Posts Tagged ‘NPR’

The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) At a time when most of the Hip-Hop coming out of New York City sounds like it is coming straight out of the south, Chazmere’s music is a breath of fresh air. The multi-talented Chazmere raps, sings and is quite the musician. There is also a depth and clarity of vision […]


Uptown Video: Lawrence Brownlee @ The Church of the Intercession

Uptown Video: Lawrence Brownlee @ The Church of the Intercession

It is only right that we close out Black History Month strong with this moving video from NPR of renowned opera singer Lawrence Brownlee singing his heart out in a crypt deep within the historic Church of the Intercession. Inspired and moved by the Black Lives Matter movement, Brownlee revives the old spiritual “There’s a […]


Breaking Boundaries At A Harlem Barbershop | NPR

Breaking Boundaries At A Harlem Barbershop | NPR

By Jorteh Senah Black salons and barbershops, which serve as local hangouts, are pillars of the Harlem community. One relatively new resident enters one for a haircut for the first time. In central Harlem, the ratio of blacks to whites is roughly 6 to 1, but the clientele of the area’s businesses can make it […]


Art, Culture & Dialogue @ The Schomburg Center

Art, Culture & Dialogue @ The Schomburg Center

By Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Alex Weber Art, at it’s best, is a catalyst for deep contemplation, conversation and introspection. Such was the case at the recent unveiling of the innovative and interactive installation Plata or Plomo (“Money or Lead”) by emerging artist Eduardo Palma at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Palma’s […]

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