Harlem Skateboarder Kareem Campbell’s Re-Issue Skate Deck

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It’s the old school re-Issue of the Mary Jane skateboard deck by super hot Harlem skateboarder Kareem Campbell the first African American as a professional skater in the world. Continue Reading →

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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Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Celebration At Riverside Church

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On Thursday, September 11, 2014, friends and colleagues from the literary world, New York celebrities, and family came out to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and activist at the historic Riverside Church near her Harlem home on West 120th Street. Continue Reading →

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 →

CCCADI Breaks Ground In Harlem

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By Diane Allford

On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) turned the first sod at their new building on East 125th street in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

The Harlem Air Squadron, NY, 1935

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A photograph of members of the Harlem Air Squadron at the Roosevelt Field Airport in Long Island, New York, 1935.

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Luhring Augustine Plans Harlem Jazz Festival

2014-09-19-henry-threadgillNew York gallery Luhring Augustine is branching out from art to music, producing a Harlem jazz festival with their newest artist, jazz pianist, and performance artist Jason Moran (see “Luhring Augustine Takes On Jazzman Jason Moran), recently named the Kennedy Center’s artistic director for jazz. Continue Reading →