GOSPEL HILL Greed and idealism collide in this powerful narrative staring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Nia Long and Giancarlo Esposito. Tensions of the past resurface, as a town and its people struggle with age-old issues of the politics of prejudice. Images of past and present blend seamlessly as reminders of lessons yet [...]
Off-Broadway Limited Engagement 2 Weeks Only: August 12 – 16 and August 19 – 23 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater 416 West 42nd Street â€¢ NYC (between 9th Av & 10th Av) … ANOTHER MAN’S POISON reveals the irony of the sweet revenge of success set in the fascinating backdrop of prime time television. [...]
Join Dorothy Gale and her friends as they, “ease on down the road” to the Emerald City where they meet the most powerful and coolest ruler in all of children’s literature – The Wiz. The Harlem Repertory Theatre’s entertaining and energetic interpretation of this African American Musical theatre classic is certain to please audiences young [...]
The 2nd annual Blogging While Brown Conference will be held at the University Center in Chicago,Illinois on June 19-20, 2009. Blogging While Brown was created to give Bloggers of Color an opportunity to meet, discuss current issues affecting them, and learn about the latest technology that will assist them with publishing their work. The conference [...]
In celebration of the enormous contributions of women in the arts 651 ARTS dedicates its 20th Anniversary Season to women artists of African descent. The season concludes with a program featuring performances by some of the most influential Black contemporary dancer/choreographers in history: Germaine Acogny, Carmen de Lavallade, Dianne McIntyre, Bebe Miller and Jawole Willa [...]
Melba Tolliver, New York City’s first Black TV news anchorwoman, was fired when she wore her Afro to cover the White House; now a Black family lives there.
The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and there’s lots to do around the city. Be sure to check Around-NYC.com daily to find great thing to do around the city, read articles and discover other people around the city.
In honor of St. Philip’s Church’s 200th Anniversary, you’re invited to attend its Women’s Day Celebration as they present Harriet Washington and her book Medical Apartheid to the Harlem community. Ms. Washington will be discussing minority health issues, the need for participation in properly conducted therapeutic research, and the need for health care reform. Date: [...]
A Look Back — Organic: Acoustic Diaries with Planet Ubiquity, PJ Morton, Yahzarah, and Jaguar Wright at SOBs
Organic: Acoustic Diaries MC Chinah Blac ***** Organic: Acoustic Diaries had a wallop of an artist listing at SOB’s last week. Â Planet Ubiquity — a live alternative hip-hop group who will rock you, PJ Morton — the storm before the calm, Yahzarah — the chocolate morsel with a voice like what and the headliner Jaguar [...]
The off-Broadway gospel stage musical Mama I Want To Sing! comes to the big screen this fall. The majority of the film has been made but filming will continue throughout Harlem during the month of May. The all star cast includes Ciara, Lynn Whitfield, Billy Zane, Hill Harper, Kim Porter, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Kevin [...]
Myraline Morris Whitaker founded the Sister Soldier Project out of her desire to fulfill a specific need for our Sister Soldiers. Whitaker found that critical ethnic personal hair care products, products important to the quality of life for these women, were simply not available through normal channels during their tours of duty in the Middle [...]
A friend sent me a link to a story about a little girl needing a bone marrow transplant. All sorts of thoughts came to mind. I definitely believe in blood donation and know there is a definite need for minorities to do this more, but I’m still thinking would I really help out a stranger [...]
AroundHarlem.com and Around-NYC.com are participating in The Red Pump Project. The Project is a collection of women bloggers (75 at last count) who are committed to educating their readers about the HIV/AIDS virus. A Red Pump was chosen to represent the strength and courage of women fighting HIV/AIDS or those affected by the disease both [...]
AroundHarlem.com and Around-NYC.com are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day by providing information on resources and events concerning the prevention of HIV and AIDS. We are also participating in The Red Pump Project. The Project is a collection of women bloggers (75 105 [...]
Chuck D and D. L. Hughley have a discussion with Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. They discuss Steele’s suggestion for the Republican Party build a relationship with members of the hip hop community to diversify the Republican party.
Emory Douglas worked as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the Party disbanded in the 1980s providing graphic art for the party’s newspaper, The Black Panther. Colette Gaiter, a university art professor states that “Douglas was the most prolific and persistent graphic agitator in the American Black Power movements. [...]
People from all walks of life flock to New York City, but Harlem attracts the best and brightest of Black America. Some America’s grandest young tastemakers now call the neighborhood home. They work hard and play harder, living life to the fullest while acknowledging the past and claiming the future. The glamorous lives of this [...]