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African-Americans

UPinion: Why Wakanda Matters

By AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) When I was a young Jewish boy in the 1960’s the world was a very different place. As my dear friend Led Black has said to me, “that was before the Jews became white.” Just…

In Memoriam: Don Hogan Charles

Don Hogan Charles was the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times. While you may not know his name you have definitely seen his work. His most famous photograph was the iconic image of Malcolm…

Langston Hughes - Harlem Home

A Walking Tour of Harlem’s Literary History | Vogue

by Dana Givens I didn’t always appreciate being born and raised in Harlem, New York. Growing up, I was often struck by the stereotypes and caricatures of what others thought of my home. I quickly learned I was from…

UC - Elle - Harlem - 125th Street

Serving Looks: Elle Comes To Harlem

Shout out to Elle for a stellar photo shoot in Harlem recently. Featuring models Amilna Estevão and Alécia Morais and styled by Samira Nasr, Elle really did their homework and represented the eternal capital of cool properly. They hit…

Ming Smith - America seen through Stars and Stripes, New York City, New York, 1976

A Photographer Who Made ‘Ghosts’ Visible | NY Times

By Maurice Berger It is the often oblique details in Ming Smith’s photographs that provide their most profound meaning. Consider the eerie photograph of a person walking on a Harlem street, a blur moving across the image’s surface. The…