Qoute of The Day: “It’s nice to be important,…”

Hal-Jackson-young“It’s nice to be important, But more important to be nice.” – words of the late great Mr. Hal Jackson WBLS Radio (from Harlem songstress and Harlemite Melba Moore on Facebook) Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Alicia Keys Starts The Season In Cushnie et Ochs Gown

wenn20828731Seasons come and go, but there’s one color that is given extra attention this time of year: red.

Alicia Keys whipped out her first red piece of the season at last night’s 10th Annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Continue Reading →

John Starks And Clyde Frazier Sr., at African American Parade Breakfast in Harlem

Former NY Knick’s guard John Starks and Harlemite Clyde Frazier, Sr., was hanging out at the 43rd Annual African American Parade Breakfast Sunday, September 12, 2012 in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Miss Lil On Obama’s Red Rooster Menu

Here’s the menu:


Cornbread, honey butter

LOBSTER SALAD

asparagus, peas, hot biscuit

Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling “Semi-Dry” 2008

Finger Lakes, New York


BRAISED SHORT RIBS

honey-glazed chokes, spring onions, red wine reduction

Brown Estate “Chaos Theory” 2009

Napa Valley, California


CHOCOLATE CAKE

rhubarb compote, buttermilk sherbert

Ridge Geyersville “Essence” 2007

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Sonoma County, California

SWEET POTATO DOUGHNUTS

cinnamon, brown sugar


We nudged her regarding the $30,000 plate dinners, “Let’s remember that the people invited were those NYers (and Harlemites) that brought in big bucks during the last Obama campaign. So I was thrilled to hear that they chose to hold the event in Harlem even though most of us couldn’t afford to attend; there are some in our community who can. We need to be exposed to ‘the other side’ even when it’s just watching them go in and out of the Red Rooster Harlem.”

Chef Marcus Samuelsson menu courtesy of the Food Republic.

Why I Will Never Be The Same

By Rodney L. Carroll

From coaching the Harlem Little League, running for the City Council in 2005 to being a Cancer survivor. Rodney Carroll lives a wonderful life of family, friends and Frappe. Here the father, husband and Harlemite tells his story of survival, a family trip to Greece and the kindness of others. Continue Reading →

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