Cassius Clay ‘The Pied Piper of Harlem,’ 1963

1963 Cassius Clay The Pied Piper of Harlem  Followed By FansThe  great photograph above is of a21year old Cassius Marcellus Clay ‘The Pied Piper of Harlem’, being followed by his Harlem fans on 125th Street in Harlem on December 17th, 1963. Continue Reading →

Glenn Caldwell “The King Of Harlem Hairdressers”, 1940-2005

25cityroom-barber1-blog480In 1983, Glenn Caldwell, a music teacher from Maryland, was playing saxophone in a South Carolina bar and began talking with a singer whose dapper outfit and slick hair seemed from a bygone era. Continue Reading →

Joe Louis’ Vs Billy Conn Championship At Polo Grounds, Harlem, 1941

Louis against Billy Conn HarlemThe Brown Bomber, in a great ringside seat photograph of the Joe Louis’ bout against Billy Conn, the Light Heavyweight Champion met on June 18, 1941. Continue Reading →

Butch Lewis, More than a Promoter

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury

With the all of the NFL lockout news dominating the sports airwaves of late, the death of the flamboyant boxing promoter, Butch Lewis, flew under the radar screen this week. But this in no way should diminish the impact this man had on the world of boxing and the entertainment industry. Continue Reading →