Culture

Ghana’s W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Awarded Millions by Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation (Mellon) of New York announced the award of a $5 million grant to W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation that will support the restoration of the final home and resting place of Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois in Accra, Ghana, and the preservation of his library. The grant provides leadership funds for […]

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Harlem Renaissance Exhibit Opening at the Met

by Sebastian Castro The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be presenting a new exhibit in February titled “The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism.” The exhibit will showcase around 160 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, photography and film from prominent African American artists. This exhibit has been a long-time goal of Met Curator Denise Murrell,

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Commemorating MLK at the Apollo Theater

by Sebastian Castro Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater is partnering with WNYC to host their 18th annual celebration commemorating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 14. This year’s event, titled “An Inconvenient King”, aims to subvert typical discourse of King’s work. Brenda Williams-Butts, Chief Diversity Officer of WNYC, co-founded

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Interview with Hima, a Female Persian Artist living in Turkey

In this interview, The Harlem Times interviewed Hima, an artist from Tehran, Iran who is now based in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied art at Gila University with an architecture degree. She can be found on social media at https://www.instagram.com/shima.najafisiyahroudi. The Harlem Times: So, you are from Iran but now live in Turkey. Why did you

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Embracing Community Spirit: Second Annual East Harlem for the Holiday Campaign Kicks Off, Inspiring Local Shopping, Dining, and Delivering an Economic Boost to the Local Economy

East Harlem, NY – It is with great pleasure that we announce the commencement of our second annual East Harlem for the Holiday campaign. This initiative is a collaborative effort among East Harlem Stakeholders (Union Settlement, Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala, Uptown Grand Central, El Museo Del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, El Barrio

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The W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Complex Project, Accra, Ghana

On Friday September 22nd, 2023, the W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation, New York, signed a Final Site Control Agreement at a Breakfast Meeting with the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Pierre Hotel in New York city. The Agreement now gives the Du Bois Museum Foundation New York, and its

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Celebrating Greatness – Past, Present and Future

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois By Daniel Rose Commentators have long noted the crucial function of heroes, role models and mentors in advancing the goals of society. When the great W.E.B. Du Bois proclaimed “The Negro race, like all other races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men”, he was urging the

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Interview with Michael Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer at Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)

by Ryan Yablonski Growing up in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods, Michael Johnson is a product of the New York City public schools and knows full well the gaps in the system. His mission as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is informed by his own experience as a high school senior when

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LMCC Announces Funding Opportunities for Artists and Communities 

📣Calling all Manhattan artists and arts organizations! Applications for LMCC’s 2024 Manhattan Arts Grants are now open! LMCC awards grants each year to Upper Manhattan-based artists, collectives, and organizations engaging Upper Manhattan communities through a wide range of artistic programming and events. Upper Manhattan artists and organizations may be eligible for City, State, UMEZ and Howard Gilman funds

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Ghanaian Hip-Hop Hits New York!

Michael Owusu Addo (born 10 July 1988) known professionally as Sarkodie (/sɑːrˈkɔːdiɛ/), is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Tema. His contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade”. He was announced the first winner of BET’s Best International Flow Artist at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. He is also considered one

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