West Harlem #RockThoseReads Community Service Project

 On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the southeast corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Total Equity Now (TEN) will once again engage an intergenerational team of volunteers in promoting reading as a key component of who we are and what we do here in Harlem.

Harlem Celebrates Women’s History Month 2014

By Lil Nickelson On the evening of Monday, March 3rd, 2014 the Harlem Arts Alliance (“HAA”), the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (“GHCC”) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted “Twelve Women of Distinction” Twelve Women of Distinction program to kick off Women’s History Month. 

HW Pick: Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man

The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture are pleased to announce a major collaboration celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s greatest writers, Ralph Ellison. On Saturday, March 1, 2014—a century after Ellison’s birth in Oklahoma City—Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man will kick…

Harlem’s Dr. Khalil Muhammad on WNYC

Today on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Monique Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and the author of Black Stats: African Americans by the Number in the Twenty-First Century and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, joined host Brian Lehrer to discuss the…

Mount Morris Park

Mount Morris Park Historic District was designated a historic district by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1971. It is a large 16-block area in west central Harlem. The boundaries are West 118th and West 124th Streets, Fifth Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue). “Doctor’s Row” comprises the nearby stretch of…

The Last Poets: 40th Anniversary

“Before RAP knew its name, there was a group of ambitious young men who reflected the harsh spirit of their times and whose work remains prophetic and inspirational today. Born in Harlem on May 19, 1968 , The Last Poets spoke out as few other musical groups had, or have since, about racism, poverty and…