“Endangered by the Moving Image,” At The Museum of the Moving Image

black and brownCheck out the Museum of the Moving Image’s upcoming program Endangered by the Moving Image: The Criminalization of Black and Brown Bodies on February 1st, 2015. Continue Reading →

Hazel Dukes At MLK Birthday Celebration

hazel dukesHere’s a reminder that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center New York Support Group will be hosting its 30th annual Dr. King birthday program on Monday, January 19th and you are cordially invited to join us .

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Souleo: 3 Crowdfunding Projects For Your Consideration

Amiri Baraka Photo by Jim Alexander

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From Spike Lee (“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”) to Don Cheadle (the forthcoming Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead”), raising funds via crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo has surged in popularity. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Morris Harris Designer Of The Flag Of Israel

morris harris1Morris (Maishel Arriz in Hebrew) Harris was born in Svadish, Lithuania (then a part of Russia) in 1874. Svadish was one block long with very small one-story houses, except for the Harris house which had two stories.

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James Woods Rips Harlem’s Al Sharpton Over NYPD Officers

James Woods and Rev. Al Sharpton (Getty Images)

After Saturday’s ambush killing of two New York police officers, James Woods is pointing fingers at two people: Reverend Al Sharpton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes On Silicon Valley

Hinchliffe-Stadium_Courtesy-of-Duncan-KendallBy Souleo

For anyone who thinks it is poor timing to host an economic summit focused largely on increasing diversity in Silicon Valley during a climate of protests against police brutality, here is a rebuttal: the two are connected, according to Rev. Jesse Jackson. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series At MOMA

the-great-migrationjacob lawenceThe Museum of Modern Art marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North from April 3 through September 7, 2015. Continue Reading →

Live: “Count” ‘Basie & The Blues’ With The Eric Reed Ensemble (streaming)

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Have fave William James “Count” Basie established 4/4 swing as one of jazz’s predominant styles and solidified the link between jazz and the blues. Continue Reading →