We love this photo of a Judaica-Jewish Bar Mitzvah boy in one of the many photographic studios in East Harlem, NY, 1920′s. Continue Reading →
“Major” Leon Wallace (in the red hat) holds a special place in Harlem lore as one of its truly unique unsung heroes. He was a visionary pioneer who first brought the martial arts, GOJU Karate, to the African American community, know as Harlem U. S. A., located in New York City. Continue Reading →
Two City College students were hit with riot charges Monday for leading last month’s storming of a controversial campus student center that had been reclaimed by the administration, sources told The Post. Continue Reading →
The tour is for public viewing and selling of work, consisting of art studios and venues in the Strivers Row corridor, this Circuit is a collaboration created to develop a hub of arts activity and thereby gain increased visibility and exposure for SAC participants. Continue Reading →
Each time actor and activist Danny Glover passes the 135th Street YMCA, he reminisces of the days that the cultural hub used to host and house Harlem Renaissance writers such as Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois, and actors such as Ossie Davis and Paul Robeson. Continue Reading →
Jimmy Castor, a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter whose mastery of genres from doo-wop to Latin soul to funk, and instruments including saxophone and bongos earned him the title Everything Man, died on Monday in Henderson, Nev. He was 71. Continue Reading →
By Walter Rutledge
The indomitable human spirit has the ability to rise in moments of extreme tragedy and inconsolable despair. It lifts our downcast head and illuminates the darkness, revealing that glimmer of hope we refer to as the light at the end of the tunnel. Tynetta Megginson mother was murdered in 2001; to help herself and her children walk toward the light Megginson founded A Helping Hand Heals a Heart.
The organization brings together families that have been devastated by the homicide. “A Helping Hand Heals a Heart was founded on the belief that helping others allows one to heal self”, shared Megginson. After the death of her mother, her children found solace in the performing arts. Eventually the arts also provided Megginson with an outlet for her pain, and aided in the healing process.
Congressional investigators decided yesterday to expand their probe into whether Rep. Charles Rangel violated ethics rules.
The House Ethics Committee announced that it would look into whether the Harlem Democrat helped preserve a corporate loophole for a company in exchange for a $1 million donation to the Charles B. Rangel Center at City College. Continue Reading →