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 →

Book: Vintage Black Glamour By Nichelle Gainer

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Using rarely accessed photographic archives and private collections, inspired by her family history, Nichelle Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: ‘Father Comes Home From The Wars’ (Get Tickets Now)

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Get your tickets now for ‘Father Comes Home From The Wars’ at the Public Theater by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.

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Lola Jackson, The First Female Harlem Air Squadron Member, 1935

the-harlem-air-squadronA rare photograph of Lola Jackson (second from the right), “The First Female member” of the first Harlem “Negro Air Squadron in the world,” receiving an award from other Squadron members at the Roosevelt Field airport in Long Island, New York, on July 24th, 1935.

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HW Pick: Mavis Staples One True Vine At White Light Festival

mavis staplesA fixture on the American gospel and pop music scenes, Mavis Staples and her musical family provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement.  Continue Reading →

Harlem United Tackles Transgender Awareness In Harlem

transgender_symbol_hiresThe CDC reports that the highest percentage of new HIV+ test results is among transgender people. In New York City, nearly all of the new HIV infections are among transgender women—many of whom are blacks/African Americans or Latinos. Continue Reading →

Rangel: The US Military Is As Unequal As America. Want A Fair Fight? Reinstate The Draft

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By Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel

I am certain that the US-led coalition can defeat the Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East. But if we ultimately must put boots on the ground, we should only do so when our entire nation is fully committed to sharing the burden – when we reinstate the draft and enact a war tax. Continue Reading →

Harlem Street Style: The African American Day Parade 2014

©Diane Allford_3246Harlem invented street style as these photographs prove! Here are images from photographer Diane Allford of the street style moments happening on the streets of Harlem during the Sunday, September 21st, African American Day Parade 2014. Continue Reading →