Honoring James Baldwin and Audre Lorde In Harlem

b8b7b880-6e5c-40d8-ad38-ae69c5919af4As a series, Ancestral Witnesses will explore the intersections of religion and African American literature produced during the social upheavals of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements and their aftermath. Continue Reading →

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies At The Schomburg In Harlem

CIBFS-Alternate-Graphic_WEBPlease join us in a discussion first about the long history of African American cooperative economics, both in thought and in action; secondly about the ways that communities take care of business in Black Freedom Struggle; and lastly about the important community institutions developed by groups such as the Black Panther Party that struggled against the savage inequalities of Medical Apartheid. Continue Reading →

Before 5: Chouki El Hamel At The Schomburg In Harlem

BlackMorocco_Cover_WEBWith little written information on the history and effects of slavery in Morocco, Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race and Islam bridges that gap. Continue Reading →

Apollo & BMI Partner to Present BMI¹s Signature Panel Discussion Series

apollo panel make your music move (2) Jenella YoungThe Apollo Theater and Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) have partnered to present BMI’s renowned “How I Wrote That Song®” panel at the iconic Harlem Theater, providing an opportunity for aspiring songwriters and composers to learn about the craft of songwriting from today’s Latin hitmakers. Continue Reading →

Sherri Shepherd’s Ex Requests Custody Modification

sherri_640While Sherri Shepherd is still waiting for the conclusion of her custody battle with estranged husband Lamar Salley over an unborn child, she now finds herself in the middle of a custody modification battle with ex Jeffrey Tarpley. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Damon Dash Calls Solange A ‘Fighter’ And More (video)

Rachel Roy and Damon DashThere’s a lot of speculation as to what caused the Jay Z, Solange Knowles fight in the elevator at the Met Gala after party last week at the Standard Hotel in NYC. But one can only look to the past for indicators as to what happened. Continue Reading →

Hotel Olga: Race Retreat Of The Harlem Renaissance

591In December 1920, Ed H. Wilson opened a small hotel expressly for Harlem’s African-American clientele.  In an era when Harlem’s now iconic Hotel Theresa still loomed as a citadel of racial exclusion, his now idle 3-story building at Lenox Avenue and 145th Street stood as a crucible of black tourism. Continue Reading →