Category Archives: Current Events

President Obama sings Al Green!

from a fundraiser last week at the Apollo: “The Sandman did NOT come out!”

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Queen of Soul sings national anthem at the ALCS

article at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

Co-produced by Danny Glover, the film has been traveling the festival circuit this year and just opened in NYC last week. Read the NY Times review here. There is an interesting audio interview with the producers at TheWorld.com which talks … Continue reading

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Irene

It’s such a relief that the East Coast had relatively minimal damage from Hurricane Irene. Harlem is dealing with some flooding in the subway: But kudos to the government and citizens of New York for their thorough planning and preparations. … Continue reading

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Apollo Benefit

getty images     A-List celebrities. Musical performances. Fancy foods. Read accounts of Saturday’s benefit event, which raised $1.5 million for the Apollo Theater: Forbes, “Celebrities Gather At The Hamptons For Billionaire Ronald Perelman’s Apollo Benefit“ Wall Street Journal, “In … Continue reading

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Urban Exploration: Taystee Cake Bakery

Harlem Hybrid shares these recent photos from inside the Taystee Cake bakery, which has been a hot topic lately since renovation plans were announced. The consensus seems to be that the developers have quite a bit of work ahead of … Continue reading

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Little Senegal

Last month, residents of Harlem’s “Little Senegal” celebrated the 23rd Annual Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacke Cultural Week. photos by Mariela Lombard Read more on the festival here. Located along 116th Street, Little Senegal is a little spot of Africa in … Continue reading

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The new director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Dr. Khalil Muhammad (left), recently shared his vision for the institution: “I would like people to walk through the doors and recognize immediately that there is a space … Continue reading

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Kevin Durant at Rucker Park

The sports media is still a-flutter over Kevin Durant’s performance at the famous Rucker Park Monday night. This article by Ryan Rudnansky helps keep in it perspective (“You get Durant into a street ball game, he’s going to school you.”) … Continue reading

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Harlem Week 2011

Celebrations are well underway for the 37th Annual Harlem Week. Watch this interview from WCBS with Voza Rivers, one of the original founders of Harlem Day (which became Harlem Week, and is now really 45 days!) He talks about the … Continue reading

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