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The Funeral

Birthday celebration

"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

A Short Biography on the Life and Music Career of Fats Waller

This article focuses on Fats Waller's brief life, and especially on his jazz contributions and timeless wit. Read More »

Book Review: Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron’s Memoir 1934 -1969 by Baron Timme Rosenkrantz

A lively and engaging look at the golden age of jazz. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Our Lady of 121st Street

Stephen Adly Guirgis' 2002 dark comedy is presented by a talented ensemble at Theatre 68 in Hollywood. Read More »

Theatre Review (NYC): SEED

This uptown tale is a MUST SEE(D) for audiences all over. It's that good, important, and relevant. Read More »

Art Reviews: Lyle Ashton Harris: Self/Portrait and as it is, as it could be: Expanding the Walls 2011 at The Studio Museum in Harlem

Like these two exhibits, the atmosphere and impact of the Studio Museum in Harlem are both personal and profound, intimate and iconic. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Henry V

This production returns Shakespeare to the people, where it belongs. Read More »

DVD Review: The Lottery

Documentary looks at public charter school lottery in Harlem Read More »

Book Review: Uptown by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

Though not at the forefront of literature, Uptown is an engrossing, decadent guilty-pleasure novel. Read More »

Book Review: Push by Sapphire

How does a dark-skinned, ugly, obese, unloved, abused black girl confront the burden of parental abuse? Read More »