Harlem’s Harry Lawrence “Wagner” Freeman

H__Lawrence_FreemanHarry Lawrence Freeman (October 9, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 1954, New York City) was a United States opera composer, conductor, impresario and teacher. He was the first African-American to write an opera (Epthalia, 1891) that was successfully produced. Continue Reading →

Alison Desir, Harlemite, Runs NYC Marathon For Harlem United

Alison Desir2Alison Desir is probably superwoman—in running gear. She arrived to our meeting early, dressed to run, (of course), and was totally calm, despite being somewhere in the middle of her four-career day. Continue Reading →

Capt. Jonathan Atkin At Sette Pani In Harlem

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Capt. Jonathan Atkin specializes in aerial images for the maritime industry.  An accomplished image maker for editorial and corporate clients, Jonathan’s passion has long included dance and maritime. Continue Reading →

Souleo: AARP survey reveals concerns of African-Americans 50+

AARP Infographic_page 2Lack of affordable housing. The challenges of family caregiving. Age discrimination in the workplace. These are just some of the major concerns of African-American voters age 50 and older in New York City as revealed by an AARP commissioned survey in 2013. Continue Reading →

Harlem Music Royalty Greets Newcomer To NYC Music Scene

Luca Foffano & Mercedes EllingtonDancing darling and music royalty, Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of Harlem jazz legend Duke Ellington, recently ran into Italian operatic tenor Luca Foffano at the famed eatery Sardi’s in New York City. Continue Reading →

Union Settlement Associations’ Day of the Dead Celebration (video)

day of the day 1Join the Day of the Dead observance hosted by the great folks at Union Settlement Association one of the oldest institutions in East Harlem, NY, on Thursday, October 30, 2015. Continue Reading →

‘Lyrics From Lockdown’ At Columbia In Harlem (video)

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Join the Center for Justice at Columbia University and our colleagues and friends from across New York City for a performance of Bryonn Bain’s Lyrics from Lockdown.

Shop: ‘Flowers,’ Carl Van Vechten, Silver Print Photograph, 1930’s

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Flowers, Carl Van Vechten, channels a movement during the Harlem Renaissance, circa.,1920’s – 1930’s, Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Celebrating “Urbanist” Painter Frank Morrison

Morrions  imageHouse of Art Gallery, a Bedford-Stuyvesant contemporary  pioneer that has carved a niche  as a promoter of urban  culture joins the debate with  an exciting  multi-media exhibit  and   program of lectures, installations  and discussions with complimentary sounds and music. Continue Reading →