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August 6, 2014

Editor’s Note: Springing into Action 2012

I originally wrote this post back in 2009 and it still stands today. I’m behind. No ifs, and, or buts about it. I steal time to post what I can, … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Favorite Things

Stay tuned for our annual 12 days of Christmas list of our favorite things! December 12-24, 2011.

December 3, 2011

Write for Uptownflavor

Requirements: 1) Must be familiar with WordPress  – you know how to write, edit, and post text and photos. 2) Post weekly (you can schedule your posts in advance). If … Continue reading

January 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: There’s No Place Like…

There’s No Place Like…. by Melody Carlson I grew up spending Christmases at my grandparents’ quaint Victorian home, surrounded by lots of relatives, laughter and love and really good food. … Continue reading

December 17, 2010

Editor’s Note: The Joy of Unexpected Circumstances

The Joy of Unexpected Circumstances by Lori Kasbeer The Christmas season is upon us again. Starbucks is selling their Christmas blend; stores are posting their holiday hours; and moms everywhere … Continue reading

December 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: The First Christmas

~~~ The First Christmas by Pat Ennis It was October of my eighteenth year of life when my Dad stepped into eternity. As a college freshman I not only had … Continue reading

December 15, 2010

Editor’s Note: Wear Joy

~~~ Wear Joy by Rachel Hauck Thanksgiving day in central Florida broke warm and sunny under a blue sky. The thin fall breeze beckoned me. Taking my bike out, I … Continue reading

December 14, 2010

Editor’s Note: Pearls of Patience

~~~ Pearls of Patience by Margaret Mcsweeney As I write by the light of my Christmas tree on a late winter’s night, I reflect upon the poignancy and purpose of … Continue reading

December 13, 2010

Editor’s Note: 12 Pearls of Christmas Series

This holiday I am doing something a little different. Usually I will have a series of Favorite Things to share with readers during the 12 days that lead up to … Continue reading

December 12, 2010

Five Years and Counting

February 2011 marked the 5th anniversary of Harlem’s premier blog, Uptownflavor.com Please show your support for our site by making a small donation to Uptownflavor. Your donations help Uptownflavor maintain … Continue reading

December 10, 2010

Editor’s Notes: A time for giving thanks

What an amazing week in Harlem! The week started out with a Black Atlas and American Americans preview of Marcus Samuelsson‘s new restaurant, Red Rooster. Midweek, Chocolat had a private … Continue reading

November 21, 2010

Editor’s Note: Sixty degree days in November

What a wonderful treat to have warm fall weather as we quickly approach the holiday season! Events this weekend ranged from ice skating, to shopping at one of the local … Continue reading

November 13, 2010

Editor’s Note: November Update

On a crisp autumnal afternoon, I have finally found the time and resolve to type a long overdue note to the dedicated readers of Uptownflavor. As many of you know, … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · 4 Comments

We’re 4 years old!

Wow, it just hit me that Uptownflavor has been online for four years as of last month!  While it has been difficult to keep the momentum going, we are going … Continue reading

March 23, 2010

Editor’s Note: So much trouble in the world

I know it has been a while since I have posted a note to the readers of Uptownflavor. Heck, it has been a while since I have posted anything to … Continue reading

February 27, 2010 · 1 Comment

Friday Freestyle Flavor: Chrisette Michele – Fragile ft. Wale

Shot under ViVa in Harlem

February 26, 2010

Friday Freestyle Flavor: Erykah Badu Window Seat

Download Erykah Badu Window Seat 2dope mp3.

February 5, 2010 · 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: The Limited Edition

Dear Readers: You might have noticed that we have not been posting as much as usual. We are still looking for writers to help out on the site. We have … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · 6 Comments

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2009 · 1 Comment

Habari gani?

December 26, 2009

Favorite Things: Joe’s Home is the Essence of Christmas

As I’ve said before, I love Christmas music – especially when it is sweet and soulful. Who better to deliver sweet and soulful than Joe?  You might remember I posted … Continue reading

December 23, 2009

Favorite Things: The Only Regret Tee

One of my favorite things is my natural hair which has been virtually relaxer-free for about ten years now. One of my other favorite things is when I find a … Continue reading

December 22, 2009 · 1 Comment

Favorite Things: Butter by Keba Gift Set

Last year Uptownflavor readers were introduced to Butter by Keba, a unique blend of shea butter and aromatic oils that creates a delicious olfactory experience that you will not find … Continue reading

December 19, 2009

Favorite Things: Kimberly Nichole

The Yellow Brick Journey is my favorite album of the year; And this is coming from someone who listens to a lot of music. After all, I’m opening a CD store, … Continue reading

December 17, 2009

Favorite Things: Soapology’s Soy Wax Candles

 Soapology is a little company based out of Brooklyn that offers wonderful bath and beauty products. They used to sell a walnut scrub that was as finely ground as sand … Continue reading

December 15, 2009

Favorite Things: Christmas in Your Arms

We are officially into the 12 days of Christmas and kicking off a new series called ‘Favorite Things’ is a newly released holiday song by former American Idol Ruben Studdard. … Continue reading

December 14, 2009

Holly Days in Harlem

We are officially in the holiday season and our cup runneth over with fun and festive events taking place in Harlem! If your organization will be sponsoring an event in … Continue reading

November 27, 2009

Giving Thanks

Appreciate the little things in life today and every day!

November 26, 2009 · 1 Comment

Friday Freestyle Flavor: Empire State of Mind

October 30, 2009

Summer Break

It’s that time of year again. Uptownflavor will be on vacation from Aug. 15th through Sept. 15th. If there is a major breaking news event that happens during our long … Continue reading

August 12, 2009

Summer Slowdown

Good Day Uptownflavor Readers: I know it has been a while since I have written a message to you, but life has a way of stealing time and energy from … Continue reading

July 12, 2009 · 1 Comment

Freestyle: Erykah Badu and the Roots cover MJ

Click on image to play h/t: eb

June 29, 2009

Happy Father’s Day!

June 21, 2009

Note from the Editor: Happy Holy Days

Happy Holy Days: Many of you will be on vacation this week so I hope you use your time off to visit local businesses and landmarks that you normally don’t … Continue reading

April 10, 2009

Note from the Editor: Springing into Action

I’m behind. No ifs, and, or buts about it. I pretty much steal time to post what I can, but the reality is that my email box is full of … Continue reading

March 28, 2009

Editor’s Note: From Sinners to Saints

Hello Readers: Be sure to log onto UPTOWNflavor this week for a look at new businesses, old businesses, and a tribute to the saints. Please send your submissions, contributions and … Continue reading

March 15, 2009

Editor’s Note: March Madness

Hi Readers: I have been getting some really juicy tips in the inbox this month!  Keep them coming.  I will doing a thorough update of blog and news links about … Continue reading

March 6, 2009

Editor’s Note: Tipping Point

I just wanted to make a little point about tipping – please send them to uptownflavor@gmail.com.  You can also toss us a few dollars if you like what we are … Continue reading

February 26, 2009

Editor’s Note

Dear Readers: In case you haven’t noticed I haven’t been around these parts much lately.  I am sitting in a coffee shop on a Saturday evening trying my best to … Continue reading

January 31, 2009 · 2 Comments
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