The Joe Louis Restaurant & Bar, Harlem, 1950

joe louis bar in harlemA great image of The Joe Louis Restaurant & Bar still under construction on the north side of 125th Street (between 8th and 7th Avenue) in Central Harlem, New York, 1950. Continue Reading →

Whistle In Mississippi In Harlem

downloadIn 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit family in Mississippi…according to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. Continue Reading →

¡AZÚCAR! A Bitter Sweet Reality – Annual Redefining African American Convening

Azucar - sugar and cane field_900pxJoin us for an interactive and engaging afternoon contemplating the current and historical impact of the sugar industry on African Descendant communities as well as nutritional, economic, environmental and grassroots prescriptions and strategies for breaking the sugar habit. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Harlem Street Portraits By Harvey Stein

harlem-street-portraits-harvey-stein-cover-660x507Well-known New York photographer Harvey Stein documents the humanity and spirit of the people of Harlem in 164 beautiful black and white photographs of his new book Harlem Street Portraits taken over 22 years, from 1990 to 2012. Continue Reading →

Fredericka Carolyn “Fredi” Washington, Harlem (video)

Fredi washingtonFredericka Carolyn “Fredi” Washington (December 23, 1903 – June 28, 1994) was an accomplished African American dramatic film actress, … Continue Reading →

Your Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Connection

Schomburg-Center-HolidayThe Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African Diasporan experiences. Continue Reading →

John Starks And Clyde Frazier Sr., at African American Parade Breakfast in Harlem

Former NY Knick’s guard John Starks and Harlemite Clyde Frazier, Sr., was hanging out at the 43rd Annual African American Parade Breakfast Sunday, September 12, 2012 in Harlem. Continue Reading →