Today In History
‘Lionel Hampton, vibraphonist and bandleader, was born in Louisville, KY, on this date April 12, 1908.’
(photo: Lionel Hampton)
- CARTER Magazine
April 12, 2014

Today In History

‘Lionel Hampton, vibraphonist and bandleader, was born in Louisville, KY, on this date April 12, 1908.’

(photo: Lionel Hampton)

- CARTER Magazine

April 11, 2014

Nas: ‘Time Is Illmatic’ | Trailer

- CARTER Magazine

Haiti Cultural Exchange Selebrason!
Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX), a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY today announced Selebrasyon! New York’s first large-scale festival of Haitian arts & culture from May 18 - June 30, 2014.  Selebrasyon! will kick off on Haitian Flag Day, as part of Haitian Heritage Month, at Parkside & Ocean Avenues with a free outdoor celebration of Haitian culture with live music, crafts, food, and dance workshops. The kick-off event will be followed by six weeks of programming showcasing Haitian arts in the diaspora and from Haiti.  Highlights of the festival include open studio tours, a commissioned installation by visual artist Engels at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, a performance by Grammy-nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, and the U.S. Premiere screening of La Rèn Solèy, a film by Frantz Voltaire & Nitze Mathelier followed by a tribute performance to renowned vocalists Toto Bissainthe, Martha Jean-Claude & Lumane Casimir. 


Selebrasyon! Advisory Committee member and Chair of the Haitian Roundtable, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, states that "New York is electrified with cultures from around the world.  Selebrasyon! seeks to bring Haitian culture to the forefront of this colorful city.  This spring festival will be a testament to the creativity of the Diaspora as well as artists residing in Haiti.”


Seeking to highlight the dynamic presence of Haitians in New York, Haiti, and other parts of the Diaspora, Selebrasyon! will provide opportunities for artists, especially those who are emerging, to share their work and build new audiences.  By partnering with different community groups, HCX is working to make this an accessible, dynamic festival that builds awareness, appreciation and conversation around the Haiti of NOW.  
For more information on Selebrasyon! and sponsorship opportunities please visithttp://haiticulturalx.org/selebrasyon or contact Régine M. Roumain, Executive Director, Haiti Cultural Exchange at 347-565-4429 or via email at regine@haiticulturalx.org. 
- CARTER Magazine
April 11, 2014 http

Haiti Cultural Exchange Selebrason!

Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX), a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY today announced Selebrasyon! New York’s first large-scale festival of Haitian arts & culture from May 18 - June 30, 2014.  Selebrasyon! will kick off on Haitian Flag Day, as part of Haitian Heritage Month, at Parkside & Ocean Avenues with a free outdoor celebration of Haitian culture with live music, crafts, food, and dance workshops. The kick-off event will be followed by six weeks of programming showcasing Haitian arts in the diaspora and from Haiti.  Highlights of the festival include open studio tours, a commissioned installation by visual artist Engels at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, a performance by Grammy-nominated band Boukman Eksperyans, and the U.S. Premiere screening of La Rèn Solèy, a film by Frantz Voltaire & Nitze Mathelier followed by a tribute performance to renowned vocalists Toto Bissainthe, Martha Jean-Claude & Lumane Casimir.

Selebrasyon! Advisory Committee member and Chair of the Haitian Roundtable, Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, states that "New York is electrified with cultures from around the world.  Selebrasyon! seeks to bring Haitian culture to the forefront of this colorful city.  This spring festival will be a testament to the creativity of the Diaspora as well as artists residing in Haiti.”

Seeking to highlight the dynamic presence of Haitians in New York, Haiti, and other parts of the Diaspora, Selebrasyon! will provide opportunities for artists, especially those who are emerging, to share their work and build new audiences.  By partnering with different community groups, HCX is working to make this an accessible, dynamic festival that builds awareness, appreciation and conversation around the Haiti of NOW. 

For more information on Selebrasyon! and sponsorship opportunities please visithttp://haiticulturalx.org/selebrasyon or contact Régine M. Roumain, Executive Director, Haiti Cultural Exchange at 347-565-4429 or via email at regine@haiticulturalx.org.

