Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson And Lyriq Bent Talks Acrimony At Build

Written and directed by Tyler Perry, “Acrimony” follows a faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) who is tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) and becomes enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed. Continue Reading →

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Princess Noamie Inwood Caves 1936

Princess Naomie and her grandchildren in 1930’s photo taken by Reginald Bolton.

Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

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Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

Back Power Olympian John Carlos Talks Political Games At The NY Public Library

While sitting at home in Harlem, when you Google “1968 Olympics” the first suggestion returned is “1968 Olympics Black Power salute.” Continue Reading →

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It’s A Night Out For The Oscars Viewing Party At The Cecil Steakhouse In Harlem

If you and your partner don’t have a thang planned on Sunday, March 4th, 2018, check out the first annual Oscars Viewing Party at The Lounge where you can chill while sipping some Academy Award-themed goodies with DJ NessDigital (pictured) rockin at The Cecil Steakhouse in fabulous Harlem NY. Continue Reading →

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Ailey II Returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater

On the heels of a 32-city world tour, Ailey II returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater from March 14 – 25 for its annual New York season. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Jerry Rivera Inaugurates The 2018 Latino Concert Series At Lehman College

Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States presents the Latino Concert Series 2018 Inaugural Concert at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Trevor Noah At NJPAC

Want a comedy break from Harlem? Check out New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning Daily Show, returns by popular demand with an evening of hilarious stand-up! Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Alek Wek Works, From Fashion To Foundation

What a great article in W Magazine as they report on the supermodel Alek Wek who at the age of 14, fled South Sudan for the U.K., she discovered two things about herself: She had the body of a supermodel (“I’m five-eleven, and my freaking limbs!”), and more importantly, she had a voice.

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Lena Waithe The Master At Build

As the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing, for the heartbreaking and human “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None,” Lena Waithe stops by to talk about her new project, “The Chi.” Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: “Images Of America East Harlem,” A Great Read Any Time Of The Year

We love this book, overshadowed by the fame of Harlem and the wealth of the Upper East Side, East Harlem is rarely noted as a historical enclave, which it is. Continue Reading →

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Girl Code, The Journey From Average Teens To Powerhouses

Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere from Harlem to Hollis, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Robert Mugabe Resignation Ushers In A Renaissance For Zimbabwe

We can only imagine how Harare will be effected, but do we a have idea how Harlem will be effected by Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe‘s resignation. The Guardian reports that: Continue Reading →

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Alvin Ailey Short Film On Paris Street Debuts In Celebration Of United Nations

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is pleased to announce Rue Montorgueil, a joyful short film that sprang to life on a bustling Parisian street when Ailey company members performed with local dancers. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Valentino Pop-Ups In NYC And The World

‘Tis the season for holiday pop-ups and Valentino is opting for innovation, opening sport-themed pop-up shops in New York … Continue Reading →

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