The NAACP Issues Travel Advisory For American Airlines Passengers From Harlem To Harare

PBS News Hour writes that the NAACP issued a travel advisory for American Airlines on Tuesday, warning African American passengers to “exercise caution” when using the airline for their air travel. Continue Reading →

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“Bad Rap” Is Good For The Movement From Harlem To Harare (Video)

Hip-hop culture has transcended many racial and cultural boundaries after its founding in the ’70s by black and Latin kids in the South Bronx. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Black Ink Crew Wednesday’s On VH1

Black Ink Crew is an American reality television series that airs on VH1 and debuted on January 7, 2013. It chronicles the daily operations and staff drama at an African American-owned and operated tattoo shop in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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10 Things You Can Do Post The Recent Shooting Tragedies To Keep the Momentum Alive

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From A Moment to A Movement

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The country has been through an intense racial divide over the past week. The two police shootings of African-American men in Minnesota and Louisiana have once again prompted conversations about the relationship between the African-American community and police – in particular the excessive use of force. Continue Reading →

Join The Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute At Columbia In Harlem

columbia teachers in harlem finalColumbia University’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) will convene a one-week Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI), focusing particularly on the history, cultures, and institutions of African-descended peoples in New York City. Continue Reading →

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John Reddick Trunk Show At Studio Museum In Harlem

JohnReddick_1Join us in the Museum Store for a Trunk Show featuring unique and original posters, books and memorabilia from the collection of Harlem historian, preservationist and Columbia University Community Scholar John T. Reddick. Continue Reading →

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Phillip Smith Talks Guns On Harlem World Radio

african-american-gun-club1Get some tea, and listen to Phillip Smith and host Danny Tisdale, Smith is founder and president of the National African American Gun Association (NAG). Continue Reading →

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African-American Enrollment In Med Schools Rises

l_ssethnocmedicalstudent2x1200The nation’s medical schools have made some progress in expanding the number of African-American students. This fall, nearly 1,600 black students enrolled in medical school, an increase of 11.6 percent over last year. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Story/Time The Life Of An Idea Bill T Jones

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In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Continue Reading →

Langston Hughes History of Jazz An Illustrated Children’s Book, 1955

The_First_Book_Of_Jazz_00Prolific poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist Langston Hughes is considered one of the fathers of jazz poetry, a literary art form that emerged in the 1920s and eventually became the foundation for modern hip-hop.

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Billie Holiday Sings ‘Strange Fruit,’ Harlem, 1939 (audio)

Billie_HolidayStrange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday (lived in Harlem during this time), who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it exposed American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Continue Reading →

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Dr. Nelson: Empowerment Through Knowledge Is Key!

By Dr. Randi Nelson

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Knowledge is power and yes that may be a well worn cliché but it can not be more applicable and important as it now especially regarding healthcare. Continue Reading →