Souleo: Tastemakers Weigh-in On JET magazine’s Digital Launch

Top- Jason Collins L to R- Marita Bagley Jarrett Lucas Janet Mock Bevy Smith Lee Daniels Isaac Mizrahi Emil Wilberkin_Courtesy Stonewall Community FoundationIt will be a bittersweet moment for readers of, JET magazine when the iconic publication transitions into an all-digital platform, JETmag.com and a subscription app, on its scheduled launch date of June 30. Continue Reading →

Two Harlem Companies Co-Produce Amiri Baraka’s ‘Dutchman’

Dutchman PosterFollowing the successful, award-winning 2013 co-production of Detroit ‘67 written by Dominique Morisseau, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) and The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) officially announce their second co-production. Continue Reading →

Facing Our Truth: 10 Minute Plays On Trayvon, Race And Privilege

1044138_10151974808124620_1519251404_nDr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT)  in association with The New Black Fest present Continue Reading →

Pair Accused Of Swindling National Black Theater

The statement below is from Michael Lythcott and Sade Lythcott, son and daughter of national Black Theater founder Dr. Barbara Ann Teer:

“The National Black Theater has been part of the cultural foundation of Harlem for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, nefarious business practices and eventual abandonment by our investor group, Nubian Heritage, now threaten our property and our community programming. Our 8-year relationship with Nubian began with such promise, but quickly became a dangerous drain our financial resources. This group continually took advantage of our commitment to African American entrepreneurship and our advocacy on behalf of our friends. Yet we refuse to allow our community to be victimized. Continue Reading →

NBT’s Dr. Barbara Ann Teer dies

teerobit200Founder of the National Black Theater, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, passed away.

Dr. Teer came to Harlem in 1968, leaving behind a lucrative career in show business. Since then she worked tirelessly to maintain the true essence of African American lifestyle. Below is from the National Black Theater website.

Former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo and Vincent Tese acknowledged Dr. Teer as “one of New York State’s greatest cultural treasures and resources and a cornerstone for the revitalization of 125th Street.” Continue Reading →