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 →

Man With Food Cart, Harlem 1943

gordon parks street scene 1943

A great photograph by legendary Harlem photographer Gordon Parks of a food seller on Lenox Avenue and 129th Street scene, Harlem, New York, in June, 1943.

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HW Pick: Mosaic Literary Conference 2014

mosiac book conference2The Mosaic Literary Conference, now in its eighth year, is a great opportunity for teachers, students, program administrators, and parents to learn ways to blend books and reading into the lives of teenagers. Continue Reading →

Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz At The Gordon Parks Foundation Gala

article-2647982-1E727FC800000578-173_634x937The dynamic duo Swizz Beatz and his beautiful Harlem wife Alicia Keys were at The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards dinner in NYC Tuesday night in New York City.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Cultural Jewels Tour Part Of Harlem Advocacy Week

By Yolande Brener

Imagining America is a consortium of universities dedicated to civic engagement in the arts. As part of Harlem Advocacy Week, which ran from October 1 to October 7, I attended Imagining America’s tour of Harlem’s Cultural Jewels. Continue Reading →

Harlem Covers Moma At Gordon Parks Centennial Gala

Last night, singer/songwriter Harlem lady Alicia Keys, Glenn Ligon and Thelma Golden (above) from the Studio Museum in Harlem were guests of honor at The Gordon Parks Centennial Gala. Continue Reading →

HW Podcast with Larry Scott Blackman and Carolyn Butts

Listen to the HW Podcast show with host Danny Tisdale as he talks to Carolyn Butts, Director of African Voices, about A Choice of Weapons: The New Renaissance Artists, a May 16th, Tribute to Gordon Parks and Larry Scott Blackman, Deputy Park Commissioner discuss the Shakespearean Sonnet Slam on May 19th in Harlem.

And all the news happening in the world of Harlem.

Today Tuesday, May 15th, at 2 pm here. Continue Reading →

Rhum Boogie Club, Harlem, 1943 (video)

rhumboogieA Gordon Parks photo from 1943 shows an establishment called Rhum Boogie somewhere in Central Harlem but not much has been written about this actual establishment. Continue Reading →

Woman In Window With Dog In Harlem, 1943

Great photograph of a Harlem woman and her dog in the window in Harlem, New York. May 1943. Continue Reading →