50 Years of Guiding Young Scholars in Harlem

-09SIDEweb-master675Edouard E. Plummer works out of a room inside a Harlem public school that would be spacious — if it were a storage closet. Continue Reading →

Today’s Black Literary World With Omar Tyree (Part 2)

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We continue with the three part interview with Omar Tyree that started in February during Black History month and now continues in March 2014. Continue Reading →

Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

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In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Picks of the Week Wednesday January 8, 2014 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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This week art, music and dance take center stage. We have dance downtown, art in Harlem, music in Chelsea, and an opportunity for new dance makers to showcase their work in Chinatown. Here are a few of the many events taking place around the city and in our community. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center Day 2- June 24, 2013

By Walter Rutledge

THPAC - Souls of Our Feet (2013) [Nite 2] (Green Lite - Reg LR Edits)-7The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) concluded their two-day choreographer’s showcase Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival, Thursday, June 20 at the Kumble Theater, Long Island University downtown Brooklyn campus. This series marked the 37th consecutive year THPAC has presented artists of color. Continue Reading →

Twenty Two West (“22 West”)

“22 West” was the name of the Harlem Restaurant – Bar – Jazz Club – Gallery & Banquet Room, that was located at 22W.135th St., between 5th and Lenox in Manhattan. Continue Reading →