HW Pick: Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music (book)

download (1)Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality, and how she’s prompting others all around the world to reach for theirs as well. Continue Reading →

Swizz Beatz Throws Baby Shower For Harlem’s Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys poses with Swizz Beatz and her father-in-law (Instagram)

With Harlem born Alicia Keys’s New Year’s Eve due date fast approaching, the Grammy-winning singer celebrated her impending arrival with a little help from her family.

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Friends And Fans Honor Rudy Dee At Riverside Church In Harlem

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Photographs and text by Rudy Collins

The Riverside Church was packed as friends and fans of Ruby Dee paid tribute to the legend on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Alicia Keys Rock Bump At Global Citizen Fest In NY

keys in concertHarlem mommy Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood both rocked their baby bumps of varying sizes at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday. Alicia Keys is expecting her second baby with husband Swizz Beatz. Continue Reading →

Ruby Dee Public Memorial Riverside Church In Harlem

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeRuby Dee, legendary actor, author and activist will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20 at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM.The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends and colleagues influenced by her outstanding life and work.    Continue Reading →