Harlem’s Historic Benta’s Funeral Home Diversifies Its Services

bentas with Jason-BentaSome of New York’s more successful mortuary families from Harlem to Hollis have adapted their approach to funerals and diversified their business holdings. Continue Reading →

Arthur Mitchell Honored By Columbia University In Harlem

Zelda_Arthur_Mitchell1_gallery-image_6352Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today. Continue Reading →

Ailey Dancers & Choreographers Teach Master Classes At The Ailey Extension (update)

alvin ailey dancer workshops1Renowned dancers and choreographers will teach master classes at the Ailey Extension in conjunction with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York City Center season (December 2 – January 3).   Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Gather Your Friends To Save On Ailey This Summer In 2015

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Gather Your Friends To Save On Ailey This Summer In 2015. Continue Reading →

The Hotness: Black Power Without Black Women Is Weak

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By Nicole Moore

When most people think about Malcolm X they immediately think of Black manhood leading to associations of Black power tied exclusively to the work of Black men. Continue Reading →

Update Your Harlem Style This Spring

wes gordonThe belted open front linen vest, with open front, and a removable tie belt is perfect for a Alvin Ailey Summer Gala. The two slit pockets in front Trenchcoat-style flaps in front and back with the neutral color fits in any place like Seven Brown’s new Harlem Skin Center.

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Walter’s World: Sylvia Waters

Ailey2_Headshots_SWatersBy Walter Rutledge

For the past thirty-eight years Ailey II has provided opportunities of aspiring young artists to hone their craft. The company usually will enlist the services of a dancer for two years, and then the artist, for lack of a better word, “graduates” into the professional world of entertainment. Continue Reading →