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Review: In ‘Black Man in a White Coat,’ a Doctor Navigates Bruising Terrain – The New York Times

Damon Tweedy’s memoir is at once a painful self-examination and a look at the health implications of being black in a country where blacks are more likely to suffer from certain ailments. Source: Review: In ‘Black Man in a White… Continue Reading →

BOOK: Seeing through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography

“This work speaks to the power images have in framing how we see and react to others.  Critically important in the current era of images,  and given the persistent frisking, shooting, incarcerations and killing of innocent people of color in… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Haruki Murakami

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami

The Great Maya Angelou Has Passed On

Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann. The 86-year-old was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist.  In 2010, President Barack Obama named her the recipient of the… Continue Reading →

BOOK: All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

The latest addition to the HarlemCondoLife store was recently featured in the New York Times. “All God’s Dangers” is an all but forgotten but critically important sharecropper’s story that won a National Book Award in 1975. It is an oral… Continue Reading →

Book: Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the 20th Century

I recently had an opportunity to listen to and then meet Monique W. Morris and Khalil Gibran Muhammad discussing Monique’s new book: Black Stats. This book is a vast compendium of revealing facts about blacks in the 20th Century.  It… Continue Reading →

A Talk with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles featuring Marcus Samuelsson – TONIGHT

The Maysles Documentary Center in association with Zero Point Zero Production and The New York Society for Ethical Culture is proud to present a conversation about film and food with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles, moderated by Michaela Angela Davis… Continue Reading →

RELEASED: “Food Is What I Do” by The Cecil Harlem’s chef de cuisine Chef JJ

Joseph “JJ” Johnson, chef de cuisine of Harlem’s new hot spot The Cecil, along with Christopher Stewart, chef and food blogger release their highly anticipated cookbook, “Food is What I Do”. “Food is What I Do” highlights recipes and dishes… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Henry Louis Gates’ new project The African Americans

Herve’ Jean-Baptiste I recently had a chance to meet with and hear Henry Louis Gates discuss his latest work, which I have been watching on TV.   The series is the most captivating I have ever seen on the subject.  There is an… 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 →

Lara Land’s “Chloe the Yogi Goes to the Amusement Park” limited offer only $0.99

As you may have noticed Chloe the Yogi is the newest thing for the cool kids. With Holidays and Birthdays right around the corner take advantage of this limited offer for only $0.99 you can buy “Chloe the Yogi Goes… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Confucius

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius 

QUOTE: Maya Angelou

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou 

Mega Fruit Stand on Frederick Douglass Boulevard – Harlem

We came across this Mega Fruit Stand on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th facing Harlem Tavern late Saturday night. A group of us friends leaving tavern bought fresh fruit for juicing, for breakfast and for the week…. Continue Reading →

AIRBNB Adds Harlem Community Profile

AIRBNB,  a leading travel accommodations booking site, has added a Harlem community profile. AIRBNB is a perfect way for anyone wanting to visit new york city for vacation or business to find the perfect vacation rental and stay in Harlem and… Continue Reading →

Book: Straw Bale Gardens for Harlem’s Green Spaces

Harlem is full of green spaces. Straw bale gardens are surely already part of the mix. This best selling book featured in The New York Times is a perfect reference for both the newcomer or the initiated.

Harlem Flo – a flower boutique in Harlem

Harlem Flo flower shop (original) was one of the new businesses to open years ago on Frederick Douglass Boulevard’s restaurant row.  Now they are expanded in to a multi purpose boutique.  More and more FDB is becoming retail row as… Continue Reading →

Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes – Sherri Shepherd’s New Book

Sherri Shepherd, of The View and 30 Rock fame, has a new book coming out titled  Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It). This comedian, actress, author and one time Harlem resident… Continue Reading →

Live Reading Of The Book SLAVE At Les Ambassades In Harlem

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 There will be a Live reading of the book SLAVE by critically acclaimed author Jacqueline Malcolm.  It will take place at 7:00pm until 9:00pm at Les Ambassades Bar & Restaurant on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Looks like a great… Continue Reading →

THE PLAN – Book Party and Signing at The 5 and Diamond in Harlem with Lyn-Genet

JAN 24 – BOOK PARTY & SIGNING “THE PLAN”  Lyn-Genet Recitas We are happy to announce an upcoming event Thursday, January 24th at The 5 and Diamond Restaurant in Harlem.  Join Lyn Genet for her book party and signing at… Continue Reading →

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