It’s hard to believe that Dave Chappelle has been in the comedy business for 30 years. Now in his mid-forties, Chappelle just threw himself a month-long, star-studded party at Radio City Hall to mark his three decades on stage.
I was hunting for samples of a vanishing specimen: the single family Harlem brownstone. Any brownstone marked as “single family,” I reasoned, had likely been that way at least since the sixties.
On my way to Nelson Mandela Community Garden, I make a stop at the Whole Foods on the corner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Boulevards for a bathroom break. I’m not able to hide that I am in a rush.
There is no denying that the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Paris Climate Agreement is a blow to international action to combat climate change, but it is not as catastrophic as the world community fears – or as the Trump administration hopes.
It’s not unusual to see street vendors selling selections of assorted Africana. But if you want the full kaleidoscope of African culture, step into African Paradise, a small storefront on Malcolm X between 126th and 127th Streets.
In case you weren’t paying attention, hip hop turned 44 this past August, a momentous milestone from the subculture and art movement’s humble beginnings in the late 1970s New York City. Everybody paid their respect.
Pondering the origins of the world and their own ancestry, ancient African societies found answers to these and other perplexing concepts in their oral traditions, poetry, and art.
The late Christopher Hitchens once argued that funny women do exist but they must be “hefty or dykey or Jewish, or some combo of the three.” Writer and veteran editor Irene Schneider is neither dykey nor Jewish, and definitely not hefty.
Wax is proud to announce the launch of a new video series – DO U DO HARLEM – which delves into the mystery, history and ancestry of key locations in and around Harlem. Join us as we unearth the secrets behind the Giants of Harlem.