Posts Tagged ‘Malcolm X’

Harlem Church Where Malcolm X Was Eulogized Faces Its Own Final Days | NY Times

Harlem Church Where Malcolm X Was Eulogized Faces Its Own Final Days | NY Times

Building Blocks By DAVID W. DUNLAP “Here — at this final hour, in this quiet place — Harlem has come to bid farewell to one of its brightest hopes — extinguished now, and gone from us forever,” the actor Ossie Davis said on Feb. 27, 1965, over the coffin of Malcolm X, a transcendent lightning […]


When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

When Castro Came to Harlem | New Republic

By Steven Cohen On September 18, 1960, four months before the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba and 56 years before Barack Obama would become the first sitting American president in almost a century to step foot on Cuban soil, Fidel Castro arrived in New York City for the 15th session of the United Nations […]


2/27/16: Reclaiming Our Independence @ The Shabazz Center

2/27/16: Reclaiming Our Independence @ The Shabazz Center

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Spread Love: The Day After MLK @ The Shabazz Center

Spread Love: The Day After MLK @ The Shabazz Center

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X will be commemorated at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center with the live performance art exhibit The Day After MLK. The Day After MLK is a fictional story based on true events, beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X and continuing […]


How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Albert Vecerka first came to Harlem in 1993 to study architecture at the City College of New York, and he quickly learned two things. The first was that he was more interested in photographing buildings than in designing them. The second was that the neighborhood around him provided a story that could […]


Malcolm X’s Public Speaking Power | WNYC

Malcolm X's Public Speaking Power | WNYC

By Gwen Thompkins From what people remember, he fell like a tree. Malcolm X — all 6 feet, 4 inches of him — had taken a shotgun blast to the chest and a grouping of smaller-caliber bullets to the torso while onstage at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on Feb. 21, 1965. After a […]


What Would Malcolm X Think? | NY Times

What Would Malcolm X Think? | NY Times

By Ilyasah Shabazz (@ilyasahShabazz) FIFTY years ago today my father, Malcolm X, was assassinated while speaking at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. I think about him every day, but even more in the last year, with the renewed spirit of civil rights activism after the tragic events in Ferguson, Mo., on Staten Island […]


Malcolm X Lives: Remembering Malcolm X on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination

Malcolm X Lives: Remembering Malcolm X on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 50 years ago today, the epic struggle for freedom, justice and equality for African-Americans lost one of it’s leading lights. El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, was assassinated in the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on February 21st, 1965.


1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

1/17/15: El Callejón de Hamel @ The Shabazz Center

Salvador González Escalona is one of Cuba’s top artists with global recognition. His primary interest in in African cultural heritage in Cuba and the Americas. In the crisis-ridden 1990s, without any official assistance and with no money, he created what is today the most celebrated work of public art in Havana, in the neighborhood of […]


The Top 10 Posts of 2014

The Top 10 Posts of 2014

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 2015 is upon us folks. So before we cross the Rubicon. Let’s take a look at the year that was with the Top 10 posts of 2014.


Time Travel Tuesdays: Remembering Malcolm X in the Place Where He Fell | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Remembering Malcolm X in the Place Where He Fell | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON Published: February 21, 2005 Ilyasah Shabazz, 42, the third-eldest daughter of Malcolm X, stared across the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights at the spot where her father was assassinated in front of her 40 years ago today. She looked at the area that had held a stage where his body lay riddled […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Malcolm X Plan – Picking a Shrine Or Self-Reliance | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Malcolm X Plan - Picking a Shrine Or Self-Reliance | NY Times

By SAM ROBERTS Published: May 10, 1990 Past a padlocked stairway and beneath the rubble, it is said that blood still stains floorboards on the wooden stage of a decrepit building in upper Manhattan, and that bullet holes in the black plaster walls bear further witness to a murder. Outside, a poster proclaims ”Malcolm X […]


Malcolm X Reconsidered: A Daughter’s Perspective

Malcolm X Reconsidered: A Daughter's Perspective

By Ilyasah Shabazz (@ilyasahShabazz) “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and have lived well.” – RALPH WALDO EMERSON My father—El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, Malcolm X was an exemplary human being […]


