We Are America: Walter Dean Myers Talks Life, Love And Harlem (video)

walter dean myersIn this video the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Walter Dean Myers, talks about the impact learning to read had on him and why it’s important for him to tell of the urban African American experience in Harlem and the other Harlem’s of the world. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Celebration Of Juneteenth In Harlem

seitu gran1The attendees celebrate the Juneteenth Celebration on June 20th 2014 at Gran Piato in East Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Library Acquires Harlemites And Others Oral History Collection

mayaangelouThe Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced today the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers—that captures the life, history and culture from Harlem to Hollywood as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience. Continue Reading →

The 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration In Harlem

gorby 1Photographs and text by Gorbachev Street

The tradition continues with the  Annual Juneteenth Celebration. A day for African Americans to observe the glorious day Union General Gordon Granger entered into Gavelston,TX on June 19, 1865, reading aloud the emancipation which led to the freedom of 250,000 slaves.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Conrad Norman, 1908

Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters Harlem Repro POSTCARD#200Conrad Norman, the Jamaican-born founder of the Alpha Physical Culture Club of Harlem, America’s first African American athletic club at the turn of the 20th century in 1904. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cole Sisters, 1911

Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters Harlem Repro POSTCARD#200The Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters was the sister team of the Black Fives Era men’s basketball teams, coached by Conrad Norman, Harlem, New York. 1911 Continue Reading →

Are You ‘Afraid of Dark?’ A New Documentary About Black Men Screens

Malik Yoba2By Ingrid Hadasa

Recent News Headline:
Javier Payne, a 14 year-old boy was shoved through a glass store window by a Sargent police Officer. Payne sustained critical injuries, received 50 staples in his chest and is set for additional surgeries to repair his sliced open chest from the glass.

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Col. David Martinez Leader Of The ‘Harlem Hellfighters’

d martinez new head on hellightersGov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Col. David Martinez, an Albany resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been named to command the New York Army National Guard’s historic 369th Sustainment Brigade. Continue Reading →