BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016: Beloved cartoon Betty Boop influenced by black Harlem singer Esther Jones

Friday, February 12, 2016

BY Anita M.Samuels

It’s not widely known, but Esther Jones — a black Harlem singer who performed regularly at the Cotton Club as Baby Esther — was an inspiration for the beloved cartoon sex symbol Betty Boop. This revelation came to light in part due to the popularity of Betty Boop, a white cartoon character who first appeared in the 1930s Max Fleisher studio cartoons, singing a signature “boop-oop-a-doop” phrase.

Harlem students learn through Touro’s ‘MedAchieve’

Friday, February 12, 2016

By Amesterdam News

Fifty Harlem high schools students gathered at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine last week, where they viewed multiple medical procedures and gained hands-on experience through interactive displays at a fair designed to expose them to the world of science and medical careers.

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NYC Evening Traffic Report for Thursday, February 11

Thursday, February 11, 2016

By All Media New York

Bx19 buses are rerouted from Southern Boulevard between Freeman Street and Home Street until further notice, due to track maintenance. Bx15/Bx15 LTD westbound buses are rerouted from 125th Street at 12th Avenue until further notice, due to construction. M79 westbound buses are running with delays, due to NYPD activity on 79th Street from Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue.

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How Classical Theatre of Harlem's lead actor staged its comeback

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

By Rosa Goldensohn

Ty Jones took charge of the Classical Theatre of Harlem after a brutal board meeting in 2009, when its dire financial situation was revealed and its leadership quit. Jones, then the company’s lead actor, had no idea how dire it really was.

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Michael J. Feeney’s Harlem Funeral Draws Many Blacks in Media

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By: Richard Prince
Deon J. Hampton, a reporter at Newsday and fraternity brother of Michael J. Feeney, will never forget driving from Oklahoma to New York on faith. Hampton had been laid off from the Tulsa World in March 2011 and was not optimistic about his job prospects.

Is Harlem becoming the new gallery district?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

By Howard Halle

Call it the art-world circle of life: Gallery neighborhoods become too crowded and expensive for galleries to remain, forcing them to move to less expensive, more off-the-beaten-path parts of town—which then become too crowded and expensive for galleries to remain. And so it goes.

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A Lovely Map of Phone Reception in the New York Subway

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

By John Metcalfe 

A quintessential New York experience—maybe even more than eating a lox bagel or being ignored by an outer borough-hating taxi—is entering the subway and having your phone reception promptly drop into a black hole.

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Elizabeth Dee Gallery Is Moving to Harlem

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

By Randy Kennedy

It is still a long way from being the new Chelsea, or the new Lower East Side, or even the new Brooklyn. But Harlem is starting to gain speed as a new gallery district.

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Harlem church hosts Super Bowl party for community to come together

Monday, February 8, 2016

By Magee Mickey

HARLEM—For the 10th year, Harlem's First Corinthian Baptist Church opened their doors and church members opened their hearts to those less fortunate.

Many of these people had nowhere else to go to watch the Super Bowl so church members served hot dogs, chicken and spaghetti to make all feel well fed and welcome.

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Bahamian artists a hit at Harlem Fine Arts Show NY

Saturday, February 6, 2016

By South Florida Caribbean News

New York –  The works of Bahamian artists exhibiting at the Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS), New York, has been receiving much acclaim, and has provoked much conversation regarding the styles of the artists, their social and political consciousness as well as their outstanding talents.

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