HW Pick: “God Loves Uganda,” A Film By Roger Ross Williams (video)

god loves uganda by Roger Ross WilliamsWith God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Continue Reading →

Sen. Espaillat Rips Sell By GHCC

letter28u-2-webGreater Harlem Housing Development Corporation owns this slice on West 135th Street in central Harlem. Continue Reading →

Francesca Harper Premieres “Look of Feeling” (video)

francesca harper in harlem“Francesca Harper…has all the right moves…a charismatic singer and performer…” – New York Times

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City’s theatre district. Continue Reading →

De Blasio No Apologies On Charter Schools

Bill-de-Blasio.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Mayor Bill de Blasio continued his apology tour on charter schools Monday, admitting during a radio interview that he failed to fully explain his decision to reject three of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy schools from co-locating in public school buildings. Continue Reading →

Pilot Lands On St. Nicholas Avenue, 1956

04cityroom-plane-blog480Surprise airplane landings always make headlines. Who will forget Capt. Chesley Sullenberger steering a US Airways jetliner onto the Hudson River in 2009? Continue Reading →

Glenn Caldwell “The King Of Harlem Hairdressers”, 1940-2005

25cityroom-barber1-blog480In 1983, Glenn Caldwell, a music teacher from Maryland, was playing saxophone in a South Carolina bar and began talking with a singer whose dapper outfit and slick hair seemed from a bygone era. Continue Reading →

Harlem Church Remembers Victims of Blast

An explosion that leveled two Harlem buildings and left at least seven dead exacted a heavy toll on Bethel Gospel Assembly, a church several blocks from the buildings. Continue Reading →