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The Honest Soul of Carlton Jumel Smith

Holding court at Jimmy’s Corner, a vintage bar in Manhattan’s Times Square where the jukebox rolls out classics from the Stax and Curtom labels, the soul singer Carlton Jumel Smith tells an anecdote about James Brown gifting him a bowtie he’d been wearing on stage during a show. 803 more words

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Omakase in Harlem? WHO KNEW?! Typically, my beau and I celebrate special occasions at our fave low-key Italian restaurant. This year, however, I wanted to celebrate by trying out a new-to-me restaurant, put on a dress, and have a date night. 314 more words


Day One Hundred and Thirty Seven 'Happy Father's Day' Dad: In memory of my Father, Warren George Watrel June 16, 2019

I dedicate this blog with much love to my father, Warren George Watrel, who inspired this blog, “MywalkinManhattan.com”. I wanted to wish him a very ‘Happy Father’s Day’! 1,273 more words

Gov. Cuomo Blasts Rash Of Attacks On MTA Workers: 'Public Employees Must Be Protected'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for a suspect accused of attacking another Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker.

The assault raises concerns for the transit workers union, which has been calling for more protection, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported. 797 more words


A Great Day in Harlem

  • The story behind one of the greatest photos ever – A Great Day in Harlem. Photo by Art Kane – is over on Youtube

Youtube doesn’t really do great justice to Jean Bach’s Academy Award-nominated 1994 documentary… 40 more words


The Sun and Her

I thought about few

Sitting by riverside sea

Just the sun and her


Selassie I I Know Some Deadly Rastas

Jim Jones ft. Jadakiss, Philthy Rich – Don’t Know what They Took Him For 

This Heatmakerz beat is unbelievable. Almost makes me feel like I’m in the 80s watching some type of promotional video from one of those sketchy self-help gurus where the actors are talking about how good their lives are after they paid him to  walk over hot coals in his sketchy desert retreat and made his suggested life changes, or like a corporate training video from the same era telling you how to be a good employee. 221 more words