Jamaican Maroon Queen Nanny Visits Harlem

Joel-Bernard-from-Moore-Town-Maroons-blowing1-abeng-at-Schomburg1By Vinette K. Pryce

Jamaican royalty visited Harlem recently. For one day only, “Queen Nanny – Legendary Warrior Chieftainess” arrived in the village following a premiere screening at the United Nations the night previous. Continue Reading →

“The Wiz” Eases into Harlem With Anniversary Tribute to Broadway’s Landmark Firsts

Geoffrey Holder outside the Majestic Theater

By Vinette K. Pryce

Forty years after winning seven Tony Awards —Broadway’ s highest theater honor – the first Black musical to claim the distinction eased into two New York City parks for three, free, nights of celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of its historic trailblazing achievements. Continue Reading →

Lowe & Behold: Jamaican Chinese Trace Roots From Harlem To Circa BC

Finding Samuel Lowe family photoBy Vinette K. Pryce

Nell Vera Lowe was no ordinary woman. Despite the fact she struggled to make ends meet after migrating to New York to settle on one of the most crime-riddled blocks in Harlem she had extraordinary dreams and perhaps that is why she is the subject of a documentary film featured during the recent Urbanworld Film Festival. Continue Reading →

Jamaicans Celebrate Two Milestone Achievements In Harlem

Jamaica 52By Vinette K. Pryce

Jamaicans in New York rallied with purposeful prayers to give thanks for their island’s 52 years of independence and also for the longevity of one of its oldest organization in the United States. Continue Reading →

Kalakuta Republic Was Fela’s Harlem

Fela Anikulapo KutiBy Vinette K. Pryce

On Emancipation Day, Aug. 1 two colorful Black men were revealed in document and a bio-pic that probably enlightened more than a few about the making of legends. Continue Reading →

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