Schomburg Center Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive (Photographs)

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library today announced the acquisition of American tenor saxophonist and jazz legend Sonny Rollins’ personal archive. Continue Reading →

It’s Museum Time, Maya Angelou’s Childhood Home For Sale At $159,000

Today, News Max reports that Maya Angelou’s childhood home is up for sale in St. Louis, Missouri. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Alicia Keys, Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar And Others As 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees

tvone naacp awardsThe nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards including Harlemites Alicia Keys, Cicely Tyson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and others were announced today with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations, respectively. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Maya Angelou “And Still I Rise” On American Masters

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Maya Angelou And Gloria Steinem Marching Arm In Arm, 1983

The late Harlem resident Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem marching arm in arm en route to the 20th Anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington D. C. on August 17th, 1983. Continue Reading →

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 →

Harlem’s Maya Angelou Presents ‘The Human Family’ In Apple’s Spot (Video)

The late Harlemite and U.S. Poet Laureate Dr. Maya Angelou recites her poem “The Human Family” in Apple’s latest “Shot on iPhone” ad, that first aired during the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Maya Angelou “Success Is Liking Yourself”

maya angelou 1These wonderful words of wisdom are of course from Harlemite Maya Angelou author, actress, poet, memoirist, civil rights activist and mother to the world. Continue Reading →

Tips To Delve Into Your Family Harlem History

maya angelou 2Genealogy websites that help people trace their family histories love to focus on fortunate souls descended from royalty, or related in some distant and indirect way to Maya Angelou (pictured in CA). Continue Reading →

The Art Collection Of Maya Angelou Auction At Swann

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Though perhaps best known as a poet, writer and educator, Harlemite Dr. Angelou spent her life fully immersed in artistic ventures of all varieties. Continue Reading →