Seitu’s World: The James Baldwin Street Naming In Harlem

seitu 1Photographs by y Seitu Oronde

James Baldwin, a Harlem native who died in 1987, would have turned 90 on Saturday. Among the many tributes in a year in which his legacy as a major writer is being celebrated, one on Saturday is close to home: a portion of East 128th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, will be renamed James Baldwin Way on August 4th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Dr. Billy Taylor Street Naming In Harlem

rudy 5By Rudy Collins

The family of Dr Billy Taylor as well as other VIP’s such as Congressman Charles Rangel, Mayor David Dinkins, Keith Wright, and others were present for the renaming of 138th Street at 5th Ave Dr. Billy Taylor Way in Harlem.

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Marble Collegiate Church “America’s Hometown Church,” 1901

Marble Collegiate Church and Holland House, New York 1901The Marble Collegiate Church, founded in 1628, is one of the oldest continuous Protestant congregations in North America. Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Something Strange Happening Downtown … (update)

eartha;s hood on 23rd streetHarlem Writers Guild member Eartha Watts-Hicks writes that something strange occurring in my neighborhood. Continue Reading →

Jacobus “James” Roosevelt, Harlemite

roosevelt-in-harlemJacobus “James” Roosevelt, known, (January 10, 1760 – 1847) was an American businessman and politician from Harlem, NY and a member of the Roosevelt family. Continue Reading →