Harlem

First Lady Michelle Obama brought her “Let’s Move Campaign” to chilly Harlem Thursday where she broke more than a sweat with area children. Close to 70 students from PS 180 packed the Central Harlem Police Athletic League to meet someone “special.” “All we know is someone from Washington is coming,” shouted some of the kids. […]

From NBCNY.com: The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, were inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the Apollo Theater’s 2010 Spring Benefit, a star-studded affair dubbed “Evening of Legends.” “Michael was the King, the true King of Pop,” said actor-comedian Chris Tucker who accepted the award […]

From the New York Times: From the second to last pew at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Harlem on a recent Sunday morning, Sylvia Lynch, 80, lifted a hand toward the rafters and sang praises through a haze of burnt incense. Her voice was steady and strong, as was her grip on the cane she […]

From the New York Daily News: The man who murdered Malcolm X with a shotgun blast in 1965 was released Tuesday from prison. Thomas Hagan, who turned 69 this month, walked out of the Lincoln Correctional Facility around 11 a.m., said state corrections spokeswoman Linda Foglia. Hagan was spending two nights a week in the […]

From NBCNewYork.com: Hundreds of officials and influential leaders are participating in an annual national convention hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, which began Wednesday morning. The four-day conference will feature prominent names in religion, politics, civil rights, business, education and entertainment addressing issues that impact people of color with a priority […]

VIA: AccessAtlanta Judith Jamison has accomplished so much in two decades as artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, that she had to ask her office to fax a fact sheet to her hotel, during a Washington tour stop, so she could be reminded of it all before an interview. “I mean, I do […]

VIA: New York Times For nearly a century, Harlem has been synonymous with black urban America. Given its magnetic and growing appeal to younger black professionals and its historic residential enclaves and cultural institutions, the neighborhood’s reputation as the capital of black America seems unlikely to change soon. But the neighborhood is in the midst […]

VIA: New York Times He was hailed as Harlem’s king or its chairman, the eloquent author of some of its prouder moments, the dapper mentor to its sons and daughters. As news of Percy E. Sutton’s death spread on Sunday, the sadness spanned generations and city blocks, from Mr. Sutton’s home on 135th Street to […]