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 →

Harlem’s James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)

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james baldwinJames Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Continue Reading →

Grammy-Nominated Meshell Ndegeocello Talks Theatrical Work “Can I Get A Witness?” In Harlem

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meshell-ndegeocello1Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello will discuss her upcoming multidisciplinary theatrical work “Can I Get A Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin,” on November 29th, 2016 at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. Continue Reading →

James Baldwin On “Beautiful” Harlem Streets NY 1963

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In his speech and writings, James Baldwin describes a bleak, lonely, hungry exile in which he and all American blacks, whatever their station and fortune, go from dawn to dusk in constant terror. His early exile began in Harlem's streets which he later said were filled with beautiful black people despoiled by the pressure of the white world. He is shown walking on a street in New York, June 19, 1963. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)

Novelist, playwright, and essaying James Baldwin on the street of his hometown in Harlem, New York, June 3, 1963.

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