On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, our favorite source for real news Democracy Now! takes a look back at the life and legacy of Malcolm X in the video below, which features highlights from his speeches “By Any Means Necessary” and “The Ballot or the Bullet.” Also featured are Herb Boyd, who co-edited “The Diary of Malcolm X: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964″ with Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz.
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of the most influential political figures of the 20th century. He was shot dead as he spoke before a packed audience at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. Malcolm X had just taken the stage when shots rang out riddling his body with bullets. He was 39 years old. Details of his assassination remain disputed to this day. We air highlights from his speeches, “By Any Means Necessary” and “The Ballot or the Bullet.” We also speak with journalist Herb Boyd, who along with Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, co-edited “The Diary of Malcolm X: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964.”
Harlem EatUp has released this promotional video for the Harlem food festival coming in May 2015!
Did you see the first Harlem Eat Up food festival promotion during Good Morning America? You can also see it during GMA, LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and The View as the Harlem EatUp! event approaches in May.
Watch the video and see the HARLEM EATUP! ANNOUNCES EVENT LINEUP AND SCHEDULE
Give a Book in Your Name at the 2015 Harlem Book Fair
10 Artists of the Harlem Renaissance Who Used Their Work as a Weapon Against Racial Injustice in the US
Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Jacob Lawrence, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Zora Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglas, Paul Robeson.
He was perhaps the most famous African-American actor of the early 20th century, rising to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. His father was a former enslaved man who instilled in his son a strong social awareness. Paul Robeson did not fail his father, becoming the prototypical “Renaissance Man” who thrived at acting, sports, writing and teaching — all with a slant toward empowering Black people in the face of so much racial disharmony.
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Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week 2015 starts today, Sunday February 15th at participating Harlem restaurants and retailers offering great prix fixe menus and special retail deals.
The Shrine Offers an Eclectic Music Venue in Harlem
The Shrine is not flashy by nature, as it can easily go under the radar as you walk by the establishment. Its sign bares large bold letters, proclaiming it the “Black United Fun Plaza”—and boy, is it fun!
The Shrine Offers an Eclectic Music Venue in Harlem | IN New York
From Dapper to Dope: The Exquisite and Enduring Style of Harlem Men at the Schomburg Center: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
As a prelude to New York Fashion Week and Black History Month salute, MAD Free & Schomburg Center present a dynamic multi-platform conversation experience celebrating the diversity, creativity, and intelligence of self-expression of black men through style uniquely found on the streets of Harlem. Join Michaela angela Davis and special style council including Bevy Smith, Emil Wilbekin, Guy Wood, and Dapper Dan for a community discussion on identity, culture, and style. Join the conversation and the expression! Come dressed Harlem Sharp for a chance to be part of a live fashion shoot with Mangue Banzima of Quistyle.
D’Angelo Leaves Harlem’s Apollo Audience Enraptured
In his two-hour set, the artist rocked the Apollo Theater, moving from classic soul to funk, from jazz riffs to Spanish guitar.
Review: D’Angelo Leaves Harlem’s Apollo Audience Enraptured