The Tastemaker explores the many lives of Carl Van Vechten, the most influential cultural impresario of the early twentieth century: a patron and dealmaker of the Harlem Renaissance, a photographer Continue Reading →
1. AALBC.com 2. African University Book Store 3. Bohemian Botanic & Book Store 4. Harlem Book Fair 5. Harlem Writers Guild 6. Mosaic Books 7. Muhammad Know Thyself 8. Uptown Continue Reading →
First graders from Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy I in New York City received brand-new books of their own today, thanks to the generosity of lifestyle brand AERIN and its Continue Reading →
Miami Heat all-star guard Dwyane Wade is coming to Harlem on September 5th to sign his book “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball”.
Ten-year-old Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in Harlem on St. Nicholas Avenue (between 125th and 124th Streets) is the latest bookstore to close its physical space in order to reinvent itself.
In the 1980s and ’90s, the New York City Department of Sanitation gave Una Mulzac as many as 50 summonses — she did not count them because she had no Continue Reading →
By K Albert Murray, acclaimed essayist and author of several novels including Train. Whistle. Guitar has those floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that loom over you, hinting at timelessness. My acquaintance with his Continue Reading →
Otto Eduard Geradus Majelia Huiswoud (1893 – 1961) was a Suriname-born political activist who was a charter member of the Communist Party of America.
Richard Benjamin Moore (1893–1978) was an African-Caribbean civil rights activist and prominent communist. He was also one of the advocates of the term African American as opposed to Negro.
Cynthia Holiday With Jazz Vespers In Harlem celebrates Women’s History Month with jazz and blues song stylist composer recording artist.
Stokely Carmichael, the man who pushed Martin Luther King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War and made the Black Panther Party a household name Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial Continue Reading →
Harlem has always been a combination of high and low, from the 1920′s to the 1930′s Mae West made a name for herself on the Vaudeville circuit with plays as Continue Reading →
By Eartha Watts Hicks We continue with the three part interview with Omar Tyree that started in February during Black History month and now continues in March 2014.
By Eartha Watts-Hicks In the 1990s, thanks to the cross-cultural success of Terry McMillan’s legendary and timeless novel—Waiting to Exhale—the publishing industry finally woke up and welcomed contemporary African-American writers Continue Reading →