Fashioned For Success Designer And Harlem Fave B Michael Visits Virginia

“I never thought of myself as a black designer. I saw myself as a designer, eager to work.” Those were the words of renowned New York fashion designer B Michael when he visited Winchester, Virginia on Friday with his business and life partner, Mark-Anthony Edwards, our source reports. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Cicely Tyson Will Be Honored With A Hand And Footprint Ceremony In Hollywood

TV One reports that Harlem’s Cicely Tyson will be honored at the Turner Classic Movies film festival next month for her outstanding acting career, a distinction that is well deserved. Continue Reading →

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Yara Shahidi On What It Means For Her “To Be a Black Girl”

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To be a black girl is to be one of the reasons the universe thrives.

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Tamron Hall And Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Hosts National CARES Mentoring Movement Gala 2018

On Monday, January 29th, 2018, the National CARES Mentoring Movement will present its third annual For the Love of Our Children Gala hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist, Tamron Hall, and Georgetown University Distinguished Professor and best-selling author, Michael Eric Dyson. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Fave Fashion Designer B Michael And Mark-Anthony Edwards Honored

Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business proudly presented the 2017 Shenandoah University Entrepreneur of the Year Award to B Michael and his life partner Mark-Anthony Edwards, co-founders of b michael AMERICA. Continue Reading →

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Exclusive: b michael And Harlem’s Cicely Tyson Exquisite At Emmy’s (Photograph)

Here’s an incredible photograph from b michael taken on the red carpet at the 69th annual Emmy Awards 2017, with AcademyGolden GlobeEmmySAGTonyDrama Desk award winner Harlem’s Cicely Tyson and couture fashion designer b Michael. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Cicely Tyson And Miles Davis

cicely tyson and miles davisCicely Tyson was born (December 19, 1933) and raised in Harlem, New York by William Tyson and Theodosia Tyson. The photo above is from stunning couple in August 1968 attending the premiere of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Adriano Espaillat And Others Speaks At Renaming Honoring Harry Belafonte (Video)

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks and unveil a plaque alongside First Lady Chirlane McCray and Harry Belafonte and New York Public Library President & CEO Tony Marx at the renaming of the 115th Street Library to the Harry Belafonte-115th Street Library. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Alicia Keys, Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar And Others As 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees

tvone naacp awardsThe nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards including Harlemites Alicia Keys, Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and others were announced today with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations, respectively. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Maya Angelou “And Still I Rise” On American Masters

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. Continue Reading →

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‘Mornin’ Fast Train From Memphis To Harlem,’ Miles Davis, 1969 (Video)

 

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miles-davis-from-memhis-to-harlem1Miles Davis playing in Miles mode. Not sure of the Memphis to Harlem connection in the song, but we know he played at Cecil And Minton’s Harlem, around the corner from the Lenox Lounge and he was married to actress and Harlemite Cicely Tyson in the early 1980’s. Continue Reading →

Janet Jackson To Exec Produce Lifetime Movie On Harlem’s Stephanie St. Clair

Stephanie St. ClairLifetime today unveiled its 2016/2017 development slate. Janet Jackson will executive produce the story of 1920’s New York City mobster, Queenie – the first and only woman gangster during the prohibition, set against the backdrop of The Cotton Club. Continue Reading →

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Ron And Nancy Reagan, Cicely Tyson And Arthur Mitchell At The Kennedy Center 1981

2/10/81 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan posing with Cicely Tyson at a performance by Harlem Dance Theatre at Kennedy CenterOn  February 10th, 1981, president Reagan and Nancy Reagan met Harlem born actress Cicely Tyson and Arthur Mitchell founder and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Actress Cicely Tyson To Be Honored By Figure Skating In Harlem

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 29: Actress Cicely Tyson poses for a portrait durring the Variety Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at Palihouse on May 29, 2014 in West Hollywood, California (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)

The Figure Skating in Harlem will honor the legendary Harlem born actress Cicely Tyson.

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Figure Skating In Harlem Honors Harlem’s Cicely Tyson And More

figure saking in harlemFigure Skating in Harlem (FSH) will honor legendary actress and activist Cicely Tyson and Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie White at its 11th Annual Skating with the Stars Gala.  Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Cicely Tyson Looks Back At Acting Career, Life

Cicely_Tyson_1982When Cicely Tyson announced she was pursuing a career in modeling and acting, her mother kicked her out the house for two years. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: B Michael Special Dress Collection At Macy’s

b michael at macy'sJust in time for the holidays, famed couture, ready-to-wear designer and Harlem fave B Michael showcased his new social dress collection for fans and friends at Macy’s Herald Square on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Continue Reading →

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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 →

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

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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 →