Theresa Freeman-Timmons Home Going In Harlem

freemanIt is with deep sadness that we share the passing of the Honorable Theresa Freeman-Timmons, District Leader of the 70th Assembly District. A great friend, community leader and servant to the people.  Continue Reading →

See The Encore Performance Of ‘Adam’ In Harlem

309e6308-0e29-4aa3-bf5f-c90620c4e06cSet in the Caribbean island of Bimini, the Hall of Representatives and Abyssinian Baptist Church, Timothy Simonson gives a compelling tour de force solo performance as the charismatic Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. on his political journey as Harlem’s first black congressman between the years 1945 and 1971. Continue Reading →

C. Anthony Bryant CD Release Concert In Harlem

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Abyssinian’s own C. Anthony Bryant celebrates the release of his debut recording project entitled, “Hymnody Vol. I” on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 7:00 PM in the Abyssinian Baptist Church Sanctuary. Continue Reading →

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

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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 →