Louise Meriwether And Bridgett Davis In Conversation At The Harlem Arts Salon

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Novelist, essayist, journalist, and activist, published her first and critically acclaimed book, Daddy Was a Number Runner (with an introduction by James Baldwin) in 1970, using auto-biographical elements about growing up in Harlem during the Depression in the era after the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents A Discussion On The Works Of James Baldwin In Harlem

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The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will welcome writers Nicholas Boggs, Gabrielle Bellot, and Elizabeth Howard to discuss works by American novelist and social critic James Baldwin. Continue Reading →

The Abyssinian Baptist Church’s Book Ministry Reads Grant Harper Reid’s Harlem Bible

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The Abyssinian Baptist Church’s Sister to Sister Book Ministry will have a Holiday Gathering Brunch to discuss their December book selection. Continue Reading →

Mr. Soul! Ellis Haizlip And the Birth of Black Power TV (Video)

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Right on the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, one fearless Black pioneer reconceived a Harlem Renaissance for a new era, ushering giants and rising stars of Black American culture onto the national television stage. Continue Reading →

Hip, Hip, Hooray, Harlem’s Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Continue Reading →

Carl Sandburg Inducted Into The American Poets Corner At St. John The Divine In Harlem

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The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will celebrate the legacy of American poet, editor and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg (1878 –1967) with his induction into its American Poets Corner. Continue Reading →

The Terrie M. Williams Agency Closing

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Terrie M. Williams, one of the country’s premiere public relations professionals, whose firm has represented some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports and business, has announced that the company that bears her name will be closing in September 2018. Continue Reading →

Raoul Peck Talks “The Young Karl Marx” At Build

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Written and directed by director of “I’m Not Your Negro,” about Harlem’s James Baldwin Raoul Peck, “The Young Karl Marx” follows a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx as he embarks, with his wife Jenny, on the road to exile in an age that has created both new prosperity and new problems. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s James Baldwin “Pin Drop Speech” At Cambridge University, 1965 (Video)

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Harlem’s James Baldwin delivers earth shattering speech with Harlem as his starting point in talking about all black folks at Cambridge University during a debate with William F. Buckley in 1965.

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France: Introducing The Saint-Paul de Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence Program

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of the death of James Baldwin, the France-based nonprofit association Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin announces plans to award to an emerging writer a one-month fellowship in Saint-Paul de Vence, the village on the Cote d’Azur where for 17 years Baldwin made his home. Continue Reading →