George Mingo at Essie Green Galleries In Harlem

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A Conversation With George Mingo

Interviewing George Mingo about his work is very stimulating indeed. The closer one gets to this artist, the more disconcerting and surprising he becomes. Continue Reading →

Up the Book Staircase (‘Paris Blues Revisited’)

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Albert Murray, acclaimed essayist and author of several novels including Train. Whistle. Guitar has those floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that loom over you, hinting at timelessness. My acquaintance with his famed Harlem apartment is secondhand, but I’ve seen those shelves. Continue Reading →

Glamazone’s Statement-Making Spring Jackets For Harlem

amazons the leighter side on wnterEmbrace the Light Side this new in-between season in new feminine jackets for glamazones at HW’s Amazon. Continue Reading →

Shadows Uplifted: The Rise Of African Amercian Artist At Swann Galleries

Malvin Gray Johnson Along the Harlem RiverOn Thursday, February 13, Swann Galleries’ African-American Fine Art department will offer a curated auction titled Shadows Uplifted, which highlights the development of African-American artists in the 19th century and early 20th century. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky At Raf Simons Show In Paris

095dad9e7e3011e38ce00e7f19e5af3a_8Few rappers have infiltrated the high fashion scene like Harlem’s own A$AP Rocky, who made his way to Paris for their fashion week. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Eugene Jacques Bullard, The First African American Fighter Pilot

Eugene Jacques Bullard (1894-1961) was the first African American to fly a fighter plane and was known as the “black swallow of death” for his courage during missions. He led a colorful life, much of it in Europe. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Maria Calas (video)

 

448px-Maria_Callas_(La_Traviata)_2Maria Callas was born at 1249 Fifth Avenue and 106th Street in East Harlem, NY on December 3, 1923. She made her professional debut with the Royal Opera of Athens in Boccaccio, and took her first major role in Tosca. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Harlem Dance Caravan (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

The Faison Firehouse and Summerstage presented Harlem Dance Caravan on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in the village of Harlem. Continue Reading →

NYC’s Bike Share, Largest In The Country, To Begin

New-York-City-BikeshareNew York City, with its constant hum of subways, buses, cabs and ferries, has long had one glaring exception to its many transportation options: bicycles for the masses. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: On the Up and Up with Michael Apted

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By Yolande Brener

The “7 Up” series started with one documentary intending to examine the state of England’s class system in 1964.  Continue Reading →

Pat Cleveland Channels Jospehine Baker’s Harlem Swag

“[she came] with… a Harlem shimmy dance-movement that recalled Josephine Baker …”

Alicia Drake in the book The Beautiful Fall described Pat Cleveland’s arrival in Paris in the late 1970’s, saying, “[she came] with liquorice hair, legs like pipe-cleaners, and a … Continue Reading →

Sapeurs: The Fashion Victims of the Congo

To be cool in Congo is to be a ”sapeur.”

By the Congo River on Sunday afternoons, Africa’s rebels without a cause roar up to the Rapids Cafe, astride their mopeds and dressed in $1,000 suits. Continue Reading →