‘Digital Art Clips’ By The West Harlem Art Fund (video)

west harlem art fund project 2014 videoA still from the Digital Art Clips video by Ina Archer for the West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) who partnered with the Studio Museum in Harlem and El Museo del Barrio. Continue Reading →

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Jim Crow North and the Global History of Segregated Cities

harlem vs columbia universityJoin the Schomburg Center as they discuss “The Jim Crow North and the Global History of Segregated Cities” at the next installment of Conversations with Carl Nightingale, University of Buffalo; Karen Miller, Laguardia Community College; and Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan. Continue Reading →

Harlem Is King Of Ethiopian Food

Awash-Ethiopian-NYC-Food-n-Festivities.-No-BS.If a recent article by CBS online they’ve selected 3 of NYC’s 5 Best Ethiopian Restaurants are in Harlem – that makes Harlem king. For the best in Ethiopian food in New York City, come to Harlem to try one of the places listed below. Continue Reading →

Metropolitan Hospital Opens Legal Clinic And A Harlem Story

200314225-001The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) today announced the expansion of a medical-legal partnership that will offer free hospital-based legal assistance to thousands of low income HHC patients who need help getting food stamps, unemployment benefits, avoiding evictions, obtaining visas and navigating other immigration matters. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ’1982,’ Film NY Premiere At BAM

1982_613x463We’re not that familiar with this NY premiere film, but we love the cast with Hill Harper, Wayne Brady and the fabulous and Harlem favorite Ruby Dee. Continue Reading →

Rosie Perez Does “Do The Right Thing”

rosie-perezBy Ken Simmons

25 years after making her powerful acting debut in Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated “Do The Right Thing,” Rosie Perez is continuing her mission of inspiring others with her revelations of overcoming abject poverty and abuse in her memoir HANDBOOK FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair). Continue Reading →

Spike Lee Disses Harlem Gentrification (video)

140227_spike_lee_bigIn a rant that quickly went viral, film director Spike Lee disparaged the gentrification of historically black New York City neighborhoods and reignited an age-old debate over the merits of economic change. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The First Annual Go Caribbean! Expo 2014

seitus world1By Seitu Oronde

A cocktail reception was held on February 18th to kick off the countdown to the First Annual Go Caribbean! International Business and Trade Expo that will be taking place on June 7, 2014.

Good Samaritan Stops Harlem Rape

crime of rape in HarlemA good Samaritan helped to stop the attempted rape of a 19-year-old woman in East Harlem early Tuesday by a registered sex offender who previously raped a 13-year-old girl at gunpoint. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Harriet Tubman” By The Harlem Chamber Players

harriet tubman perfromence with harlemJoin members of The Harlem Chamber Players with Ashley Horne, Orlando Wells, Amadi Azikiwe and Lawrence Zoernig as they perform American Opera Projects for the World Premiere of Nkeiru Okoye’s Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. Continue Reading →

HWG: A Paige of Advice on Single LIfe

CapOnShipCordenia Paige is a native of Washington, DC. Hoping to follow the artistic paths of those of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Art Movement, she moved to NYC in 2001, settling just north of Harlem in the Bronx. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy Announces Major Move

By Walter Rutledge

Photo 1On Wednesday January 29 Brooklyn-based Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy held a special press conference at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall following the recent win of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Award from the White House. Continue Reading →