“Small Talk At 125th And Lenox,” 1970, By Gil Scott-Heron (Video)

By John Bush

A New Black Poet, Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, also known simply as Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, is the debut album of soul music and jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, released in 1970 on Flying Dutchman Records.

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NYC Announces Four New Monuments Honoring Female Leaders As Part Of She Built NYC Initiative

Today, First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen announced the next four monuments as a part of She Built NYC, an initiative to honor the trailblazing women who have helped shape New York City while addressing the absence of female statues in our public realm. Continue Reading →

Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →

Andra Day Covers “Strange Fruit” Joins Google In Support of “Lynching In America” (Video)

Andra Day, the award-winning singer, songwriter, and philanthropist, released today a recording and music video for Strange Fruit, the historic song originally recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Reel Sisters Honors Actress Nicole Beharie

On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will honor pioneering actresses and Harlem resident Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow) and Vinie Burrows (Walk Together Children) at our 20th Anniversary awards celebration. Continue Reading →

NDI’s Harlem State Of Mind End Of Year Performance

On June 17 – 19th, 2017, two hundred children from across New York City showcased the spirit of Harlem at National Dance Institute’s culminating Event of the Year, Harlem Night Song.  Continue Reading →

History Of A Song, “Underneath The Harlem Moon,” By Harlem’s Mack Gordon (Videos)

This post has very little to do with authenticity, I’m afraid. It’s more about race, irony, and the way a song’s meaning changes over time. Continue Reading →