Authors Terry McMillan And Kalisha Buckhanon Inspire Audience at The Harlem Arts Salon

By Judy C. Andrews and Eartha Watts Hicks

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at The Harlem Arts Salon, #1 New York Times Bestselling author, winner of the NAACP Image Award and the Essence Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award, Terry McMillan shared the magic of her latest novel, I Almost Forgot About You (Crown; 2016). Continue Reading →

Post Sanctuary City: Comptroller Scott Stringer Insists He Stands With New Yorkers (Update)

By Eartha Watts-Hicks

New York, NY: A Sanctuary City. How concerned should we be should newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump be allowed to make good on his threats to withdraw federal funding from all so-called sanctuary cities, cities that refuse to comply with last Wednesday’s executive order? Continue Reading →

Eartha’s World: Pop Up Genius, National Double Dutch League 2016 In Harlem (Photography)

By Eartha Watts Hicks

2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of the National Double Dutch League and Lauren Walker, league president and daughter of NDDL founder David Walker, received a proclamation from the office of Mayor Bill deBlasio, whereas he proclaimed December 4th in Harlem in New York to be ‘Double Dutch Holiday Classic Day.’  Continue Reading →

PLUS Means More For The Holidays At JCPenney

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By Eartha Watts-Hicks

What’s to do when JCPenney decides to introduce a holiday plus size line? Join and enjoy the party?

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Op-Ed: The Jock Vs. The Scholar At The Apollo Theater

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By Eartha Watts-Hicks

Walking into the Apollo Theater, Monday evening, September 26th, I saw the crowd of viewers waiting outside, swelling with anticipation. Continue Reading →

A Generous Investment From VH-1 Save The Music & TYLENOL® Brings Classical Music To Harlem School

vh1By Eartha Watts- Hicks

On Tuesday, September 13th, VH1 Save The Music sponsored the “Master Class” at Harlem’s own Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change.

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Underground Books Host Jackie Robinson Poetry Day In Harlem

group-shot-in-harlemBy Marc W. Polite

On Saturday, September 3rd, Underground Books in collaboration with QBR (qbr.com) held the first annual Jackie Robinson Poetry Day at the Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. Continue Reading →

New Season Of Iyanla: Fix My Life Tackles The Myth Of The Angry Black Woman

eartha-final-3By Eartha Watts-Hicks, Editor-In-Chief

When life hands anyone a traumatic experience, anger of some form is understandable. When anger and discontent is expressed by a black woman, she is labeled an “Angry Black Woman.” Continue Reading →

Review: “The Last Dragon, An Autobiography,” From Hollywood To Harlem

tamiak in harlem1By Eartha Watts-Hicks

A nineteen-year-old becomes a teen hearththrob overnight. Before this, the Los Angeles born, Harlem raised Taimak already had life challenges to cope with. And now, catapulted into stardom and celebrity, he experiences culture shock. Continue Reading →

Harlem Writers Guild Read At Countee Cullen

guilde at shcomburg1 sliderBy Marc W. Polite

This past Thursday evening, the Harlem Writers Guild hosted an event at the Countee Cullen Library. Held in the auditorium “Voices of Poetry” was the first collaboration of the Harlem Writers Guild with the library. Continue Reading →