Seitu’s World: Rev Jesse Jackson, Honor Dr. King’s Holiday

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Monday, January 15th, 2015 was Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.   After much blood, sweat and tears, it is a cherished national holiday when we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, his life of struggle and the legacy he left for our ongoing struggle for civil and human rights. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Carl Redding Calls Out Rev Sharpton

sharptonFinancial Juneteenth.com wrote that civil rights activist, politician and Harlemite Rev Al Sharpton announced in June that he was set to publish a book with Cash Money Records’ publishing affiliate, Cash Money Content. Continue Reading →

Anti-Apartheid Icon Dr. Allan Boesak At The Riverside Church

imageAs part of its new church-wide initiative to address the growing economic disparities hurting so many U.S. citizens and threatening the nation’s future, The Riverside Church will host anti-apartheid leader and President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak… Continue Reading →

Marcus, Josephine, Coltrane, Monk … At Swann Galleries Auction

george washington carvey letterAs we celebrate American history, the Swann Galleries offer us an opportunity to own it. On Thursday, March 27 Swann Galleries will offer a rich assortment of historical material related to the African experience in the Americas in their 19th annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Continue Reading →

Souleo: MLK, Redefined As A Politician

L to R_Michael McKean_Bryan Cranston_Brandon J Dirden_cast photo credit_Evgenia EliseevaAs the nation prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20, actor Brandon J. Dirden hopes that people will not only remember King as a powerful reverend and activist, but also as an astute politician. Continue Reading →

Remembering Dr. John W.V. Cordice

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On September 20, 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was stabbed with a letter opener at a book signing in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., In Harlem

In 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was still basking in the glory of his legendary triumph that ended the thirteen-month Montgomery bus boycott he had led: the U.S.Supreme Court’s 1956 decision to desegrate buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Continue Reading →