Harlem’s NBPC Gives Grant To ‘Althea’ Documentary (updated)

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit Corbis

The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has made a grant in support of Althea, the award-winning documentary about trailblazing tennis star Althea Gibson. Continue Reading →

2015 Harlem Creates Music Festival Is Coming

harlem creates festivalThe summer is not over yet! Before it ends check out the 2nd annual 2015 Harlem Creates Music Festival at the end of the month in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

First Fridays Music Event At The Schomburg In Harlem

46c5e8a2-fd4d-407a-8e70-92410bf277f8In honor of trailblazer Larry Levan, August First Fridays at the Schomburg will jam all night long to house music! Levan was a pioneer of house music in New York City, best known for his decade-long residency at the popular New York City night club, Paradise Garage. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s ‘One Righteous Man’ By Arthur Browne

arthur browns bookAn early reader of this portrait of Samuel Jesse Battle harkened back to the Old Testament, verse three of Psalm 106: “Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!” Continue Reading →

Children’s Literature Salon: Honoring Benny Andrews In Harlem

drawwhatbigSchomburg Education, in partnership with Community Works, presents a family event to celebrate diverse books in conjunction with our exhibition, Curators’ Choice: Black Life Matters. Continue Reading →

Join HCCI For Their Developing Affordable Housing Panel Discussion

seitu hcci15Clergy members, trustees, board members, and other representatives of faith-based organizations interested in developing affordable housing are invited to Building on Faith, a morning seminar sponsored by Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI) and Goldstein Hall. Continue Reading →

Harlem Book Fair Authors Discuss Race On C-Span’s Book TV

022DPL7857-Pamela Newkirk-LCoinciding with the surge of awareness around the killings of unarmed black men, Pamela Newkirk (pictured), author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, and author Sherilynn Ifill (On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century), a regular political and election night commentator on both national and local television. Continue Reading →