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15 Young Writers You Should Be Reading

Over the past years, the world of fiction writing has been abuzz with excitement over a crop of young new writers with critically acclaimed works and broad commercial appeal. These young scribes have managed to seek out their own stake and have garnered many readers, fellow millennials and others, along the way. WAX presents 15 young authors that you should be reading now.

Finding the Harlem African Burial Ground

In the pre-sun hours of the morning I would pull on my work boots and wander down stairs to the car while my eyelids struggled to remain open. I had a summer internship with an environmental consulting firm and was working with a team of archeologists.

Top 10 Dates in Harlem History

Harlem has been home to me for the past 21 years. In that time, I’ve learned so much about the history of my neighborhood and how it became what it is today. Talking about the history of Harlem, my parents always emphasized what a cultural focal point it was and still remains.

Black Sci-Fi Discussed By Five Fans

As the release date for Marvel’s Black Panther draws near, coming out in theaters February 16, 2018, in the United States, The Harlem Bee spoke with five science fiction fanatics about black science fiction, black futurism, and the state of science fiction itself.

Where’s the Receipt? That So Shady $24 Manhattan Sale

Way too much conjecture and contradiction prevails regarding the alleged “sale” of Manhattan to the Dutch in 1626. For starters, the consensus among historians is that nothing more than a handwritten letter from one Peter Schaghen to the States-General in The Hague…

The Grozny Tourist Bureau

The Grozny Tourist Bureau [fiction] by Anthony Marra was published on November 5th, 2015, as part of a collection of short stories. In 2013, to strong critical acclaim, Marra received the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle.

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Silicon Harlem and the Vision of Clayton Banks

Could the new Palo Alto be steps from the Apollo? Since the turn of the 20th century, Harlem has been a mecca for innovations in music, literature, and fashion, not to mention social and political activism; it now looks to add digital technology to the list of fields in which it has broken ground.