My Grandmother’s Harlem Renaissance Wedding

By A’Lelia Bundles Langston Hughes called A’Lelia Walker “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s” Whenever I see my grandmother Mae’s 1923 wedding photographs, I can’t help but marvel at the elegance and extravagance. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership…

“The Black Star Steamship Line,” At The Harlem Pier

The shining star of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association UNIA movement offices were located at 54-56 West 135th Street was the Black Star Steamship Line, Inc., from 1919 to 1922 (pictured above on the Harlem Pier). VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post…

Walter’s World: Creative Outlet (with video)

By Walter Rutledge Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet Dance Company is one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets. Founded in 1994 Creative Outlet is a dance company, which has performed nationally and internationally, a school that has an outstanding track record of developing professional artists, an Arts-in-Educations programs that has provided arts programming in over forty inner-city schools,…

Walter’s World: Harlem Dance Caravan (with video)

By Walter Rutledge [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Vth0K49xI&w=420&h=315] The Faison Firehouse and Summerstage presented Harlem Dance Caravan on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in the village of Harlem. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership…

Interview: Monique Hedmann, Harlem Hospital

Monique Hedmann The Harlemite works at Harlem Hospital and with Harlem Tai Chi guru Dr. Robert Woodbine on the upcoming Tai Chi and Qigong workshop, Saturday, October 13th, 2012 in Mount Morris Park. Here, she talks about Harlem Hospital Center, working with Dr. Robert Woodbine, physical and mental health in Harlem. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate,…

Salters Scene: SummerStage-The Glasper Experiment

It was a great evening in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Tuesday August 7th, 2012. There was standing room only at SummerStage’s free concert. 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.