by thaRealHarlemista Whether you love or hate rap, you cannot deny its influence on our popular music and lives today. And Friday, rap lost a true pioneer in Sylvia Robinson, a singer, songwriter and record producer who formed and oversaw the… Continue Reading →
by thaRealHarlemista We all know that Harlem is bursting with history, not least of which is the that cultural movement known as the Harlem Reniassance, the “literary and intellectual flowering that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s… Continue Reading →
by thaRealHarlemista Today was that melange of music, color, energy and celebration that is the African American Day Parade.
by ThaRealHarlemista The changing face of 125th street moves forward. In 2008, the city rezoned Harlem’s main thoroughfare with a goal of replacing the many small-scale buildings along it with office towers, residential high-rises and cultural institutions. The Victoria Theater… Continue Reading →