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 →

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 →

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

BBy 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 →