The Apollo Goes Global

Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater may finally be realizing its potential. The storied music venue is transforming itself into a multidisciplinary performing-arts center with global reach that could rival such competitors as New York City Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the…

Jesse Jackson’s RainbowPUSH Pushes Inclusion

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education  Fund  announced Wednesday at a press briefing during of the 17th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit it is imperative corporations cease locking out minorities on corporate boards and financial transactions. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post…

In Public Housing, Units Languish in Limbo

Two years ago, Chastity Ciprian said she asked about the two top-floor apartments, long vacant in her four-story building at Harlem River Houses, a public-housing project at the northern tip of Manhattan. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with…

Senator Adriano Espaillat Calls For ‘Troopergate,’ Resignation

From a statement today by West Harlem Senator Adriano Espaillat: “Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni’s weeks-overdue resignation marks the conclusion of the first chapter of ‘Troopergate on-the-Hudson,’ but there is more work to be done to ensure the dangerous politicization of public infrastructure does not occur again. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions…

Allan Houston’s 2nd Annual Charity Poker Tournament

By Seitu Oronde This star-studded charity event at Espace, 635 West 42nd Street, benefited the non-profit, the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF) and sponsored by Sean John Fashions. 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.

Sharpton Plans Community Meeting Regarding Slave Grave In The Bronx

Federal scientists using sophisticated ground-penetrating radar have bolstered the findings of Bronx schoolkids and their teacher that a long-forgotten burial ground for Indian and African slaves exists in a city park in Hunts Point. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in…