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On the "A" w/Souleo: Dance Exhibition Celebrates 'Firsts' While Looking to the Future

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

There was the body of a civil rights leader shot down, and rising from that tragedy would be the bodies of young and motivated African-American dancers ready to lead the charge of challenging racism head-on in the world of dance.

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 04.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Francis Levy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

What does it feel like to be loved for one's beauty or perfection? Naturally, it's something that everyone who has never had that kind of beauty or t...

Afternoon of a Faun: A Life of Dancer Tanaquil LeClercq

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Tanaquil LeClercq was a lithe, angular beauty, a dancer who graced ballet until polio struck, paralyzing her and ending her career at age 27. Nursing ...

Ballet Star Frederic Franklin to Be Honored in Oct 14th Memorial Celebration

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The dance world lost a ballet great of the 20th century earlier this year, and American Ballet Theatre, with whom he performed into his 90's, is throwing a big bash in his honor

Julee Wilson

Last Night In New York City: Dance Theatre Of Harlem's 'Vision Gala'

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.29.2012 | Black Voices

At the Dance Theatre of Harlem's "Vision Gala" Tuesday night in New York City, special guest host Soledad O'Brien and the evening's honorary chairpers...

The Dream: Diversity in the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Why, given so much social progress, have we failed to produce more leading arts organizations of color? I think there are two different answers.

ARTISTS SPEAK: Talking With Dance Theatre Of Harlem's Arthur Mitchell

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"I didn't want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals," says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century's noblest classical dancers, who ...

Homo-Harlem: Learning How to be Gay from Movies

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Henry Adams

Yesterday, I saw the season's gay hit move of the summer, Sex in the City II, which has received such bad reviews, but my friends and I quite enjoyed ...

African-American Firsts In New York

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In 1911, Samuel Battle became the "first black officer to join" the NYPD. Today, nearly 100 years later, the intersection at West 135th Street and Le...