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Walking through Harlem for a day, inspired by Bruce Davidson’s Harlem photographs from the ’60s, I saw a diverse community with its own unique culture. Apart from its historical significance in the Jazz Age and the Apollo Theater, Harlem today is still vibrant with streets infused with local merchants advertising their products including a variety of African hair braiding shops on Fifth Avenue along posh restaurants like Red Rooster with its lunch counter regulars, street performers vis-a-vis a few of the homeless collecting empty plastic bottles and scrap metals, college folks from Columbia and City College moving in and out of their apartments, old folks conversing by their brownstone’s stoop throughout Lenox Ave and tourists getting a history lesson about Striver’s Row and other Harlem neighborhood landmarks.
The street art campaign “Education Is Not A Crime” (#NotACrime) brought together artists from around the globe to create 15 murals in Harlem, New York City to raise awareness of the human rights struggle facing Iran’s religious minority, the Baha’is – specifically their denied access to higher education. 248 more words
You probably don’t know who Sturgill Simpson is — and that’s your loss. But it’s okay, because not a lot of of people do, though that’s about to change. 537 more words