Op-Ed: President Obama And The Baltimore Riots

By Michael McQuillan The Baltimore riots are heart-rending and wrong.  But it is also wrong to misconstrue First Amendment protest rights as for mere venting.  Its purpose, as the Bill of Rights makes clear, is to “petition the government for a redress of grievance.”  VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of…

Harlem’s Carver Federal Savings Struggles To Survive

Harlem’s Carver Federal Savings, the largest African-American bank in the nation, is in a struggle for survival — hit by troubles that have knocked out most of the once-thriving black banks across the country. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in…

VOODOO, A Harlem Renaissance Opera In Harlem

Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players join forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman. 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.

The Renaissance Theater And Casino, Harlem NY, 1923

If one walks along Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (aka Seventh Avenue) in Harlem today, they will see, for the first time in over 90 years, a vacant lot on the east side of the thoroughfare between West 137th and West 138th Streets. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This…

HAWT™ 2014 Tenth Year Anniversary

HAWT™ (Harlem Art Walking Tour) – a satellite program of Casa Frela Gallery –will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014. 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.

2nd Annual AA Hep. C Action Day In Harlem

In support of National African American Hepatitis C Action Day, a coalition of community healthcare organizations are hosting a Hepatitis C Community Health Fair in Harlem. 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.