HW Pick: “Celebrate Sonia!” The 80th Birthday Celebration for Sis. Sonia Sanchez

sonia-sanchez.562.325.cDon’t miss Celebrate Sonia!  The Schomburg is teaming up with the Center for Black Literature; AKILA WORKSONGS; Arts+Crafts, Inc.; and African Voices Magazine to throw a special birthday party for the beloved world renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar, and activist .  Continue Reading →

Ruby Dee Public Memorial Riverside Church In Harlem

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeRuby Dee, legendary actor, author and activist will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20 at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM.The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends and colleagues influenced by her outstanding life and work.    Continue Reading →

Souleo: Tastemakers Weigh-in On JET magazine’s Digital Launch

Top- Jason Collins L to R- Marita Bagley Jarrett Lucas Janet Mock Bevy Smith Lee Daniels Isaac Mizrahi Emil Wilberkin_Courtesy Stonewall Community FoundationIt will be a bittersweet moment for readers of, JET magazine when the iconic publication transitions into an all-digital platform, JETmag.com and a subscription app, on its scheduled launch date of June 30. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Tupac Amaru Shakur (video)

tupac-pic-4-babyTupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. 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 →