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Spread Love: The 4th Annual Inwood Film Festival

Once again, it’s on. The fourth annual Inwood Film Festival starts today and runs until March 16th at the Campbell Sports Center. The festival boasts 33 films and is a celebration of Inwood in particular and Uptown in general.…

When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

By Steven Cohen On September 18, 1960, four months before the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba and 56 years before Barack Obama would become the first sitting American president in almost a century to step foot on Cuban…

1/17/16: Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas

WNYC and the Apollo Theater present the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “Race and Privilege: Exploring MLK’s Two Americas”, in partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, local host of WNYC’s All…

Harlem Barbershop Denny Moes

Breaking Boundaries At A Harlem Barbershop | NPR

By Jorteh Senah Black salons and barbershops, which serve as local hangouts, are pillars of the Harlem community. One relatively new resident enters one for a haircut for the first time. In central Harlem, the ratio of blacks to…

Malcolm X Speech in Harlem

Malcolm X’s Public Speaking Power | WNYC

By Gwen Thompkins From what people remember, he fell like a tree. Malcolm X — all 6 feet, 4 inches of him — had taken a shotgun blast to the chest and a grouping of smaller-caliber bullets to the…

Glenn White

Indiegogo Spotlight: The Glenn White Project

Glenn White is kind of a big deal. The saxophonist/composer/educator has performed alongside such notable musicians as Norah Jones, The Reigning Monarchs and Anya Marina, just to name a few. He has performed at South by Southwest, NYC’s Blue…

1964 Harlem Riots

Today in Uptown History: Remembering the 1964 Harlem Riots

50 years ago today, 15-year-old James Powell was killed by a police officer, which led to riots on the streets of Harlem and beyond. Check out the audio piece on the turmoil courtesy of the indispensable WNYC. Via: The…