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Harlem Renaissance

Hot in Harlem: Mr. Refined's Brunch

Ronda Lee | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ronda Lee

Harlem is jumping! A revival of its Renaissance culture is being ushered in by Mr. Refined Lifestyle Magazine. Mr. Refined hosted its 2nd Annual Bougie Brunch at Cheri French Bistro in Harlem.

Grandmother to Child

Quassan Castro | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Grandmother You sit Wrapped in your Persian melon colored blanket Rock back and forth On that old rusty country porch Whom the neighbors across the st...

102-Year-Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer Sees Herself On Film For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts

Alice Barker was a chorus dancer during the Harlem Renaissance and just celebrated her 102nd birthday, but she had never seen herself on film. Until n...

Watch 102-Year-Old Former Star See Footage Of Her Young Self Dancing For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.22.2015 | Good News

Living to 102 years old don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing. Just ask Alice Barker, who recently celebrated her 102nd birthday. Thou...

She-roes From A to Z

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.

Walker's "Drafting Error" and the Democratic Promise of Executive Function

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Walker's attack has traction for the same reason extremist forces have been able to attack education across the country. The purpose and cultural logic of education have shrunk, creating vulnerabilities.

Democracy's Education: Stirrings of Change

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.04.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

For many, science itself is at least partly to blame for higher education's travails, to the extent that it has become higher education's leading edge.

Celebrating Writer Langston Hughes -- Black, Red and Gay

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.04.2015 | Books
Peter Dreier

Langston Hughes -- the poet, novelist, playwright, and short-story writer -- was born 113 years ago yesterday.

Daily Meditation: Shared Humanity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Happy Birthday, Zora Neale Hurston!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Born on January 7th 1891, today marks author and activist Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd birthday. Google chose to honor the icon with a Google Doodle....

After Midnight, the Stars Come Out

Danny Groner | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

The new Broadway revue After Midnight squeezes so much song, dance, and fanfare into just 90 minutes that you'll need to catch your breath at the show's ending.

Savoring Harlem: Watching the New Harlem Renaissance Come Alive

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

Harlem is alive and thriving, more so now than ever before, and in many cases food is at the center of Harlem's new economic growth. Within the midst of great history and cultural diversity lies a food side of Harlem just waiting to be discovered by those foodies who seek it.

Marriage Equality Film Comes to Harlem

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York
Irene Monroe

African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities have always existed in Harlem, residing here since this former Dutch enclave became America's Black Mecca in the 1920s.

Jessica Prois

One-On-One With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: He Talks About His New Classroom Documentary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is helping teachers bring history alive in their classrooms. He's produced a new documentary, "On the Shoulders of ...

Remembering Trans Heroine Rita Hester

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

This weekend is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and many of us will be memorializing transgender Americans murdered because of their gender identities or gender expressions.

Defiant Daughter Emerges in Harlem Renaissance Era Drama

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

A distinctly New York play finally lands in the city when Knock Me A Kiss, by playwright Charles Smith, begins previews Thursday in its Off-Broadway premiere.

Barack Hussein Obama: Born To Be Hurt?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Henry Adams

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