THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY TO RENAME 115TH STREET LIBRARY

NEW YORK—The New York Public Library and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the library has decided to adopt a new name for Harlem’s 115th Street Library. The Executive Committee of the library’s Board of Trustees voted Wednesday evening to name the branch the Harry Belafonte –115th Street Library. “Harry Belafonte has a storied career as both an […]Read More

What’s Going On by Victoria Horsford

By Victoria Horsford 2016: U.S. ELECTION SEASON Earlier, I observed that it was media’s imperative to destroy the ogre that it created named Donald Trump, the GOP candidate for the United States presidency. What I failed to realize was that media had already started plotting his demise. For two successive weeks, 60 MINUTES covered segments […]Read More

The Studio Museum in Harlem Awards 2016 Joyce Alexander Wein

Yesterday, The Studio Museum in Harlem honored the Ford Foundation at their annual Gala. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, the event raised over $2 million for the Studio Museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions and programs—a record-breaking amount. The program featured remarks by Gala co-chairs Kathryn C. Chenault, Carol Sutton Lewis, Dr. Amelia Ogunlesi, and Jaqueline Bradley; Studio Museum Director and Chief Curator […]Read More

In search of the Harlem Renaissance: A 40-year journey

The African Diaspora  International Film Festival is Hosting   a fund-raiser for filmmaker William Greaves, Thursday, Dec 9 @8:30PM – The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture For Ticket Information Call the Schomburg Bookstore 212-491-2206 ADIFF is proud to serve as host to a fund-raiser for William Greaves’ upcoming 90-minute film exploring the cultural life […]Read More

TWO FRIENDS, TWO JOURNEYS, ONE BIRTHDATE

1925 was a very good year for milestones: The Harlem Renaissance was in swing; Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington produced their first recordings; the first working television was invented;  Civil Rights icons Malcolm X and Medgar Evers were born; the first potato chip factory opened, thanks to African-American pre-Civil War chef George Crum; A. Philip […]Read More

Comments on Passing of Percy Sutton (In Formation)

Barack Obama on the Passing of Percy Sutton: Percy Sutton was a true hero to African Americans in New York City and around the country. We will remember him for his service to the country as a Tuskegee Airman, to New York State as a state assemblyman, to New York City as Manhattan Borough President, […]Read More

THE BEST MAN

Bill Thompson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of hard-working parents, an educator and a judge.   He’s lived almost all of his life in Central Brooklyn. He grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant and Marcus Garvey Blvd. (then Reid Avenue) in the house his grandparents William and Louise […]Read More