CCCADI Breaks Ground In Harlem

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By Diane Allford

On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) turned the first sod at their new building on East 125th street in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

For Paul Laurence Dunbar

English: Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 –...

By Robert Gibbons

“By placing the writer in the context of human migrations, we can investigate some of the metaphysical aspects of a migrant writer’s life and work.” - Ha Jin

Ha Jin was correct when he stated, “Writers often wrestle with the Aristotelian questions—to whom, as whom, and in whose interest does he write?” Continue Reading →

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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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 →

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

4862595011_f2e4cee5c9_zBy Dan Doctoroff

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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