HW Pick: “Celebrate Sonia!” The 80th Birthday Celebration for Sis. Sonia Sanchez

sonia-sanchez.562.325.cDon’t miss Celebrate Sonia!  The Schomburg is teaming up with the Center for Black Literature; AKILA WORKSONGS; Arts+Crafts, Inc.; and African Voices Magazine to throw a special birthday party for the beloved world renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar, and activist .  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Moguldom Studios’ ‘TheSwirl’ Today!

The_SwirlcopyOur friends at 135th St. Agency sends us info about Moguldom Studios kicking off their Summer 2014 with a series of groundbreaking and thought-provoking films including A Genius leaves The Hood, Gunland, The Swirl, Black Church, Inc., Bottoms Up and 72%. with their new executive producer and Harlem fave Barion Grant. Continue Reading →

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., Passes

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., a trailblazing African-American lobbyist and most recently Sodexo Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, passed away at the age of 67 on March 28, 2012 after succumbing to lymphoma. Continue Reading →

Danny Tisdale Moderates A Conversation with Artists: An Artistic Tribute to Gordon Parks Panel Discussion

This photo-montage was taken on May 16th, 2012 by organizer Carolyn Butts at African Voices and SAVAE, Inc., from the A Conversation with Artists: An Artistic Tribute to Gordon Parks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Gordon Parks.I moderated the conversation with the artists Fikisha Cumbo, Mel Wright, Lisa Russell, Ocean Morriset, Howard Moss, Mireille Liong-A-Kong, Nathan Yungerberg, Jamel Shabazz, Mirlande Jean-Gilles and Lolita Parker, Jr., pictured (I’m out of the frame cracking the joke to the right of the artists). Continue Reading →