Join The 45th Annual African American Day Parade 2014

Annual African American Day ParadeJoin the 45th Annual Harlem African-American Day Parade from 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. To 136th Street. Continue Reading →

Girls Dancing in Harlem, 1925

harlem 1920s

A great photograph of girls dancing in a half circle on a side walk one winter in Harlem, New York,1925. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Stand Up Straight and Sing!’ By Jessye Norman

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Jessye Norman is not only one of Harlem’s and the world’s most admired and beloved singers, she is an American icon whose life story is as moving and dramatic as the great operatic roles she has performed on stage.

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Souleo: Groundbreaking Choreopoem, For Colored Girls…Turns 40

40th anniversary celebration

By Souleo

As Ntozake Shange prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her seminal work, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf with the launch of a multigallery exhibition, she can’t help but sadly acknowledge that the issues facing women which first compelled her to write the work remain relevant today. Continue Reading →

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 →