Charles is a recent graduate of Arizona State University. He has held internships at the The Seattle Times and the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. He was previously a reporter for the student-run Downtown Devil and the Arizona PBS affiliate Cronkite News. This summer he will be an intern at Bloomberg News. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In the shadow of the Apollo, Harlem’s oft-forgotten Victoria Theater is getting an encore, as the centerpiece of a $178 million redevelopment. Although only the facade and lobby will remain, the old building still has stories to tell.
Harlem residents rally against real estate professionals’ renaming part of Harlem “SoHa.” They argue it’s an attempt to erase Harlem’s black history, offensive to the people who built the community, and harms an already valuable brand.