Al “Hirschfeld’s Harlem,” A Rare Picture Window Into Harlem Renaissance

Now in paperback! Decades before the PBS documentaries, before Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Al Hirschfeld and many, many more went to Harlem.

Harlem Renaissance’s Madam C.J. Walker, Americas First Millionaire

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 →

chokoMODE’s Harlem Renaissance In Casual Wear

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 “…The Living Room Of The Harlem Renaissance,” At The Harlem YMCA 1930’s

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 →

Harlem Renaissances “Archibald Motley” At The Whitney

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. 

Duke Ellington And The Harlem Renaissance, 1930’s

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.

Katherine Dunham’s Harlem Renaissance 1948 (videos)

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 →

Jodie Watley, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra Come to Lincoln Center

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 →

VOODOO, a Harlem Renaissance Opera At The Miller Theatre In Harlem

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 →

Harlem Renaissance: Blues Culture, Jazz and the Written Word In Harlem

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 →

102 Year Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer, Watches Video Of Herself Dancing For The 1st Time (video)

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.”

VOODOO, A Harlem Renaissance Opera In Harlem

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.

The Harlem Renaissances Langston Hughes

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).

Harlem Renaissance’s Anise Boyer, 1930’s

“… 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 →

Posted in Uncategorized

Woody Allen’s Harlem Renaissance, Not In Black And White

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 →