HW Pick: Ndgeocello, Kweli, Porter, Lewis At Lincoln Center

MeshellNdegeocelloLincoln Center’s acclaimed series American Songbook will feature concerts by four of the top artists  in musical theater, hip hop, jazz and popular song during January and February, 2015.  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

downloadThe Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show

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Symphony Space presents Go Tell It On the Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show. Join the 5-time Grammy Award winners as they take the Symphony Space stage to kick off the holidays as only this remarkable group can!

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HW Pick: NY Giants Rodgers-Cromartie Builds Dreams

image002New York Giants Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s Dreambuilders program, Blessings in a Backpack and UnitedHealthcare are providing healthy meals to 250 children at PS 15 in Manhattan, and PS 502 and PS 102 in Brooklyn every weekend for a year. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglas Story’

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SELF MADE MAN: THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS STORY, a new play written and performed by Phil Darius Wallace, will have its world premiere Off-Broadway at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71st Street), beginning Tuesday, November 18th , with opening set for Monday, November 24th . Continue Reading →

Join The Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. “Walk to End FGM”

global walk against global genital mutilationGlobal Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) and its supporters are gearing up for Saturday, November 8th. It is the day the organization plans to do something it has not done since it was established 9 years ago. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Washington Heights before The Cloisters

The Cloisters museum and gardens, 1938

The Cloisters museum and gardens, 1938

By Danielle Oteri

Washington Heights—the neighborhood north of Harlem in northern Manhattan that houses The Cloisters museum and gardens—is built upon a series of bluffs and cliffs. Continue Reading →