September 18th, 2015 by INtoHarlem

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Amanda Mobley is her name, and she’s the 2015 winner of the Miss Harlem Shake competition. One of Harlem’s own, she was born here and mentors children.  She’s an interior designer, event producer and print model.  Ms. Mobley has generously chosen Harlem’s Church of the  Master, Adopt a School program to receive her $1,000 donation.

No stranger to beauty competitions, Ms. Mobley competed in the Miss New York USA pageant.  She chooses to live by example and encourages the young people she mentors to pursue their passion.

Ms. Mobley expressed her gratitude for having been voted the winner: I’m so honored to give back to an organization and community that has given so much to me.  This experience resonates so deeply for me as I’ve grown up here and experienced Harlem’s rich culture and participated in and was able to benefit from programs that I am now able to give back to.

Harlem Shake, located on 124th at Lenox Ave.,  holds the yearly competition for a woman who embodies their brand and represents the culture of the Harlem community.  Each winner is given the opportunity to choose an organization to receive a generous donation from Harlem Shakes.

Congratulations, Amanda Mobley!  We’ll look for you this Sunday, September 20th on the Harlem Shake float in the African American Day Parade!


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March 8th, 2009 by Harlem Condo Life

By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
I am getting ready to journey out to Austin, Texas soon again and I noticed while I am there South by Southwest 2009 (SXSW) will be taking place, which is the equivalent of “sport’s March Madness” but for music. Since I blog about all things Harlem, I thought why not find out who is playing at SXSW that has some connection to mi gente y mi barrio. I narrowed my search to branding and found two bands using the name Harlem: Harlem Shakes and harlem.

Harlem Shakes is a New York City pop band.  According to their bio, they are from Brooklyn formed in 2006. And the other is a rock band named harlem from the host city formed in 2007.

Both bands sound good and worth checking out. However, I don’t know which one to go see? Maybe one or both? Digame?

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