Thursday, April 28, 2011

Harlem - News

Harlem - News April 28, 2011

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Richardson: The prize that got away
Richardson: The prize that got away (New York Daily News)
Graham Court longtime resident Laconia Smedley, 75, in courtyard of the eight-story, 800-room, 100-apartment building on Seventh Ave.

Harlema s Drag Ball History (Harlem World)
The Harlem drag balls-which accepted visibility of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and even transgenders- were held at venues such as the Savoy on Lenox Avenue, Rockland Palace on 155th street, or later the Elks Lodge on 139th Street.A They were initially organized by white gay men but featured multiracial audiences and participants.

Critics say Afrika is being glamorized, while church defends accused criminal (NY Daily News)
A glammed up Afrika Owes after leaving the Abyssinian Baptist Church on Easter Sunday... HarlemA residents are torn over whether accused gun-runner Afrika Owes should have been released from jail last week - and posing for Easter Sunday photos.


The Changing World: One Block in Harlem (WNYC)
Around the world, Harlem is synonymous with people's perception of the Black experience in America.

being convicted of second-degree rape -- of his own daughter, from...
Being convicted of second-degree rape -- of his own daughter, from... (The Village Voice)
A little more than 20 years ago, Juan Cceres immigrated to the United States. Like so many of his countrymen, he wanted a better life, and he certainly seemed to get it.

Inwood Preservation Group Takes Steps Toward Historic District (DNAInfo)
A community group that recently won Inwood the distinction of being identified as a historical place of interest is seeking input from neighbors to begin the process of getting part of the neighborhood named a historic district.

Baristas and Bartenders Team Up for Coffee Cocktail Contest (DNAInfo)
Buzzed: A Coffee Cocktail Mash-Up , sponsored by the new high-end bar Compose , at 77 Worth St., and its coffee shop neighbor RBC NYC , will award a $1,000 cash prize to the pair that dreams up the best caffeinated libation at the exclusive May 22 event.

Mayor: NYPD Investigating P. Diddy's Police Escort
Mayor: NYPD Investigating P. Diddy's Police Escort (DNAInfo)
The NYPD is looking into whether rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs got a police escort to speed his Bentley from the West Side to New Jersey last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday.

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