RestorationArt Inaugurates the Harry Belafonte Artist and Activist Achievement Award

  The Harry Belafonte Artist and Activist Achievement Award, inaugurated by RestorationArt, will be launched this season, it was announced yesterday by Dr. Indira Etwaroo, Executive Director, the Billie Holiday Theatre and RestorationArt. The new annual awards’ 2017 honorees are two great legends of theater: Marjorie Moon, Executive Director Emeritus, Billie Holiday Theatre for over […]Read More

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

Graca Machel Emerging as a Voice for the Vulnerable and

By Bernice Elizabeth Green In Nelson Mandela’s first public appearance in the United States in June 1990, he stopped in Bedford-Stuyvesant at Boys & Girls H.S. to address an audience of young people and national and community leaders. In Graca Machel’s first public appearance in the United States since the death of her husband, Madiba, […]Read More

Resolution on President's and Provost's Leadership & Management Medgar Evers

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Whereas, the faculty of Medgar Evers College has attempted unsuccessfully to engage the administration (Office of the President and Provost) into collegial dialogue regarding the affairs of the College, and Whereas, the faculty of Medgar Evers College has observed and obtained evidence of the egregious acts by the Office of the […]Read More

Harry Belafonte Speaks Truth to Power in Honor of Medgar

Dr. and Mrs. Pollard, let me start off by expressing my sincere sense of gratitude and privilege in sharing this evening with you, the alumni, elected officials,  particularly all the Caribbeans in the room.  I am honored to be gained this honor in the name of a man I’ve known, shared many precious moments with, […]Read More

Lena Horne Passes Late Sunday Night

  Singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Horne was 92. She was one of the first African-Americans to sign a long-term movie contract with a major Hollywood studio when she joined MGM in 1942. Horne’s expressive voice made her a singing star after […]Read More