Lakay; Home is Where Haiti Is

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By Hadasah Ingrid

A new Documentary about Two Brothers Who Return Home to Find Family But Find Themselves

“Haiti is broken.” A life changing phone message from a significant sobbing voice . But those are the words Tirf Alexius heard from his mother about their homeland. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: At The Caribbean New York Fashion Week Show

rudys fashion2Photographs by Rudy Collins

It was a fashion treat at the Caribbean New York Fashion Week show at The Out NYC on 42nd Street, in New York, NY. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Chan Luu Multi Onyx Community Bracelet

Chan Luu Multi Onyx BraceletThe bracelet that keeps on giving for an event like the Community Day of Unity! Day in Harlem from the original designer of the handmade wrap bracelet. This collection is part of Chan Luu’s Ethical Fashion Initiative sod from Harlem to Africa. Continue Reading →

Dominican-American Community Leaders Announce Dominicanos USA

dusa logoWith an impressive initial showing of mostly first time 2014 registered voters, Dominicanos USA – a newly formed effort of Dominican American community leaders –  announced today it had registered more than 26,000 mostly Dominican American voters in New York City and in Providence, Rhode Island.   Continue Reading →

Orson Wells ‘Macbeth’, Lafayette Theater, Harlem, 1936 (video)

VoodooMacbethFor days, Harlem residents strolling anywhere between Lexington Avenue and Broadway from 125th to 140th Streets had seen the word “Macbeth” for Orson Wells stenciled in glowing paint at every corner.
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HW Pick: The Film ‘Toussaint Louverture’ At The ADIFF

ttff12_Toussaint_LouvertureToussaint Louverture is the long-awaited, two-part epic film depicting the life of the Haitian leader. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Continue Reading →

Kass Interviews Harlem’s Marie Jean- Baptiste

By Kass

I recently had the opportunity to visit the amazing Harlem showroom of CEO, founder and designer Marie Jean-Baptiste (on the left) of her business RUE 107 brand right before Fashion Week 2012 in NYC. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Thirty5-In-5 Day Three

By Walter Rutledge

The Tuesday night performance of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center’s Thirty5-In-5 series was filled with striking contrasts. Continue Reading →

HW Talk: : Samuelson, Silvia’s, Clinton…

Everyone loves Harlem, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Sandra Bullock, is filming around 98th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway … Rookies, a pilot starring LeeLee Sobieski, is filming around Riverside Drive and 93rd Street … the media fuels community wars by calling businesses in Harlem asking why the President Obama is planning a fundraiser at Marcus Samuelson’s Red Rooster, but not at Silvia’sContinue Reading →