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Harlem Stands With Sandy Hook

On the First Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, Harlem Remembers the Children of Sandy Hook and Their Own  Vigil and Exhibition Basketball Game with the    Half-time Show with Organizing For Action Fellows & Friends  Sunday, December… Continue Reading →

Nelson Mandela – Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace.  With hearts heavy around the world right now with the passing of Nelson Mandela.  He led a tireless, valiant and successful struggle that brought freedom to millions. His efforts were watched and supported by millions in the… Continue Reading →

Limited-Edition Harlem NY American Made Harlem Tee

If you are a collector of Limited-Edition items and clothes, check out this “KEEP HARLEM, HARLEM” T-shirt only available for a few days until they are sold out. This shirt is in celebration of preserving the culture and history of… Continue Reading →

Happy Veterans Day – Thank You For Serving Our Country

Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  This Veteran’s Day, stand with our American heroes, and our wounded warriors.  Give them and show them the respect that they deserve. I have to say that… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Mayor-elect of New York Bill de Blasio

Congratulations to Bill de Blasio and New York City’s new First Family.  We are looking forward to the inauguration and welcoming Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.  It is important to have diversity at the top. Mr. de Blasio is currently holding… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Opening Night at Minton’s (Review)

Minton’s Harlem is the rebirth of legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse, frequented by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian and Dizzy Gillespie, in the 1940s and ’50s.  Owner Richard Parsons (former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of… Continue Reading →

Harlem CDC Ribbon Cutting at Richard Parson’s Supper Club Minton’s and The Cecil

Harlem Community Development Corporation (Harlem CDC), state and local officials, and community leaders will celebrate the opening of a Harlem landmark with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Minton’s and The Cecil restaurants on Saturday, November… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln, was an American Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress, who wrote and performed her own compositions.  Abbey Lincoln (Anna Marie Wooldridge) was born on August 6, 1930 and passed along on August 14, 2010.  One of the many singers… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Lalah Hathaway

The apple does not fall far from the tree.  A few weeks ago we featured the legendary Donny Hathaway on our Sunday Jazz Corner and in it we briefly mentioned his daughter Lalah.  This week it is all about Lalah… Continue Reading →

The Legendary Minton’s Supper Club to open again in Harlem

A return to elegance in the historic village of Harlem.  The day has come for Minton’s to open officially to the public Monday, October 21st.  The Cecil next door and jointly owned just opened last month with a bang and… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Of the Week – Russell Simmons

“You know, I love all kinds of activism.  I certainly think blacks deserve to have something whether it is affirmative action or an opportunity that should be opened up to them.  But at the same time I believe that people… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Cab Calloway

Let’s go back in time to a different era and take a look at old Harlem with the sounds of Jazz vocalist Cab Calloway.  Born on December 25, 1907, in Rochester, New York, after a short period in Chicago he… Continue Reading →

Want to live in a townhouse on historic Strivers’ Row in Harlem?

If you have run out of space and are looking for more room this 6 day on the market townhouse is for sale on historic Strivers’ Row.   This 5 beds, 4 baths, 4,480 sq.ft home is on sale for… Continue Reading →

LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER at CARNEGIE HALL – Kids Helping Kids for Clean Water in Haiti

Chad Harper (Hip Hop Saves Lives) and Negus World bring you  “Let’s Take It Higher” at Carnegie Hall November 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 pm.  A Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert for Clean Water in Haiti.  Please repost and retweet or… Continue Reading →

The Cecil Restaurant in Harlem (Review)

We recently dined at Harlem’s newest upscale restaurant The Cecil. It was a night to remember.  And we look forward to our next visit. The Cecil was created by New York businessman Richard Parsons and chef Alexander Smalls.  It is… Continue Reading →

A brutal attack on a Columbia University Professor and resident of Harlem

I was very upset to hear the news about this hate crime that happened last weekend.  A hateful mob attacked a Sikh man who says he was mistaken for a radical Muslim.  This is unacceptable.   Teachers and parents must… Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner With Donny Hathaway

A Song For You, was written by Leon Russell in 1970 and is considered an American classic.  Many performers have sung this song, from jazz icons to pop superstar Elton John.  But nobody has sang it quite like Donny Hathaway…. Continue Reading →

Sunday Jazz Corner with Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington’s last words were, “Music is how I live, why I live and how I will be remembered”.  He was an American composer, pianist, and jazz-orchestra leader with a career that spanned more than 50 years.  Ellington led his orchestra from 1923… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Frederick Douglass

“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.” – Frederick Douglass

Sunday Jazz Corner With Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald was known as the “Queen of Jazz“.   An American jazz vocalist with impeccable diction, phrasing and a vocal range spanning three octaves.  She would create and change the notes spontaneously with an effortless improvisational style in perfect… Continue Reading →

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