Jackie Ormes, Creator Of Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem Inducted In Harlem Of Fame

Jackie Ormes, August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985, is known as the first African-American woman cartoonist and creator of the Torchy Brown comic strip and the Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger panel. Continue Reading →

Uptown Staple Coogan’s To Close In Spring, Not Without A Fight (Updated)

Washington Heights restaurant and bar Coogan’s, which has served the community from its Broadway and West 169th Street spot since the 80s, and gets its name from Coogans Hollow as part of uptown history, is set to close this upcoming spring, according to multiple reports. Continue Reading →

McDonald’s Redefines Value With $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu Launch From Harlem To Hollywood

Brand channel reports that McDonald’s, which has a number of stores in Harlem, has ambitious plans for U.S. growth this year, with high hopes for the fresh beef Quarter Pounder launching mid-year. Continue Reading →

Dunkin’ Donuts To Eliminate Artificial Colors

Nation’s Resturant News reports that Dunkin’ Donuts, which has a number of stores in Harlem, is the latest chain to move toward clean labels, having removed artificial colors from all of its doughnuts in the U.S., parent company Dunkin’ Brands Group said Thursday. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Connection In The Shea Moisture Founder Purchase Of ‘Essence’ From Time

Lets look at the Harlem connection. Earlier in the week Harlem World Magazine reported that Essence, the 47-year-old monthly magazine for African-American women, was not part of Time Inc.’s $3 billion sale to Meredith Corporation, leaving it on the table for purchase. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Essence Buys 100% Ownership From Time Magazine

TV One reports that the good folks over at Essence are starting the year off right!

According to Business WireEssence Ventures LLC, an independent African-American owned company focused on merging content, community and commerce, today announced its acquisition of multi-platform media company Essence Communications Inc. from Time Inc.” Continue Reading →

Apply For The 2018 Harlem Local Vendor Program At Columbia University

The Harlem Local Vendor Program is a program designed to provide local Harlem vendors with the opportunity to exhibit their products for Whole Foods Market foragers/buyers, Columbia University procurement representatives and other program retail partners.

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From Ice Cream To Shaving Cream, The Harlem Buyer Fair 2017 At Columbia University

On Friday, December 15, 2018, Columbia University hosted the “Harlem Buyer Fair” with about 30 local food, bodycare and gift vendors from Harlem on its Morningside campus. Continue Reading →

Uptown Senator Alcántara And Others Hail Governor’s Signature Of Groundbreaking MW/BE Bill

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Queens) issued statements today praising Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature of their bill, the Expanding Opportunity Act. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Joe Budden Snags New Deal With Harlem Man Diddy

The Jasmine Brand reports that rapper, popular podcast personality and Harlem’s Joe Budden is now employed with another Harlem man Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ REVOLT. Diddy hinted on their collaboration on social media. Continue Reading →

Statements By Mayor de Blasio And Others On Enactment Of Expanding Economic Opps For City’s M/WBES

On December 29, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation, Chapter 504 of the Laws of 2017, sponsored by State Senator Marisol Alcántara and Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman, which gives the City of New York the authority to increase economic opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs). Continue Reading →

Hey Harlem, You Gotta Certify With The City

The City’s certification programs feature the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program, the Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program and the Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Program. Continue Reading →

Festive, Cultural Tradition Coming To The La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market In East Harlem

This Saturday, December 23rd, 2017, marks the final day of the La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market. To celebrate a great run, the Grammy Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 will be making a stop at the market at 3pm. Continue Reading →

Uptown Senator Alcántara And Worker-Owners Celebrate Passage Of Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) celebrated the passage of her bill, the Promoting Employee-Owned Businesses Act, together with worker-owners, advocates, union members, and employee-ownership transition specialists at New York City Hall today. Continue Reading →