Alicia Keys And Ruby Dee Tour Harlem (video)

ruby dee and alicia keys in HarlemHarlem neighbors Ruby Dee and Alicia Keys tour Harlem as they talk about their experiences in the great village of Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ruby Dee Crosses Over At The Age of 91

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeStage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. Continue Reading →

Daniel Beaty “Transforming Pain to Power” in Harlem

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Drawn from Playwright/Actor, Director/Producer & Author Daniel Beaty’s powerful, true journey from a childhood rife with poverty, incarceration, addiction, and rage to the successful adult life he has achieved, the award winning performer, writer, and motivational speaker presents the tools that readers need to overcome any obstacle and tap into their full capabilities.  Continue Reading →

Tribute to Poet Amiri Baraka at National Black Touring Circuit’s Black History Month

The_People_of_Clarendon_County_at_The_Congressional_Auditorium,_US_Capitol_Visitor_Center_-_20091021The National Black Touring Circuit’s 2014 Black History Month Play Festival will hold poetry, music and drama performances in Harlem that celebrate acclaimed poet Amiri Baraka, legendary singer Billie Holiday, the Great Divas of Gospel and Ossie Davis’ renowned play “The People of Clarendon County” from February 7 – March 2. Continue Reading →

Harlemite, Danny Glover Receives Harlem Arts Alliance’s Humanitarian Award 2012

Each time actor and activist Danny Glover passes the 135th Street YMCA, he reminisces of the days that the cultural hub used to host and house Harlem Renaissance writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois, and actors such as Ossie Davis and Paul Robeson. Continue Reading →