Harlem School For The Arts Accepting Students Now

hsa gala event 2014Yvette L. Campbell (third from the right), President and CEO of the Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center (HSA) announced earlier this month a full program of classes for children and young adults interested in exploring the world of music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Continue Reading →

Qoute Of The Day: Police Are The ‘Harlem Globetrotters’ Of The Legal System. ‘They Don’t Lose’

garner ferguson protestsThe decisions of two grand juries not to indict the police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked emotional reactions and protests throughout the country. Continue Reading →

Cops Arrest 5 Men in Fatal shooting in Hamilton Heights

gange mebrs shootNYDaily News reports that a 27-year-old man murdered outside his Hamilton Heights home was shot and killed because he allegedly assaulted a violent gangbanger’s sister, cops said Thursday. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Homegoings in Harlem (video)

Homegoings_01By Yolande Brener

Christine Turner’s documentary, “Homegoings,” examines the work of funeral director, Isaiah Owens, a man who laughs and cries with his customers, who in turn trust him to lighten their time of loss. Owens Funeral Home, based in Harlem and Branchville is the place “where beauty softens your grief. Continue Reading →

Sylvia Woods, ‘Queen of Soul Food,’ Passes

Sylvia Woods, the matriarch of the famed Harlem restaurant that bore her name and a New York City icon, died Thursday at her Westchester home, family members said in a statement. Continue Reading →

A Harlem Embalmer’s Gets His Turn

The deceased — in life he was a doorman — was on a gurney in the basement. He was naked, as wrinkled as a rhino, and face up on a sheet.

Around him in the clammy room were the tools of his embalmer: the trocar that had emptied out his stomach, the scalpel that had dug into his jugular, the Duotronic/brand name/ injector pump that had given him that vinegary odor from the fluid it put into his veins. Continue Reading →