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Langston Hughes pioneered jazz poetry and led the Harlem Renaissance. #BlackGlory
After 91 years, New Yorkers can finally dance in bars.
History has shown us that people will fight for love's integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives.
There is one artistic voice that stands out above the rest as pivotal to the national conversation around race, identity and social justice. That is the voice of John Jennings, visual artist pioneer and author.
I couldn't believe I was going to a music festival honoring the famous Billy Strayhorn at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago -- "Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn." It felt as if I was attending a homecoming of sorts.
"Growing up in NYC, playing ball and being fly were the most important things to me and my peers. We all wanted to be in the NBA and dress the best. I wanted to combine the two as a tribute to our childhood."
Harlem is jumping! A revival of its Renaissance culture is being ushered in by Mr. Refined Lifestyle Magazine. Mr. Refined hosted its 2nd Annual Bougie Brunch at Cheri French Bistro in Harlem.
Grandmother You sit Wrapped in your Persian melon colored blanket Rock back and forth On that old rusty country porch Whom
David Shuff met Barker while working with his therapy dog at the Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home in Brooklyn
“It just felt so good doing it,” Barker says in the video above. “Because that music -- I just get carried away in it.” Living
As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.
Walker's attack has traction for the same reason extremist forces have been able to attack education across the country. The purpose and cultural logic of education have shrunk, creating vulnerabilities.
For many, science itself is at least partly to blame for higher education's travails, to the extent that it has become higher education's leading edge.
Langston Hughes -- the poet, novelist, playwright, and short-story writer -- was born 113 years ago yesterday.
And who shall separate the dust What later we shall be: Whose keen discerning eye will scan And solve the mystery? Common
Hurston has written several short stories, books and novels over the years but her most famous work is "Their Eyes Were Watching
The new Broadway revue After Midnight squeezes so much song, dance, and fanfare into just 90 minutes that you'll need to catch your breath at the show's ending.
Harlem is alive and thriving, more so now than ever before, and in many cases food is at the center of Harlem's new economic growth. Within the midst of great history and cultural diversity lies a food side of Harlem just waiting to be discovered by those foodies who seek it.
African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities have always existed in Harlem, residing here since this former Dutch enclave became America's Black Mecca in the 1920s.
Besides the classroom component, what's the life lesson you've learned through all of this that you want kids to get? I don't