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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

 

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →