‘Mules And Men’ By Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston

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Mules and Men by Columbia University graduate and Harlem Renaissance story teller Zora Neale Hurston is a treasury of black America’s folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Continue Reading →

‘The Cook Up’ Signing At Revolution Books In Harlem

61Mif2eO0FL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir tells the story of the smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore, D. was certain he would escape the life of drugs, decadence, and violence that had surrounded him since birth. Continue Reading →

The Jazz Of Physics Book Party And Performance At The Harlem Arts Salon

harlem arts salon event in harlemThis is a special afternoon of music, food & wine, space talk and book party for theoretical physicist and Brown University professor, Stephon Alexander’s newest book,The Jazz of PhysicsContinue Reading →

Ishmael Reed “Black Hollywood Unchained” Book Party In Harlem

debc9b70-a844-416f-b92c-2734f54f5fecThis timely pub-right on the heels of the big dust-up over the exclusion of blacks from Hollywood cinema makes for a lively discussion among contributors Houston A. Baker, Jill Nelson, Ishmael Reed and Hollywood producer, Rudy Langlais, and others. This is the ticket! Continue Reading →

“My Name is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz” At Sugar Hill Museum

25c346ef-f09e-44e5-9b76-a139bb4050f0History Teacher Shawana Kemp – aka singer/songwriter “Shine” of Shine & The Moonbeams (a Sugar Hill Museum favorite!) – leads this new musical program adapting historic and culturally relevant tales. Continue Reading →

‘The Storefront’ In Harlem 1970, By Ned O’Gorman

the storefront 1971 in harlemThis rare book is about a rare place,The Children’s StorefrontThe Children’s Storefront was one of those rare places where tuition-free private school. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Untold Story Of Jeremiah G. Hamilton

hamilton in usaIn the middle decades of the nineteenth century Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a well-known figure on Wall Street. Cornelius Vanderbilt, America’s first tycoon, came to respect, grudgingly, his one-time opponent. Continue Reading →

Props: ‘Montage Of A Dream Deferred’ 1951, Signed By Langston Hughes

41DPgpJdK8L._SX345_BO1,204,203,200_A wonderful Harlem collectible found on Amazon, a signed copy of Montage Of A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes in 1951 published by Henry Hall and Company, New York.

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HW Pick: Daddy’s Scrapbook: Henry Kimbro Of The Negro Baseball League

Henry Kimbro book1Henry Kimbro was one of Negro League’s best on the baseball field, and one of the so-called worst off the field. During his career, he was described as the bad boy of the Negro League, evil, a loner, and was dubbed the Black Ty Cobb. Continue Reading →

Former NY Giants Justin Tuck & His Wife Honored In Harlem

justin_tuckRecognition of Lauran and Justin Tuck’s leadership in promoting financial literacy education for young people through their foundation; discussion by financial experts of the critical need for effective personal finance education in the U.S.; Continue Reading →