HW Pick: Tom Bullock’s ‘The Ideal Bartender’ Offers Words of Advice

tom bullockIn 1913, former President Theodore Roosevelt, countering a report that he was frequently drunk, testified in a libel suit that one of the few drinks he had had since leaving the White House was a mint julep at the St. Louis Country Club. And, he said, he took only a sip or two. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Get Free Tickets To ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’

larry_wilmore_main1The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore fans will be happy to hear the announcement that there are free tickets to his show The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Veterans Get Love From Volunteers On Valentines Day

photo3Local veterans and volunteers from the United War Veterans Council (UWVC) – producers of the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade – played cupid for veterans throughout New York City in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, during its annual Goodwill Valentine’s Caravan which began at Staten Island’s Richard H. Hungerford School. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Early Black Landowners In New York State

Custom_House_New_York_1799-18152-300x249Nearly 400 years ago, in 1626, a ship carrying eleven slaves was unloaded in New Amsterdam by the Dutch West Indies Company. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music (book)

download (1)Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality, and how she’s prompting others all around the world to reach for theirs as well. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Join Super Bowl Viewing Party Hosted By Angela Yee

angela yee imageFootball fans! Want to hang out with the New York Giants and New York Jets this Super Bowl Sunday? Then plan on being at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine on February 1st!  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Mario Cuomo’s ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Speech, 1984 (video)

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Mario Cuomo could not get Mondale elected president (who could), but he was an inspirational speaker. This “Tale of Two Cities” speech was one of the best rhetorical performances ever given, at a time when people didn’t want to hear it. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: D’Angelo’s The ‘Black Messiah’ Is Back…

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah“Everyone around him knows about D-time,” GQ’s Amy Wallace wrote in a 2012 profile of D’Angelo, “a pace so slow that it could test even the most patient saint.” Continue Reading →

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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