NYC First Deputy Commissioner Dina Simon Honored

We love Dina Simon, she was in the 46th Annual African American Day Parade in Harlem, the Harlem School of the Arts and even better as the First Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Correction, she will be honored as one of The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards” at a gala reception at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in NYC on March 23, 2017. Continue Reading →

ADIFF Women’s History Month Program Line-Up Announced

The earliest observance of the Woman’s Day was February 28, 1909. This event was organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York. Continue Reading →

“The Watermelon Woman,” At The Schomburg In Harlem

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Schomburg Center is proud to present a 20th anniversary screening of Cheryl Dunye’s groundbreaking film, The Watermelon Woman, which in 1996 became the first feature film by a queer African-American woman. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and Harlem U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in commemoration of women’s achievement throughout the history of our nation.  Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Harlem Hospital Celebrates Womens History Month

s2On Sunday, March 13th, 2016 photographer of all things Harlem Seitu Oronde was at the Harlem Hospital’s Women’s History Month event documenting the event in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Emily Nichols Mitchell Talks Business On Harlem World Radio

emily on harlem world radioWith March being Women’s History Month we speak to Emily Nichols Mitchell who is a Job Search, Executive and Business coach and the founder of the Accelerations Group.  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Women’s History Month Quilters Display At Resorts World In Queens

quiltsThrough March 31, Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC) will display quilts and mosaic art handmade by Shirley Cox, Sylvia Hernandez, and Arlene Kweli Jones to honor Women’s History Month. Continue Reading →

The Museum Girl’s World Cool, Cultured And Colorful Have A few Spots Open

23962196776_a6b3b41835_oMuseum Girl’s World expands the horizons of young women and girls of color by holding space for cultural appreciation, celebration and exploration of museums.  Continue Reading →

Join Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening Of ALTHEA

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisReel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Harlem’s Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Continue Reading →

The Harlem-Based Order Of Black Nuns Turns 100

black-nuns2 slliderThe Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of only three orders of Black nuns in the United States, was preparing to phase out in 2014.

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Women’s Jazz Festival: The Beat In Between In Harlem

wjf+3.7.16+crop2As part of our annual Women’s History Month celebrations this March, the Schomburg Center is excited for the return of our Women’s Jazz Festival concert series!  Continue Reading →

New York Is The 16th Best State For Women’s Quality Of Life

Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito Launches Young Women's Initiative on the SWith March being Women’s History Month and women outnumbering men in all but nine states today, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst States for Women. Continue Reading →

Opening Of Women In The Heights: Transitions In Harlem

art show in harlemIn celebration of Women’s History Month The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling presents the exhibitionits new gallery space with the exhibition “Women in the Heights: Transitions” Featuring the work of thirty women artists of Uptown Manhattan. Continue Reading →

“Essentia” At Taller Boricua Gallery In Harlem

Curated by Nitza TufiñoJanuary 22 thru March 52016Artists ConversationThursday February 4 at 6pmTaller Boricua Gallery is inaugurating 2016 with “Essentia” on January 22, 2016, at 6PM, that will feature established African-American and Puerto Rican-identified visual artists based in New York State. Continue Reading →

Divaria Dishes With Ms. Angela Brown: Life, Opera, And YARDBIRD At The Apollo Theater

larry at the apolloBy Divaria

For Women’s History Month, I sat down with my friend, Operatic Soprano Angela Brown to talk about her debut at the Apollo Theater in the opera YARDBIRD, co-produced by Opera Philadelphia. Continue Reading →