Dance Theater of Harlem


Dancers from the Dance Theater of Harlem’s 2015-2016 Season

Today Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook co-founded the Dance Theater of Harlem in 1969 to bring ballet and its allied arts to Mitchell’s beloved community.  The Dance Theater of Harlem continues to educate young people and diversify the art form of dance.

It’s A Wrap

Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur and July 26th Movement member Che Guevara

Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur and July 26th Movement member Che Guevara

Progressive Pupil is happy to announce that thanks to your support the feature-length documentary Black and Cuba is complete! The production team has incorporated community feedback from work-in-progress screenings over the past few months in San Juan, East Harlem, San Diego, Greenwich Village and other locations. We’re currently working on bringing Black and Cuba to a film festival near you. To keep in touch with the film’s progress, like its Facebook page, follow us on twitter and subscribe to this blog.

Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect

Like I tell them [police officers], I’m on your side to make sure there is courtesy, professionalism and respect. Isn’t that what you advertise on the side of your car? Seems like you’d want me to do it, unless what you’re providing is not courtesy, professionalism and respect.

Meet Joseph Hayden, Harlem’s 71 year-old horn blowing police watchman.

Having grown up during a time of extreme police brutality against Black Americans, he sees it as a personal responsibility to ensure that the NYPD is continually held accountable for their actions. To promote police transparency, he patrols Harlem in his old jeep and captures their actions on film with a hand-held video camera.