Hibiscus Tropical Fruit iced tea (aka Crimson Iced Tea), from Serengeti Teas and Spices in Harlem.

Hibiscus Tropical Fruit iced tea (aka Crimson Iced Tea), from Serengeti Teas and Spices in Harlem.

Pages from AQ magazine feature on Chris Algieri.

Photographs: Mark Peterson

Photography director: Greg Pond, art directors: Robert Newman and Linda Rubes

The Crisis, September 1918
Cover illustration: Frank Walts
See a collection of complete issue scans of The Crisis, the official magazine of the NAACP, from 1910-22.
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Happy Birthday, Branford Marsalis

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Happy Birthday, Branford Marsalis

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"The one thing I think that must be guarded against … in our efforts to create a black image and to assert our quality, our character, our blackness, our beauty, and all that, the art form must remain one of high level. I think of Ralph Ellison who always said, ‘I want to be the right arm, the themes of my people, but I want to be a great writer regardless.’"

Artist Hale Woodruff bolsters his argument with a quote from Ralph Ellison, who would have turned 100 today.

Oral history interview with Hale Woodruff, 1968 Nov. 18

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Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen, from the Fall 2014 AQ magazine.

Photographs: David Drebin

Photography director: Greg Pond

Art directors: Robert Newman and Linda Rubes

Pages from the Fall 2014 issue of AQ, Athletes Quarterly

Art directors: Robert Newman and Linda Rubes

Photo director: Greg Pond