Kiki Melendez At The 2015 Dominican Film Festival Spring Soirée (video)

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By Albert Trotman

Last month at the Vacca lounge in New York City, the Dominican Film Festival held it’s 2015 Spring Soirée. Continue Reading →

Bold Soul Sisters: A Revolution of Sound + Style

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By Albert Trotman

On the famed Apollo Theater stage, Rochelle Fleming of First Choice, Nona Hendryx of La Belle, Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters and Cathy Sledge of Sister Sledge all got together with moderator Christian John Wikane for a conversation about them and their music. Continue Reading →

Fashion Forward Style Arrives in Harlem On Wheels


By Hadasah Ingrid and Photographs By Diane Allford

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Harlem’s rapid evolution of its renowned landscape is giving birth to a new renaissance of culture. Thanks to gentrification and its many caveats, the silver lining to the ever changing black mecca is the burgeoning explosion of nouveau art, cuisine and fashion. Continue Reading →

Politics of the Hijab In Harlem

By Morgan A. Grain and Photographs By Diane Allford

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Sehar Ezez recalls a time when she was shopping and two women began to follow her around the store. Continue Reading →

One Love! A Tribute to Bob Marley!

©Diane Allford_2By Diane Alford

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It has been 35 years since Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the Apollo Theater.

The Wailers returned this year to perform One Love! A Bob Marley Tribute Concert in honor of Bob Marleys legendary debut at the Apollo in 1979 and to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Album “Legend”. Continue Reading →

Michael Henry Adams Saves Harlem Now (audio)

By Albert Trotman

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Easter Sunday April 5, 2015. Historian Michael Henry Adams stands across the street from the almost completely demolished Renaissance Ballroom and Casino at West 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Apollo Theater Inducts Billie Holiday

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By Albert Trotman

Monday, April 6th 2015 Billie Holiday was inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame. On hand leading the ceremony was Apollo President and CEO, Jonelle Procope. Violinist Kersten Stevens and 15 year old singer Eden Duncan Smith, both performed Billie Holiday’s music under the Apollo marquee. Continue Reading →

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