He was born into the world as Francis Nicholls in the “Boogie Down” Bronx of NYC on January 18, 1955.  But it was as his alter ego (or his truer self) that Francis was ordained Frankie Knuckles, the Minister of the Gospel of House Music

Currently experiencing a “New Renaissance," Harlem has been a historic New York City landmark for over 100 years. This fabled uptown enclave remains one of New York's most diverse neighborhoods, boasting an especially vibrant mix of cultural institutions, shops and historic spots.

Kwame Stephens has been telling stories using poetry, short stories, novels, stage plays, and more for over two decades.  The Toronto based Playwright, author, poet, educator and organizer was born in Ghana and traveled extensively on the continent of Africa before migrating to Canada.

Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) released a breakthrough report in May on the attitudes and consumer behaviors of over 2,000 African American LGBT residents of the United States.

The enduring success of Incognito has been one of the great stories to emerge from the UK music scene over the past three decades.
Giovanni's Room, the oldest gay and lesbian bookstore in the country, is set to close on May 17th.  Founded in 1973, Giovanni’s Room is named for the 1956 James Baldwin novel about a young man in postwar Paris struggling with his sexual identity.

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