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Harlem Week “Summer in the City” this Saturday, August 19

It’s always one of the best days to celebrate during HarlemWeek, so come out this Saturday, August 19th and enjoy all of the “Summer in the City” events on this glorious day uptown! 135th street from St. Nicholas Avenue to… Continue Reading →

Quote: Langston Hughes (Personal)

Personal In an envelope marked: Personal God addressed me a letter. In an envelope marked: Personal I have given my answer. Click here to view the inspiration behind this post.

QUOTE: Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

QUOTE: Rumi “Raise your words”

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” Rumi (*also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī)

QUOTE: Nelson Mandela

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” ~ Nelson Mandela

QUOTE: Haruki Murakami

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Haruki Murakami

QUOTE: Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

QUOTE: Maya Angelou “The free bird leaps”

“The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.” ~ Maya Angelou

Harlem Haiku (#HarlemHaiku) No. 4 – Harlem On Fire

HARLEM ON FIRE Harlem is on fire Bright lights big city uptown Another rebirth -Herve Jean-Baptiste @HJeanBaptiste This Haiku is part of the ongoing response to our piece regarding Haiku’s about Harlem.   Click here to view previous responses. We will continue… Continue Reading →

#HarlemHaiku (#3)

HARLEM LIFE Harness and Evolve Forever Art and Culture Change Is Gonna Come -ODX Consulting @ODXConsulting – – – This Haiku is part of the ongoing response to our piece regarding Haiku’s about Harlem.   Click here to view previous responses. We will… Continue Reading →

Featured HarlemHaiku No 2 (#HarlemHaiku)

Below is this week’s featured response to our piece regarding Haiku’s about Harlem. Harlem, riddle me Still roots radiate boldly It cultures my mind -Carlos Sebastian @carlossguzman We will continue to share a new HarlemHaiku each week. If you post a… Continue Reading →

Submit your Harlem Haiku – Harlem in 17 Syllables #harlemhaiku

For National Poetry Month, The New York Times asked readers to write haiku about the city. “Haiku (俳句 high-koo) are short poems consisting of three lines of five, seven and five syllables.   More specifically: • Only three lines. • First line must… Continue Reading →

Quote Of The Week: Ryunosuke Satoro

“Individually, We are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro *The works of Ryunosuke Satoro have been translated in countless world languages and continue to inspire people of all ages and cultures beyond borders.

QUOTE: Nas (Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones)

“The hardest thing is to forgive, but God does, even if you murdered or robbed, ya it’s wrong, but God loves, take one step toward him he’ll take two toward you, even when all else fails, God’ll support you.” –… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust * Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la… Continue Reading →

QUOTE: Mother Teresa “Kind Words”

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak. But their echoes are endless.” – Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was the recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. In late 2003, she was beatified, the third step… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s last vestiges of Fall

We thought we had missed it. But we managed to glimpse it. The last whispers. Voiced in stunning visual vocabulary. Carried by crisp brisk breezes. Across Harlem’s ice blue sky.

LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER at CARNEGIE HALL – Kids Helping Kids for Clean Water in Haiti

Chad Harper (Hip Hop Saves Lives) and Negus World bring you  “Let’s Take It Higher” at Carnegie Hall November 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 pm.  A Kids Helping Kids Benefit Concert for Clean Water in Haiti.  Please repost and retweet or… Continue Reading →

Harlem jazz pianist wins a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award

Harlem resident Vijay Iyer, 41, the jazz pianist and composer known for collaborations with poets wins a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award.  He is one of 24 people who will each recieve a $625,000. stipend. The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who… Continue Reading →

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