HW Pick: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series At MOMA

the-great-migrationjacob lawenceThe Museum of Modern Art marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North from April 3 through September 7, 2015. Continue Reading →

Gordon Parks’ Photo Essay, ‘Harlem Gang Leader’

140919-gordon-parks-harlem-01Time Magazine revisits “Harlem Gang Leader” introduced Gordon Parks to America. LIFE magazine, which published the photo essay in its Nov. 1, 1948, issue, had every reason to be proud of the man it called “a young Negro photographer.” Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →