HW Pick: Mario Cuomo’s ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Speech, 1984 (video)

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Mario Cuomo could not get Mondale elected president (who could), but he was an inspirational speaker. This “Tale of Two Cities” speech was one of the best rhetorical performances ever given, at a time when people didn’t want to hear it. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: D’Angelo’s The ‘Black Messiah’ Is Back…

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah“Everyone around him knows about D-time,” GQ’s Amy Wallace wrote in a 2012 profile of D’Angelo, “a pace so slow that it could test even the most patient saint.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show

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Symphony Space presents Go Tell It On the Mountain: The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show. Join the 5-time Grammy Award winners as they take the Symphony Space stage to kick off the holidays as only this remarkable group can!

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HW Pick: NY Giants Rodgers-Cromartie Builds Dreams

image002New York Giants Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s Dreambuilders program, Blessings in a Backpack and UnitedHealthcare are providing healthy meals to 250 children at PS 15 in Manhattan, and PS 502 and PS 102 in Brooklyn every weekend for a year. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Washington Heights before The Cloisters

The Cloisters museum and gardens, 1938

The Cloisters museum and gardens, 1938

By Danielle Oteri

Washington Heights—the neighborhood north of Harlem in northern Manhattan that houses The Cloisters museum and gardens—is built upon a series of bluffs and cliffs. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Historic Tax Credit Named ‘Threatened Resource’

47815697The New York History blog reports that Preservation League of New York State has named the federal Historic Tax Credit to its list of the Empire State’s most threatened historic resources, Seven to Save. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Suited For Armor” By Lenox Fontaine

lenox fontaineAn fabulous image by one time Harlem World Magazine fashion photographer Lenox Fontaine’s new “Suited For Armor” published in the special edition summer issue of Style-ology Magazine!

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HW Pick: Solomon Northup Day Planned For Saturday, July 19th

Solomon-Northup-in-a-Sketch-from-Twelve-Years-a-SlaveThe 16th annual Solomon Northup Day, an afternoon of activities inspired by a powerful memoir of enslavement and eventual freedom, will take place on Saturday, July 19, from 12:30 to 6 pm in Filene Recital Hall at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Garrison-Trotter Farm/Roxbury Groundbreaking In Boston

garrison and trotterFrom our friends at www.unityfirst.com

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh invite you to attend the historic groundbreaking of Boston’s newest Urban Farm site — The Garrison-Trotter Farm, named after William Lloyd Garrison, and  William Monroe Trotter. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The First Annual Peace Is A Lifestyle Conference

Peace-Flyer-600x452On Saturday June 28th from 9am-3pm, BK Nation, a new national organization, and Fordham University, in conjunction with Erica Ford’s Life Camp, a leading force in the anti-violence movement, will host the First Annual “Peace Is A Lifestyle” Conference at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan. Continue Reading →