In 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. Continue Reading →
Marcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization in Harlem for the African diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. Continue Reading →
We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.
It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →
This week it was at the Women in the World Conference at Lincoln Center in New York City on Friday, April 4th, 2014 in New York, New York.
On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, HW’s Seitu Oronde was on the scene for the Champions Of Change award ceremony for the 106th Mayor of New York City David Dinkins at the New York Society of Ethical Culture, NY. Continue Reading →
A great behind-the-scenes photograph of Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk on 125th Street in August, 1958 in central Harlem. Continue Reading →
Astoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast, spearheaded by John Jacob Astor (from the same family that brought you Astor Place in Harlem), with support from Thomas Jefferson (another Harlem visitor). Continue Reading →
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is pleased to present the work of Internationally exhibited and collected American artist, Ernesto Pujol from Palm Sunday, April 13th-Tuesday April 29th, 2014. Continue Reading →