Apollo & BMI Partner to Present BMI¹s Signature Panel Discussion Series

apollo panel make your music move (2) Jenella YoungThe Apollo Theater and Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) have partnered to present BMI’s renowned “How I Wrote That Song®” panel at the iconic Harlem Theater, providing an opportunity for aspiring songwriters and composers to learn about the craft of songwriting from today’s Latin hitmakers. Continue Reading →

Sherri Shepherd’s Ex Requests Custody Modification

sherri_640While Sherri Shepherd is still waiting for the conclusion of her custody battle with estranged husband Lamar Salley over an unborn child, she now finds herself in the middle of a custody modification battle with ex Jeffrey Tarpley. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Damon Dash Calls Solange A ‘Fighter’ And More (video)

Rachel Roy and Damon DashThere’s a lot of speculation as to what caused the Jay Z, Solange Knowles fight in the elevator at the Met Gala after party last week at the Standard Hotel in NYC. But one can only look to the past for indicators as to what happened. Continue Reading →

Hotel Olga: Race Retreat Of The Harlem Renaissance

591In December 1920, Ed H. Wilson opened a small hotel expressly for Harlem’s African-American clientele.  In an era when Harlem’s now iconic Hotel Theresa still loomed as a citadel of racial exclusion, his now idle 3-story building at Lenox Avenue and 145th Street stood as a crucible of black tourism. Continue Reading →