Construction At 149th Street Sugar Hill, NY 1915

Construction at 149th Street in the (“Take the A train…”) area of the Sugar Hill (or Hamilton Heights) area on March 20, Harlem, New York in 1918 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.

‘Belle’ and Africans in Europe, 1440-1700’s (video)

By Tod Roulette After 235 years an intimate family heirloom painting has been exposed to the world showing not just layers of soot and dusty varnish but the secretive social customs, hierarchy and race prejudices of 18th century aristocratic English society. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the…

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. 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.

NYCHA Begins Reno At Randolph Houses

Nearly ten years ago, the New York City Housing Authority relocated tenants in Harlem’s Randolph Houses, telling them that the buildings were going to be renovated, but nothing ever happened and the dilapidate 19th century structures continued to decay. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….”…

Knicks Tap Phil Jackson For Prez

With a $60 million commitment, team owner James Dolan hopes spending more money will finally yield fewer problems for the moribund franchise. Madison Square Garden played host Tuesday to yet another event proclaiming itself to be moment zero in the renaissance of the New York Knicks basketball franchise. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural…

Dining With Miss Lil: Minton’s Playhouse is a Must

The last time I was in Minton’s Playhouse was in May 2012.  With the permission of the owner of the space New York businessman Richard Parsons, Jazzmobile, Inc. hosted jazz music here as part of their contribution to the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of…

‘Under the Radar’ Art Series with Lenore Brown

Barbara Russell, the curator for the Under the Radar Art Series, is very happy to feature Lenore Browne’s photographic work during the New Year because her work has the same elegance and distinction as a glass of New Years Eve champagne. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the…