The White Man March In NYC

wmmA group of white men have organized a march scheduled to take place today in NYC for the purpose of protesting what they call the “anti-white” agenda that “allows” black people to have the same rights as white people. Continue Reading →

In The Heights: Women in the Heights

jpegIn celebration of Women’s History Month, The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present Through Women’s Eyes, an art exhibition featuring the work of New York-based artists Antonia Guerrero (Mexico,) Shifi Rathaus (Israel) and Nina Talbot (US.).

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Hillary Pushes Early Childhood Ed in Harlem

Hillary Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton took a break from paid speeches and award ceremonies on Tuesday to meet instead with a group of mostly Hispanic parents and children in East Harlem to highlight her family foundation’s early childhood development initiatives. Continue Reading →

4 Lessons Harlem’s Puffy Taught Marc Ecko About Branding

2013-10-01-Puffy-puffIn Marc Ecko’s first book “Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out,” he wrote about companies we love like 5WPR, and about how, exactly, do you become a household name? What’s the road map? Who are the benchmarks? Who’s the best at influencing how people are made to feel? Continue Reading →

Adriano Espaillat State of he Union Address

Adriano Espaillat“For the more than 11 million undocumented Americans desperately seeking an end to our country’s broken immigration laws, the President’s declaration that we can trade gridlock for reform during this ‘year of action’ is a powerful signal that he understands the hardship they are experiencing. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Chic’s And The Harlem Queens Basketball Team, 1958-1960

The Dempsey Hovland‘s who managed the House of David basketball team in the 1930s, also created the New York Harlem Chic’s basketball team the first all female African-American basketball team in the USA, the female version of the Harlem Globetrotters. 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 →

The African American Day Parade Sunday 16, September 2012

A great piece during the Harlem African American Day Parade on September 16, 2012, shot as the parade moved north uptown along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (aka 7th Avenue) and the corner of at 120th Street. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s 145th Street The Fastest Growing in NYC

Anchored by Convent Ave., one of the city’s prettiest brownstone blocks, Harlem around 145th St. and St. Nicholas Ave., is easily one of the fast-growing neighborhoods and potentially explosive housing micro-markets in all of New York City. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: BBRAXTON is Back (video)!

By Walter Rutledge

“A man can teach a boy how to be a man, but a woman can teach him how to be a gentle- man” BBRAXTON- She knows him. This is the mantra of BBRAXTON Harlem’s premiere gentlemen’s grooming parlor. Located at 1400 Fifth Avenue at 116 Street the parlor offers a fresh approach to the traditional men’s barbershop. The Grooming parlor will officially celebrate it’s reopening with a relaunch party tonight.

Considered one of the last bastions of male supremacy the barbershop has long played a major role in male bonding. BBRAXTON has taken that concept and given it the flare and élan synonymous with owner, Broadway diva Brenda Braxton. The result is a welcoming and relaxed environment, worthy of the 21st century man. Continue Reading →