Boo at the Apollo for Halloween – Amateur Night Finals

On Wednesday, October 31st, the place known for booing will celebrate the spookiest night of the year with the final showdown of the 2012 Amateur Night season – Super Top Dog. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British…

Walter’s World: 2011 Harlem Fine Arts Show

By Walter Rutledge A civilization is ultimately defined not by what it does, but by what it leaves behind. It defines a people, and since antiquity speaks to the one race- the human race. The 2011 Harlem Fine Arts Show will present the fifteenth annual exhibition Friday, February 25 to Sunday February 27 in the…

Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston 1891 – 1960

Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Zora Neale Hurston on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. VIDEO “We re-imagine,…

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne(born June 30, 1917) is an American singer and actress. She has recorded and performed extensively, independently and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Benny Carter and Billy Eckstine. She currently lives in New York City and no longer makes public appearances. VIDEO…

Disney’s First Black Princess

  By: Dontré L. Conerly Belle. Ariel. Jasmine. Chances are, you know these names as just a few of Disney’s magical princesses from such classic tales as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Aladdin. After 10 years, since it introduced Chinese warrior princess, Mulan, in 1998, the Disney royal court unveiled its first…

Harlemite Sean John Combs

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the…

Broadway Star Carrie Compere Visits Music Students During Black History Month Celebration In Harlem

Education Through Music, a nonprofit that provides music education to 36,000 New York City students, and partner school P.S. 125 – The Ralph Bunche School in Harlem are thrilled to celebrate Black History month with Broadway’s Carrie Compere. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This…