BY PETER COOPER “We don’t necessarily have to have something blow up in the first five minutes,” said Jamal Joseph. “We don’t necessarily have to have a laugh in the first 30 seconds in order to get an audience involved if we have a real representation, if people can see, hear and feel themselves on […]
BY Peter Cooper I didn’t set out to find Black Joy, rather Black Joy found me I found it in the slight upward bend of a smile The moment right before and after a breath The spark in the eye Black Joy I found it when I went back for the photo that I almost […]
The Disrupt Harlem Code Squad is Back – Apply Today for the Fall 2016 Cohort. The deadline is September 9th at 5pm. The program teaches Harlem youth how to code, make websites and start their own business all in 11 weeks. The program is looking for Harlem residents, 18-24 yrs old, who are able to […]
National Black Theatre (NBT) is kicking off its 48th Season on Wednesday, September 7, with “The Alchemy of Black Joy.” A Dramaturgical Lobby Exhibition featuring a photo exhibit by Peter Cooper that celebrates the many shades, textures and representations of joy found in the Black community. The exhibition will also include excerpts of poetry by […]
Choreographer extraordinaire & Uptown’s own Hollywood put together this really cool concept video for Kehlani’s CRZY. The video was shot in the world famous Dyckman Park. Check it out below.
BY SARAH GOODYEAR A recurring series on iconic scenes from the city’s storied culture. The year was 1999, and Noella Cotto was just looking for a place in Harlem to call her own. When she finally found the perfect place — a brownstone, in decent shape, at 17 E. 126th Street — she had no […]
The BX is once again generating major waves in Hip-Hop. Kemba, formerly known as YC The Cynic, is putting out some serious heat. The first two joints off the new project are raw, relevant and timely. The music is angry, aware and astute – the complete opposite of what you hear on the radio. The […]
By Tolly Wright Way up north in NYC, Washington Heights is home to super-cheap apartments and a slew of attractions that are actually pretty great. Swing by one of the city’s best Irish pubs, the authentic Le Chéile, and walk around the medieval Cloisters (one of the best sights and New York attractions) while pretending […]