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 →

Harlem Diddy And Crew At Vanquish In ATL

paw_3100-mA number of notables were seen on the scene, including Biebs’ new girl (and Justin Comb’s old girl) Chantel Jeffries (bottom right), Wale, Stalley, Cassie and T.I., at Vanguish in Atlanta, GA., event this past week. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Gabourey Sidibe Beatdown By LGBT Community for Accidental Slur

Gabourey-Sidibe-golden-globesActress Gabourey Sidibe was heard repeatedly using the transphobic slur “tranny” while she was discussing her life in New Orleans on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Chrissy Lampkin From Love and Hip Hop Arrested

chrissy-lampkinLove and Hip Hop star Chrissy Lampkin was arrested early Sunday for a bloody brawl with a woman in a New Jersey bar. Continue Reading →

Alicia Keys Is Pregnant!

Big news from Alicia Keys: she’s going to be a mom!

Following much speculation, a rep for the Grammy winner confirms to UsMagazine.com that Keys, 29, and producer beau Swizz Beatz are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married later this year. Continue Reading →