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East Harlem Street Could Be Renamed 'Cicely Tyson Way'The legendary actress, who died in January, grew up on East 101st ...
04/11/2021
East Harlem Street Could Be Renamed 'Cicely Tyson Way'

East Harlem Street Could Be Renamed 'Cicely Tyson Way'
The legendary actress, who died in January, grew up on East 101st Street. Now, groups are pushing to rename the block in her honor.

https://patch.com/new-york/harlem/east-harlem-street-could-be-renamed-cicely-tyson-way?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

The legendary actress, who died in January, grew up on East 101st Street. Now, groups are pushing to rename the block in her honor.

Great poet, artist and actor.  Bronx native and Harlem International Film Festival alum Craig muMs Grant.  We lost you m...
04/01/2021
Craig muMs Grant, Actor and Slam Poet, Dies at 52

Great poet, artist and actor. Bronx native and Harlem International Film Festival alum Craig muMs Grant. We lost you much too soon, brother. We will always remember you and your great words...

“...as great as I want to become or as great as I think I am, I can always go to the edge of the ocean, stand there and realize I’m nothing in comparison to the universe.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/27/arts/television/craig-mums-grant-actor-and-slam-poet-dies-at-52.html

He was a star of the HBO series “Oz” under the name muMs, which he also used on the poetry circuit both before and after finding success on television.

"In honor of Women’s History Month, PETA (an organization founded by a woman and led by women) has chosen Harlem’s own C...
03/11/2021
PETA Honors Harlem's Cicely Tyson And Other Female Icons During Women’s History Month

"In honor of Women’s History Month, PETA (an organization founded by a woman and led by women) has chosen Harlem’s own Cicely Tyson as one of five female trailblazers to celebrate."

Other honorees include Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, and Coretta Scott King (Tyson portrayed her in the television miniseries KING) – all of them vegetarians or vegans.
https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/peta-honors-harlems-cicely-tyson-and-other-female-icons-during-womens-history-month/

In honor of Women’s History Month, PETA (an organization founded by a woman and led by women) has chosen Harlem’s own Cicely Tyson as one of five female trailblazers to celebrate. Millions Continue Reading →

"When a white singer dropped out of a recording session at the last minute, Bradford convinced Hagar to take a chance on...
03/04/2021
The forgotten story of America's first black superstars

"When a white singer dropped out of a recording session at the last minute, Bradford convinced Hagar to take a chance on Smith, a Cincinnati-born star of the Harlem club scene, and scored a substantial hit. Bradford then decided to use Smith to popularise a form of music that had been packing out venues in the South for almost 20 years..."

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210216-the-forgotten-story-of-americas-first-black-superstars?utm_source=pocket-newtab

In the 1920s US, glamorous, funny black female singers were the blues' first – and revolutionary hitmakers. Why were they then relegated to the sidelines, asks Dorian Lynskey.

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy. “We Want the Truth Uncover...
02/28/2021

The Assassination of Malcolm X: Ex-Undercover Officer Admits Role in FBI & Police Conspiracy. “We Want the Truth Uncovered,” Malcolm X’s Daughter Ilyasah Shabazz Backs New Probe into Assassination
https://www.democracynow.org

“As recently as 15 years ago, the term ‘content’ was heard only when people were discussing the cinema on a serious leve...
02/26/2021
Scorsese Takes Aim at Streaming’s Lack of Curation and More: ‘Cinema Is Being Devalued by Content’

“As recently as 15 years ago, the term ‘content’ was heard only when people were discussing the cinema on a serious level, and it was contrasted with and measured against ‘form,'” Scorsese writes.

“Then, gradually, it was used more and more by the people who took over media companies, most of whom knew nothing about the history of the art form, or even cared enough to think that they should. ‘Content’ became a business term for all moving images..."

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/02/martin-scorsese-streaming-lack-of-curation-1234617241/

"We can’t depend on the movie business, such as it is, to take care of cinema," Scorsese writes in a new essay on Federico Fellini.

