49th NAACP Image Awards, Vanguard Award 2018

The surviving 1968 sanitation workers – some of them are still on the job – were presented with the prestigious NAACP Vanguard Award in conjunction with the 49th NAACP Image Awards at the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Toshiro Mifune, The John Shaft Of Japanese Film

toshiro-mifune-600x377Nearly 20 years after his death, like John Shaft in Harlem, Toshiro Mifune remains a true giant of sexploitive, aggressive, and macho world cinema. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Aretha Franklin Sings “You Make Me Feel” At Kennedy Center (video)

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The world was reminded of Aretha Franklin‘s divaness on Tuesday when CBS aired the pre-taped Kennedy Center Honors celebration from Washington, D.C. Continue Reading →