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21 Harlemites Team Up to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls”

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In 1974 Ntozake Shange debuted her critically acclaimed theatre piece “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuff.” From several Broadway and Off-Broadway showings to a movie adaption, the poetic monologues continue to influence artists today. In honor of the 40th anniversary,...

NYPD Raids Two Harlem Housing Projects in an Attempt to Arrest 100+ Gang Members

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Scores of NYPD cops stormed two Harlem housing projects on Wednesday in what is the largest gang case in city history. More than 100 crew members from the warring gangs Make It Happen Boys, Money Avenue, and 3 Staccs have been indicted on charges ranging...

2 Deaths Confirmed In Harlem Building Explosion

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An early morning explosion of a building in Harlem, NYC has left two people dead and two other buildings in ruins.  The buildings at  116th street and Park Avenue collapsed after an explosion rocked the neighborhood and engulfed the building sharing common walls. According to the...

Harlem, race and gentrification: Black gentrifiers reflect on their role in the changing Harlem landscape

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Over the past few years in Harlem, empty lots have sprouted luxury condos instead of weeds. You’re almost as likely to stumble upon a crafted cocktail at an upscale restaurant, as you are shea butter offered by a street vendor. But, going from a New Jack...

Gun control rally held in Harlem: Why we are marching

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From The Grio – “It don’t even make a difference, miss. It’s like I don’t even need to go to school or nothing because I’m just gonna die before I can finish.” These were not the words of a terminally ill child, but of a...