Flashback: A Harlem I Remember

Flashback: A Harlem I Remember

The Flashback Series returns and recollects old Harlem….Before gentrification.

Blazing Words: My Debut Novel

Blazing Words: My Debut Novel

The announcement of my debut novel.

I Love New York: NAMA

I Love New York: NAMA

The I Love New York Series returns with a feature on the New Amsterdam Musical Association (NAMA), a historical musical association in Harlem, New York City.

I Love New York: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

I Love New York: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The I Love New York series returns with a recollection of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

I Love New York: Art Surrounds Me

I Love New York: Art Surrounds Me

The I Love New York series explores what I love about New York is that the arts and culture surround me. My love of the arts and culture was passed on to me from both of my parents and my commitment to surrounding myself with it is a lifelong passion.

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door is a recollection of a millionaire who lived in my neighborhood when I was growing up.

100 Years of Flamenco in New York City: NYPL Exhibit

100 Years of Flamenco in New York City: NYPL Exhibit

A visit to the exhibit, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York City, taught me about Spanish history and culture and made me fall in love with the art form, flamenco dance, and the legendary Carmen Amaya.

The Bearden Project

The Bearden Project

Last week, I got a chance to preview The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum of Harlem, before the exhibition was open to the public.  I went to the art opening with my friend Lori, an art librarian-historian who received an invitation and asked me to come along.