Harlem's own Cicely Tyson left us only days after Gayle King's interview with her aired.It was just Tuesday when Gayle K...
01/30/2021
Cicely Tyson's death came 2 days after Gayle King's interview with her aired

Harlem's own Cicely Tyson left us only days after Gayle King's interview with her aired.

It was just Tuesday when Gayle King was introducing her interview with pioneering acting legend Cicely Tyson to CBS This Morning viewers. So she was stunned when she heard, just two days later, that Tyson had died at the age of 96.

“When I got the news yesterday, when I got the phone call, I feel like somebody punched me in the chest,” King told ET on Friday. “You know, at 96 you can’t say death is unexpected, but in this case it was unexpected to me because I had just seen her a week ago. She was so engaged and so full of life and she was talking about things that she still wanted to do, said, ‘I still want to direct.'"
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/cicely-tyson-death-2-days-after-gayle-king-interview-000240341.html

The "CBS This Morning" host said she hadn't expected Cicely Tyson's death so suddenly after their final interview.

Tell your friends!!!  Films & Screenplays accepted till the final deadline on Sunday, January 17, and the last chance to...
01/15/2021

Tell your friends!!! Films & Screenplays accepted till the final deadline on Sunday, January 17, and the last chance to be a part of the 16th Annual Harlem International Film Festival taking place May 6-9, 2021. Apply now only FilmFreeway.

https://filmfreeway.com/HarlemInternationalFilmFestival

Tell your friends!!! Films & Screenplays accepted till the final deadline on Sunday, January 17, and the last chance to be a part of the 16th Annual Harlem International Film Festival taking place May 6-9, 2021. Apply now only FilmFreeway.

https://filmfreeway.com/HarlemInternationalFilmFestival

*If you missed last night's special free screening of the inspirational story of Timothy Jackson, FIRST CHANCES, and the...
01/15/2021

*If you missed last night's special free screening of the inspirational story of Timothy Jackson, FIRST CHANCES, and the Talkback on trauma, mass incarceration & restorative mediation that followed, you still have a few more hours before the film is no longer available. Click the following link to watch FIRST CHANCES and gain free access to the whole event while it is still available.

https://watch.eventive.org/harlem/play/5ff91543934ee20071ab2022/5f4c09ba77765e1922d5d706

Recorded Talkback and Meditation is here:
https://youtu.be/ykmca3AzDvU

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Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) and Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute invite you to FIRST CHANCES, Second Thoughts.

If you missed the New York Premiere of the film at the 2020 Festival, here's your chance to catch this uplifting screening of FIRST CHANCES followed by a discussion with the film’s award-winning director Alex Luchsinger, Dr. Jeff Gardere, Dr. Robert Fullilove, and Timothy Jackson, the subject of the film.

The conversation will be moderated by Chandler Phillips of the Sundance Institute. We will be closing with a short regenerative meditation led by Keri Ashkenazy, associate director of the Columbia Business School, holistic health coach and meditation instructor.

FIRST CHANCES
Director: Alex Luchsinger
Country: US, Running Time: 25 min
This is the story of Timothy Jackson, a man from Oceanside, CA who never had a first chance in life and ended up serving a long-term prison sentence after coming of age as a gang member. Jackson participated in an entrepreneurship program in prison, sparking change in his life and ultimately leading him on a path of success, love, and new meaning.

Once you have ordered your free ticket an email reminder will be sent to you before the film becomes available on Thursday January 14.

*Click to watch the trailer for FIRST CHANCES and get your free ticket to tomorrow's special screening, talkback and med...
01/13/2021

*Click to watch the trailer for FIRST CHANCES and get your free ticket to tomorrow's special screening, talkback and meditation.

Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) and Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute invite you to FIRST CHANCES, Second Thoughts.

If you missed the New York Premiere of FIRST CHANCES at the 2020 Festival, here's your chance to catch this special, inspirational FREE screening followed by a discussion with the film’s award-winning director Alex Luchsinger, Dr. Jeff Gardere, Dr. Robert Fullilove, and Timothy Jackson, the subject of the film (pictured).

