Grammy Winner Nile Rodgers Featured On TV One’s ‘Unsung’ (video)

Next Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10PM/ET TV One’s NAACP Image Award-winning hour-long music documentary Unsung features the story of Nile Rodgers, newly-minted Grammy winner for record of the year in the best pop duo/group performance category collaborating with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on the record “Get Lucky.” VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem…

Harlem’s Gil Scott-Heron On TV One’s ‘Unsung’ (video)

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10PM/ET TV One’s NAACP Image Award-winning hour-long music documentary Unsung features Harlemite Gil Scott-Heron. 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.

Seitu’s World: Saluting Jazz and Gospel At The Apollo Theater

Seitu Oronde was on the road again covering the Greater Harlem of Chamber of Commerce mega Concert Saluting Jazz and Gospel Tonight at the Apollo Theater. 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.

The Niggerati Manor In Harlem

The Niggerati was the name used, with deliberate irony, by Wallace Thurman for the group of young African American artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. “Niggerati” is a portmanteau of “nigger” and “literati”. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in…

Souleo: MLK, Redefined As A Politician

As the nation prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20, actor Brandon J. Dirden hopes that people will not only remember King as a powerful reverend and activist, but also as an astute politician. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This…

John E. (Jack) Nail, Harlem Real Estate Mogul

John E. (Jack) Nail, a successful Harlem realtor, was born in New London, Connecticut in 1883.  His parents, Elizabeth and John B. Nail, moved to New York City where the senior Nail bought a hotel, restaurant, and billiard parlor after working for a time in a gambling house. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural…

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…