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Jazz Musician And Subject Of Iconic Photo Revisits 'A Great Day In Harlem'

Sixty years ago, Esquire magazine published a now-iconic photo of jazz luminaries, titled "A Great Day In Harlem." NPR talks with saxophonist Sonny Rollins, one of only two surviving artists in the photo.
Tags: News, Npr, Harlem, Esquire Magazine, Sonny Rollins

Gucci Announces ‘Cultural Diversity And Awareness’ Plans After Blackface Scandal

Gucci head Marco Bizzarri thanked Harlem fashion icon Dapper Dan for helping bring community leaders to the table.
Tags: News, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Marco Bizzarri

The Harlem Chamber Players' 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration Feb. 28, 6:30 PM

RSVP Today-Thursday, February 28 at 6:30 PM: 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration The Schomburg Center presents The Harlem Chamber Players' 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Ave. & 135th Street) New York, NY 10037 Fully Accessible Click here for directions. Click here to view and print a flyer....
Tags: Religion, America, Beethoven, Harlem, Schomburg Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, William J Zick, Harlem Chamber Players, National Medal for Museum and Library Service, Schomburg Center for Research, Adolphus Hailstork, Terrance McKnight Host, Schomburg, Herbert Martin, Eventbrite Registration, Herbert Martin Antonín Dvořák

How UCLA gymnastics turns floor exercise into an art

LOS ANGELES — The past hour and a half built up to this. The audience sat through three preceding acts but the crowd rises to its collective feet for the grand finale. Rock music pulses through Pauley Pavilion to a crescendo as UCLA takes the floor. Valorie Kondos Field smirks confidently. Show time. The UCLA gymnastics head coach has emceed the best show in Westwood for years. The undefeated Bruins are consistently ranked among the nation’s leaders on floor exercise. This year is no different, ...
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"Who in the name of God would bring a half-eaten eight-ounce jar of Hellmann’s mayonnaise to a public meeting?"

A few days ago, I was talking about a problem that Kamala Harris has as she runs for President:She's too much of a prosecutor to win the love of a minority group Democrats need to turn out if they're going to beat Mr. Criminal Justice Reform Donald Trump.Shouting Thomas started off a comment with...The job of a prosecutor is to put black guys in jail, as noted in "Bonfire of the Vanities."...I said:Thanks for reminding me of that book, which I've been meaning to read.I just finished "Lake Succes...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Kamala Harris, Harlem, Scott Fitzgerald, Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Hellmann, Vanities, Charlotte Simmons, Mayonnaise, Ann Althouse, Laslo Spatula, Racial Politics, Althouse, reference to the Gatsby project

Reimagined ‘Ragtime’ at the Pasadena Playhouse connects like never before

One of the first things that resonates from the new production of the musical “Ragtime” at the Pasadena Playhouse is its timeliness. Nevermind that it is set in roughly 1900, that it is based on a 1975 book by E.L. Doctorow, or that the musical had its American premiere here in Los Angeles in 1997. The topics of the book, and of the musical — the complacency of the rich, the struggles of the immigrant, and an income and justice system rigged against African Americans — are as clearly resonant to...
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New Video: Jim Jones & The Heatmakerz “Cristal Occasions”

Jim Jones debuts a new video for his The Heatmakerz collaboration “Cristal Occasions.” The Harlem capo filmed the visuals at this year’s Roc Nation Brunch. Jimmy and the producers are also working on a full length project. continue after the jump…
Tags: Video, Uncategorized, Jazz, Harlem, Jim Jones, Jimmy, Heatmakerz, Cristal Occasions

The Atlas of Beauty : 500 Portraits Photography Book Review

The Atlas of Beauty features stunning and mesmerizing portraits taken by Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc, who spent 6 years on the road documenting portraits of some 500 women from over 50 countries. Noroc’s colorful and moving portraits feature women in their local communities, ranging from the Amazon rainforest to London city streets, and from markets in India to parks in Harlem, visually juxtaposing the varied physical and social worlds these women inhabit. Besides the wonderful photog...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, London, India, Book Reviews, Fashion photography, Anime, Portraits, Harlem, Amazon UK, Mihaela Noroc, Noroc, Photography Book, Amazon Japan, Art Book Review, Monica Belluci

Jim Steyer runs the powerful nonprofit Common Sense Media; now he’s using his influence to battle big tech

California Governor Gavin Newsom earlier today proposed a so-called digital dividend that would let consumers share in the profits generated by California-based tech companies that have been “collecting, curating and monetizing” their users’ personal data. Newsom added that he has asked his administration to develop a proposal for a “new data dividend for Californians, because we recognize that data has value, and it belongs to you.” It’s an idea that tech companies will surely argue against if ...
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Dapper Dan Releases Statement On Gucci Blackface Controversy

"I am a Black man before I am a brand," the Harlem fashion designer said.
Tags: News, Harlem, Gucci Blackface Controversy