The conversation will be moderated by Chandler Phillips of the Sundance Institute. We will be closing with a short regenerative meditation led by Keri Ashkenazy, associate director of the Columbia Business School, holistic health coach and meditation instructor.

FIRST CHANCES
Director: Alex Luchsinger
Country: US, Running Time: 25 min
This is the story of Timothy Jackson, a man from Oceanside, CA who never had a first chance in life and ended up serving a long-term prison sentence after coming of age as a gang member. Jackson participated in an entrepreneurship program in prison, sparking change in his life and ultimately leading him on a path of success, love, and new meaning.

https://watch.eventive.org/harlem/play/5ff91543934ee20071ab2022

*Click to watch the trailer for FIRST CHANCES and get your free ticket to tomorrow's special screening, talkback and meditation.

Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) and Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute invite you to FIRST CHANCES, Second Thoughts.

If you missed the New York Premiere of FIRST CHANCES at the 2020 Festival, here's your chance to catch this special, inspirational FREE screening followed by a discussion with the film’s award-winning director Alex Luchsinger, Dr. Jeff Gardere, Dr. Robert Fullilove, and Timothy Jackson, the subject of the film (pictured).

The conversation will be moderated by Chandler Phillips of the Sundance Institute. We will be closing with a short regenerative meditation led by Keri Ashkenazy, associate director of the Columbia Business School, holistic health coach and meditation instructor.

FIRST CHANCES
Director: Alex Luchsinger
Country: US, Running Time: 25 min
This is the story of Timothy Jackson, a man from Oceanside, CA who never had a first chance in life and ended up serving a long-term prison sentence after coming of age as a gang member. Jackson participated in an entrepreneurship program in prison, sparking change in his life and ultimately leading him on a path of success, love, and new meaning.

https://watch.eventive.org/harlem/play/5ff91543934ee20071ab2022

How Raphael Warnock Got His Start In HarlemBefore he took over a storied Atlanta church and won election to the U.S. Sen...
01/10/2021
How Raphael Warnock Got His Start In Harlem

How Raphael Warnock Got His Start In Harlem

Before he took over a storied Atlanta church and won election to the U.S. Senate, Warnock made a name for himself in Harlem.

https://patch.com/new-york/harlem/how-raphael-warnock-got-his-start-harlem?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Before he took over a storied Atlanta church and won election to the U.S. Senate, Warnock made a name for himself in Harlem.

See what Harlem International Film Festival and some of the world's other cutting edge festivals had to say regarding su...
01/04/2021
What Film Festivals Want: Festivals' Ideal Submissions — and Pet Peeves

See what Harlem International Film Festival and some of the world's other cutting edge festivals had to say regarding submitting films & screenplays this season, in this MovieMaker Magazine article presented by FilmFreeway. #Filmmakers #screenwriters #filmfreeway #films2021 #festivalseason

https://www.moviemaker.com/what-film-festivals-want-festivals-tell-us-their-ideal-submissions-and-pet-peeves/3/

What do film festivals want? How do you get into film festivals? How do you get rejected? We asked 23 festivals what they want, and don't want.

Join scores of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe and have your work showcased at the 16th Annual Harlem...
01/01/2021

Join scores of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the globe and have your work showcased at the 16th Annual Harlem International, May 6-9, 2021! Late Deadline is January 2 only through FilmFreeway, the #1 platform for film submissions.

https://filmfreeway.com/HarlemInternationalFilmFestival

Hi Everybody!! We are making one final push to raise funds for our 2021 season thanks to a generous donor who is matchin...
12/31/2020

Hi Everybody!!

We are making one final push to raise funds for our 2021 season thanks to a generous donor who is matching any new gift of $100 or less before the day ends tomorrow (December 31).

