Souleo: Singer Regina Belle Returns To R&B

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Veteran singer, Regina Belle is freer than she’s ever felt before. Known for her ‘80s and ‘90s R&B hits (“Make It Like It Was, “Baby Come to Me,” and “A Whole New World” with Peabo Bryson) the singer spent the past 15 years shying away from the music that made her famous.

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Souleo: How One Organization Is Giving Black Content Creators A Boost

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By Souleo

If African-Americans engage with more media content than any other group, then why aren’t they equally represented behind the scenes as content creators? It is a complicated question fraught with issues of access, economics, and of course, race. Continue Reading →

Joseph “JJ” Johnson Named Exec Chef At Minton’s In Harlem

chef-jj-johnsonChef Joseph “JJ” Johnson has been named Executive Chef of Alexander Smalls and Dick Parsons Minton’s and The Cecil, 206 West 118th Street, in Harlem USA. Continue Reading →

Clayton Banks Talks Tech On Harlem World Radio

clayton banks head shotClayton Banks graduated from Harvard, he worked as Vice President of sales at Comedy Central, Regional Director at Showtime Networks, Banks was President of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications. Continue Reading →

Musa Jackson Talks Celebrity On Harlem World Radio

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Get some tea, and turn on the radio for Harlem man of many lives, Musa Jackson. Musa is an Award winning Harlem producer, screen writer, philanthropist and humanitarian. Continue Reading →

A Kass Fashion Report: Self + Beauty, I AM B.E.A.U.T.Y

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By Kass

Beauty serves as an important element of modernized fashion today.  The modernized perception of what ideal beauty is, extends far beyond the traditionally favored western ideal of physical attributes. Continue Reading →

Harlem Wellness Challenge: Healthy Skin Is In

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By CC Minton

Living a healthy lifestyle is pretty popular these days.  Eating well and staying active are the most popular choices on the menu. Continue Reading →

Interview: CashFlow Back to Hip-Hop

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By Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in the fall of 2002? How about this, do you remember the movie “Brown Sugar” with Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs? What about that famous line “When did you fall in love with hip hop?” Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson’s Passion For Family And Dining

06-21-15-chef-marcus-samuelssonAt a glorious sunset gathering of legendary chefs this weekend at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, asked super chef and Harlem resident Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster in Harlem fame to hold forth on a few questions. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Iconic Fashion Designer Stephen Burrows Kick Starts a New Collection

Jonathan-Bodrick-Veronica-Jones-Stephen-Burrows-JJ-Langan-and-Tina-Ronelle_sildeBy CC Minton

Stephen Burrows, one of the most influential black designers in American history, was joined by guest and legends of the fashion world at JB b.o.r.n. Vintage Fashion Show Room in Harlem.

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Dave East’s ‘Straight Outta Harlem’ Interview

DaveEast_SOBs1We’ve heard it time and time again, those worn out and cliché lines about how New York Rap has lost its “essence” or the most famous one, “New York rap is not the same” seem to be brought up in almost every convo relating to the genre. Continue Reading →

Interview: The Fashion in Pageantry, Style + Self-Awareness

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By Kass

Greeting Harlemites! We look to highlight the art of pageantry.  Pageantry represents the social art form of the world’s most beautiful women competing for the top prize of being crowned “the fairest of them all” at the local, state, regional and global levels.  Continue Reading →

An Interview with CUNY’s Dr. Gordon E. Thompson on “The Assimilationist Impulse”

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A general interest in James Baldwin’s critique of Richard Wright’s “Native Son” inspired Gordon E. Thompson’s text “The Assimilationist Impulse in Four African American Narratives,” (Edwin Mellen Press, 2011). Continue Reading →

Interview: A’lelia Bundles Great-Great-Grand Daughter Of Madam C. J. Walker

bundles in harlemI’m sitting in my office, looking out at the trees. Although the air conditioner is on to cool the rest of the house (because it’s 90 degrees outside), I have one window open so I can hear the birds and smell the honeysuckle and magnolias  that are in full bloom this week. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Writer Yolande Brener

Portrait13The latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

I am lying on my bed in my West Harlem apartment. It’s mostly white in here, except for  my bookshelf which is overflowing. Continue Reading →