Manhattan – Page 3 – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

El Dorado, Arkansas Beauty Contest Invader – Cynthia Scott

June 29, 2016 will mark the 47th anniversary of the first invasion of the Caucasian beauty standard. El Dorado, Arkansas was the place and Cynthia Scott was the sexy, saucy, offending black beauty. Cynthia challenged the status quo of American glamour simply … Read More

Free For All – Soundstage – Cymande / KING / Deva Mahal / DJ Parler

Cymande Cymande emerged as innovators of the funk music scene during early 1970s. Influenced by their Caribbean heritage, Cymande combined reggae and Rastafarian rhythms with rare groove, funk and jazz to create a new and exciting sound. They made history in … Read More

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – “The Artist Project” – Jeffrey Gibson and Mickalene Thomas – Part II

Part II – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “The Artist Project” videos. I hope you find the artists Jeffrey Gibson, Ethnographic’s Collections Researcher and Mickalene Thomas, Painter, Photographer, Filmmaker, perspectives enlightening. Over the next several weeks to come, I will be sharing … Read More

Free For All – Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Struggle Against Racism and Repression

This month’s program marks 50 years since Stokely Carmichael galvanized the Black Power generation in June 1966; and it suggests the long road to the Black Power era with three presentations. First, Caleb Smith traces the contours of white domination back … Read More

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – First Fridays: LGBTQ Black Pride Edition

A celebration of inspiring LGBTQ pioneers and the rich history housed in The Life Archive collection at the second annual First Fridays: Black LGBTQ Pride Edition. Groove to the music of DJ Missy B and Craig Nice in the Langston Hughes Lobby, and … Read More

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