Conversations in Black Freedom Studies At The Schomburg In Harlem

CIBFS-Alternate-Graphic_WEBPlease join us in a discussion first about the long history of African American cooperative economics, both in thought and in action; secondly about the ways that communities take care of business in Black Freedom Struggle; and lastly about the important community institutions developed by groups such as the Black Panther Party that struggled against the savage inequalities of Medical Apartheid. Continue Reading →

Rev. Renee Celebrates 10th Pastoral Anniversary in Harlem

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By Keith L. Forest

Reverend Dr. Renee Frances Washington Gardner is a woman of many firsts. When Harlem’s renowned Bishop Preston Washington, Sr. passed away, she became not only the first woman elected Pastor of an historic Baptist Church in Harlem but the first wife to succeed her husband and Memorial Baptist Church’s first female Senior Pastor. Continue Reading →

Kerry Washington’s Scandalous Home In Harlem

Kerry-Washingtons-living-room1There’s nothing too scandalous about this Harlem brownstone, but it was once the home of actress Kerry Washington. The “Scandal” star shared the home with actor David Moscow when they were an item (the pair split back in 2007). Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Swiss Chard Cakes with Basil-Spinach Sauce Recipe

6-22-swiss-chard-cakesUntil I went to culinary school, I couldn’t have cared less about cooking savory recipes. Though I said yes to any food I crossed paths with, when it came to making something in the kitchen, I wanted to bake cookies, cakes, or brownies. Continue Reading →

‘The Colonial Garden,’ Morris-Jumel Mansion, 1765-Present (Photograph)

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A mid-day photograph of the Colonial Garden on the north side behind the Morris-Jumel Mansion, on 162nd Street and Edgecombe Avenue in Inwood, New York, 1765-Present. 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 →

Should Marijuana Be Legalized In NY State (Poll)?

marijuanaWashington on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor’s note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment. Continue Reading →

‘Evergreen’ Film Review And Interview

marijuana adn gayrights in bed together3Has America come to a place where we are looking at the Prohibition of Marijuana prohibition much like the Prohibition of Alcohol? Do we legalize Marijuana for those who need it medically or for everyone? 

An insider’s look into the revolutionary campaign that became the first to legalize recreational marijuana, Evergreen: The Road To Legalization shows the front lines of the heated political battle in Washington State and how it evolved into a national debate – the first wave of a massive sea change in American drug policy. Continue Reading →

Harlem And Northern Manhattan Greenmarkets Open

Borough Hall Farmers MarketYummy, the Harlem and Northern Manhattan Greenmarkets are open (and opening) for the 2014 season! Pick up fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, potted plants and flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries and more. Continue Reading →

2014 Uptown Arts Stroll: How to Participate

jpegNoMAA (The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) announces a call for artists for the 11th annual Uptown Arts Stroll in Washington Heights-Inwood from West 155th to 220th St. in June. Continue Reading →