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Harlem, News, Post Office, Tuskeegee Airmen -

The United States Postal Service has decided to honor of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen by naming a Harlem post office after them.

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alex haley, harlem, schomburg center, the autobiography of malcolm x -

When I was growing up, The Autobiography of Malcolm X was like manna; it was part of my introduction to “black consciousness,” at least from a proto-nationalist, the-black-man-is-god perspective. Malcolm was larger than life, especially for us inner-city girls who were as well versed on Surahs as Psalms; his words our…

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art, black artists, color creatives, denver, harlem, paintings, the root, the root tv -

Jordan Casteel wants to change the staleness of the high art world and how it views black men. The Denver artist has been painting portraits of people in her community before she was an art student at Yale and it evolved as she made a home in Harlem, N.Y.

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barry jenkins, harlem, if beale street could talk, if beale street could talk movie, james baldwin, james baldwin notes, new york film festival, nyff -

During the course of filming If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins tried to stay loyal to the vision and flavor of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. Jenkins filmed in Harlem, where Baldwin’s tragic love story takes place, and the film recently premiered at the Apollo Theater, not far from where Baldwin…

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Apollo Theatre, Entertainment, Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, News, Regina King -

The 56th New York Film Festival premiered If Beale Street Could Talk at the legendary Apollo Theatre on Tuesday night in Harlem.

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civil rights violations, clyde pemberton, false arrest, harlem, lawsuit, mist, nypd -

The owner of a well-known Harlem restaurant and two of his employees filed a civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD last week over a 2017 altercation involving a group of white women.

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apollo theater, barry jenkins, harlem, if beale street could talk, if beale street could talk movie, james baldwin, kiki layne, stephan james -

Though James Baldwin left Harlem when he was in his teens, the historic black neighborhood was never far from his mind. Harlem showed up throughout Baldwin’s work, from his influential personal essays to his fiction. Now, as Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins gets ready to take his adaptation of Baldwin’s novel, If

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Air Jordan, Chris Webber, Converse, Harlem, Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Lisa Leslie, Movies, Nate Robinson, Reebok, Reggie Miller, Shaquille O'Neal, Sneaker Stories, Sneakers, Uncle Drew -

HARLEM, NEW YORK — Outside the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9, two days ahead of the anticipated release of the summer basketball movie Uncle Drew, one parked vehicle stands out from the others. It’s a vibrant orange, yellow, red and tan 1970s-era van — the exact one driven by the movie’s lead character, a 70-something […]

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2018 NBA Draft, Harlem, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mohamed Bamba, Texas -

While New York City has been referred to as “The Mecca of Basketball,” one neighborhood, Harlem, has its own rich history when it comes to African-Americans in the game. The Harlem Globetrotters were not really from Harlem; they started in Chicago. But Harlem did produce the dominant all-black Harlem Renaissance basketball team, raised the NBA’s […]

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Clark Atlanta Panthers, Craft Beer, Hampton University, Harlem, Harlem Hops, HBCU, New York -

Three graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are bringing a stylish take to a trendy craft beer bar in New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood. On June 9, owners Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris and Stacey Lee officially opened the doors of Harlem Hops to the public, making the establishment the first craft beer bar […]

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Amtrak, BHM Amtrak, Black History Month, Featured, Harlem, News, Philadelphia, Washington DC -

As travel amongst Black Americans takes off, what better time to explore more of the United States and dive deeper into Black culture and history than in February.

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Dining and Dashing, harlem, National, News, Race, racial profiling -

Several African-American women have accused staff at a Harlem restaurant of racial profiling, claiming workers […]

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#HiddenHeroes, Activists, Actress, Black Historical Figures, Black History Month, Brooklyn, Dancer, Forever Stamp, Harlem, Lena, Lena Horne, lenahorne, News, Singer, Stamp, The Wiz, Top Stories, U.S. Postal Service, Video -

When you hit the post office this month, make sure to ask for a very special stamp to commemorate one of the most talented and beautiful women in American history: Lena Horne. The United States Postal Service is honoring the award winning actress, singer, and activist Lena Horne with a Forever stamp. Born June 30th, 1917, […]

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Black History Month, Entertainment, Harlem, Langston Hughes, News, Poet -

Kicking off Black History Month, with surprising facts about one of the best known names of the Harlem Renaissance era.

