2nd Annual Literacy Across Harlem Book Drive 2013

All high-quality books donated between now and December 21st(*) will be presented this weekend to families residing in homeless shelters, women involved in the criminal justice system who are rebuilding positive lives for themselves and their young children, foster-care organizations serving Harlem families, adult learners striving to improve their literacy skills, and havens for victims…

Harlem’s CB 10 Assault on Safer Streets and Better Buses?

According to Streetsblog.org they say that with Harlem’s Community Board 10, there is apparently no such thing as a street redesign worth pursuing. 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.

Dan Burley’s Original Handbook of Harlem Jive (1944)

Harlem in the early 1940s was a place in flux. Though the Renaissance had ended a decade or so earlier, the cultural scene was still quite vibrant, with legendary jazz musicians, dancers, and entertainers of all sorts performing regularly in its many nightclubs. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness,…

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Speaking In Harlem, 1967

We’re not sure where he is speaking in the photograph, bu the figure he strikes says it all of Harlem‘s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.. 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.

In Honor Of World Aids Day: For Those Who Have Passed

The first known cases of HIV/AIDS were discovered in the early 80’s. Though much wasn’t known about the disease or how to effectively slow it down at first, there have been great strides in treatment and more and more HIV-positive people are learning to live longer lives with the disease. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and…