Come alone, with a friend, or with the whole family and take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahyah Kamate!
He plays with his icons while holding a serious conversation with them concerning the present state of affairs here in the U.S. and Colombia. He lovingly embraces his icons and projects a wistful attitude in the selection of their colors. Viewed thoughtfully, you will agree that it is “ICONtastic”!
Arun Kundnani, who is writing a biography of Al-Amin, will join Akinyele Umoja and Robyn Spencer, two leading scholars of Black Power, for a conversation on Al-Amin's life and political legacy.
The Schomburg Center is proud to present a special Honoring "Prince vs. Michael Jackson Edition” of First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering. Dance the night away to your favorite hits as we pay tribute to the two musical icons and pioneers who paved the way for today's pop culture trends and whose creative genius inspired people of all backgrounds across the globe.
In keeping with Harlem’s tradition of artist salons and after-hours performances, our monthly Saturday Sessions provide an informal creative space for musicians to connect and play with mentors.
BCRW, the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism co-host a reading and conversation with Roxane Gay, award-winning author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (2017), Difficult Women(2017), and Bad Feminist (2014). Following the reading, Gay and BCRW Associate Director Tami Navarro will discuss various forms of writing--including novels, memoir, and social media interventions--and examine how these create space for conversations around and advocacy for social justice.
Bennett had become a noted figure of the Harlem Renaissance, with her poetry published in the NAACP's The Crisis magazine and Alaine Locke's New Negro,and her artwork gracing the covers of The Crisis and Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life. Becoming known for poems like "Heritage," "To Usward," "Moon Tonight" and "Fantasy," she also published the short stories "Wedding Day" and "Tokens" in the mid-1920s and penned "The Ebony Flute" arts column for Opportunity. Bennett went on to work as a journalist for publications like the New YorkHerald Tribune, The New Republic and the New York Amsterdam News.