Conservationists in New York are ramping up research and preservation efforts of a historic Black community that had all but disappeared, illuminating what some experts say is an “antidote” to ongoing rightwing efforts to keep African American studies out of classrooms. Weeksville, New York, located in present-day Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant, had been a center […]

Renaissance has opened its fifth New York City hotel, in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood.  The 211-room Renaissance New York Harlem Hotel is located at the site of the former Victoria Theater on 125th Street. Architectural elements like the theater’s façade, marquee, outdoor ticket booth and staircase remain intact.  The property’s interiors pay homage to Harlem’s cultural […]

Freeway Park In Bloom Festival, July 2023. The City of Seattle has awarded $990,533 to support 23 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-three community groups received awards ranging from $18,440 to $50,000 and have pledged $946,164 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind […]

Key Points Question  Do neighborhood factors (physical and social environments) and individual stressors (discrimination) mediate racial differences in cardiovascular health? Findings  In this cross-sectional study of 7720 participants, Black adults had poorer cardiovascular health than White adults. Neighborhood physical environment and safety attenuated racial differences in total ICH scores by 5% and 6%, respectively, while […]

A South Philadelphia elementary school has a new name. The former Chester A. Arthur Elementary, at 20th and Christian, is now the Marian Anderson Neighborhood Academy. The school educates about 307 students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

CNN  —  For Nancy Johnson, Windsor Park was like a dream when she first moved to a new home in the historically Black North Las Vegas neighborhood in 1976. But within a few years, the cracks began to show – and homes started to sink. “The homes, the streets started cracking, the driveways,” said Johnson […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young black bear gave residents of a quiet northeast Washington neighborhood a start Friday morning when they woke to find a furry interloper wandering backyards and sniffing around garbage cans. Pictures of the bear and its capture touched off a frenzy on social media. It also spurred a healthy online debate […]

Global Tastemakers is our first-ever reader’s choice awards, celebrating the best culinary destinations in the U.S. and abroad. F&W readers voted based on travel completed within the past three years, on categories including restaurants and bars, cities, hotels, airports, airlines, and cruises. Due to the limitations of pandemic travel, this year’s Global Tastemakers winners reflect […]

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — As a child, Lawrance W. McFarland lived on a small piece of land on a Native American reservation in Palm Springs he described as a “little world of its own,” surrounded by the parts of the city that were tourist magnets and depicted in movies. The retiree, who now lives in […]

A quilt that was made more than 50 years ago in Black Bottom, a famous Black neighborhood, has resurfaced. It’s bringing back all kinds of memories. Copyright © 2023 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at for further information. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline […]

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