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

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 →

Harlem Fave And World Poet, Ntozake Shange 1948 – 2018

Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018, was an American playwright and poet. As a Black feminist, she addressed issues relating to race and Black power in much of her work. Continue Reading →

Yara Shahidi On What It Means For Her “To Be a Black Girl”

By Yara Shahidi for Google Arts & Culture

To be a black girl is to be one of the reasons the universe thrives.

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Between The Lines: A Good Cry By Nikki Giovanni Free At The Schomburg In Harlem

The latest poetry collection by Nikki Giovanni, A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter, pays homage to her personal memories of family, friends, and students who have shaped her life and ruminations on aging. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “The Artists’ And Writers’ Cookbook” By Natalie Eve Garrett

51ydtgiykl-_sx397_bo1204203200_The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook is a collection of personal, food-related stories with recipes from 76 contemporary artists and writers. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Premiere Of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez In NY

sonia sanchez in baddddThe New York premiere of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. 

“I want to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.”

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