Harlemite Maya Angelou Remembered at Memorial

mayaangelouFirst lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, laughter, poetry and gospel singing. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Bette Midler, Wind Beneath My Wings (video)

Bette Midler, Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler. Great lady, great style, great Harlem resident. Here’s the one only Divine Miss M, as she sings her hit the Wind Beneath My Wings. Continue Reading →

Montell Williams And Dr. Oz To Co-host Memorial Day Special Of “Veria Living Live”

livingThis Memorial Day (Monday, May 26), Montel Williams and Dr. Oz who Harlem loves will co-host the special edition of “Veria Living Live” alongside host Sonia Baghdady with a studio audience full of active military members for a full hour of big surprises. Continue Reading →

Public Service Planned For Basil Paterson in Harlem

IMG_5580A public memorial service will be held later this month for longtime New York political powerhouse Basil (BAZ’-uhl) Paterson. Continue Reading →

Paulette Gay, The Scarf Lady

paulette grayBy Michelle Jewell

I met Paulette Gay on a wonderful spring afternoon while walking around.

I love scarves and didn’t know her store existed. Continue Reading →

Memorial for Nelson Mandela at Riverside Church in Harlem

3081094_GA service of praise and thanksgiving for the life of Nelson Mandela held at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights was a chance for New Yorkers to pay tribute to an international icon. Continue Reading →