October 2015

Halloween in Harlem

It’s Halloween in Harlem!  Here’s what’s going on in the neighborhood this weekend! Harlem Nights Michael Jackson Thriller:  New Harlem Besame – Friday, 30 October – 8 pm – 12 am   Howl-o-ween Pet Adoptathon – Bohemia Realty    … Continue Reading →

How Black Millennials Are Changing the Face of Travel

These are the faces of the Black Travel Movement Source: How Black Millennials Are Changing the Face of Travel | TIME

Abdul-Jabbar to Discuss Mycroft Holmes Backstory at MIST Harlem

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, along with writing partner Anna Waterhouse, have published a riveting, untold backstory of Mycroft Holmes, brother of Sherlock Holmes.  They have, with familiar third-person narrative, suspense and astute historical precision, offered a cultural perspective that weaves a sophisticated story… Continue Reading →

Quote: Rihanna – on being self-aware

I wanted to ask her about being a young black woman with power in America but it seemed somehow wrong to speak of this; maybe she was postracial now. So I directed my question to a younger Rihanna, and asked… Continue Reading →

With ‘Being Mary Jane,’ Mara Brock Akil Specializes in Portraits of Black Women – The New York Times

The show runner gets ready for her final season on this BET series, before aiming for larger network audiences. Source: With ‘Being Mary Jane,’ Mara Brock Akil Specializes in Portraits of Black Women – The New York Times

Where are Citibikes in Harlem?

The bike-share program will host two meetings in November to collect community feedback. Good question.  Today nowhere.  Tomorrow everywhere?  The Program wants to know where Bikes are wanted and needed.  Take this opportunity to let the Program know where Bike’s are needed… Continue Reading →

#Black Lives Matter Movement Tells Typical Story of Surveillance

We recently heard from Alicia Garza of ColorofChange: Two years ago, my team and I created #BlackLivesMatter to address anti-Black racism and state sanctioned violence against our communities. It is an affirmation of the humanity of Black people and an… Continue Reading →

The Color Purple Complete Casting Announced

Producers Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, and Tom Siracusa are proud to announce complete casting for this fall’s highly anticipated production of THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. PHOENIX BEST, DWAYNE CLARK, LAWRENCE CLAYTON, CARRIE COMPERE,… Continue Reading →

Be Inspired: Zanele Muholi’s Transformations

Source: Zanele Muholi’s Transformations –                 A short piece about an amazingly intelligent and piercing artist.  Would love to see her work at Harlem’s Studio Museum.  Wouldn’t you?  

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