Art on the Hill Reimagining Dr. King’s Dream

martin-luther-king-jr1By Dr. Myrah Brown Green

This past summer, I stood on the northern grounds of The City College of New York, surrounded by large rectangular panels representing works from more than 90 visual artists. Continue Reading →

East Meets West Tocho Swing Beats and The Harlem Jazz Masters

East Meets West Tocho Swing Beats and The Harlem Jazz MastersPhotos by Seitu Oronde

The East Meets West Tocho Swing Beats and The Harlem Jazz Masters at Aaron Davis Hall at City College in Harlem, N. Y. Continue Reading →

Firehouse, Park Ave. and E. 135th Street, Harlem, NY

Firehouse, a two-story, shingled fire station with tower, horses pulling wagon, left, large structure to right. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Jazz masters At City College in Harlem

seitus world 1By Seitu Oronde

Great event from the Harlem Arts Alliance (HAA) professional development series at the January 4th, 2014 at City College New York (CCNY) at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem from 2-6 pm. Continue Reading →

Lenox And West 145th Street, Harlem, NY, 1915

1915 Lenox & W 145 HarlemLooking at the northwest corner with a two story brick apartment unit at Lenox Avenue (Malcolm X Boulevard) and West 145th Street, in the Sugar Hill area of Harlem, NY, 1915. Continue Reading →

2nd Annual Literacy Across Harlem Book Drive 2013

1498936_726945190650279_1267661299_oAll high-quality books donated between now and December 21st(*) will be presented this weekend to families residing in homeless shelters, women involved in the criminal justice system who are rebuilding positive lives for themselves and their young children, foster-care organizations serving Harlem families, adult learners striving to improve their literacy skills, and havens for victims of domestic violence. Continue Reading →

Jewish Boy In East Harlem, 1920′s

JUDAICA JEWISH REAL PHOTO OF BAR MITZVAH BOY EAST HARLEM NEW YORK caWe love this photo of a Judaica-Jewish Bar Mitzvah boy in one of the many photographic studios in East Harlem, NY, 1920′s. Continue Reading →

“Major” Leon Wallace’s Goju Karate In Harlem

karate in harlem“Major” Leon Wallace (in the red hat) holds a special place in Harlem lore as one of its truly unique unsung heroes. He was a visionary pioneer who first brought the martial arts, GOJU Karate, to the African American community, know as Harlem U. S. A., located in New York City. Continue Reading →

City College students hit with riot charges

City College, NYCTwo City College students were hit with riot charges Monday for leading last month’s storming of a controversial campus student center that had been reclaimed by the administration, sources told The Post. Continue Reading →

Strivers Art Circuit, Self-guided walking Tour of Harlem Art

The tour is for public viewing and selling of work, consisting of art studios and venues in the Strivers Row corridor, this Circuit is a collaboration created to develop a hub of arts activity and thereby gain increased visibility and exposure for SAC participants. Continue Reading →

Harlemite, Danny Glover Receives Harlem Arts Alliance’s Humanitarian Award 2012

Each time actor and activist Danny Glover passes the 135th Street YMCA, he reminisces of the days that the cultural hub used to host and house Harlem Renaissance writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois, and actors such as Ossie Davis and Paul Robeson. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jimmy Castor, Dies at 71 (video)

Jimmy Castor, a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose mastery of genres from doo-wop to Latin soul to funk, and instruments including saxophone and bongos earned him the title Everything Man, died on Monday in Henderson, Nev. He was 71. Continue Reading →