Harlem’s Isabel Washington

isabel washingtonIsabel Washington, was born in Savannah, Ga.,. Isabel and her sister Fredi Washington became popular performers during the Harlem renaissance in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Skateboarding In Harlem, 2013 (video)

skate video with big lHere’s a great skateboarding film backed up with music by Harlem’s Big L, and the landscape of the greatest community in the world Harlem, New York as the back drop. Continue Reading →

Skateboarder Rob Gonyon In Harlem, June, 2014

skateborder in harlemWe found this great photograph in the recent June 2014 issue of Skateboarder Magazine with boarder Rob Gonyon kick flipping his way over a street barrier at Central Park West and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Continue Reading →

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles B. Rangel’s Annual Congressional Art Competition

aids blanket installation shotEntry Rules for Participation and Deadlines

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue Reading →

Hazel The “Darling of Café Society” Scott, 1920 – 1981 (video)

Hazel-Scott-James-J-Kriegsmann_0Hazel The “Darling of Café Society” Scott, (June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981). She was called the “Darling of Café Society” back in 1939 when New York City was alive with the sounds of swing. A sexy siren sitting bare-shouldered at the piano, Hazel Scott captivated audiences with her renditions of classical masterpieces by Chopin, Bach and Rachmaninoff. Continue Reading →

Mae West’s Harlem State Of Mind, 1930′s (video)

d6Harlem has always been a combination of high and low, from the 1920′s to the 1930′s Mae West made a name for herself on the Vaudeville circuit with plays as a connoisseur of Harlem culture. Continue Reading →