Now in paperback! Decades before the PBS documentaries, before Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Al Hirschfeld and many, many more went to Harlem.
In the 21st century, we expect women to exercise their business acumen and be successful in their chosen careers, whether in executive positions in major companies or as entrepreneurs growing Continue Reading →
You know we love all things fabulous, and we love chokoMODE. chokoMODE is a unique clothing line offering individual collections for today’s professional woman from Harlem to Harare whether at Continue Reading →
The Harlem History Club, was a study circle founded by Harlemites in the heart of Harlem in the 1930s, it was based at the Harlem YMCA at 180 West 135th Street, Continue Reading →
Archibald Motley was one of the most important figures associated with the Harlem Renaissance and is best known as both a master colorist and a radical interpreter of urban culture.
A photograph of the very elegant of Duke Ellington, in this charming signed image reads in his personal inscription, “to the Most Charming Miss Alice Dixon Best Wishes Duke Ellington”, 1930’s.
In 1948, Katherine Dunham opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre near Times Square in New York City after her dance company was provided with rent-free Continue Reading →
The 27th season of New York’s greatest outdoor dance party – Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing – takes over the open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus Continue Reading →
Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players to present a concert of Continue Reading →
Author/historian Greg Thomas continues his provocative look into the worlds of Alain Locke, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, four of the most innovative and original literary voices Continue Reading →
David Shuff and Mark Cantor, both from the Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive, found the old footage that had been filed under the name “Barker.”
Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players join forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman.
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, the second child of school teacher Carrie (Caroline) Mercer Langston and her husband James Nathaniel Hughes (1871-1934).
“… the cutest brown skin girl in Harlem.” – Walter Winchell Pretty as a picture Anise Boyer went from being Harlem’s most popular chorine to becoming apart of America’s number Continue Reading →
First of all before we talk about the Wood mans art. What is he looking at in the photo above, Scarlett Johansson’s Jewelry (cough, cough) or those things on each Continue Reading →
In December, 1920, Ed H. Wilson opened a small hotel, the Hotel Olga (which was once called McAvoy’s Saloon), expressly for Harlem’s African-American clientele.
Original silver gelatin print of American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck as seen through the lens of the iconic photographer.
By A’Lelia Bundles Langston Hughes called A’Lelia Walker “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s” Whenever I see my grandmother Mae’s 1923 wedding photographs, I can’t help but marvel at the Continue Reading →
This fashion spotlight pays homage to the early 1920’s and the timeless fashion inspirations therein.
This Italian made calf-skin leather, trimmed with smart contrast stitching, and brass hardware bag is perfect for Dad. With a flash back to Harlem renaissance styling and a new wheelie Continue Reading →