Jean-Claude Baker, the flamboyant restaurateur who created the popular Manhattan nightspot Chez Josephine in memory of Josephine Baker, the exotically beautiful dancer and mesmerizing chanteuse who had cared for him as a lonely child in Paris and whose biography he published to acclaim in 1993, was found dead on Thursday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y. He was 71.
You may not have noticed black protests against crime, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t happened.
By Jamelle Bouie
Great time visiting the exhibition "A Black Odyssey" by Romare Boarden at Wallach Gallery, Columbia University.
Romare Bearden's 'Black Odyssey' Puts A Modern Harlem Twist On Classical Mythology - The Huffington Post | By Priscilla Frank
If you happen to be studying at New York's Columbia University this fall you, like many other students around the world, will be assigned to read Homer's "Odyssey," that epic epic poem about a flawed hero's journey home.
The “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” exhibition features 50 of the late iconic 20th century artist’s collages, watercolors and line drawings, including the acclaimed collages based on Homer’s poem “The Odyssey,” which bridged classical mythology with African-American culture.