Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes On Silicon Valley

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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 →

David Dinkins Featured in ‘Mandela” In Harlem

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To commemorate the first anniversary of Madiba’s passing, “Mandela” celebrates his life, message, and accomplishments. David Dinkins performs in the Play “Mandela” a role he was born to embody:  the 106th Mayor of the City of New York in 1990. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglas Story’

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Frederick Douglass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SELF MADE MAN: THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS STORY, a new play written and performed by Phil Darius Wallace, will have its world premiere Off-Broadway at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71st Street), beginning Tuesday, November 18th , with opening set for Monday, November 24th . Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Yuri Kochiyama, Activist, 1960’s

Yuri KochiyamaYuri Kochiyama (河内山 百合 Kochiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) was a Japanese American human rights activist.
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Lola Jackson, The First Female Harlem Air Squadron Member, 1935

the-harlem-air-squadronA rare photograph of Lola Jackson (second from the right), “The First Female member” of the first Harlem “Negro Air Squadron in the world,” receiving an award from other Squadron members at the Roosevelt Field airport in Long Island, New York, on July 24th, 1935.

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Harlem Street Style: The African American Day Parade 2014

©Diane Allford_3246Harlem invented street style as these photographs prove! Here are images from photographer Diane Allford of the street style moments happening on the streets of Harlem during the Sunday, September 21st, African American Day Parade 2014. Continue Reading →