Harlem’s Renaissance Ballroom Can Be An Investment In Harlem’s History

Renny-render-extIt’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the end is near for Harlem’s crumbling Renaissance Ballroom & Casino at 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rangel Welcomes Rev. Butts At CBC Prayer Breakfast

image001Congressman Charles B. Rangel welcomed Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III to the nation’s capital, as the nationally-renowned pastor of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Brokers Push ‘Coffeehouse Gentrification’ In Harlem

coffe shop in harlem new harlemNow, it’s the brokers causing the gentrification of Harlem.

A group of Upper Manhattan real estate agents sick of peddling apartments in buildings with abandoned or substandard retail spaces on the ground floors has opened a string of coffee shops in a bid to spruce up the neighborhood — and hike prices for the units above. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Isabel Washington

isabel washingtonIsabel Washington, was born in Savannah, Ga.,. Isabel and her sister Fredi Washington became popular performers during the Harlem renaissance in Harlem, New York. 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 →

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate To Lead Harlem

rangel-master675The NYTImes article reports that the grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.” Continue Reading →

HWG: A Paige of Advice on Single LIfe

CapOnShipCordenia Paige is a native of Washington, DC. Hoping to follow the artistic paths of those of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Art Movement, she moved to NYC in 2001, settling just north of Harlem in the Bronx. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Witness: Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York

51BtKTOJDEL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_The new book Witness: Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York, is written by Genna Rae McNeil, Houston Bryan Roberson, Quinton Hosford Dixie, and Kevin McGruder. Continue Reading →

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the First Black Person Elected to Congress

adam-clayton-powell-jrAdam Clayton Powell, Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–71). Continue Reading →