Harlem Music Royalty Greets Newcomer To NYC Music Scene

Luca Foffano & Mercedes EllingtonDancing darling and music royalty, Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of Harlem jazz legend Duke Ellington, recently ran into Italian operatic tenor Luca Foffano at the famed eatery Sardi’s in New York City. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Celebrating “Urbanist” Painter Frank Morrison

Morrions  imageHouse of Art Gallery, a Bedford-Stuyvesant contemporary  pioneer that has carved a niche  as a promoter of urban  culture joins the debate with  an exciting  multi-media exhibit  and   program of lectures, installations  and discussions with complimentary sounds and music. Continue Reading →

Souleo: New TV Series Explores ‘America By The Numbers’

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 By Souleo

If the numbers truly don’t lie then America is in the midst of radical demographic changes. The U. S. Census Bureau predicts a nation primarily of multiple hues with a majority non-white population by 2043, if not sooner. Continue Reading →

Rangel: The US Military Is As Unequal As America. Want A Fair Fight? Reinstate The Draft

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By Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel

I am certain that the US-led coalition can defeat the Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East. But if we ultimately must put boots on the ground, we should only do so when our entire nation is fully committed to sharing the burden – when we reinstate the draft and enact a war tax. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Marcus Samuelsson And Team Feed America

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The folks at FYI (a subsidiary of A+E) calls new the show with Marcus Samuelsson part road show, part NYC food adventure, part talk show – this is a deliciously inventive new series celebrating food in all its creative, ingenious glory. Continue Reading →

Souleo: The Politics of Preserving African-American Historic Sites

Hinchliffe Stadium_Courtesy of Duncan KendallBy Souleo

A discount furniture store now occupies the space where boxing legend, Joe Frazier trained in Philadelphia. Continue Reading →

Ohab Zedek Synagogue, Harlem 1906-

Ohab_ZedekA southern view of the enormous Ohab Zedek Synagogue, at 18-20 West 116th Street in Harlem, New York 1906. Continue Reading →