Be amazed by dancers who weave ceremonial swords into complex configurations as part of this ancient winter celebration. Catch one of the two afternoon performances at the Dana Discovery Center at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Continue reading
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Tagged 110th Street (Manhattan), Collecting, Dana Discovery Center, Dance, Edged Weapons, Fifth Avenue, Harlem Meer Central Park, History, hw pick, Japanese, Militaria, park, Recreation, Sword, Sword dance
In this signature workshop, children carve a block of limestone, create medieval illuminated letters, design gargoyles, weave, and more! Recommended for ages 4 and up. Continue reading
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Tagged Architecture, arts, Building Types, Cathedral, Harlem, History, hw pick, Middle Ages, New York, Religious, Visitor Center
Street scene from Lenox Avenue & 123 Street with the 1537 Metropolitan Street Railroad Harlem Trolley car heading uptown. Continue reading
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Tagged 125th Street, apollotheater, Bowery, Harlem, Harlem history, History, Lenox Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York City, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, people, Recreation, United States, Youth
Author Beatryce Nivens speaks about her new book “Rising to the top: 15 Black CEOS and Business Leaders Help you Succeed” during Sept.25 (Boston, MA) reception. Continue reading
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Tagged african american, Beatryce Nivens, Boston, Focus on the Future, Harlem, Harlem World, History, Literature, Rising to the top: 15 Black CEOS and Business Leaders Help you Succeed, The Black Woman’s Career Guide, United States
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000) is a feature-length documentary film, directed by St. Clair Bourne, offering an intimate look at the life and career of acclaimed Renaissance man Gordon Parks. Continue reading
For some people, having breakfast is very important, for others its not even necessary…. Comparing my experience in High School to College, the decision to have breakfast was really based on the amount of time you had or wanted to set aside for it. In terms of History, Civil Right leader and Activist Huey P. Newton felt breakfast was an important element of the day, an obvious reason why free breakfast was a part of the 10point system, administered by the Black Panther for Self-Defense available for all children (which the Gov. later adopted and made nationwide). In terms of Science, studies have shown that the first meal of the day does increase the amount of energy the body needs to have a productive morning. In Reality, everyone has their own take on why it is or isn’t important, so I am asking you HarlemWorld Blog readers, Do you think if everyone was to eat breakfast, we will would be much more successful or Champions at the things we do?
by Jeffrey Akita
Located on 125th Street in Harlem, New York City, the Victoria Theater was designed in 1917 by Thomas W. Lamb, a notable and prolific theater architect of the era, for the Loew’s Corporation. Continue reading
The New York Post caused quite an uproar last week when it ran a political cartoon featuring a dead chimpanzee and two police officers with smoking guns who had just shot the chimp. If I were a police officer, I would be offended. As an African-American male, I am offended. The Post and the cartoonist claimed that they did not intend any racist implications by the cartoon or intend to demean President Barack Obama. Given these denials and the non-apology apology that appeared in the paper Friday, a little history lesson may be in order.
First, the context. On the day the cartoon ran, a picture appeared in the Post of President Obama signing the economic stimulus bill. On the editorial page, the cartoon depicted a dead chimp, with two bullet holes, and two police officers standing over him with drawn weapons. The caption read, “I guess they will have to get someone else to write the next stimulus bill.” Now if that is not an implicit reference to President Obama, I don’t know what was intended by the placement of the cartoon on the same day and pages away from a picture of Obama signing the stimulus bill. The coded message was to compare a black president with a dead monkey.
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