Seitu’s World: Shirley Scott Celebrates Birthday In Harlem

The Harlem Air Squadron, NY, 1935

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A photograph of members of the Harlem Air Squadron at the Roosevelt Field Airport in Long Island, New York, 1935.

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Harlem Gas-Leak Victim Suing NY For $25M

Harlem Fire and Building CollapseThe NYPost reports that a victim of the March East Harlem gas explosion is suing the city for $25 million, claiming her debilitating injuries have prevented her from pursuing a dream job of working with disabled kids. Continue Reading →

Luhring Augustine Plans Harlem Jazz Festival

2014-09-19-henry-threadgillNew York gallery Luhring Augustine is branching out from art to music, producing a Harlem jazz festival with their newest artist, jazz pianist, and performance artist Jason Moran (see “Luhring Augustine Takes On Jazzman Jason Moran), recently named the Kennedy Center’s artistic director for jazz. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Rihanna, Naomi And Iman’s Harlem Style In W

article-0-2074543400000578-8_634x835The three generations of beauties rock – Rihanna, 26, Naomi Campbell, 44, and Iman, 59 – have posed together for the first time, and the resulting picture in September’s 2014 W Magazine are unsurprisingly beautiful. Continue Reading →

Benefits! What benefits? Harlem Tenants Clueless On Columbia $3M

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NYDaily News reports that Columbia University established a $3 million fund for the Grant and Manhattanville Houses in Harlem, but five years later only $85,000 has been tapped and residents say they had no clue the dough was available. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Leonard Harper “The Father Of Cabaret”

leonard harper in harlemLeonard Harper (1899 – 1943), was a producer, dancer, directing, choreographer and director during the Harlem renaissance in Harlem, New York   Continue Reading →

How Harlem’s Rebirth Can Happen In Detroit

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Crains Detroit reports that Detroit is having a moment. With bankruptcy hopefully soon in the rearview mirror, I can’t open a newspaper or check my Twitter feed without seeing another hopeful story of the city’s rebirth –

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