Langston Hughes With Kids At “Our Blocks Children Garden” In Harlem 1955

A source writes that author, poet and Harlemite, Langston the “Poet-Laureate of Harlem”  Hughes in the picture is taken on 20 East 127th Street at the “Our Blocks Children Garden,” comes from a book about Hughes’ life. Continue Reading →

“The Gospel According To André” Film And Convo At The Schomburg In Harlem (Video)

Join us for an evening of film and conversation with André Leon Tally.

André Leon Tally has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style. Continue Reading →

Macy’s Welcomed Chef Marcus Samuelsson In Celebration Of The Harlem EatUp! Festival

On, Friday, May 4th, 2018, guests from Harlem to Hollis were invited to Macy’s Herald Square to enjoy an evening of food, fun and live music with Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Zora Neale Hurston’s Last Slave

A previously unpublished work by Zora Neale Hurston, in which the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God recounts the true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, is set to be released next year, more than half a century after her death in 1960. Continue Reading →

When The Spirits Dance Mambo Signing And Talk With Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

Institution builder, professor, artist, activist, and CCCADI founder Dr. Marta Moreno Vega republishes her personal memoir When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio, with a new introduction. Continue Reading →

Bill Clinton And James Patterson Talk The President Is Missing At The Schomburg

Please join one time Harlem resident and President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the timely and alarming issues their novel raises about our world today. Continue Reading →

A “Time To Stir, Columbia ’68” From Harlem To Harare

For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby links between the university and the Vietnam War, and what they saw as the university’s unresponsive attitude toward students and faculty. Continue Reading →

New Book, “Al Smith And The Revolution Of 1928” Made NY From Harlem To Hollis

Robert Chiles new book, The Revolution of ’28: Al Smith American Progressivism and the Coming of the New Deal (Cornell University Press, 2018) explores the career of New York Governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith. Continue Reading →

Geraldo Rivera Celebrates Release Of New Book The Geraldo Show: A Memoir With Rao Buddy And More (Photos)

Iconic broadcaster and author, Geraldo Rivera, celebrated his new book The Geraldo Show: A Memoir (published by BenBella Books) with a book party with Bo Dietl who partnered with Geraldo on “Bo’s Table at Rao’s” in East Harlem, hosted by Sean Hannity and Friends at Del Frisco’s Restaurant in New York City. Continue Reading →

The Telling Image: Shapes Of Changing Times From Harlem To Harare

How do humans make sense of the world? In answer to this timeless question, award winning documentary filmmaker, Lois Farfel Stark, takes the reader on a remarkable journey from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids in Egypt, to the gravity-defying architecture of modern China. Continue Reading →

Lewis H. Michaux, Our Greatest Bookseller,1932 – 1974 (Video)

Harlem bookseller and civil rights activist Lewis H. Michaux, 1895–1976. Harlem’s Troy Johnson founder of AALBC.com called Michaux “our Greatest Bookseller.” Continue Reading →

Celebrate Literature & Nature At “Seeing Into Tomorrow” Book Event In Harlem

City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) invites families and readers of all ages to visit Aaron Davis Hall for a book party celebrating the launch of author and illustrator Nina Crews’ new book Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. Continue Reading →

New Book, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide To The Cultural Capital Of Black America

With its rich cultural history and many landmark buildings, Harlem is not just one of New York’s most distinctive neighborhoods; it’s also one of the most walkable. Continue Reading →

The Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth Book

From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world. Continue Reading →

“The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke,” Who Believed Art Was Key To Black Liberation

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro – Continue Reading →

Celebrate Ossie Davis 100: A Centennial Celebration Of The Author, Actor, Activist

Today, when we look for inspiring Black voices, we often look to Hollywood power couples like Courtney B. Vance & Angela Bassett, DeVon Franklin & Megan Goode, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith. Continue Reading →

Tim Fielder Flies Over To The Black History Month Event At Sisters Book Store In Harlem

Author, illustrator, and animator Tim Fielder, lands on Friday February 2nd, 2018, at Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem. You may have seen Tim at the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Day at the Schomburg Center. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s AALBC Proudly Publishes Authors From “Shithole Countries”

We love this “we proudly publish authors from ‘Shithole Countries” headline from the AALBC Newsletter from our friend, founder and webmaster of AALBC.com, Troy Johnson. Continue Reading →