Seitu’s World: The Harlem African American Day Parade

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and congressmen—50 years after the Civil Rights Movement almost 2 million African-Americans fill just about every thinkable position throughout the city.

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Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Celebration At Riverside Church

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On Friday, September 12th, 2014, friends and colleagues from the literary world, New York celebrities, and family came out to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and activist at the historic Riverside Church near her Harlem home on West 120th Street. Continue Reading →

Gordon Parks’ Photo Essay, ‘Harlem Gang Leader’

140919-gordon-parks-harlem-01Time Magazine revisits “Harlem Gang Leader” introduced Gordon Parks to America. LIFE magazine, which published the photo essay in its Nov. 1, 1948, issue, had every reason to be proud of the man it called “a young Negro photographer.” Continue Reading →

CCCADI Breaks Ground In Harlem

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By Diane Allford

On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) turned the first sod at their new building on East 125th street in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: At The Jazz On The Hill Jazz Mobile

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Seitu again was all over the world of Harlem, his time it was covering the world Harlem at the Jazz On The Hill Jazz Mobile on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: One Woman Plays Harriet Tubman And Sojourner Truth In Harlem

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A one woman performance captured by Seitu Oronde at the Presbyterian Church in Harlem on Saturday, August 23rd, 2104.

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