Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts Announces Programming From San Juan Hill, To AFROPUNK And More

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) today announced its fall/winter programming, reflective of its artistic vision, featuring a mix of collaborations with constituents across Lincoln Center and a focus on genres historically underrepresented on campus. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is…

Harlem’s Florence Mills The “Queen Of Happiness,” Who Marked The Beginning Of The Harlem Renaissance, 1896 – 1927

Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl! VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post…

Harlem’s Legendary Samuel Jesse Battle, The First African-American New York City Police Department Officer, 1883 – 1966

Samuel Jesse Battle, January 16, 1883 – August 7, 1966, was an American police officer and the first African-American New York City Police Department officer, sworn in on March 6, 1911. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.