Yolande Brener Talks About Her New Book ‘Holy Candy’ On The Danny Tisdale Show

yolande-e1374212481670Listen to Yolande Brener, mom, author and Harlem World Magazine writer and Danny Tisdale on The Danny Tisdale Show on a HW Podcast as they talk about her new book Holy Candy: Why I Joined A Cult And Married Stranger, as they discuss marriage, self discovery and how Harlem help change her life. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Hamilton Heights Green Youth Market

market 5By Yolande Brener

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol opened their second annual farmer’s market on July 2nd. Their opening day got off to a lively start with about 15 customers in the first hour.

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HW Pick: ‘Holy Candy: Why I Joined A Cult And Married A Stranger’ By HW’s Yolande Brener

holy candy by yolande benerHarlem World Magazine’s Yolande Brener is a talented wellness enthusists who writes about arts and culture in Harlem. Here’s what Amazon said about her new book. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Half the Road (video)

director_kathryn_bertineBy Yolande Brener

“If we [women] hold up half the sky, where’s our half the road right now?” This is the question posed by director Kathryn Bertine in her documentary, Half the Road: The Passions, Pitfalls and Power of Women’s Professional Cycling. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Homegoings in Harlem (video)

Homegoings_01By Yolande Brener

Christine Turner’s documentary, “Homegoings,” examines the work of funeral director, Isaiah Owens, a man who laughs and cries with his customers, who in turn trust him to lighten their time of loss. Owens Funeral Home, based in Harlem and Branchville is the place “where beauty softens your grief. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Farmigo in Hamilton Heights

lauren mcgrath head shotBy Yolande Brener

Farmigo is a new company providing local farm fresh food with flexibility. Unlike with CSAs, Farmigo members can change their orders every week, take a break when they want, or even just order once. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: ‘Birth of the Living Dead’

duane-jones-660By Yolande Brener

For a documentary about a zombie movie, Birth of the Living Dead is full of life. Packed with archival footage from the 60’s, interviews with writers, filmmakers and producers, and clips from Night of the Living Dead, the surprises keep coming right until the end. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Hamilton Heights Green Youth Market

big4vegBy Yolande Brener

I have often walked past the island at 143rd Street and Amsterdam, but never have I seen it so full of life and good energy as at the official opening of Brotherhood Sister Sol’s Hamilton Heights Green Market on June 17. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Bikram Yoga Harlem

adam3By Yolande Brener

“If it’s your first time, and you’re feeling dizzy or nauseous, congratulations, you’re doing it right,” said Erik Cummings, co-owner of Bikram Yoga Harlem, during my first class there. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cultural Jewels Tour Part Of Harlem Advocacy Week

By Yolande Brener

Imagining America is a consortium of universities dedicated to civic engagement in the arts. As part of Harlem Advocacy Week, which ran from October 1 to October 7, I attended Imagining America’s tour of Harlem’s Cultural Jewels. Continue Reading →