Orson Wells ‘Macbeth’, Lafayette Theater, Harlem, 1936 (video)

VoodooMacbethFor days, Harlem residents strolling anywhere between Lexington Avenue and Broadway from 125th to 140th Streets had seen the word “Macbeth” for Orson Wells stenciled in glowing paint at every corner.
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HW Pick: The Film ‘Toussaint Louverture’ At The ADIFF

ttff12_Toussaint_LouvertureToussaint Louverture is the long-awaited, two-part epic film depicting the life of the Haitian leader. Louverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Continue Reading →

Kass Interviews Harlem’s Marie Jean- Baptiste

By Kass

I recently had the opportunity to visit the amazing Harlem showroom of CEO, founder and designer Marie Jean-Baptiste (on the left) of her business RUE 107 brand right before Fashion Week 2012 in NYC. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Thirty5-In-5 Day Three

By Walter Rutledge

The Tuesday night performance of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center’s Thirty5-In-5 series was filled with striking contrasts. Continue Reading →

HW Talk: : Samuelson, Silvia’s, Clinton…

Everyone loves Harlem, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Sandra Bullock, is filming around 98th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway … Rookies, a pilot starring LeeLee Sobieski, is filming around Riverside Drive and 93rd Street … the media fuels community wars by calling businesses in Harlem asking why the President Obama is planning a fundraiser at Marcus Samuelson’s Red Rooster, but not at Silvia’sContinue Reading →

Salters Scene: Shop For A Cause At Tracy Reese

Jocelyn Taylor, Tracy Reese and Reggie Canal

By Derrick Salters

Despite the snow falling Wednesday January 26th, folks trooped to the West Village Tracy Reese Flagship Store to support Shop for a Cause.Proceeds from stored items purchased will go to Akyson: A Vision Forward for Haiti. Continue Reading →

Emeline Michel ‘the Soul of Haiti’ and the Love of Harlem (video)

Some call her the Joni Mitchell of Haiti; others see her as the reigning queen of Creole music. But for many Haitians, Emeline Michel’s voice represents the Soul of Haiti. Continue Reading →