White Walls: Men of Color in Higher Education Speak

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Black History Month will be celebrated at St. Philips Church in collaboration with St. Philips Church Credit Union, RAP-SI  Reading, Achievement, Professionalism Success Institute a project of the CUNY BMI (Black Male Initiative). Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: BET Honors 2014

Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson

Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson

The BET Honors 2014 airs Monday February 24th on BET.  This year’s honorees are  The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman  Ken Chenault, Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems and Entertainment Trailblazer Ice Cube.  Held at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.  the Actor and Comedian Wayne Brady put his talents on display as the host of this extravaganza.

 Ken Chenault

Ken Chenault

Big names in music performed to help pay tribute to this year’s honorees – Mariah Carey – and the much talked about low cut dress, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monae, the legendary Smokey Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard, Jennifer Hudson and The Queen of Soul herself-Aretha Franklin touched the stage.

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton

There are a number of highlights throughout the show.  It was a moment for Hip Hop when Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges presented the Entertainment Award to O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson.  Ice Cube has come from the days of N.W.A. to producing and acting in box office hits like Ride Along.  Cube expressed his appreciation for the award and appreciation for his wife during his acceptance speech.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Harry Belafonte and Melissa Harris Perry Face Off About Race and Activism

belafonte at the schomburg centerBy Hadasah Ingrid

January 31, 2014. At the cusp of Black History Month, the legendary Harry Belafonte and MSNBC journalist and TV host Melissa Harris-Perry sat down to examine the current state of race and black activism at the Schomburg Center for Black Research in Harlem. Continue Reading →

WQXR Host And Harlemite Terrance McKnight Celebrates Black History

TerranceMcKnight1_byMarcoAntonio_WNYC_PORTRAITS_2514_300dpiMusic—jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip-hop in Harlem—has been a crucial vehicle of African American cultural expression, but the contributions to classical music by people of African descent is rarely given its due. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Black History Month Schedule

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As the Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th Anniversary it has great events for the upcoming Black History Month in February, an guess who has the schedule? Who do! See it below: Continue Reading →