From Harlem To The West Indian Day Parade 2017

New York City’s annual West Indian American Day Carnival, held on Labor Day, will head to Crown Heights in Brooklyn once again for a day of festivities that celebrates the history, culture, music, food, and people from myriad Caribbean countries. Continue Reading →

Google Celebrates America’s Story, The 100th Anniversary Of “The Negro Silent Protest Parade”

“There was no singing, no chanting — just silence,” read the statement published by Google this morning. Continue Reading →

Wé McDonald Performing At Juneteenth/Kingfest Celebration 2017 In Harlem

This coming Saturday, June 17, 2017 is the date for the 24th Annual Juneteenth/Kingfest Celebration in Harlem. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the Emancipation of Slavery. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jessie Waddell, Founder Of The West Indian Carnival, NY 1920’s

westindianparade_then in harlemMany slaves brought the tradition of African outdoor ceremonies to the Caribbean. However, once enslaved, they were prohibited from holding public celebrations despite their slaveholders’ engagement in street parades like Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →

National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s Annual Gala Fundraiser

Emilio Estefan and Carmelo Anthony in harlem19 time Grammy winning legendary musician and producer Emilio Estefan, NBA All-Star and Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony, Ingrid Otero-Smart (president and CEO of Casanova//McCann), and Larry Lugo-Cruz (president of AgroIndustria Lechera de Puerto Rico/INDULAC). Continue Reading →