Marcus, Josephine, Coltrane, Monk … At Swann Galleries Auction

As we celebrate American history, the Swann Galleries offer us an opportunity to own it. On Thursday, March 27 Swann Galleries will offer a rich assortment of historical material related to the African experience in the Americas in their 19th annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most…

Pat Cleveland Channels Jospehine Baker’s Harlem Swag

“[she came] with… a Harlem shimmy dance-movement that recalled Josephine Baker …” Alicia Drake in the book The Beautiful Fall described Pat Cleveland’s arrival in Paris in the late 1970’s, saying, “[she came] with liquorice hair, legs like pipe-cleaners, and a … PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the…

Native Son Presents Black, Queer & Here Town Hall Of Stories, Challenges, And Hopes At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

In celebration of NYC Black Pride, Native Son – the leading organization championing Black gay and queer men – presents Black, Queer and Here, a town hall exploring the intersectionality of the Black LGBTQ community in partnership with Warner Bros. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible…

James Richmond Barthé, In Harlem, 1901-1989 (Video)

James Richmond Barthé, also known as Richmond Barthé (January 28, 1901 – March 5, 1989) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.