Resurrected Harlem, Rev. Calvin Butts Seeks Salvation

rev butts in harlemCrains New York reports that when the definitive history of New York’s resurgence is written, one of the pivotal players will be Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corp., the church-based housing and social-services organization that the Rev. Calvin Butts led to resurrect a neighborhood that once symbolized urban collapse. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Nick Cannon Attends Harlem School of the Arts Gala

By CC Minton

The Harlem School of the Arts hosted its 50th year anniversary in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel.  The star-studded event recognized the achievement of artists, community leaders and activists while raising funds crucial to empowering young people from under-served communities in Harlem and throughout the city. Continue Reading →

Harlem Diva Cicely Tyson Will Returns to Broadway

ccapcicelytysonHarlemite Ms. Tyson is a Tony Award-winner (The Trip to Bountiful), a three-time Emmy Award winner (“The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”) and an Oscar nominee (Sounder). Continue Reading →

Salter’s Scene: Rocks ‘Black Girls Rock! 2015’

salters scene at black rockBy Udo Salters

Black Girls Rock! 2015 aired April 5th on BET hosted by actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show kicked off with an incredible performance by percussionist Sheila E. and it was nonstop star power. Continue Reading →