Colin Kaepernick Only Wanted To Wear Black Designers For His GQ Photoshoot | Refinery29

BY Channing Hargrove

Colin Kaepernick walks tall on the streets of Harlem. Jacket by Harlem Haberdashery / Turtleneck and tuxedo pants by Waraire Boswell / Watch by Cartier / Necklaces, his own

Continuing his silent protest, Colin Kaepernick declined to be interviewed for his GQ Man Of The Year cover story. Instead, the magazine talked to activists and friends of the athlete, like rapper J.Cole, director Ava DuVernay, activist Harry Belafonte, and Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour about their relationship with Kaepernick and protests. When planning out the look of the images, Kaepernick and the editors wanted to pay homage to iconic moments of athlete activism in the past. And according to Rachel Johnson, the athlete’s longtime stylist, Kaepernick requested the clothes he wore reflected the spirit behind the photo portfolio.

Read more: Colin Kaepernick Only Wanted To Wear Black Designers For His GQ Photoshoot | Refinery29

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From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity | NY Times

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By JOHN L. DORMAN

Marcus Samuelsson at the Red Rooster in Harlem. (Photo: Matt Dutile)

It’s understandable if it seems as though Marcus Samuelsson never sleeps. The affable New York-based chef and restaurateur, who recharged the Harlem dining scene with his restaurant Red Rooster in 2010, recently opened its first outpost, Red Rooster Shoreditch, along with the taqueria Tienda Roosteria, in London. He now operates a total of 15 restaurant brands, from Streetbird Rotisserie, also in Harlem, to Norda Bar & Grill in Göteborg, Sweden, where he grew up. Two restaurants are planned for downtown Newark and Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Read more: From Cuisine to Apps, Marcus Samuelsson Is Dedicated to Diversity | NY Times

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Washington Heights resident revives fight to save historic Coliseum Cinemas theater | Curbed NY

A new petition is calling for the building to be landmarked and acquired by a theater company

by Ameena Walker

The historic Coliseum Cinemas theater in Washington Heights has been shuttered since 2011, and while preservationists and local residents have made efforts to have the building converted into an arts space, none have proven successful. A new push to revive the 97-year-old theater has resurfaced in a Change.org petition drafted by Washington Heights resident River De La Cruz and it’s hoping to reached the desk of city and state officials, as well as theater industry folks who might agree that the building is worth reviving.

Read more: Washington Heights resident revives fight to save historic Coliseum Cinemas theater | Curbed NY

Support here: Reopen and preserve the Coliseum Cinemas in Washington Heights

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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – W.A.M.T.A.namera

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In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast the crew discusses the intricacies of rat hunting, the Above Average “Women in Comedy” event and Sammy Sosa’s transformation. The special guest this week is beauty blogger extraordinaire Ada Rojas.

Listen to “W.A.M.T.A.namera w/Ada Rojas” on Spreaker.

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Sunday morning fire destroys Inwood businesses | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen and Desiree Johnson

Photos by Cristóbal Vivar and Gregg McQueen

170 firefighters reported to the scene.

A four-alarm fire destroyed a row of Inwood stores on Sunday morning, November 12.

The inferno gutted a string of businesses on Nagle Avenue near Thayer Avenue, and caused six firefighters to be sent to the hospital.

Flames and thick smoke shot high into the air as the fire quickly spread through a half-dozen stores, destroying a dry cleaner, food market, barber shop, liquor store, Chinese food restaurant and the already-shuttered Mi Nido Tavern, which closed in August.

Firefighters arrived at the scene just after 10 a.m., the FDNY said. Before the blaze was brought under control nearly three hours later, 170 firefighters across 40 different units were brought to the scene.

Six firefighters were brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and treated for minor injuries, the FDNY said.

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