Harry Belafonte and Melissa Harris Perry Face Off About Race and Activism

belafonte at the schomburg centerBy Hadasah Ingrid

January 31, 2014. At the cusp of Black History Month, the legendary Harry Belafonte and MSNBC journalist and TV host Melissa Harris-Perry sat down to examine the current state of race and black activism at the Schomburg Center for Black Research in Harlem. Continue Reading →

James Gavin’s ‘Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne’ in Harlem

tod story on gavin at newshourBy Tod Roulette

This is February and Black History Month is half done, but there are so many stories and facts to uncover about African Americans and our history. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Rangel Celebrates NAACP Founder’s Day And Black History Month

charles rangelBy Congressman Charles B. Rangel

Black History Month is time to recognize the Black experience as an integral part of American history. As one of the founding Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, I was very happy to celebrate when President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized the Black History Month in 1976. Continue Reading →

The 1199SEIU Benefit Fund Staff Association Celebrates Black History Month 2014

BF BLACK HISTORY FLIER 2014Join the 1199SEIU Benefit Fund Staff Association, and president Malkia King, and the African American Caucus of SEIU (AFRAM NY Chapter) in honor of Black History Month and Mother’s Who Lost Children To Gun Violence with: Sybrina Fulton / Trayvon Martin, Constance Malcolm / Ramarley Graham, Harlem’s Jackie Rowe- Adams / Anthony Bouldon and Tyrone Bouldon, Amina Baraka / Shani Baraka, Valerie Bell / Sean Bell, Central Park 5: Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Black History Month At The Schomburg

seitu at schomburg1By Seitu Oronde

This time Seitu Oronde was at the Schomburg Center on 135th Street in Harlem for a Black History Month event with Ted Wilson, Ras Baraka, Woodie King, Jr.,.

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WQXR Host And Harlemite Terrance McKnight Celebrates Black History

TerranceMcKnight1_byMarcoAntonio_WNYC_PORTRAITS_2514_300dpiMusic—jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip-hop in Harlem—has been a crucial vehicle of African American cultural expression, but the contributions to classical music by people of African descent is rarely given its due. Continue Reading →

Open House Weekend An Apollo 80th Anniversary Celebration

Shirley Caesar 3 300 dpiIn celebration of African-American History Month and our 80th Anniversary, the Apollo Theater will open its doors for a Free Weekend to give visitors an understanding of our rich history, a preview of our future activities, and an honoring of a few of the “family members” that have helped us get to this point.  Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Black History Month Schedule

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As the Apollo Theater celebrates its 80th Anniversary it has great events for the upcoming Black History Month in February, an guess who has the schedule? Who do! See it below: Continue Reading →