Uptown Tonight: The Enduring Impact of Malcolm X @ The Shabazz Center

Uptown Tonight: The Enduring Impact of Malcolm X @ The Shabazz Center

Today, 49 years ago, the civil and human rights giant, Malcolm X, was martyred in what was then the Audubon Ballroom but has since been re-christened the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. While Malcolm, the man, was slain that fateful day, the spirit of Malcolm X lives, breathes and evolves […]


IndiVisible @ The Shabazz Center

IndiVisible @ The Shabazz Center

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It is Black History Month people! Did you know that Washington Heights boasts a world class educational and cultural space dedicated to the late great Malcolm X and his valiant fight for civil and human rights? The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center (3940 Broadway) is an […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Where Tragedy Struck, a Memorial Will Rise | NY Times

By SETH KUGEL Published: January 2, 2005 Nearly 40 years after the civil rights leader Malcolm X was shot and killed at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, and a decade after the city spent millions of dollars to renovate it, the ballroom is finally poised to become a center dedicated to the leader and […]


Latin Roots shines light on leaders | Manhattan Times

Latin Roots shines light on leaders | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center was a constellation of Northern Manhattan’s shining stars this past Wed., Nov. 8. Four local leaders were honored by Community Works at the launch of its photographic exhibit “Latin Roots: Washington Heights/Inwood,” which celebrates individual members within […]


Uptown Tonight: Opening Reception – The Latin Roots of Washington Heights & Inwood Exhibit @ The Shabazz

Uptown Tonight: Opening Reception - The Latin Roots of Washington Heights & Inwood Exhibit @ The Shabazz

The Latin Roots of Washington Heights/Inwood – Opening Reception Wednesday, November 28th 6:30 pm The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center 3940 Broadway & 165th Street * Music provided by Annette A Aguilar and StringBeans Latin Brazilian Jazz and the food by Parilla. Related: I Am A Dominican York Dominicanese 101: […]


Uptown Tonight: Northern Manhattan Mayoral Forum @ The Shabazz

Uptown Tonight: Northern Manhattan Mayoral Forum @ The Shabazz

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Presidential Election Night Watch @ the Shabazz Center

Presidential Election Night Watch @ the Shabazz Center

Related: Op-Led: 2016 – Mitt Romney’s America Si Votamos, Ganamos – Awakening the Sleeping Giant That is the Latino Vote Op-Led: Mitt Romney’s Birther Moment Redefining Rape – Todd Akin & the Republican Party Freedom’s Sisters – The Untold Story Uptown Gem – The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center We invite you to […]


Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd

Save the Date: A Symposium on Race & Racism in Cuba @ the Shabazz Center on Saturday, November 3rd


Playwright’s Playground @ Shabazz Center Tonight

Playwright's Playground @ Shabazz Center Tonight

FOR ACTORS: The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is looking for actors to take part in a new program called the Playwright’s Playground. It is designed for playwrights to hear cold readings of scenes from their works in progress and for actors to become acquainted with the work of emerging writers while they take an important […]


WHAM’s Fundraiser/Showcase/Forum Goes Down July 3rd @ the Shabazz

WHAM's Fundraiser/Showcase/Forum Goes Down July 3rd @ the Shabazz

The good folks at WHAM have a big event planned for Tuesday, June 3rd at the beloved Shabazz Center (3940 Broadway). There will be performances by Audubon, Will Glass, The Machine and other heights and NYC based artists. All ages welcome. The event is being held to raise funds for a new arts program for […]


The Future Classics Festival Kicks Off Tonight @ the Shabazz Center

The Future Classics Festival Kicks Off Tonight @ the Shabazz Center

Between June 25th-30th, The Classical Theatre of Harlem will be hosting a series of back-to-back readings at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center at 3940 Broadway (at the corner of 165 and Broadway) as part of our inaugural Future Classics Festival. The festival will feature full-length readings of a unique collection of high-quality […]

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