HW Pick: Yuna Conquers NYC (video)

Yuna-NocturnalIn a remarkably short period of time, Yuna has risen from regional D.I.Y. notoriety to full-on international stardom. In the process, the charismatic young singer-songwriter from Malaysia—who makes her Verve Records debut with Nocturnal—has become the first artist from her homeland to conquer the American market. Continue Reading →

Harry Belafonte At Lincoln Center Pete Seeger Live-Stream Memorial Concert

Harry BelafonteLincoln Center announces today that it will live-stream a special all-star line-up including Harlem fave  Harry Belafonte at the Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rangel And Dems Booed At Pro-Israel Rally

0714141017c-2A pro-Israel rally in New York City was disrupted on Monday by a loud counter-rally for the Palestinian side of the conflict, with both sides straining to have their voices heard over each other at a particularly raucous event on the steps of City Hall. Continue Reading →

Roberta Flack, Cassandra Wilson, Free At Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Flack and wilson at lincon centerFrom July 20 through August 10, Lincoln Center Out of Doors will bring more than 100 free performances to the Lincoln Center campus. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The First Annual Peace Is A Lifestyle Conference

Peace-Flyer-600x452On Saturday June 28th from 9am-3pm, BK Nation, a new national organization, and Fordham University, in conjunction with Erica Ford’s Life Camp, a leading force in the anti-violence movement, will host the First Annual “Peace Is A Lifestyle” Conference at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

5 Men Exonerated In Central Park Jogger Case

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‘Justice delayed is justice denied,’ – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime. Continue Reading →

WCS Honors Hillary Clinton at Annual Gala

hilary honored 1The Wildlife Conservation Society honored tonight Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton, and WCS Trustee Diane Christensen for their commitments to saving elephants and protecting wildlife and wild places. Continue Reading →

Health Depart Launches New Texting Program To Inform Harlemites About Beach Closings

nyc texting appText BEACH to 877-877 to get real-time opening, closing and water quality information before you head to the beach

With Memorial Day around the corner marking the unofficial start of summer, the Health Department today announced a free texting service so you can “Know Before You Go” if your beach is open or closed, and receive alerts about any advisories, closures, or water quality issues. Continue Reading →

Liberty Science Center Gala With Will.i.am. And Susan Sarandon

genuis 3 galaOver the weekend, the Liberty Science Center hosted the Genius Gala 3.0, a star-studded, black tie event hosted by Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman and featured guests Will.i.am, Susan Sarandon, and an incredible performance by LSC Magician-in-Resident David Blaine. Continue Reading →

“City As Canvas” Museum Of The City of New York Graffiti Show

city-as-canvas-graffiti-exhibit-6Harlen, New York (like Keith Haring’s “Crack Is Wack” mural in Harlem) has been known as the home for some of the best graffiti artists in the world, giving widespread legitimacy to the street art. Continue Reading →