HW Pick: ‘Draped Down’ At Studio Museum In Harlem

draped down at studio museum in harlemIn 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. Continue Reading →

Woody Allen’s Harlem Renaissance, Not In Black And White

scarlettjohansson_woodyallen-e1309615363784First of all before we talk about the Wood mans art. What is he looking at in the photo above, Scarlett Johansson’s Jewelry (cough, cough) or those things on each side of the jewelry? Continue Reading →

Alvin Entzminger: Harlem Streets Through A Harlemites Eyes (Audio)

alvin_EDITIn a piece sent to us by WNYC’s Micropolis, Harlem’s Arun Venugopal takes a tour with Alvin Entzminger, a long-time neighborhood resident, ex-convict and yoga enthusiast. Continue Reading →

In Celebration of National Week of the Young Child

diverse childrenJoin Assemblyman Keith Wright, Harlem Kids Travel Inc. and  Globalscope Inc., for a Community Conversation Early Years are Learning Years: Closing the Experience Gap. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Josephine Baker And Madame C. J. Walker In Women’s Stories Film Series

JosephineBaker2Josephine Baker: Black Diva In A Whit Man’s World

A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century and the Harlem Renaissance. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn. Continue Reading →

Hubert H. Harrison, Harlem Publisher

Hubert H HarrisonHubert H. Harrison, “The Negro and the Nation” (Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company, 2305 Seventh Avenue, New York, 1917). Continue Reading →

A’Lelia Bundles At The Schomburg

ALelia-Bundles-Hurst-Join author A’Lelia Bundles for a conversation about Joy Goddess of Harlem, her forthcoming biography about her great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker. Bundles will also share rarely seen vintage photographs and memorabilia with a focus on A’Lelia Walker’s life, parties, friends, and arts patronage in Harlem.  Continue Reading →