Apollo Presents Jazz & Spirit Feat “The Cornel West Conceto” By Arturo O’Farrill

artutro and cornel west inharlem1The Apollo Theater will present Jazz and Spirit, an evening featuring new jazz works that explore the connections between jazz, spirituality, national politics, and activism on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Continue Reading →

Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps Harlem NY 1923-1930 (video)

arna bontemps in harlem1Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973 was a Harlem poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
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Kwame Anthony Appiah: At Revolution Books in Harlem

44b70edd-568c-487f-af00-91eed9d049dcW.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) is a towering figure of the Black freedom struggle and one of the great intellectuals of the 20th century. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Harlem’s New Children’s Museum Opens In Harlem

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By Souleo

Visual artist, David Shrobe wishes that during his childhood in Harlem he had his own local children’s museum. As a fourth generation Harlemite he is finally seeing that dream manifested with the opening of Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. Continue Reading →

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett July 16 1862 – March 25 1931

Mary_Garrity_-_Ida_BIda Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. Continue Reading →

Hubert Harrison, “The Father of Harlem Radicalism”

hubert harrison in harlemHubert Henry Harrison (April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927) was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →