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Spread Love: X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation

Listen up folks, you have until February 18 to catch X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation at the Theatre at St. Clement’s. This magnificent show vividly brings to life the assassination of the late great Malcolm X. We…

Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey…

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Before Malcolm, before MLK, before the Black Panthers, there was Marcus Garvey. On this day, August 17, 1887, Black…

Photograph by Dina Litovsky for the New Yorker

The Harlem Hip at Lenox Saphire | The New Yorker

By Nicolas Niarchos There are two reasons Phil Young is an uptown legend. First, for his work as a florist: for many years, he ran the Carolina Flower Shop, one of Harlem’s oldest and most beloved stores. Second, for…

Three men and the Lenox Lounge. (Photo: Dawoud Bey | Courtesy of Stephen Daiter Gallery)

On the Streets of Harlem, a Sense of ‘Erase and Replace’ | NY Times

By Maurice Berger Dawoud Bey’s large-scale color photographs of Harlem vividly document a bustling and rapidly transforming neighborhood: a verdant Marcus Garvey Park; construction sites popping up for more luxury housing; street vendors hawking hats and used clothing; posters…