Giacomo Gates and Souleo Podcast

Listen to the Special HW Radio Podcast show with host Danny Tisdale as he talks with Harlem musician Giacomo Gates new CD based on Gil Scott Heron’s Harlmem album and Souleo talks his event the New York Public Library Celebrates Pride Month and the Arts series. June 19th, at 2 pm. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate,…

Big Maybelle Louis Smith, Harlem (video)

Mabel Louise Smith was born in Jackson Tennessee (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972). In the early nineteen thirties the young Mabel won an amateur singing contest in Memphis, and decided that performing was for her. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post…

Canada Lee Born in Harlem (video)

Lee was born as ‘Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata on March 3, 1907 in Harem, New York City. He was raised by his West Indian parents in Harlem, NY. 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.

Harlem’s Duke Ellington, Photograph By Lee Tanner (video)

Duke Ellington When his drummer Sonny Greer was invited to join the Wilber Sweatman Orchestra in New York City, Ellington made the fateful decision to leave behind his successful career in Washington, D.C., and move to Harlem, becoming one of the figures of the Harlem Renaissance. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and…

The Senator Chuck Allen III Scholarship Fund

Senator Chuck Allen III Scholarship Fund is now receiving applications for the 2011 Scholarship Fund season. Minority students are encouraged to apply. The Fund is seeking motivated high school seniors who exhibit leadership and are involved in the betterment of the community. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for…

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie In Harlem (video)

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (pronounced /ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer. 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.