Harlem’s Alicia Keys Recite Harlemite Maya Angelou, And Sings At Women’s March

Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington has been full of stunning moments, from acclaimed journalist Gloria Steinem’s powerful speech to Ashley Judd’s fearless praise of “nasty women.” Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollywood Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Is Everyday

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, black folks achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Hidden Figures,” By Margot Lee Shetterly

hidden-figures-book1Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Woodie King’s “In White America” On Off Broadway

IMG_0854Woodie King Jr’s New Federal Theatre  rare presentation of historian Martin Duberman’s acclaimed 1963 drama In White America, a documentary play about the history of Blacks in America from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement starring Art McFarland, at the Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street, until November 15.

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