The Harlem Riot Of 1964

800px-Demonstrators-Harlem-1964On Thursday, July 16, 1964, James Powell was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. The second bullet of three fired by Lieutenant Gilligan killed the 15-year-old African American in front of his friends and about a dozen other witnesses. Continue Reading →

Anthony Mackie Arrested For Drunk Driving In Harlem

anthony-mackie-2012-vanity-fair-oscar-party-01Anthony Mackie has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The ‘Runner Runner’ actor was booked in the early hours of Saturday morning (09.11.13) after he allegedly refused to take a blood-alcohol test. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mrs. Velena G. Ellis, The First Black Woman On The NYPD, 1945

mrs-velena-g-ellis-1945Mrs. Velena G. Ellis, in 1945 before the ceremony where she was the first African American woman admitted to the New York bar. Continue Reading →