What Might James Baldwin Say?

By Diane Richard

As a black girl growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1960’s, I was mesmerized whenever I saw James Baldwin on television, a dark skinned “Negro” man with piercing, animated eyes, exuding the confidence and intellect equal to any white person I had ever seen and heard before. Continue Reading →

“The Education Of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir” By Eva Moskowitz

From Eva Moskowitz, the outspoken founder and CEO of the charter school Success Academy, comes a frank, feisty memoir The Education of Eva Moskowitz. about the rough-and-tumble battles to reform America’s education system. Continue Reading →

A World Of Words, “An Ocean Of Jewels,” And Excerpt From The Novel By Judy C. Andrews

As we celebrate the month of October with the theme of Winter Travel, we reflect on the world politics of language and culture with an excerpt from the novel, An Ocean of Jewels (Harlem Writers Guild Press, 2006), by Judy C. Andrews:
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Celebrating Author Zadie Smith At Langston Hughes Festival In Harlem

For the third straight year, Total Equity Now is proud to co-sponsor the Langston Hughes Festival at The City College of New York. Continue Reading →

The Fiercely Stunning Jason Reynolds At Build

“Long Way Down” is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. Continue Reading →

David Barclay Moore’s ‘The Stars Beneath Our Feet’ Explains A World Of Harlem

In David Barclay Moore’s stunning debut novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, 12-year-old Harlem resident Lolly Rachpaul is about to endure his first Christmas without his older brother, who died months earlier in a gang-related shooting. Continue Reading →

Check Out The Upcoming Events This October 2017 At The Schomburg In Harlem

Our friends at the Schomburg wanted us to let you know that the fall season at the Schomburg is well underway. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave André De Shields And Others At Drama Book Shop 100th B’day Celebration

The Drama Book Shop, the premiere performing arts book shop in the country, currently located at 250 West 40th Street in NYC’s theatre district, will commemorate its 100th birthday with an all day celebration on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 open to the public.  Continue Reading →

Fox News Personality Who Lives In Harlem Can’t Shake Her Creepy Stalker (Update)

An ABC radio host and Fox TV host and legal analyst is fighting off an obsessed stalker who won’t stop sending and personally delivering creepy gifts and cards to her, police sources said Monday. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Schomburg Center Reno Is Nearing Its End

Curbed reports that the two-year renovation of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is nearly complete, new construction site photos by Field Condition have revealed. Continue Reading →

Al “Hirschfeld’s Harlem,” A Rare Picture Window Into Harlem Renaissance

Now in paperback! Decades before the PBS documentaries, before Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Al Hirschfeld and many, many more went to Harlem. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “The Plot To Hack America” By Malcolm Nance

In April 2016, computer technicians at the Democratic National Committee discovered that someone had accessed the organization’s computer servers and conducted a theft that is best described as Watergate 2.0. Continue Reading →

Celebrating Khary Lazarre-White’s Debut Novel “Passage” At Harlem Arts Salon

Passage tells the story of Warrior, a young black man navigating the snowy winter streets of Harlem and Brooklyn in 1993. Continue Reading →

We Look Forward To “My Soul Looks Back” By Jessica B. Harris In Harlem

Jessica B. Harris, preeminent culinary scholar of the African Diaspora, cookbook author, and journalist, pens a memoir about a time in her life shaped by a romance with fellow college professor Sam Floyd, as well as friendships and chance encounters with cultural icons James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Nina Simone. Continue Reading →

Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive, And Community Celebration

Join the Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive, And Community Celebration and bring (1) a favorite book in order to #RockThoseReads (carry reading materials publicly to show your reading pride) and (2) a new or like-new children’s book to donate to a homeless shelter in Harlem.

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