Harlem

#BlackLove

This Vegan Mother-Son Duo Is Using Soul Food to Spread Black Love

At Seasoned Vegan, Chef Brenda Beener and her son, Aaron, have created a beacon of well-being rooted in black culture.
Amirah Mercer
2.13.19
The Noisey Advent Calendar

How an Early Christmas Single Helped Hip-Hop Explode

Kurtis Blow's 1979 track "Christmas Rappin'" was proof that rap had a place in the money-or-nothing recording industry. It was also just really sweet.
Alex Robert Ross
12.18.18
Premieres

Harlem Are All Mellow and Literary on "Queen of Mosquitos"

The long-absent indie band, who will return with their third album 'Oh Boy' in February, have a new single that references Valerie Solanas and Corinthian columns. It's lovely.
Alex Robert Ross
11.28.18
Culture

The Untold Story of Queenie, New York City's Notorious Female Crime Kingpin

In the debut episode of The Wing's "No Man's Land" podcast, historian Alexis Coe does a deep dive into the life of Stephanie St. Clair, one of the baddest crime bosses in Harlem's history.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.15.18
Essays

Sheck Wes Has His Foot on the World's Neck

BITCH!
Kristin Corry
10.9.18
woman seeing woman

How Deborah Willis Made Space for Herself in Photography

The renowned photographer and historian conquered the photography world when others said she couldn’t.
Elyssa Goodman
3.8.18
longreads

The Untold Story of Harlem's 'Whiskey Rebellion,' the Civil Rights Campaign for Black Liquor Salesmen

The fight against 'Jim Crow jobs' took blood, sweat, tears, and boycotts.
Cynthia R. Greenlee
2.22.18
Noisey News

A New Trailer for Kanye West and Dame Dash's Film 'Honor Up' Is Here

And so is a picture of Kanye looking very happy :)
Noisey UK Staff
1.10.18
Garage Magazine

Painting in Black and White: Race and the New Figurative Art

In their electric new paintings, Jordan Casteel and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer fly the flag for a new wave of American figurative painting that casts the subtleties of race in a newly engaging light.
Aruna D'Souza
9.26.17
Photography

This Japanese-American Photographer Captured the Elegance of 90s Harlem

A look inside Katsu Naito​'s new book, 'Once in Harlem.'
Matthew James-Wilson
9.22.17
exhibitions

A New Exhibit at the Tate Gives Voice to Civil Rights-Era Black Artists

'Soul of a Nation' looks at what it was like to be a black artist from 1963 to 1983.
Catherine Chapman
7.23.17
Basketball

Isaiah Washington is Putting NYC Hoops on His Back

Isaiah Washington is an anomaly: The rare NYC high school player who eschewed private school overtures and stayed in the city.
VICE Sports
7.14.17
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