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PHOTOS: Harlem Week 2017

The 43rd annual Harlem Week wraps up with another successful celebration of events, concerts and gatherings.

Hip-hop celebrates 44 years

Although November is recognized as “Hip-Hop History Month” by many of the pioneers who laid the foundation for the culture up in the Bronx during November 1973, several months before that, an 18-year-old Jamaican-American DJ was already hosting parties at ...

Harlem Stage returns with new season, director of programming

After 30 years of consistently promoting the artistic legacy of Harlem, the African American-led performing arts organization, Harlem Stage, returns with its 2017 season.

BET to broadcast 'Black Girls Rock' award show on Aug. 22

The Black Girls Rock award show has returned for its annual broadcast on the BET network. Actress, singer and producer Taraji P. Henson is the host.

SHOP local: Serengeti Teas & Spices

Finding myself walking down Eighth Avenue on a hot, hot summer day, I see the good people of Serengeti Teas & Spices offering samples of their wares—iced! Yes please!

Talking SCHOP! Sylvia’s Grill Skills contest

There is a new grill champion in Harlem! They are lean, mean grilling machines at the first Sylvia’s Grill Skills contest against some stiff competitors—their neighbors!

August in Martha’s Vineyard: Part 1

Every August, an influx of middle- to upper-class African-Americans retreat to the small island of Martha’s Vineyard, just off the coast of Massachusetts, to conclude the summer with beach days and dinner parties among old friends.

Bronx great day of hip-hop

A great day of hip-hop is upcoming in the Bronx Saturday, Aug. 12, in Church Alive Community Church at Sedgwick Avenue and Hip-Hop Boulevard. “Hip-hop is many things,” said Kurtis Walker, aka Kurtis Blow, when asked about what hip-hop means ...

Play NYC event to showcase more than 100 video games

A games convention featuring approximately 120 video games and expecting 5,000 attendees is taking place in New York from Aug. 19-20.

Black leaders, artists respond to Charlottesville

In a stunning protest by America’s white nationalist and neo-Nazi community, violence and chaos ensued when a mass of white men descended on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va.

“Step” into the lives of young women just like you

There might be an early Oscar contender in the documentary category this year, with several key industry predictors giving the “dark horse,” aka “the little film that could,” a serious second look. “Step” is soulful without trying to be.

Hal Williams to star in ‘Port Chicago 50’ at National Black Theatre

During WWII, 200 Black sailors were killed in explosions that were the fault of the U.S. government. This incident is the focus of “Port Chicago 50,” a play opening Thursday, Aug. 17 at the National Black Theatre at 2031 Fifth ...

Source360 hosts social justice panels, music, tech and business

City politicians, police, and civil rights advocates attended a panel held Thursday that focused on relations between the NYPD and the community.

Harlem Week hosts Senior Day Expo & Fair

Harlem Week hosts its Senior Day Expo & Fair at Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Building on 125th Street this week.

Black leaders, artists respond to Charlottesville

In a stunning protest by America’s white nationalist and neo-Nazi community, violence and chaos ensued when a mass of white men descended on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va. and embarked on a surprise march that began after ...