Adult Adventure Camp

Summer Camp isn’t Just for Kids Anymore Increasingly, grownups are looking for weekend retreats focused on nature, physical activity, and community. So in 2017, a collection of adult adventure camps called The Pursuit Series was born. In 2019, the Series will head east to Brevard, N.C. for the first time. During the three-day weekend outdoor adventure festivals, which will take place in three locations this year, including Asheville, Pursuit encourages those with a curiosity or affinity for t...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Harlem, Northern California, Brevard, Julia Stamps Mallon, Desir, Brevard N C, Asheville Pursuit, Allison Desir, Harlem Run, Utah Bear Valley, Green River Preserve

You Can Feel the Venue's Heartbeat on Every Page of 'Showtime at the Apollo'

None When, where, and how do we best measure the national pulse of an "American" music? What is it about a place, a stage, a literal and figurative platform for the American dream of musical success that brings people back to perform, to watch, to believe in the potential of making a permanent connection? Our food, our language, and so much of who we are as a functioning society has been expressed through the pulse of our immigrant sensibility. We have plucked banjos and bowed fiddles at the Ry...
Tags: Feature, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, New York City, America, Barack Obama, James Brown, Fox, New Jersey, Showtime, Broadway, Paul Mccartney, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Music History

Gucci Issues Internal Statement About Blackface Sweater

Update #2, February 12: On Monday evening, Fashionista published an internal memo circulated among Gucci employees.In the statement, CEO Marco Bizzarri says "We made a mistake. A big one. Because of cultural ignorance, but ignorance is not an excuse. And we accept responsibility for this mistake. Yet there is no way of thinking nor believing that this could have ever been intentional."Bizzarri continued: "We have created a shared corporate culture that makes us unique. From the very start in 2...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Marco Bizzarri, Alessandro Michele, Bizzarri, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia

Epix Jumps into the Streaming Service Wars with Epix Now, Offering MGM’s Entire Library

Epix was one of the last TV holdouts in the streaming service arena, but now it’s diving headfirst into the streaming wars with a pretty tempting offer for its newly launched Epix Now: $5.99 per month for both Epix original series and MGM’s entire movie library. That means subscribers will have access to offerings from MGM, Paramount, and Lionsgate including critical hits like A Quiet Place and Annihilation. Epix Now launches today as a streaming service that features MGM’s full movie librar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Movies, Lionsgate, Gotham, Roku, Warner Bros, Ben Kingsley, Amazon Fire TV, MGM, Harlem, Epix, Michael Wright, Netflix/Streaming Video, Elvis Mitchell, MGM Paramount

Epix launches a $6 per month streaming service offering 4K video and offline access

MGM-owned Epix is joining other premium networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz with the launch of its own over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters. The service, called Epix Now, offers access to Epix’s original series and thousands of Hollywood movies and classic films for $5.99 per month, and supports offline viewing and 4K video, the company says. Initially, Epix Now is available on Apple TV, iOS and Android devices, but Roku and Amazon Fire TV apps are arriving soon. Epix has been ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Television, Media, Tech, Richard Jenkins, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Roku, Cbs, Batman, Ben Kingsley, Amazon Fire TV, Cord Cutting

Dapper Dan seeks accountability amid calls for Gucci boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion collaborator Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day is seeking accountability as other celebrities call for boycotts of Gucci after the fashion house apologized for producing a sweater that was compared to blackface. The Harlem-based designer posted on Instagram Sunday “there is no excuse or apology that can erase this kind of insult.” […]
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Dapper Dan Issues Statement About Gucci Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia

Dapper Dan Holds Gucci Accountable For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia, Dapper Dan Holds Gucci

Barry Jenkins: ‘When you climb the ladder, you send it back down’

It’s a thrilling time to be in movies, says the Oscar-winning director of If Beale Street Could Talk. He talks to playwright Roy Williams about his sky-high hopes for the next generation“So, you saw the film?” Barry Jenkins is eager to ask the minute we are introduced. He gives good eye contact through those stylish thick-rimmed glasses – not the big-time, Oscar-winning writer-director speaking, but a nervous artist, anxious about the new work he is starting to screen. I love it, I tell him. If ...
Tags: Film, Culture, Oscar, Roy Williams, Harlem, Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, Jenkins, Beale Street, Tish, Regina King, Barry Jenkins, Fonny, Tish Kiki Layne, Fonny Stephan James

New Video: Mike WiLL Made-It, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg & Nicki Minaj “Runnin”

Mike WiLL Made-It served as executive producer on Creed II: The Album, the soundtrack in support of the action film starring Michael B. Jordan. The hitmaking orchestrator returns with a music video for the song “Runnin,” a track off last year’s project. Co-starring Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Ferg, the crew run through their respective hoods of Harlem and Queens, posting up on the block and hitting up the local chicken spot. Lil’ Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, J. Cole, Bon Iver, Pharrell ...
Tags: Videos, Nicki Minaj, Queens, Jazz, Asap Rocky, Michael, Harlem, Mike Will Made It, Asap Mob, Asap Ferg, Mike, AP Ferg, Chainz, AP Rocky, Ferg, Runnin

