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Harlem's mission to rename streets after black women before it's too late

She says that while Harlem boasts streets named after Martin Luther King Jr and Adam Clayton Powell Jr, “people may be reluctant to name a major thoroughfare after a woman, particularly a black woman ... read more

Fall Movies 2018: Dive Into an Ocean’s Worth of Offerings

ASSASSINATION NATION A teenage-centered, midnight movie update of late ... STREET COULD TALK Two years after his best-picture-winning “Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins is back with this adaptation of James B... read more

Rev. Calvin Butts seeks salvation for the church-based organization that resurrected Harlem

Starting in the late 1980s ... organization's mission of rehabilitating streets, creating sought-after schools and reviving business and career opportunities for Harlem residents is, to a large degree ... read more

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Challenger 30th anniversary: Remembering astronaut Ronald McNair, an inherited son of Harlem

Long before Ronald McNair became ... EXPLODES 72 SECONDS INTO ITS FLIGHT IN 1986 Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of when the Challenger burst into pieces just 73 seconds after taking off over Cape ... read more


A New Yorker's Guide To The Women's March On Washington

The Women's March on Washington ... mission statement to welcome women (and men) regardless of race, ethnicity, gender expression, and sexual identity. Brittany Oliver, a women's rights activist in Ba... read more

LIVE COVERAGE: Tyler ISD board declines to change the name of Robert E. Lee, gives rationale

For opponents that’s 4 times too many. For others it’s 45 years too late ... the black man, who led an army against the United States to preserve, among other things, the southern practice of African ... read more

Driven to Despair

she asked Weiss. “What do you mean?” he said. Just after sunrise, the reporter told him, Schifter had pulled up to the east gate of City Hall in a black car. Then, without so much as unbuckling his se... read more

Why We Love Our Black Women Sheroes

In the late ... before lawmakers. The Mother of six, who once had an involuntary and voluntary abortion herself, is fighting to keep women from undergoing what she feels is the extremely painful and e... read more

When the Neighborhood Gentrifies and the Elementary School Doesn’t

Unlike the neighborhood’s new residents, a majority of its students are black ... before he arrived. Last year there were 20. Bacon has welcomed this dissent. “You have to run toward problems,” he say... read more

After the NAACP

In May, he declared his candidacy at Baltimore Blossoms Studio, a nearby flower shop owned by a woman named Rachelle Bland ... Today, the NAACP has lost some of its prominence to Black Lives Matter, B... read more

A Scrapbook of Late-night New York

Punk had been invented on the Lower East Side a few years before I arrived, and in late ’79 it was ... Hotel at 23rd Street and Broadway, an intersection then widely considered the center of city life ... read more



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