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HW Pick: Is Preservation Elitist?

IsPreservationElitist_HeroWhile many of New York’s designated historic districts are known for their grand architecture (such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side), an increasing number of others – including Tin Pan Alley, Flushing, Weeksville, and Chinatown– are famed for their distinctive cultural character.  Continue Reading →

More Uptown Bounce To The Ounce In Harlem

UB_Calendar_ImageEl Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York present the second edition of Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104 & Fifth, a FREE joint series featuring musical performances, gallery talks, art-making workshops, renowned DJs, festive summer drinks, local food vendors, and more. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: New York City’s Slave Market

indexOn a recent NYPL blog post it stated that on June 27, a plaque marking the site of New York City’s main 18th-century slave market was unveiled in Lower Manhattan by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied At Maysles In Harlem (video)

tongues-untied_largeTongues Untied is a film essay by Marlon Riggs, a Texas-born African American poet, filmmaker, educator, and gay rights activist. The film, which Riggs describes as his legacy, celebrates black men loving black men as a revolutionary act. Continue Reading →

Renaissance House Seeks Volunteers for Reading Of Frederick Douglass’ Speech

FrederickDouglass-1848Renaissance House Retreat for Writers & Artists in Martha’s Vineyard invites people of all ages, races and backgrounds to celebrate July 4 by participating in the 15th annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ historic 1852 speech “What Does the Fourth of July Mean to the Negro?” on Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, July 4 at 12:00noon. The reading is followed by a free potluck lunch.

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Invisible Life: The Close of A Chapter

Proteus Spann

Proteus Spann

Published in 1994, E. Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life was listed by the Los Angeles Times as one of the top 20 “classic works of gay literature.” The book’s success launched a prolific writing career for Harris, which garnered numerous awards and pushed 10 of his novels onto the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Harris died in July 2009; he’s considered one of the most successful African American or gay authors of his time.

By:Dontré Conerly

When the cast of Invisible Life takes its final bow tonight, the largest bow will be one of gratitude from the show’s co-writer and director, Proteus Spann, who has had to overcome Herculean odds to bring the work to the stage. Continue Reading →

Rents One-year Leases Are Frozen From Harlem To Hollis

east-harlem1New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board took an unprecedented step Monday, voting for the first time to freeze rents on one-year leases for tenants in rent-stabilized apartments. Continue Reading →