Today: Cartoonist Jerry Craft at Politics and Prose original store

Jerry Craft will be signing his new book, New Kid, from HarperCollins at Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008) on February 7th at 10:30am. Jerry Craft is an author and illustrator who has worked on numerous picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels. His middle grade graphic novel, New Kid, will be released by HarperCollins on February 5, 2019. Jerry has earned recognition from the Junior Library Guild, and has won five African American ...
Tags: Comics, Harpercollins, Harlem, Washington Heights, School Of Visual Arts, Jerry, Mike Rhode, Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC, Junior Library Guild, Schomburg, Jerry Craft, Fieldston School

You Damn Right, The New Shaft Trailer Is Here!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW You damn right, the new Shaft trailer is here! New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for the new Shaft movie! Featuring all three generations of the iconic character, check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping...
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A Harlem man named Ray Outlaw was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan in connection to what police sources say is a citywide crime spree totaling over 40 incidents. (Thanks to Le Petomane)
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‘Shaft’ Trailer: Three Generations of Shaft Deliver Three Times the Action

Get ready for three times the Shaft. The long-dormant Shaft franchise is getting a new sequel from director Tim Story (2005’s Fantastic Four, Ride Along) with actor Richard Roundtree back to reprise his role from the original 1970s blaxploitation movies. But this time he’s accompanied by Samuel L. Jackson back as his nephew, John Shaft II, from the 2000 sequel, as well as the youngest member of the family is Jessie T. Usher (Independence Day: Resurgence). The three generations of Shaft unite in...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Mit, Fbi, Netflix, Sequels, Alexandra Shipp, Movie Trailers, Jackson, Smith, Samuel-L-Jackson, Warner Brothers, Harlem, Jj, Tim-Story, Jessie

Messiaen in a crypt: New meaning to ‘the end of time’

The Crypt Sessions in Harlem, always a thoughtfully-curated series, offered a concert on Tuesday night with the kind of repertoire, venue, and penetrating performance that yielded fresh questions about the nature of, well, everything. — David Patrick Stearns
Tags: Art, Harlem, Ajblogs, Messiaen, 02.06.19

New Video: ASAP Rocky “Kids Turned Out Fine”

A$AP Rocky is currently on the road on his ‘Injured Generation’ North American tour. In the midst of that, the Harlem artist releases the TESTING video, “Kids Turned Out Fine.” Directed by Dexter Navy, the whole world comes at stand still in the psychedelic visual experience. Pretty Flacko pops up in various moments as the good and bad images of a youthful America are viewed in still moments. Watch Rocky’s journey below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: ASAP Rocky Feat. Juicy J ...
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Inspired to move: Celebrating dance and Black History Month

My love for dance started in my youth when I took ballet lessons in Colorado. Like the other ballerinas, I’d slip on my satin slippers, wrap my ballet skirt on and glide across the wood floors to the beat of the music. Though unlike the other dancers, I was one of the only black girls in class.Luckily, that didn’t stop me from coming back again and again—ballet enthralled me. I didn’t exactly exude the talent of an emerging prima ballerina. I wasn’t a dance prodigy, and my father would lovingly ...
Tags: Google, Colorado, Ballet, Misty Copeland, Black History Month, South, Harlem, Arts And Culture, Howard University, Arthur Mitchell, Harvard Business School, Keith Saunders, Raven Wilkinson, Kyle Abraham, New York City Even, Diversity and Inclusion

Lessons From the Past, Minimum Wage & the Racial Gap In Unemployment

Opinion Lessons From the Past, Minimum Wage & the Racial Gap In Unemployment USA – -( Seventy-one years ago this month — in January 1948 — a black, 17-year-old high school dropout left home. The last grade he had completed was the 9th grade. He had no skills, little experience, and not a lot of maturity. Yet he was able to find jobs to support himself, to a far greater extent than someone similar can find jobs today. I know because I was that black 17-year-old. And, decades lat...
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How Dorothea Lange Shot, Migrant Mother, Perhaps the Most Iconic Photo in American History

When we visualize the Great Depression, we think first of one woman: Native American migrant worker Florence Owens Thompson. Few of us know her name, though nearly all of us know her face. For that we have another woman to thank: the photographer Dorothea Lange who during the Depression was working for the United States federal government, specifically the Farm Security Administration, on "a project that would involve documenting poor rural workers in a propaganda effort to elicit political sup...
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lens: From Harlem to Johannesburg, Photographing the Famous and the Unknown With Dignity and Respect

For over fifty years and spanning several continents, Ozier Muhammad photographed celebrities, disasters and everyday people.
Tags: Photography, News, South Africa, Mandela, Johannesburg, Ny, Blacks, Nelson, Harlem, Ozier Muhammad, Politics And Government, Race and Ethnicity, Harlem (Manhattan