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
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: [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The late Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X, had a street renamed after her in Washington Heights Saturday. The corner 165th Street and Broadway is now “Dr. Betty Shabazz Way.” The corner is the former location of the Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated giving a speech. Shabazz raised six children by herself after [...]
By: Cheryl Wills NY1′s series on African-American women who helped shape the civil rights movement continues with Dr. Betty Shabazz, who soldiered on after her husband Malcolm X was slain and becoming a leading educator in New York City and founded a center in the Washington Heights location of her husband’s death. NY1′s Cheryl Wills filed [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) When you think of the struggle for civil rights in America, great men such as MLK, Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglas, and W.E.B DuBois, immediately and rightfully, come to mind. What is left out of the equation, in terms of [...]
Words by Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Jay Franco (@_jayfranco) Video by Amanda Hiciano (AIKI5IFTY5IVE) Malcolm X changed my life. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley literally put the Black in Led Black. The book which has sold untold millions of copies and influenced everyone from Huey P. Newton, to Spike Lee, to [...]
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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) I had the privilege of moderating a panel on marketing for artists at the Shabazz Center this past weekend as part of NoMAA’s Technical Assistance Institute. The illustrious panel included new media artist Hector Canonge, visual artist Andrea Arroyo, the artistic director for Underworld [...]
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Technical Assistance Institute 2011 For Artists and Arts Organizations Saturday, October 22, 2011 9am-7pm At The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center 3940 Broadway (between 165 and 166 Streets) Washington Heights, NYC The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists and arts organizations to the NoMAA Technical [...]
BY Amaris Castillo (@AmarisCastillo) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Inside the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center Monday night, dozens of people sat and waited patiently. 7 p.m. arrived and left. Many of those waiting had books on their laps – or tucked neatly inside their purses to pull [...]
The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), Community Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACDP), and the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center present a day with bestselling author Julia Alvarez as she shares from her bestselling children’s book series The Tia Lola Stories and the her historical novel In the Time of the [...]
Five-hundred (500) backpacks with school supplies will be given away from 1:00-3:00pm this Sunday, August 28 at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center on West 165th Street & Broadway. Parents must bring their child to claim a backpack.
For more info: http://theshabazzcenter.net/
BY Tony Gonzalez (@TonyCreative) On Thursday, 7/7/11 swarms of neighborhood residents descended upon the Shabazz Center at 165th street to attend the She’s from Harlem, He’s from The Heights fashion show hosted by the United Nile co-founders, Eva Lucion and Tesfaye with support from WaHiSynCo and The What. The purpose of the show was to [...]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Last year was my first ever Uptown Arts Stroll and it was magical. The opening event was held at the majestic but under-appreciated Hispanic Society of America (Audubon Terrace – Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets). It was, I am somewhat ashamed to admit, my first time inside that awesome institution. [...]