Harlem Responds To The Death Of Maya Angelo

maya11“Today we mourn the passing and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, whose voice, passion, and life has left a lasting influence on our state and nation…. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

maya angelou 2Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mourns Passing Of Elombe Brath

Elombe BrathHarlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Constance ‘Connie’ Daniels Passes

52917f058ff36.preview-620Constance “Connie” Daniels, 71, of Harlem, N.Y., died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Harlem. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 25, at the Mother AME Zion Church of Harlem, N,Y. The burial will follow the services in New York. Continue Reading →

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., Passes

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., a trailblazing African-American lobbyist and most recently Sodexo Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, passed away at the age of 67 on March 28, 2012 after succumbing to lymphoma. Continue Reading →

Home Going Service For Paulette ‘Scarf Lady’ Gay (update)

I just spoke to friend and writer Claude Jay the other day and he told me that Paulette Gay, The Scarf Lady had died over the New Year’s holiday. In shock, I could only think about when I first met her after moving to Harlem from the West Coast. She was one of the first people I met in Harlem at her Scarf Lady Boutique at 408 Lenox Avenue (at 130th Street). Continue Reading →