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
‘Percy Lavon Julian, chemist who held 138 patents and helped create drugs for treating arthritis and glaucoma [cortisone and physostigmine, (1935)] and Aero Foam, used to put out gas/oil fires in World War II, was born on this date April 11, 1899.’
(photo: Percy Lavon Julian)
- CARTER Magazine
April 11, 2014

Today In History

‘Percy Lavon Julian, chemist who held 138 patents and helped create drugs for treating arthritis and glaucoma [cortisone and physostigmine, (1935)] and Aero Foam, used to put out gas/oil fires in World War II, was born on this date April 11, 1899.’

(photo: Percy Lavon Julian)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
‘Lee Elder became the first Black to play in golf’s Master’s Championship on this date April 10, 1975.’
(photo: Lee Elder)
- CARTER Magazine
April 10, 2014

Today In History

‘Lee Elder became the first Black to play in golf’s Master’s Championship on this date April 10, 1975.’

(photo: Lee Elder)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History We Honor Hugh Hefner: Playboy Activist and Rebel
‘Born April 9, 1926, in Chicago, IL, Hugh Hefner is a person of substance. He believes in equality and justice for all, especially during the time of the civil rights movement. Alex Haley wrote for Playboy Magazine and during his time there, he had written ‘ROOTS.’ Dick Gregory got his major start by performing for the Playboy Clubs. Hugh Hefner allowed artists like Josh White, Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis, Jr. and groups such as The Gateway Singers and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross who were of mixed racial groups, to perform on his show Playboy After Dark. Hugh Hefner was the recipient of the NAACP Image Award and presented by Jim Brown.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last published article was featured inside Playboy Magazine and was edited by Corretta Scott King.
(photo: Hugh Hefner CARTER™ Magazine Cover)
- CARTER Magazine
April 9, 2014

Today In History We Honor Hugh Hefner: Playboy Activist and Rebel

‘Born April 9, 1926, in Chicago, IL, Hugh Hefner is a person of substance. He believes in equality and justice for all, especially during the time of the civil rights movement. Alex Haley wrote for Playboy Magazine and during his time there, he had written ‘ROOTS.’ Dick Gregory got his major start by performing for the Playboy Clubs. Hugh Hefner allowed artists like Josh White, Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis, Jr. and groups such as The Gateway Singers and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross who were of mixed racial groups, to perform on his show Playboy After Dark. Hugh Hefner was the recipient of the NAACP Image Award and presented by Jim Brown.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last published article was featured inside Playboy Magazine and was edited by Corretta Scott King.

(photo: Hugh Hefner CARTER™ Magazine Cover)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
‘Paul Robeson, actor, singer, athlete, minister, and activist, was born in Princeton, NJ, on this date April 9, 1898. The famous actor graduated from Rutgers University, became a Presbyterian minister, and obtained a law degree from Columbia University.’
(photo: Paul Robeson)
- CARTER Magazine
April 9, 2014

Today In History

‘Paul Robeson, actor, singer, athlete, minister, and activist, was born in Princeton, NJ, on this date April 9, 1898. The famous actor graduated from Rutgers University, became a Presbyterian minister, and obtained a law degree from Columbia University.’

(photo: Paul Robeson)

- CARTER Magazine

April 8, 2014

BBC Radio 1: Joey Bada$$ & Kirk Knight | Fire In The Booth

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
‘Carmen McRae was born in New York on this date April 8, 1922. Carmen was a jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century.’
(photo: Carmen McRae)
- CARTER Magazine
April 8, 2014

Today In History

‘Carmen McRae was born in New York on this date April 8, 1922. Carmen was a jazz singer, composer, pianist, and actress. Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century.’

(photo: Carmen McRae)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History
‘Billie Holiday, influential blues legend, was born in Philadelphia, PA, on this date April 7, 1915.’
(panting: Billie Holiday)
- CARTER Magazine
April 7, 2014

Today In History

‘Billie Holiday, influential blues legend, was born in Philadelphia, PA, on this date April 7, 1915.’

(panting: Billie Holiday)

- CARTER Magazine