The Harlem Renaissance, Alexander Wang and the VLONE Pop Up Shop

Sunday, Feb, 19, 2017

By Melissa Henderson

It’s been a full two years since From Harlem to Paris: Black American Writers in France 1840- 1980 by Michel Fabre has lived on my bookshelf. It’s really scandalous as to how I acquired such gold, signed by the author himself as it was protruding from a friend’s bookshelf at an ungodly hour of the night, so I helped myself to literature ecstasy.

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Harlem church will give way to a 27-unit apartment building

Tuesday, Feb, 14, 2017


The practice of converting religious buildings into apartments is nothing new. In fact, there was a period when churches were being converted into condos and co-ops so frequently that we created a map to help us keep track. Many more institutions have fell to residential developments in more recent times and now, yet another one will walk the path.

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Harry Belafonte gets Harlem NYPL branch named in his honor

Monday, Feb, 13, 2017


Entertainer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte has lived a long, eventful life that started in New York and has seen him all over the world. Having received countless awards for his humanitarian efforts, Belafonte has finally been honored at home.

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For Black History Month, Non-profit 'Ice Hockey in Harlem' honors Willie O'Ree, the First-ever Black Hockey Player in the NHL

Sunday, Feb, 12, 2017

By Natalie Duddridge

Celebrating diversity in hockey, the non-profit, 'Ice Hockey in Harlem,' recognized the first-ever black hockey player in the NHL in honor of Black History Month.

Willie O’Ree broke the NHL color barrier January 18, 1958.

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Teyana Taylor Is the Harlem Muse Alexander Wangs Fall 2017 Show Needed

Sunday, Feb, 12, 2017


For most of Alexander Wang’s boldface-named front row, making the trek uptown to Harlem for last night’s Fall 2017 show meant embarking on new terrain, but for It girl performer Teyana Taylor, it was a whirlwind trip home. The stunning New York native and “Fade” breakout star grew up not even two blocks away from the show’s artfully crumbling location on 146th and Broadway, the old stomping grounds of Wang’s de facto Harlem muse.

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Harlem Black Power exhibit lets visitors experience the movement

Thursday, Feb, 09, 2017

BY Herb Boyd

Two young techies were recently formatting digital exhibitions at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, working on the photos and speeches that compose “Black Power 50” — an exhibition that marks the golden anniversary of the ideas, politics and actions that started the Black Power movement in America.

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