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The Brian Lehrer Show

Her Harlem

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, contributor to Transition Magazine and author of Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America, talks about the history and future of Harlem as the center of Black America.

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Features

Harlem Youth Paint Mural to Capture Flavor of the Neighborhood

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A group of 30 teenage artists from Harlem is telling the story of the neighborhood with a colorful mural dubbed "Magic with Logic."

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It's A Free Country ®

Rangel Talks Re-Election, Obama and Harlem's Changing Demographics

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The always irrepressible Charlie Rangel is holding a fundraiser and birthday bash tonight, headlined by Aretha Franklin. It's A Free Country caught up with the Congressman for a few words in a coffee shop at Rockefeller Center, where he had just finished an appearance on MSNBC.

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Features

Harlem Week Kicks Off with Gospel Music and Urban Fashion Show

Friday, July 29, 2011

Harlem Day was started 37 years ago to pay tribute to the rich economic, political, and cultural history of Harlem. The one-day event morphed into Harlem Week, which has now attracted so many participants that it is more than a month of 100 events that promotes Harlem's proud culture.

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WNYC News

City Goes to Court Over Charter Schools

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The city, the teachers union and the NAACP will square off in court Tuesday over plans to let 19 charter schools take space in the same buildings as regular schools. And, like most things in New York City, the feud is largely about real estate.

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Features

Pickles, Turntables and Graffiti at El Museo del Barrio's 'Bienal' of Latino Art

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Trophies made of tire, a can of pickles spinning on a turntable, two gigantic pop-up books and walls covered in graffiti. These are some of the pieces featured in "El Museo's Bienal: The (S) File 2011," an exhibit that opened on Tuesday at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jason Moran and the Fats Waller Dance Party

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pianist Jason Moran talks about the upcoming tribute concert to Fats Waller, “The Fats Waller Dance Party.” Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello, along with a full band, re-envision Waller’s historic music into a contemporary dance event, which is part of the Harlem Stride and Uptown Nights at Harlem Stage series. “The Fats Waller Dance Party” takes place May 13-14 at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.

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Features

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival Breathes New Life into Historic Harlem Clubs

Monday, May 09, 2011

On Monday night, a new festival hopes to draw attention to old-school venues like Minton’s Playhouse and the Lennox Lounge by bringing modern-day luminaries to Harlem for a week of concerts. The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival will feature performances by Jason Moran, Wycliffe Gordon, Geri Allen, and Meshell Ndegeocello, among others.

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The Changing World: One Block in Harlem

Friday, April 29, 2011

Michael Goldfarb traces this iconic neighborhood's story by telling the history of a single street in Harlem - 120th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues - from 1910 to the present. Harlem is the best known African-American neighborhood in the world, but a hundred years ago 120th Street was, like most of the area, a Jewish neighborhood. Goldfarb describes life as it was and life as it is today and asks what price has been paid by long-time black residents for the area's gentrification.

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama's Harlem Fans Already Looking to Reelection

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hours before Obama's scheduled arrival at a $30,800-a-plate fundraiser at the Red Rooster restaurant, neighborhood residents still gathered early in hopes of catching a glimpse of the president.

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama To Talk Libya, Raise Money in NYC

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On President Obama's agenda today is dedicating a new building at the city's United Nations complex, sitting down with the big three broadcast TV networks, and raising campaign cash.

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Features

Uptown and Downtown, a New Take on Old Music

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In the age of YouTube, sometimes it seems like everyone is a cover artist. This weekend, two groups of young artists take on music from the past at Harlem Stage and the Joyce Soho Theater.

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WNYC News

Officers Cleared in Harlem Block Party Shootings

Friday, March 04, 2011

A grand jury has decided against charging four police officers with any crimes in a deadly shooting after a New York City block party last summer, two sources familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press today.

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WNYC News

Hebrew Charter School Looks to Open in Harlem

Friday, March 04, 2011

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A Hebrew language charter school is looking to open in Harlem, but it's kicked up the usual concerns that charters take up resources and don't serve every student.

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Features

Schomburg Center Remembers the Life and Legacy of Betty Allen

Monday, February 28, 2011

In honor of Black History Month, the Schomburg center will celebrate Allen's life and career with music, video and anecdotes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Historian Jonathan Gill discusses the history of Harlem: one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the United States. Harlem: The Four Hundred Year History from Dutch Village to Capital of Black America is the first complete chronicle of this remarkable place: from Henry Hudson's first encounter with natives there, to the Harlem Renaissance, to the modern day.

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WNYC News

Manhattan DA Announces Charges Against Alleged Street Gang

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has announced Wednesday that 14 alleged members of the "137th Street Crew" gang have been indicted on charges including conspiracy to commit narcotics and weapons offenses. Others are charged with more serious crimes, including attempted murder and firearms possession.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Her Harlem

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, contributor to Transition Magazine and author of Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America, talks about the history and future of Harlem as the center of Black America.

Sharifa will be at the Hue-Man Bookstore and Cafe tonight at 6pm.

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It's A Free Blog

In Rangel's Defense

Friday, November 19, 2010

I began working for Charlie Rangel in his now infamous rent-controlled campaign office in the summer of 2006 as an intern still in high school. I have continued to proudly work for him, as well as other Congressional members, ever since. I agree with District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, the greatest New York crime-buster of the 20th century, who said Rangel is being “railroaded” and that “he’s done more for the people of New York City than anybody else.”

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WNYC News

Rangel Apologizes for Embarrassing Colleagues, Chief Counsel Recommends Censure

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Updated 3:15pm

Nearly in tears, Rep. Charlie Rangel asked members of the ethics panel to treat him fairly.

“What the press has done to me, my family and my community is unfair,” said Rangel, saying news outlets will continue to call him a “crook.”

Rangel, never one to hold back his thoughts, said, “I thank you for this awkward opportunity to express myself.”

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