West Harlem Art Fund Selected To WNYC’s Salute The ARts Initiative

west harlem art fund logoCongratualtions, to the West Harlem Art Fund for being selected to the WNYC’s Salute The ARts Initiative program for 2014. Continue Reading →

Alvin Entzminger: Harlem Streets Through A Harlemites Eyes (Audio)

alvin_EDITIn a piece sent to us by WNYC’s Micropolis, Harlem’s Arun Venugopal takes a tour with Alvin Entzminger, a long-time neighborhood resident, ex-convict and yoga enthusiast. 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 →

Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors at the Faison Firehouse Theater

BigJimPoster (1)On Tuesday night (March 11) at 8pm, the Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) will present a semi-staged performance of Eric Salzman’s cutting-edge opera, Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors, as part of their Development Series at Harlem’s Faison Firehouse Theater. Continue Reading →

4 Questions With Decendent of 12 Years A Slave’s Solomon Northup

Chiwetel-Ejiofor-as-Solomon-Northup-in-Steve-McQueenss-12-Years-a-SlaveWith the Oscars just a few days away on March 2nd at 7 pm, our friends at WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway examines the real story behind 12 Years A Slave that has inspired this year’s Best Picture nominations. Continue Reading →

The Best Spots Rats Like To Eat In Harlem

harlem rodent rat mapBehold, the Ratopia Restaurant Map

As we’ve been told time and again, you’re never far from the Harlem’s energetic rodent population, and that includes when you’re eating out – yikes! Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad on WNYC

Dr. Khalil Gibran MuhammadToday on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Monique Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Number in the Twenty-First Century and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joined host Brian Lehrer to discuss the conditions of Black America by looking at statistics. Continue Reading →

Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

martin-luther-king-jr1WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014. Continue Reading →

Amiri Baraka Reads “The Revolutionary Theater,” 1965

42-20711943Today, playwright, critic, activist, and one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters, Amiri Baraka, passed over after weeks of failing health at the age of 79. Continue Reading →