Posts Tagged ‘Langston Hughes’

Langston Hughes’ Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Langston Hughes' Legacy Lives on in Harlem | Bio

Today, on Langston Hughes’ birthday, Renée Watson, author and executive director of I, Too, Arts Collective, writes about how the influential poet and activist inspired her to preserve his Harlem brownstone and transform it into a space for the community and emerging artists. By RENÉE WATSON Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring […]


Review: ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’ Is a Homage to Modern Harlem | NY Times

Review: ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’ Is a Homage to Modern Harlem | NY Times

Cookbooks By EMILY WEINSTEIN When the Obamas visited Red Rooster Harlem in 2011 for a fund-raising dinner, the chef Marcus Samuelsson served them braised short ribs, lobster salad and his cornbread with honey butter. And to the crowds who gathered outside to see the nation’s first African-American president, he passed out coffee and doughnuts. He […]


Writers to turn Langston Hughes’ Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

Writers to turn Langston Hughes' Harlem home into cultural center after successful fundraising campaign | NY Daily News

BY Christopher Brennan The former home of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes will be reborn as an arts center after a writers collective successfully raised money to rent it. A brownstone on 127th St. where he lived for 20 years in the 1920s and 30s has stood vacant for years, but has fallen into disrepair […]


Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his African and Swedish roots to Harlem | CT Post

Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his African and Swedish roots to Harlem | CT Post

By Joel Lang Most of the menu Marcus Samuelsson is planning for his Sept. 24 VIP dinner at the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is made up of signature dishes from his famed Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem, N.Y. The main course will be Whole Fried Yardbird Royale accompanied by family-style servings of mac and […]


A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

A Poet’s Mission: Buy, and Preserve, Langston Hughes’s Harlem Home | NY Times

By SAMANTHA SCHMIDT As a young girl in Portland, Ore., Renée Watson immersed herself in the words of Langston Hughes, discovering that his poems about black identity mirrored experiences in her own life. Since moving to Harlem more than a decade ago, she has often walked by his old home — a three-story brownstone on […]


The battle to save Langston Hughes’ home from gentrification | CNN Money

The battle to save Langston Hughes' home from gentrification | CNN Money

by Heather Long Ivy still grows on the front of Langston Hughes’ home in Harlem. There aren’t many houses like it left in New York City. Real estate agents estimate it’s worth over $3 million. And that’s before anyone talks about the fact that one of America’s great writers — a hero of the Harlem […]


Harlem’s Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

Harlem's Restaurant Renaissance Blends Community and Conscientious Capitalism | Village Voice

By Madina Papadopoulos Blink for too long in New York, and when you reopen your eyes, you might find a different city. So much constant flux on one small island inevitably alters the way a city looks, sounds, and tastes. But what is gained in progress is often lost in culture. Long-time locals bemoan New […]


Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

Marcus Samuelsson: the restaurant king of Harlem | The Guardian

BY Jay Rayner A walk through Harlem at dusk with Marcus Samuelsson is less gentle stroll than royal procession. The chef may be wearing a flat cap, pulled down over his eyes, and a dark jacket, but they all know who he is out here north of Manhattan’s 110th Street. And they want him to […]


How Harlem’s fried chicken and mac n’ cheese changed my life | CNBC

How Harlem's fried chicken and mac n' cheese changed my life | CNBC

BY Marcus Samuelsson I’ve always used my curiosity as a compass. Before I lived in Harlem, I used to ride my bike there to soak in the vibe. There was something different about uptown that I didn’t feel in other parts of the city. This part of town was totally different from midtown where I […]


Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

The Appraisal By MATT A.V. CHABAN It is hard to go almost anywhere in Harlem with Michael Henry Adams, at least not in a hurry. Every block offers a moment of contemplation, every corner a revelation, every step an interruption. “I love you, my brother,” a man walking his dog told Mr. Adams as they […]


Historian Sheds Light on Harlem’s Gay Past | DNAinfo

Historian Sheds Light on Harlem's Gay Past | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — The term “Harlem Renaissance,” which captured the social, cultural and artistic tidal wave that catapulted the area to international recognition in the 1930s was coined by Alain LeRoy Locke, a gay man who was not only a professor at Howard University but became the first African-American to be named a […]


Uptown Poetry: Langston Hughes – Harlem

Uptown Poetry: Langston Hughes - Harlem

Being that today is the 113th B-Day of Langston Hughes, it is only right that we send some posthumous love to that giant that played such a part in the Harlem Renaissance. Happy B-Day Langston, you will live forever. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? […]

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