NY Profiling Claims Expose The MACY’SPD?

Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything. VIDEO “We re-imagine,…

Avoid These 5 Holiday Scams

’Tis the season to be careful. As you make your lists and check them twice, don’t forget to keep your eyes open for scammers who try to take your goodwill — and leave you with nothing to show for it. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture.…

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,…

Souleo: Stax Records Book Explores ssues of race

Stax Records was more than a music machine releasing hits by the likes of Otis Redding and The Staple Singers. 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.

Strivers Art Circuit, Self-guided walking Tour of Harlem Art

The tour is for public viewing and selling of work, consisting of art studios and venues in the Strivers Row corridor, this Circuit is a collaboration created to develop a hub of arts activity and thereby gain increased visibility and exposure for SAC participants. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of…

Bert Williams, Harlem

Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.” VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem…