A Reading By Greg Tate’s “Flyboy 2” At Revolution Books In Harlem

flyboy in harlemCome meet Greg Tate, one the more provocative and important critical voices today in contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Maya Angelou “Success Is Liking Yourself”

maya angelou 1These wonderful words of wisdom are of course from Harlemite Maya Angelou author, actress, poet, memoirist, civil rights activist and mother to the world. Continue Reading →

Review: “The Last Dragon, An Autobiography,” From Hollywood To Harlem

tamiak in harlem1By Eartha Watts-Hicks

A nineteen-year-old becomes a teen hearththrob overnight. Before this, the Los Angeles born, Harlem raised Taimak already had life challenges to cope with. And now, catapulted into stardom and celebrity, he experiences culture shock. Continue Reading →

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Women And The Criminal Justice System At The Schomburg In Harlem

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How do we make sense of the increasing menace of racial terror in America? Is there a pattern to this racial violence? What is the history of this criminalization of black women?  Continue Reading →

4 Key Factors That Can Improve Your Quality of Life As You Age

valentines_day_couple_love_1When it comes to aging, Americans harbor plenty of concerns.

Going broke. Succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. Spending the final lonely years in a nursing home. Continue Reading →

Harlem Writers Guild Read At Countee Cullen

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This past Thursday evening, the Harlem Writers Guild hosted an event at the Countee Cullen Library. Held in the auditorium “Voices of Poetry” was the first collaboration of the Harlem Writers Guild with the library. Continue Reading →

Understanding Harlem The Ghetto Starts With The First Jewish One, Says Author

harlem and jewish ghettosThis year marks the 500th anniversary of the opening of the Venetian Ghetto, where the city’s Jews were forced to live for nearly 300 years. Continue Reading →

A Conversation And Booksigning With Marc Lamont Hill In Harlem

Marc Lamont Hill3America, 2016, unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We’ve heard the individual stories. Continue Reading →

Dr. Kimbro-Hamilton Receives Award For Book About Her Father Harlem Negro Baseball League Star

Harriet-Kimbro-HamiltonTennessee State University Associate Professor Dr. Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton has received the Robert Peterson Recognition Award for her book, “Daddy’s Scrapbook, Henry Kimbro of the Negro Baseball League, A Daughter’s Perspective“. Continue Reading →

The “Back In The Days” Coloring Book Hot Summer Fun

hip hop coloring bookStreet-style photographer Jamel Shabazz has captured New York hip-hop since the 1970s, documenting giant boom boxes, chunky hoop earrings, and flat-brimmed hats with a style that ranges from cheeky to dramatic: young boys in denim cutoffs posing on a subway platform, midair back flips over a pile of tattered mattresses. Continue Reading →