Harlem Cultural Festival, “The Black Woodstock,” Harlem, New York, 1969 (Video)

The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as Black Woodstock) was a series of music concerts held in Harlem in New York City during the summer of 1969 to celebrate African American music and culture and to promote the continued politics of black pride. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Changing The Face Of Cannabis Ownership: A 6-Point Plan For Black Equity

By Regina Smith, Harlem Business Alliance

Oakland, Calif., native Tucky Blunt was arrested 15 years ago for an $80 marijuana sale that ended up changing the trajectory of his life. Continue Reading →

Join The 21st Annual The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series In Harlem

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series — the first Academy Qualifying Film Festival devoted to women filmmakers — will present an exciting lineup of films dedicated to self-care, wellness, and healing.

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Public Art Takes Root Across 110th Street In Harlem

Marcus Garvey Park, like all of Harlem, is contested space. It was named for the Pan-Africanist leader in 1973, but the adjoining landmarked district retains the old name, Mount Morris Park. Continue Reading →

The 8th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival At Maysles In Harlem

black panther party1Produced by the Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY and Maysles Cinema. 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party and the buzz surrounding this historic milestone is electrifying. Continue Reading →