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.
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 →
Person of Interest is filming with Robert De Niro (right) at West 140th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., in central Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →
Celebs Idris Elba (No Good Deed) and Wendell Pierce (Wired) were hanging out with Minton’s chef Alexander Smalls on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at Cecil’s in Harlem.
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A java junkie busted for shoplifting coffee from an East Harlem supermarket got burned when store security found an illegal handgun on his hip, authorities said. Continue Reading →
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 →
A photograph of members of the Harlem Air Squadron at the Roosevelt Field Airport in Long Island, New York, 1935.
Photos by Seitu Oronde
A great event for the Shirley Scott 72nd birthday celebration on September 14th, 2014 at Gran Piatto in East Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →
New 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 →