Ahead of its PBS premiere, ‘ALTHEA,’ the story of tennis champion Althea Gibson (1927-2003), will screen at the Schomburg Center on August 25.
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ELLE Magazine visits the First Lady of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music collective, Teyana Taylor, for a street chic photo shoot in Harlem, New York.
Filmed in and around Harlem’s Owens Funeral Home and iconic Malcolm X Boulevard, the visuals for AKUA’s “One’s Company” are quite lovely, albeit haunting.
Preceded by over 60 years of racist cartoon depictions of Black people, the 1970s marked an animated revolution that changed the way Black children saw themselves. ‘Funky Turns 40,’ a traveling retrospective exhibit will celebrate this legacy at Harlem’s Schomburg Center starting February 5th.
On November 23rd, Harlem’s Dwyer Cultural Center will host the the Caribbean Contemporary Art Exhibition and a panel discussion titled, “Examining the Caribbean Presence in Harlem.”
The lovely ladies of New York City’s diverse Brown Girls Burlesque will bring the heat with their Hot and Bothered show on July 25, 2013 at Camaradas in East Harlem.
New York City-based street artist Jay Shells has been covering the city with rap lyrics by Biggie Smalls, Mos Def, Nas, Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Redman.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson and wife Maya Gate Haile are using their starpower to improve lives in Ethiopia with their new organization, Three Goats.
Fashion and style site, Afrizion, enlists the beauty of America’s Next Top Model contestant Lauren Caress for its March 2013 edition.
101.5’s Breakfast Club helps Harlem take its “Shake” back with a remix by Kid The Wiz and Tweek Tune, and some amazingly limber teens.
On January 12th, Harlem’s Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture will hold the historic neighborhood’s first Black Comic Book Festival. The full day of activities includes a film screening of ‘White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books,’ a pop-up art exhibition in honor of legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby, discussions, workshops and more!
Yelling To The Sky, the highly-acclaimed Victoria Mahoney film, opened in New York City on December 14th, and will soon release to iTunes, Amazon, Roku and all other video on demand (VOD) outlets. The film is still playing in two theaters: Cinema Village (22 East 21st Street) and Imagenation (2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd).
East Harlem’s first ever ‘Harvest Festival’ is set to take place on October 26th and 27th — two days full of food music and fun for kids and adults!
Any photographer, or person remotely interested in photography should be excited for this new exhibit honoring the legendary Gordon Parks, ‘Gordon Parks: 100 Years.’ NYC’s International Center of Photography is displaying more than 50 of his most memorable pieces including photographs that documented the civil rights era and America’s struggles with racism, urban and rural poverty and politics.
The first-ever TEDxHarlem, a day-long symposium featuring the best leaders and thinkers of our time, will be held at the world famous Apollo Theater on March 27th. The event aims to provoke conversations that help propel both Harlem and the global community forward.
Harlem’s “Picasso,” whose artwork transformed the community for 25 years, will have an exhibit on Feb. 10th and 11th.
This April, head over to the Apollo Cafe for some Soul and R&B relief.