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Boys & Girls Club Of Harlem To Celebrate 40 Years Of Empowering Underprivileged Youth

The lack of accessibility to after-school programs remains an issue in low-income communities across America. The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem has been dedicated to changing that narrative. As the organization gears up to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its impactful existence in the Harlem community, it’s focused on pushing its efforts to empower […]

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Trevor Noah To Produce Film About 8-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Who Overcame Homelessness

The inspiring story of a young chess prodigy whose family overcame homelessness is coming to the big screen. According to Deadline, Trevor Noah will produce a film about 8-year-old Tani Adewumi; a New York-based chess champion who has defied the odds. Adewumi garnered national attention earlier this year after becoming the New York State chess […]

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Made in Harlem: Dapper Dan Releases a Memoir and Talks to The Glow Up About His New Mission

Screenshot: Random House He was born “the poorest of Harlem’s poor” in 1944, and spent decades hustling before breaking into a legitimate trade. Nearly 75 years later, his designs for Gucci were the ones to be seen in at this year’s Met Gala. He launched “logomania” before it became a phrase, disrupting luxury fashion by […]

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Full Circle: The Exonerated Five’s Korey Wise Moves Into Luxury Condo Overlooking Central Park

Korey Wise, left, and Jharrel Jerome, who portrays Wise, attend Netflix’s FYSEE event for “When They See Us” at Netflix FYSEE at Raleigh Studios on June 09, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: David Livingston (Getty Images) For 30 years, New York City’s Central Park has served as the origin of unspeakable anguish for Korey […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Named Apollo Theater’s Inaugural Artist-in-Residence

Photo: Anna Webber (Getty Images for The New Yorker) On Monday, the Apollo Theater announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates—the critically acclaimed writer who recently presented his case for reparations during a riveting Congressional testimony—has been named its inaugural Artist-in-Residence. According to a statement provided to The Root, Coates will kick off his residency on Sept. 23 […]

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Clap Your Hands: Pharrell Williams Makes 114 Grads of Harlem High School ‘Happy’ With Guaranteed Internships

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for American Express) Having the prolific hit-maker Pharrell Williams as their commencement speaker probably seemed like a big enough “get” for the graduating class of Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy. But the ridiculously ageless producer and singer had one welcome surprise for the young graduates: guaranteed internships. “Let me be […]

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Nicky Barnes, ‘Mr. Untouchable’ of Heroin Dealers, Is Dead at 78

“Nicky Barnes is not around anymore,” said the balding, limping grandfather in the baggy Lee dungarees. “Nicky Barnes’s lifestyle and his value system is extinct,” he went on, speaking of himself in the third person in a restaurant interview with The New York Times in 2007. “I left Nicky Barnes behind.” With that, the man […]

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At Harlem Eat Up, Harlem’s Food Scene Showcases Its Proud Culinary History—and Its Future

Rice and shrimp were some of the many plates available to those who attended Harlem Eat Up, the annual celebration of the iconic black neighborhood’s food, culture, and artPhoto: Makeda Sandford (G/O Media) Every great soul food plate is symphonic in nature. There’s the rich medley of textures and flavor profiles: the satisfying, savory crunch […]

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