Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors at the Faison Firehouse Theater

BigJimPoster (1)On Tuesday night (March 11) at 8pm, the Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) will present a semi-staged performance of Eric Salzman’s cutting-edge opera, Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors, as part of their Development Series at Harlem’s Faison Firehouse Theater. Continue Reading →

4 Questions With Decendent of 12 Years A Slave’s Solomon Northup

Chiwetel-Ejiofor-as-Solomon-Northup-in-Steve-McQueenss-12-Years-a-SlaveWith the Oscars just a few days away on March 2nd at 7 pm, our friends at WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway examines the real story behind 12 Years A Slave that has inspired this year’s Best Picture nominations. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad on WNYC

Dr. Khalil Gibran MuhammadToday on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Monique Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Number in the Twenty-First Century and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joined host Brian Lehrer to discuss the conditions of Black America by looking at statistics. Continue Reading →

Amiri Baraka Reads “The Revolutionary Theater,” 1965

42-20711943Today, playwright, critic, activist, and one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters, Amiri Baraka, passed over after weeks of failing health at the age of 79. Continue Reading →

Have You Heard Of “The Knockout Game” in Harlem (video)?

knockoutWe read about this on the WNYC website and wanted to see if our readers have heard about this happening in Harlem.

“The Knockout Game” is a phenomenon where teens assault strangers by trying to knock them out with one punch. Continue Reading →