Harlem’s Camille Yarbrough And Others Win The Lorraine Hansberry Award

On Tuesday, May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Continue Reading →

National Geographic Goes Inside Gibson Guitars In Nashville On Made In A Day

Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Carlos Santana, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix all played at the Apollo Theater and they all played Gibson guitars sometime in their Continue Reading →

Ross, Rihanna And Others Help Bounce And Brown Sugar Celebrate Black Music Month

Bounce, the first and only multi-platform entertainment network targeting African Americans and Brown Sugar, Bounce’s popular subscription streaming service, will team up for a major Black Music Month tribute this Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave And World Poet, Ntozake Shange 1948 – 2018

Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018, was an American playwright and poet. As a Black feminist, she addressed issues relating to race and Black power in much Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Charles Christian Inventor Of The Electric Guitar Solo (Video)

Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist who lived and played the electric guitar throughout Harlem.

HW Pick: Lonnie Bunch’s Journey To A National Museum Of African-American Culture

“Every day I wish I was as strong as my enslaved ancestors. When I look at what it’s going to take to build this museum, I take great comfort in Continue Reading →