Harlem Remembers Marcus 100 Years Later– A Tribute To Harlem’s Own D.r Clarke

Marcus Mosiah Garvey -By Vinette K. Pryce

One hundred years after Jamaica’s Marcus Mosiah Garvey formed the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in his birth island, his legacy is being touted. Continue Reading →

Selling and Celebrating African Aesthetics at Sotheby’s

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“The spell of Africa is upon me. The ancient witchery of her medicine is burning my drowsy, dreamy blood. This is not a country, it is a world—a universe of itself and for itself, a thing Different, Immense, Menacing, Alluring. It is a great black bosom where the Spirit longs to die. It is a life so burning, so fire encircled that one bursts with terrible soul inflaming life.”  “Little Portraits of Africa” published in 1924 by W.E.B. Du Bois.

By Tod Roulette

Like many people who own art I like to purchase works that do not necessarily ‘fit’ with other things I already own in my collection. Continue Reading →

Property Trends On The Up

An Island in the Kitchen

Buying a house is a large and important step in someone’s life. Whether it’s a flat just for yourself, or you’ve got a family and are looking to buy a new house, it’s important to realize some of the growing trends that are happening in the property market at the moment. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kelis Still Haunted By Racist Encounter

kelis-and-knightOne should not think that there is not knuckle head racists around the world. So, when we read that Harlem singer Kelis recounted a recent racist attack she suffered in a Spanish airport three years ago – we were not surprised. Continue Reading →

The Apollo’s 80th Anniversary Salon Series

apollo-theater-new-yorkthe-apollo-theater-turns-78-hip-hop-wired-xpgvacn4-1024x7631The Salon Series at The Apollo Theater provides development support for contemporary new work that cuts across artistic disciplines and expands the Theater’s tradition of nurturing emerging and established artists by providing critical support in their creation of new work. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: NYC Affordable Art Fair 2014

downloadOkay, all you new art and wanna be art collectors, the Affordable Art Fair is here, offering original artwork priced from $100 – $10,000.

The Supremes, Live at The Apollo Theatre, 1963 (video)

the supremes at the apollo theaterThe sound of a new generation

The incredible Supremes singing, “My Heart Can’t Take It No More,” live to the toughest, warmest audience in showbiz at The Apollo Theatre in the 1963 in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Prada Channels Harlem Style (video)

prada‘Harlem Renaissance’ was a period of original thought – when creative minds inspired and embraced a new cultural identity…” - Edward Enninful

Right in time for Black History Month, two of Prada’s stores was recast in the image of the Harlem Renaissance at the brand’s Via Montenapoleone men’s and women’s boutiques in Milan, Italy. Continue Reading →

Washburn Wire Company of New York, 1903

xIn 1903, the Washburn Wire Company of New York occupied 117th to 118th streets on the East River — just one block from where the Harlem Beach baths were. Continue Reading →