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Charlamagne Tha God Loves Telling Middle America About Black Privilege

Charlamagne Tha God Loves Telling Middle America About Black Privilege As co-host of the radio program “The Breakfast Club,” you call yourself “the prime minister of pissing people off.” But your new book, “Black Privilege,” is less about aggravation and… Continue Reading →

From Renter to Owner, and Still Firmly Planted in Harlem

From Renter to Owner, and Still Firmly Planted in Harlem For six years, Brooke Ray shared a Harlem two-bedroom with a college friend. Most recently, she was paying $900 for her half. Buying a home of her own was a… Continue Reading →

Review: Dance Theater of Harlem Regains Its Footing

Review: Dance Theater of Harlem Regains Its Footing There was a time, five to 10 years ago, when it seemed that Dance Theater of Harlem might not survive. The company, founded in 1969 to prove that African-Americans could master ballet,… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s French Renaissance

Harlem’s French Renaissance Harlem has long had a romance with France. Well before the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, African-American artists and musicians traveled to France to broaden their artistic vision or to escape the daily oppression of American racism…. Continue Reading →

Meet the Executioner. Your Amateur Night at the Apollo Is Over.

Meet the Executioner. Your Amateur Night at the Apollo Is Over. C. P. Lacey glanced at his oversized silver watch and began tap-dancing across the floor of his cramped dressing room in Harlem. There was pep in his fleet-footed steps…. Continue Reading →

In Harlem, a Home Without Wheels

In Harlem, a Home Without Wheels Eleni Vlachos and Rob Gilbride, musicians and artists, met in Seattle in 2000. She, a drummer, ran an ad in the paper looking for a band to join. His brother and bandmate answered it…. Continue Reading →

The State of Your Block, 2017

The State of Your Block, 2017 New York is made up of 66,000 blocks, each a little world unto itself. To know them all is to know the city in its infinite variety. It’s impossible, but we try. Thank you… Continue Reading →

Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump

Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump WASHINGTON — It was a scalding message, painted on a university campus sidewalk this week: “Welcome to the Trump plantation. Overseer: Wayne A. I. Frederick.” What made the message more… Continue Reading →

Finding a Roommate When You’re in Your 60s

Finding a Roommate When You’re in Your 60s When Beverly Tall, a retired office administrator, decided to get a long-term roommate to share her two-bedroom apartment in Morningside Heights, she didn’t want to take her chances with Craigslist. Thank you… Continue Reading →

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Creating Black Superheroes

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Creating Black Superheroes When Marvel Comics announced in September 2015 that Ta-Nehisi Coates would be writing a new Black Panther series, the timing could not have been more fortuitous. That same month, Mr. Coates, who writes regularly… Continue Reading →

Watch Rihanna Accept Harvard’s Humanitarian Of the Year Award

Watch Rihanna Accept Harvard’s Humanitarian Of the Year Award Rihanna accepted Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award with a moving but often funny speech at the school’s Sanders Theatre Tuesday. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 27 years since the first black man, an older student by the name of Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard… Continue Reading →

21 Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs Throughout History

21 Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs Throughout History When Black Enterprise magazine was first published in 1970, the American economic landscape was in a period of transition that resulted from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement; the outlawing of de jure racial segregation created pathways… Continue Reading →

16 architects of color speak out about the industry’s race problem

16 architects of color speak out about the industry’s race problem Long before a divisive presidential election proved race and creed remain flashpoints in American society, issues of racial representation had leapt to the fore in a number of industries…. Continue Reading →

Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There

Alice Neel’s Love of Harlem and the Neighbors She Painted There “I love you Harlem,” the American painter Alice Neel wrote in her diary around the end of World War II, and really, she loved everything in it. Neel celebrated… Continue Reading →

Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain

Afropunk: Feeling Black Activism’s Joy, and Its Pain As Black History Month commemorations start to wind down, one festival is just gearing up. Afropunk the Takeover — Harlem, running from Tuesday through Feb. 25, will celebrate black culture with music,… Continue Reading →

Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas

Multimillion-Dollar Manhattan Panoramas Mike Tauber, a photographer, shoots luxurious homes for architects, real estate companies and developers. Most of his pictures show elegant interiors, but he’ll also turn his back on a sunken living room or paneled library and point… Continue Reading →

The Beginning of a Buyer’s Market in Manhattan?

The Beginning of a Buyer’s Market in Manhattan? In the last quarter of 2016, the median resale price of homes in Manhattan saw its most precipitous drop in four years. The 6.3 percent decline, to $900,000, was recorded by Douglas… Continue Reading →

How you can create space in a tiny home

How you can create space in a tiny home This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us: smarterliving@nytimes.com. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

Harlem’s Rich History, Inside House’s Barbershop

Harlem’s Rich History, Inside House’s Barbershop Thirty years ago, I moved to the Harlem block where I still live with my wife, Meg, and daughter, Coco. We’d come from Southern California. As an active street photographer, I spent days roaming… Continue Reading →

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