The Natural

Abbey Lincoln, photo taken by Pieter Boersma during a 1966 concert

Straight Ahead

The road keeps winding…

Bumpy road

Confuse a body

Lead a trusting soul astray

For some, this road is easy

Traveling high without a care

But if you got to use the back roads

Straight ahead can lead nowhere.

-Abbey Lincoln: actress, jazz singer, civil rights activist in her song, Straight Ahead.


Black History Metropolis

Jet Magazine, February 10th, 1986 pg. 14

Black History Month is in full swing and we have been enjoying all that New York City has to offer.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out some BHM events around the city, it’s not too late.  Here are some of the events we recommend (whole calendar after the jump). All events are free unless otherwise noted. If you know of any events to add, send us an e-mail at