HW Pick: 25th Annual Ms. Full-Figured USA Pageant

Sparkle & 2014 queensThe folks at the 25th Annual Ms. Full-Figured USA Pageant gave Harlem a shout out about their milestone, the 25th Annual Ms. Full-Figured USA Pageant was held recently at Newark, New Jersey’s Robert Treat Hotel, to a standing-room-only crowd. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Explorer Story, Young Guru Through Google Glass (video)

Young Guru. He’s a Glass Explorer, acclaimed DJ, producer and audio engineer who has helped shape the sound of music legends, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Marjorie Eliot At The Schomburg

Marjorie EliotEnjoy an afternoon of jazz with Marjorie Eliot, the woman behind the legendary Harlem parlor concerts in upper Harlem. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “God Loves Uganda,” A Film By Roger Ross Williams (video)

god loves uganda by Roger Ross WilliamsWith God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Nothing But a Man,” A 50th Anniversary Celebration With Director Michael Roemer (video)

nothing but a manA true landmark of American cinema and African-American screen representation, Nothing But a Man portrays the poignant relationship between a preacher’s daughter (jazz singer Abbey Lincoln) and a railroad man and single dad (Ivan Dixon). Continue Reading →

The Jimmy Cobb Miles Davis Celebration & Record Release At Smoke

Jimmy-CobbWow, Jimmy Cobb is playing with more vitality and purpose in his 80’s than drummers a fraction of his age. He is probably most famous as the drummer on Miles Davis’ classic Kind of Blue and his band will celebrate the iconic trumpeters May 26th birthday over these two nights, as well as the release of Jimmy’s new record on Smoke Sessions, The Original Mob. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Love In the City” To Premiere On OWN

LoveintheCityCastFINAL1The 135th Street Agency sent us this release about OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network announcing that Saturday, April 12 marks the premiere date of the new docu-series, Love In the City, featuring the fast-paced lives of four fabulous friends living in New York City.  Continue Reading →