By James Estrin On Aug. 8, 1966, The New York Times ran an article about how many Harlem residents wished more white people would visit to see for themselves their community’s reality. The article, by McCandlish Phillips, detailed in an almost anthropological way the Harlem of 1966 to Times readers. “A curtain of fear, about […]
Glory Lives releases this heart felt track dedicated to his soul purpose on this planet…his daughter Zion. Influenced by his beautiful daughter and the roller coaster we call life, Glory Lives takes us on one beautiful emotional ride. Listen to this dope track from the upcoming Glory Lives EP.
BY Steve Eder The morning after his big victory in New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sanders was in Harlem with the Rev. Al Sharpton, a sign of his campaign’s efforts to diversify his support as his candidacy gains momentum. The senator from Vermont and the civil rights leader met at Sylvia’s Restaurant, a Harlem institution, where […]
That’s right people – Fashion Week also has a home Uptown. Uptown Fashion Week will take place at the magnificent Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) on Thursday, February 18th and Friday, February 19th. Uptown Fashion Week intends to bring a dazzling showcase for its exclusive two-day Fall/Winter 2016 edition. Showcases […]
By JON PARELES A high-voiced heartthrob and songwriter leads his band to Top 10 albums and arenas, goes solo and headlines his own stadium shows. Then he rejoins his former bandmates for a final set of performances together. It’s the story of Michael Jackson and the Jacksons. It’s also the story of Romeo Santos and […]
BY Christina Carrega-woodby, Reuven Blau, Leonard Greene Michael J. Feeney, a former Daily News reporter who served as president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday of complications from a staph infection in his kidneys. He was 32. Feeney was set to begin his dream job as an entertainment reporter at CNN.com […]
By Ligaya Mishan The restaurant was once named Africa, as if embracing an entire continent, when in fact the focus was on the cooking of the western coast, mainly Senegal. Samba Niang and Kine (pronounced kee-nay) Mar, natives of Dakar, opened its doors two decades ago on the northern side of West 116th Street in […]
By Joshua David Stein Though the automatic doors of Whole Foods won’t silently swish open until the end of the year at the very earliest, according to spokesman Michael Sinatra, Harlem is already preparing itself for the arrival of the bougie supermarket behemoth. When the chain opens its eleventh location in New York City, on […]
Lolo’s Seafood Shack has a knack for delivering authentic Caribbean food with it’s own unique flair. Click below for a great video on the establishment.
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It was approximately 10:45 am on December 31st, 2015. One of Uptown’ s most talented emcees, Glory, had just dropped off his daughter at the salon. His hands were full of bags as he readied himself for the New Year’s celebration to come. He was on his beloved block on Ellwood, […]
By MARTHA SCHWENDENER For nearly five decades, the Studio Museum in Harlem has served as a cultural repository, reflecting the ruptures, shifts and spectrum of experiences for artists of African descent. Its current grouping of shows, culled mostly from the museum’s permanent collection, echoes this landscape, looking backward and forward. The main exhibition, “A Constellation,” […]
WNYC and the Apollo Theater present the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas”, in partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, local host of WNYC’s All Things Considered, will moderate an open and honest discussion on disparity in America, looking at the […]
Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones presents an exclusive first-look production of her latest full-length performance piece Sell/Buy/Date at New York Live Arts for 12 performances only as part of New York Live Arts’ annual Live Artery season. This dynamic multi-character, one-person play is inspired by stories of people, especially women and […]
BY Victoria Bekiempis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Washington Heights man who was falsely arrested at his 95-year-old grandmother’s apartment had the charges against him dropped — but the bad arrest might lead to their eviction, a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit says. Joseph Suazo was watching TV with a friend around 11:45 p.m. on […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For the last installment of En Tu Esquina Con Ford, Elizabeth Ortiz hit up Uptown Fashion Week to take in all the awesomeness and speak with the event’s founder, Albania Rosario as well as Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. Uptown Fashion Week has grown from a one-day event with a handful of designers […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Uptown lost one of its most colorful characters recently. While his real name was known by only a handful of people, his self-chosen moniker was El General Palominio Paloma. I think most folks knew him as simply Paloma. On my block we use to call him Hitler because of his mustache, […]
By Jordan G. Teicher Who is Dominican? What do Dominicans look like? Those questions have impacted hundreds of thousands of lives since the Dominican government started threatening to deport undocumented migrant workers—the majority of them Haitian—and their Dominican-born children who fail to provide proof of citizenship. Dark-skinned people have been the subject of special scrutiny as immigration […]
A look at the people of Inwood, from an ode to Darling Coffee to a bagpiper playing that old Irish folk song, Hava Nagila, to bakers, baseball players, a botanica, singers and dancers, dogs and cats, to members of the New York City Fire Department and the NYPD’s 34th Precinct. . .there’s nothing like uptown.
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