Culture Launches Its New Artists

New York Daily News | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

You needn’t set one foot inside today’s Apollo Theater to see how radically the world has changed since its heyday. Surrounding the venue’s s...

NYC's Upper West Side Getting More Savory All The Time

John Mariani | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Food hipsters who insist that Brooklyn is the new mecca for hot new restaurants ignorantly neglect what's happening on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Family Of Blind Rikers Inmate Seeks Answers After Death

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.26.2013 | New York

The family of Apolinar Solis, a legally blind inmate at Riker's Island, is seeking answers after Solis died of injuries resulting from a fall down a s...

Review: Black Nativity

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The blend of pop, soul and gospel is absolutely enchanting and will make the film's soundtrack a holiday classic.

Theater: Cotton Club Reborn, Bawdy Burlesque, Magic Acts Refined

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

After several years of special engagements, After Midnight has opened on Broadway and it's exactly what you would expect and hope: a glittering revue filled with singing and dancing and beautiful, decorative women.

Fighting for Those Who Fight for Us

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

While our nation enjoys time away from work, students are home from school and many are taking advantage of the various Veterans Day sales -- our nation needs to stop and remember the significance of Veterans Day.

Mundane Push Exhibition Opens in Harlem

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Akoshia Yoba

Her work is a fascinating representation of the confluence of patterns inspired by the urban milieu and natural landscapes. Unthank approaches her cityscape photographs with scientific detail.

Don't Blame It On Youth -- Elijah Wells Shatters Negativity

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 12.22.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In America, New York City to be specific, we take pride in referring to our diversity and blending of cultures as a "melting pot." With this ideal as a basis for our nation, how does something like this happen?

Opportunistic NYPD Leaks: Undermining Public Safety and Community Trust

Nick Malinowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nick Malinowski

The New York City Police Department is a peculiar institution. The city agency appears to be maintaining its record of tasteless behavior, even as it...

The Businesswoman, Broadway Star And All-Around Awesome Woman You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

It takes a incredible woman to helm a men's barber shop -- and Brenda Braxton is just that. The New York City native is the matriarch of one of th...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Sunday Dinner: Don't Even Think About Calling This Soul Food

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices

Don't call chef Alexander Smalls' relaunch of one-time Harlem hotspot Minton's Playhouse a comeback. Call it a revival. That's how the South Caroli...

Boys To Men -- Harlem Haberdashery Guy Wood Sr. & Louis Johnson Jr. Keep It Classic

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

So for me summer is over. I wrapped it up with some pretty amazing new finds. I re-discovered Harlem, and fell in love with its history through fashion again.

NYC: A Locals' Guide

Global Yodel | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

"The first thing people mention is how surprisingly livable it seems. If you come here and stay in a hotel in midtown Manhattan, it's hard to imagine how people can sustain it. But if you get out on the quiet streets of Brooklyn it feels very homey."

The First Lady of Harlem-Haberdashery -- Sharene Wood Talks Business

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.16.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The all-boys club just initiated its first lady, Sharene Wood. Wood, as she describes herself, is a "geek." She loves being behind the scene, so getting her in front of the camera was a bit challenging for us.