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Sylvia’s Cupcake Parade

By Diamond Bradley | August 1, 2012

Everyone loves a baby

It is interesting how a person, mentioned in the last sentence of a 1979 restaurant review by Gael Greene, can turn out to be a culinary queen and icon 33 years later.

Sylvia Woods was that person. Amidst racial intensity she’d been serving food for the soul, from the soul, to Harlem and beyond. For this reason, she was celebrated today in a Cupcake Parade celebrating her 50th Jubilee and Sylvia’s annual Community Day breakfast. Harlem, as it should be, played the host with the help of famed baker master Raven “Cake Man Raven” Dennis III in front of her restaurant. Different nationalities were in abundance among a mix of suits, monkstraps, sneakers, jeans, hairs, straight, braided, locked—the artsy, the touristy and last but not least, the foodies. Read More

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What Would You Eat? A Look at Olympic-Sized Diets

By Allana Mortell and Diamond Bradley | July 31, 2012

Ryan Lochte

Photo: jdlasica

Performance in the Olympics is everything, but what you consume is as important, if not more so, than everything else. For these athletes you have to treat your body like a car. If you put bad fuel in it, it won’t run well. If you put great fuel in it, it will perform to your ideal expectations and you will lower the chance of burning out. Olympians take this to an entirely new level. Read More

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Harlem Remembers Sylvia

By Diamond Bradley | July 26, 2012

Jonathan Bodrick, Founder & CEO of B.O.R.N., Vintage Clothing Boutique in Harlem

In the wake of the passing of the legendary Sylvia Woods, we wanted to pay our respects and homage to Mrs. Woods by delivering messages from Harlem itself, and the community that she so greatly impacted through her wonderful restaurant, food and hospitality that goes beyond any human measurement. We, for one, want to thank her, and so would these everyday Harlemite men and women: Read More

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From Pastry to “Poetik” Designs

By Diamond Bradley | July 24, 2012

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Nicklaus Jones, Founder of Poetik Designs

At first glance, one does not see a former pastry chef clothed in a blue blazer, loafers and bowtie.  But, that’s who you’re looking at.

Mr. Nicklaus Jones, Mississippi native and founder of graphic apparel line Poetik Designs remembers the days of being on the line at four-star NYC restaurant Le Cirque, where he’d left after one year for two main reasons.  One, the chef’s uniform didn’t allow him to show his individuality in his dress, and two, it just wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

Mr. Jones, a vegetarian, left Le Cirque after a year to focus on his passion.  He wants to make Read More

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“Curlversations” at Ginny’s Supper Club

By Diamond Bradley | July 18, 2012

Moderator Keisha Goodridge, of Vlog Ahsiek1118

Moderator, Keisha Goodridge

It’s almost as sensitive as pulling a comb through a black woman’s hair—the conversation about her natural hair itself. Held by Curl Care by Dr. Miracles, and moderated by natural hair enthusiast and blogger Keisha Goodridge,the first of four “Curlversations” took place at Ginny’s Supper Club last Thursday.

It was the first of a four-part series with many subtopics at hand over lunch provided by Red Rooster, with hairstylists and beauty editors at the center of it all. The talk specifically regarded the perception of a black woman’s hair, the discrimination involved in it, and if it has reached a point of acceptance in our communities and the wider world. Read More

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Geandy Pavon: Painting With Substance

By Diamond Bradley | June 20, 2012

The Studio Museum in Harlem Resized

You don’t even need to step inside the Studio Museum in Harlem to expect the unexpected. The red, black and green American flag waving high above its doors indicate you’re in for something different.

The epitome of this resides in Cuban artist Geandy Pavόn’s head.

Born in Cuba in 1974, Pavόn pursued street art with his group called La Zampana, or “The Bell,” while attending Las Tunas Art School.  Of course, in such turbulent times during the 80′s in Cuba, rebelling against the established order wasn’t welcome. Eventually he left Cuba for a better life in the United States, specifically New York, where he studied at the National Museum of Fine Art for four years.

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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

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