The Harlem Rent Party, Harlem, NY, 1944 ( Video)

In early 20th century Harlem, New York, these cards would have been your ticket to a good time.They advertise what was known as “Harlem rent parties”, a social phenomenon that began in the 1920s where black folks in Harlem would raise money to pay their rent by throwing a party. Continue Reading →

Spring Concert with Opus 118 Harlem School of Music

481ffb3b-058d-4f10-a80b-5ab781f84dacHear the highly acclaimed students from Opus 118 and meet the founder and master teacher Roberta Guaspari, the inspiration behind the award-winning documentary “Small Wonders” and the inspiration behind Miramax’s film, “Music of the Heart,” starring Meryl Streep.

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Funeral Liturgy for the Rev. Keith Johnson St. Philip’s in the Village of Harlem

photoBy now, many of you have learned of the death on Tuesday morning of the Rev. Keith Johnson, rector of St. Philip’s in Harlem. Deeply saddened by Keith’s sudden passing, I write to you from Cape Town, South Africa, to invite your prayers and to tell you of plans for his funeral. Continue Reading →

National Week of Prayer Kickoff Breakfast In Harlem

67d28a11-72d6-4220-be66-bf98c87dd6b7HCCI and its nearly 100 member congregations, join Harlem’s own Balm in Gilead and its ‘National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS’ to address HIV/AIDS and health disparities which disproportionately affect Harlem and communities of color nationwide.

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Pedro Martinez Honored By State Senator Espaillat (video)

sentaort  with supportersHall of Fame inductee Pedro Martinez was honored today at the State Capitol during Dominican Heritage Week. The Dominican born pitcher was recognized for his work both on and off the field, which has inspired countless Dominican-Americans.  Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Phil Young Day at the Kennedy Center In Harlem

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Photographs By Seitu Oronde

Celebrating the Phil Young Experience for a Lifetime

Phil Young comes from a family of entrepreneurs. His grandfather was a premier floral designer who created realistic arrangements in the form of barber shop chairs, gambling tables, or whatever the lifestyle was for the person. Continue Reading →

What You Need To Know When You Start Your Small Business Empire In Harlem

melinda-emerson-pano_12429When starting your small business empire, what were some of the obstacles that you faced?

One of the biggest obstacles I faced was the timing when I wrote my book Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months. Continue Reading →

The World Renowned Morehouse College Glee Club In Harlem

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On Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 6 pm, the Morehouse College Glee Club will perform at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Now in its 105th year, the Glee Club travels to Harlem, New York annually during its Spring Tour. Continue Reading →

Madison Realty Capital Loans $20M For Harlem Condo Construction

99-morningside-avenueEastern Union Funding secured a $20 million construction loan for Azimuth Development Group’s 99 Morningside Avenue condominium project, Mortgage Observer has learned. Continue Reading →

Five Tips To Improve Heart Health In Harlem Wellness

american heart associationFor “Go Red” month, the American Heart Association’s annual campaign to raise awareness of heart disease in women, clinicians from across the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) have compiled their top tips to help Harlemites take positive steps toward a healthier heart. Continue Reading →

EmblemHealth Brings SisterTalk Faith-Based Health Program

emblem health and sister talkEmblemHealth, New York’s leading health benefits and wellness company, announced today that it has brought the successful Hartford-based SisterTalk Healthy Lifestyle Program to New York. Continue Reading →