Tag: United States

TEDxHarlem conference at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem

AN IDEA CAN HAPPEN IN ONE PLACE, BUT THE IMPACT CAN BE FELT SOMEWHERE ELSE. At this first-ever TEDxHarlem conference, New York City’s most innovative thinkers get together to understand, celebrate and explore the topic of Creating Waves – ideas that happen in one place, but

NYT’s Obituary of Don Cornelius’ Muted Lagacy as founder of Soul Train

The New York Times’ obituary of Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train, is a must read companion to our recent post. Sadly, there is an unfortunate all too familiar codicil to the obituary, relating to how the Grammy’s neglected to

Help Preserve Colorful Murals On Security Gates

Steps are being taken to preserve the work of local artist Franco Gaskin, whose best-known work appears on security gates in Harlem. Franco Gaskin (aka “Franco the Great”) painted hundreds of murals on roll down security gates.  He started in

Time Inc reports on how to have … A Perfect Day in … Harlem

Array According to Time Inc, “Harlem has now emerged as one of New York City’s great eat-and-play neighborhoods, with experiences to rival the rest of Manhattan, plus a singular mix of groove and glamour that makes the trip uptown well

Phoenix Rising: The Dance Theatre Of Harlem Makes A Comeback

This month the Dance Theatre of Harlem, on hiatus since 2004, announced plans to relaunch the company and will hold auditions in late February. The Theatre was able to maintain its school and Dancing Through Barriers outreach program. Dance Theatre

TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

Hundreds of people filled the auditorium of The New York Times building for the second annual “TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat.”  The focus was the sustainable food movement.  Attendees included farmers, philanthropists, academics, educators, students, health professionals, chefs and bakers, while

The Association of Dominican Classical Artists Presents A Night of Dominican Folklore with Ivan Dominguez

The Association of Dominican Classical Artists, Inc. Presents its second concert series: A Celebration of Dominican Composers and Musicians, A Night of Dominican Folklore, with Maestro Iván Domínguez Co-sponsors CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Department of Music of The City College of New York The

Remember: Barrier-Breaking Opera Star Camilla Williams

You must know the past to know the future. In 1946 soprano Camilla Williams performed as Cio-Cio-San in the New York Opera’s first“Madama Butterfly” and was the first black woman signed with a major American opera company. Miss Williams, the daughter

Kick-Off Black History Month Right with this excellent short Schomburg Center Video!

Learn about black history month in this fantastic video. And check out this wonderful resource (and others) available from Amazon.com. Array

Life Upon These Shores

Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 chronicles the African American contribution to America, beginning with the first Africans to reach these shores—thirty Africans, as part of Vasco Núñez de Balboa’s “expedition, which “discovered” the Pacific Ocean in 1513—and