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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Shop Harlem: Edge Art: Black Latino(a) Artists, An Inter Caribbean Dialogue

frm tod rouletteHere is a great summer read documenting the Edge Art: Black Latino(a) Artists, An Inter-Caribbean Dialogue exhibition. This show ran from February 4th trough the 26th in 2013 at The City College of New York in Harlem, New York.

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HW Pick: Join The Book Launch Of The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York: A History

0f58b629-c3e8-406f-8391-d7b2a47d52a7The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York: A History, written by Polly Guerin, engagingly details the 230 year-old history of the organization, and explores how The General Society’s significant past is interwoven with the development of New York City.  Continue Reading →

Children’s Literature Salon: Honoring Benny Andrews In Harlem

drawwhatbigSchomburg Education, in partnership with Community Works, presents a family event to celebrate diverse books in conjunction with our exhibition, Curators’ Choice: Black Life Matters. Continue Reading →

In Harlem And the South Bronx, A Whole Lotta Readin’ Goin’ On!

love candy and foodLove books? Love reading? Love learning? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, the four family-friendly events below–the Bronx Book Fair, Literacy Across Harlem Day, La Casa Azul Bookstore’s three-year anniversary fiesta, and their 3rd Annual Visit Your Harlem Library Day–will bring you great joy. Continue Reading →

Let’s Party, At The Black Pack Party At Londel’s In Harlem

8th-Annual-BPP-Group-shot-2014-640_1_The Black Pack Party is an annual celebration held during Book Expo America for book industry professionals, authors, and friends. The party is co-hosted by AALBC.com, Linda A. Duggins, and Written Magazine.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Book Fair Authors Discuss Race On C-Span’s Book TV

022DPL7857-Pamela Newkirk-LCoinciding with the surge of awareness around the killings of unarmed black men, Pamela Newkirk (pictured), author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, and author Sherilynn Ifill (On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century), a regular political and election night commentator on both national and local television. Continue Reading →

Harlem Ex-Rikers Guard, Served Time For Drugs And ‘Copstitute’

rikers-heywardA disgraced former correction officer — convicted of smuggling drugs onto Rikers Island — claims in a sensational new book that he also pimped out a trio of female colleagues to inmates and jail bosses. Continue Reading →