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Apollo Theater, Dapper Dan, Doug E. Fresh, Elle Varner, Fat Joe, Grammy Awards, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Music, New York City, R&B, Rap, Rotimi -

  One doesn’t just see Harlem, New York. You feel Harlem. You smell Harlem. You vibe with Harlem. From the backseat of a Lyft, you pass the stalwarts of the community — the Duane Reade pharmacies, General Grant Houses, the countless delis — many of which will sell you a delicious “chopped cheese” sandwich — […]

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#WomensMarch, harlem, Harriet Tubman Pussy Hat, National, News, Race -

The second annual Women’s March kicked off without a hitch this weekend, as millions of […]

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Allergy, Education, Elijah Silvera, Harlem, New York, News, Preschool -

A Harlem family is reeling after a 3-year-old boy died after his preschool allowed him to eat a grilled cheese sandwich despite having a severe dairy allergy. According to a GoFundMe page for the family, little Elijah Silvera went into anaphylactic shock after eating the sandwich at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services, “despite them knowing and having […]

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Apollo Theater, Bruno Mars, Entertainment, Harlem -

Bruno Mars is teaming up with CBS and Atlantic Records for his first primetime television special: "Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Live at the Apollo."

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Harlem, Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum, Hip-Hop, JT Thompson, New York City -

Harlem, New York, known for its African-American contributions to cultural, social and artistic creativity, is adding even more flavor to the neighborhood with the addition of a Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum slated to open next winter. The museum, chartered by the nonprofit Museum and Educational Institution, won a bid earlier this month […]

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Gentrification, Harlem, Little Apple, Living, Web Series -

Little Apple is a new self-titled web series that tackles real-life issues of a young Black girl growing up in a changing neighborhood.

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AHCA, American Health Care Act, Harlem, Mike Walrond, News, Paul Ryan -

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan visited a Harlem charter school, sparking protests after the Republican leader and colleagues passed a controversial health care bill.

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Harlem, Harlem Derby, Kentucky Derby, New York City, Style -

The annual Harlem Derby happened last weekend at the Red Rooster Harlem restaurant and completely took over the corner of 125th Street and Lenox Avenue. People bought the flair of Harlem and mixed it with the style of the Kentucky Derby to turn heads wherever they went. Photographer Melissa Bunni Elian set up an impromptu […]

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An Appreciation, Basketball, Bill Clinton, Greg Marius, Harlem, Hip-Hop, Rest In Peace, Rucker Summer League -

Something felt different as I came up the stairs from the 155th Street subway station in Harlem that Monday in 2001. Beneath the midafternoon July sun, the line outside Holcombe Rucker Park stretched down the block behind blue police sawhorse barriers. The crowd was mostly teens and grown men, dipped in standard summer street attire: […]

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Cissy Houston, Entertainment, Harlem, Harlem Gospel Concert -

Vy Higginsen's Mama Foundation for the Arts is launching The Harlem Gospel Concert Series to honor gospel legends, including Cissy Houston.

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135th Street Station, Harlem, Instagram, MTA, News, NYPD, Socia Media -

Last Friday morning, an incident at the 135th Street Station in Harlem, New York, involving police and an unidentified man quickly turned physical.  According to witnesses, a group of people allegedly didn’t pay their subway fare. Officers focused their attention on one man and attempted to question him.  “They realized he hadn’t paid the fare but it wasn’t just him, it was […]

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#25DaysofBlackBiz, 25 Days of Black Biz, Black Business, Business, Harlem, Inspiration, Karl Franz Williams, Living, Small business -

Harlem's transformation may have initially felt like it was happening at a gradual pace. Now, it might as well be lightning speed...

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Harlem, Ivanka Trump, News, Success Academy -

On Friday morning, Ivanka Trump paid a surprise visit to Success Academy Harlem 1.

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