Devin Allen refuses to let the momentum for social justice subside after the city of Baltimore erupted in protests following the death of Freddie Gray. Continue Reading →
This year’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, includes a popular disco in the LGBT community, Miami’s Little Havana, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “war room,” housed inside of the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, AL.
So what do you get when you combine a spirit brand with social justice, stir, and garnish with a jazz and hip-hop twist? The answer is all in the title of the documentary, “An Unexpected History: The Story of Hennessy and African-Americans.” Continue Reading →
In the artwork titled, “The Promise” by André St. Clair and Tavet Gillson, a lone traveling subject walks the streets of a rainbow cityscape, under the watchful eyes of a personal deity, seeking a path to self-love and shelter. The image represents the story of many of the nation’s homeless LGBT youth.
The art of the selfie is under attack. From the Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival to Coachella, high-profile events have recently instituted measures meant to limit or altogether delete the taking of selfies. Continue Reading →
South Africa is celebrated for having one of the most advanced constitutions in the world, often cited for its inclusion of protections on the basis of sexual orientation. Continue Reading →
What the ‘funk’ is going on?
It’s a fair question to ask in music these days as funk appears to be making a mainstream comeback. There’s Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” single which had a 14-week reign at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and D’Angelo and Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed new albums are infused with funk grooves. Continue Reading →
The founding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook occurred in the aftermath of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination. Continue Reading →
If Hillary Clinton needs any pointers on her 2016 presidential campaign she can always turn to Gloria Steinem, Mary Wilson, and Bevy Smith. During the Figure Skating in Harlem annual gala these women shared their thoughts on what issues Clinton needs to make a priority during her run for office. Continue Reading →