HW Pick: Story/Time, The Life of an Idea (Toni Morrison Lecture)

bill t jones bookIn this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Continue Reading →

Congressman Rangel Wins “Trailblazers” award

rangel receives awardsCongressman Charles B. Rangel was honored at the Congressional Black Associates (CBA) annual “Tribute to our Trailblazers” award ceremony on Wednesday, July 30, 3014, with the CBA Legacy Award for being one of two remaining founders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Erik Ford Award Winning Web Designer

Erik FordDays once spent working alongside the likes of T.I., Lil’ Kim and Timbaland are now filled with coffee, typography and pixels. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Celebration Of Juneteenth In NY City Council Chamber

seitu city1Photographs by Seitu Oronde at the Juneteeth Celebration in the main floor of the NY City Council. Continue Reading →

We Are America: Walter Dean Myers Talks Life, Love And Harlem (video)

walter dean myersIn this video the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Walter Dean Myers, talks about the impact learning to read had on him and why it’s important for him to tell of the urban African American experience in Harlem and the other Harlem’s of the world. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Celebration Of Juneteenth In Harlem

seitu gran1The attendees celebrate the Juneteenth Celebration on June 20th 2014 at Gran Piato in East Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Library Acquires Harlemites And Others Oral History Collection

mayaangelouThe Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced today the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers—that captures the life, history and culture from Harlem to Hollywood as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience. Continue Reading →

The 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration In Harlem

gorby 1Photographs and text by Gorbachev Street

The tradition continues with the  Annual Juneteenth Celebration. A day for African Americans to observe the glorious day Union General Gordon Granger entered into Gavelston,TX on June 19, 1865, reading aloud the emancipation which led to the freedom of 250,000 slaves.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Conrad Norman, 1908

Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters Harlem Repro POSTCARD#200Conrad Norman, the Jamaican-born founder of the Alpha Physical Culture Club of Harlem, America’s first African American athletic club at the turn of the 20th century in 1904. Continue Reading →