Discovered Claude McKay Novel Explores 1930s Harlem

When a young Claude McKay spent eight months in Moscow during the early 1920s, he joined the many artists of his generation who fell hard for communism. Continue Reading →

Harlem Pilot Hubert Fauntleroy “The Black Eagle of Harlem” Julian, France 1930 (Video)

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Aviator and Colonel Hubert Fauntleroy Julian of Harlem, the always stylish aviation pioneer, known as The Black Eagle of Harlem, arriving back in New York, United States aboard the ocean liner Île de France, November 1930. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed : Approach Africa with a New Mindset

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By Liya Kebede

There is nothing quite like the open-air markets in Africa.  They are saturated with colour and brimming with energy.  It was during a walk through my favourite artisanal bazaar in Addis, filled with traditional Ethiopian weaving, that the idea first took root that I could cultivate a fashion line, right here in my hometown. Continue Reading →