Dining with Miss Lil: December 2013 Tis The Season

Josiah_Lewis_Jeniyah_Lewis_Asherie_Wilson_n_Miss_LilBy Lil Nickelson

From Thanksgiving through Kwanzaa I try to focus my attention on sharing the holiday season with people I love while we eat great meals that are prepared with love.  Continue Reading →

The Celebration And Meaning Of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa in HarlemKwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: The Apollo Presents Kwanzaa Celebration– Regeneration Night

By Walter Rutledge

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The Apollo presents Kwanzaa Celebration – Regeneration Night on December 27 at 7:30pm. This is the 7th year the Apollo has presented the theatrical extravaganza, which has become a highly anticipated annual holiday event. The evening will feature Harlem’s premiere dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces Of Nature Dance Theater, with special guests, Abiodun and Babatunde of The Last Poets, Michael Wimberly, Yacouba Sissoko and F the Elemental. Continue Reading →

Behind-The-Scenes At The NY Expo 2013 With Eartha Watts-Hicks

Hosted by Sherwin XLAuthor of Love Changes and Harlem Writers Guild member Eartha Watts-Hicks takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the 1st Annual NY Black Expo kicked off on today at the Metropolitan Pavillion in NYC with the host with the most Sherwin XL. Continue Reading →

Harlem Holiday Party Mingling Etiquette 101

cocktail-e761d5bf0b90b45e54653010e5226bd2eacda25d-s6-c30Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Years are approaching. December is a busy month. There is so much on your plate. Holiday trimming, gift shopping, gifts wrapping, preparing your favorite seasonal meals and let’s not forget the numerous holiday parties that fill your calendar. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night at the Apollo

By Walter Rutledge

Kwanzaa has become a nationally recognized celebration since it’s in inception in 1966. The concepts embodied in the seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba are universal in today’s society, but were extremely relevant to the civil rights era Americans of African decent; who were rekindling the concepts of self-determination, economic empowerment and social equality as their inalienable American birthrights. It is only befitting that village of Harem (the birthplace of the first cultural renaissance) and the Apollo Theater (one the original beacons of Black entertainment) would present Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night on Friday December 30, 2011. Continue Reading →