Fashion may be fleeting in the eyes of some, but not for Brandice Henderson, the founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, a comprehensive fashion incubator for black fashion-design professionals. If she has her way, the power and impact of African-American contribution to fashion design will be eternal.
A Harlem restaurant is coming under fire after multiple black women say they were racially profiled and falsely accused of dining and dashing by staff there, resulting in the suspension of at least one staff member.
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a fierce civil rights advocate and strategist over many generations, died Tuesday at his home in Chester, Va. He was 88 years old.
Ashlee Muhammad is the mother of identical twin boys, Jet Pharaoh and Nova Maximus, and she routinely shares videos and photos of them on her Instagram account. But earlier this week, she faced backlash after posting a video of her sons hugging and kissing each other, because people are idiots.
After what seems like years of waiting (though it turned out to be months), Harlem legend Dapper Dan has finally opened his Gucci-backed atelier.
Erica Garner’s short life was marked by her unbridled, studied passion for justice. And that passion, that pain, spilled over into her funeral service Monday evening.
Updated Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 7:46 a.m. EST: Wakanda forever! A GoFundMe set up to help kids in Harlem see Black Panther (aka the hottest movie of the year; I said what I said) has exceeded its $10,000 goal in a mere three days, with 466 contributors donating more than $13,000.
Each year, there are new essays or snide conversations about how black people don’t celebrate Kwanzaa. But I’m here to tell you that some of us do. Some of us have been doing it for decades. Yeah, I’m that unicorn.
When The Root video producer P.J. Rickards and I stepped onto the streets of Harlem (full disclosure: my beloved hood), we were both surprised at the dearth of information about Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday started more than 50 years ago.
Gazing down from a billboard overlooking 125th Street (aka Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) in Harlem, “Dapper Dan”—born Daniel Day—appears every bit what his longtime moniker suggests. Adjusting the lapel of his impeccably tailored suit, he looks like a man who has arrived—though he never left the New York City…
The numbers don’t lie: 71 percent of black Americans wore a natural hairstyle at least once in 2016. To find out more about protective styles and the amazing practitioners behind them, I took a journey up to 125th Street in Harlem, the international mecca for the natural-hair movement that’s taking black Americans of…
Today in news of masculinity so toxic, you’ll want to cuss out your computer or phone screen: the case of a New York City man who is standing trial for forcing his then-22-year-old girlfriend to walk naked through the streets of Harlem in January 2016 because he suspected that she was cheating on him.
At any given moment, there are more than 57 million Words With Friends matches happening around the world. When two of its players recently connected in real life, the internet collectively swooned, and their story went viral.
A New York City preschool has been shut down after it gave a grilled cheese sandwich to a 3-year-old student who was severely allergic to dairy.
After his history-making turn directing Moonlight, Barry Jenkins has chosen to tackle the work of one of America’s great literary icons: James Baldwin.
Bye-bye, black Harlem, glad I knew ye. Hello, Whole Foods, I do enjoy your products, but if you can gentrify greens, what chance do we really have?
“I don’t take coffee; I take tea, my dear. Some extra rice, please, on the side...”
Most people think of Valentine’s Day as a chance to spend time with the one you love, spend money on the one you want to love or console those who don’t have anyone who loves them anymore. No matter which category you’re in, most people don’t associate Valentine’s Day with voting—which is exactly what the Republican…
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was designated a national historic landmark this week. The site in central Harlem was among 24 places the U.S. Department of the Interior gave the honor to on Wednesday.