Harlem’s Yuri Kochiyama, Activist, 1960’s

Yuri KochiyamaYuri Kochiyama (河内山 百合 Kochiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) was a Japanese American human rights activist.
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Lola Jackson, The First Female Harlem Air Squadron Member, 1935

the-harlem-air-squadronA rare photograph of Lola Jackson (second from the right), “The First Female member” of the first Harlem “Negro Air Squadron in the world,” receiving an award from other Squadron members at the Roosevelt Field airport in Long Island, New York, on July 24th, 1935.

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Harlem Street Style: The African American Day Parade 2014

©Diane Allford_3246Harlem invented street style as these photographs prove! Here are images from photographer Diane Allford of the street style moments happening on the streets of Harlem during the Sunday, September 21st, African American Day Parade 2014. Continue Reading →

‘Common Core’ Campaign Targets Parents In Harlem

kids-on-bus-nsn041014One Solution, the creative and branded entertainment arm of Radio One, has entered into a new partnership with the National Urban League in support of the organization’s Put Our Children 1st education initiative.

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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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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 →

Join The 45th Annual African American Day Parade 2014

Annual African American Day ParadeJoin the 45th Annual Harlem African-American Day Parade from 111th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. To 136th Street. Continue Reading →