If forty people contribute $50 right now we can ensure an additional $4,000 towards our programming & events in the upcoming year, but any amount is greatly appreciated and will strengthen our work continuing to showcase urgent, essential, independent local & global cinema in the heart of New York City (we showed 100 unforgettable films in 2020)!!!

If you have ever wanted to support our non-profit work and some of the finest cinema from Harlem to Hong Kong, but have yet to do so, now's the perfect time to jump on board!!

Thanks again for your commitment to the arts in New York City especially during this difficult year for all of us!!
https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/harlem-international-film-festival

Harlem Int’l alum Daniel Peddle’s new short film DROP SHOT is a meditative portrait of "high fashion fisherman" and Harl...
12/27/2020
High Fashion Fisherman, Hella Tall, Is Your New Male Model Obsession

Harlem Int’l alum Daniel Peddle’s new short film DROP SHOT is a meditative portrait of "high fashion fisherman" and Harlemite, Hella Tall – yes, that’s his real name! *Spoiler alert, he lets all the fish he catches go.

“…Given that Peddle was the first to see the potential in superstars like Jennifer Lawrence and does double duty as a film director, it’s a good thing Tall gave him a ring...”
https://www.vogue.com/article/hella-tall-male-model-interview?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+Drop+Shot

With a name like that, he was destined for modeling greatness.

The Uptown Wagon is hosting a freestore on Wednesday, Dec 23 from 10 PM-12 AM on Lenox Ave. at 125th Street (next to Coh...
12/23/2020
@UptownWagon

The Uptown Wagon is hosting a freestore on Wednesday, Dec 23 from 10 PM-12 AM on Lenox Ave. at 125th Street (next to Cohen’s Optical) in #harlem. A #freestore is a give-what-you-can/ take-what-you-need store, where EVERYTHING is free!

It’s a way for our community members to take care of each other.
We’ll be sharing hot meals, holiday treats, clothes, warm outerwear (coats, hats, gloves, scarves), and toys for gifts. We’ll also have a #free medical tent with blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.

To support our neighbors with these offerings, we need donations of clothing, winter gear, toys/gifts/wrapping supplies, #PPE, personal hygiene supplies, first aid supplies, non-perishable/individually wrapped/ready-to-eat foods, reusable totes, and medical supplies.

Caring for our community takes all of us. Please donate to the Freestore by emailing [email protected] to let us know what you’d like to share, and how we can receive it from you. Pickups available!

Follow Uptown Wagon (@UptownWagon) on Instagram and Twitter if you have not already.

You can even help us host the event itself by filling out the #volunteer form below:
https://linktr.ee/UptownWagon

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"BET’s 'Holiday Heartbreak,' a delightful romantic comedy starring Harlem resident, actress-model Maryam Basir, premiere...
12/16/2020
Harlem Actress/Model Maryam Basir Stars In BET Movie “Holiday Heartbreak” And More (Video)

"BET’s 'Holiday Heartbreak,' a delightful romantic comedy starring Harlem resident, actress-model Maryam Basir, premieres this evening at 6 pm EST..."

https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-actress-model-maryam-basir-stars-in-bet-movie-holiday-heartbreak-and-more-video/

BET’s “Holiday Heartbreak,” a delightful romantic comedy starring Harlem resident, actress-model Maryam Basir, premieres on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 6 pm EST. “Holiday Heartbreak” is an original BET fantasy Christmas Continue Reading →

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So proud and honoured my film, Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock screens tomorrow, Friday Sept 11 with the amazing feature, Let The People Decide. Please support this wonderful Festival. Tickets can be purchased at https://watch.eventive.org/harlem/play/5f549831d6b3f400300daf7e/5f4c09ba77765e1922d5d6ee Thank you Harlem International Film Festival!
So honored and thrilled to be a part of the incredible Harlem International Film Festival 2020. My short documentary film, Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock will play online Friday Sept 11th.
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Hi i am not a new member i been here b4 but had to get a new cell n then i lost my mom last week so i been through alot but i am back
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