Harlem Diva Ruby “Ann Wallace” Dee

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Ruby Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922, to Gladys Hightower and Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace, a cook, waiter and porter.  Continue Reading →

Ruby Dee Public Memorial Riverside Church In Harlem

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeRuby Dee, legendary actor, author and activist will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20 at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM.The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends and colleagues influenced by her outstanding life and work.    Continue Reading →

Legendary Actor, Author And Activist Ruby Dee To Be Honored At Memorial Celebration

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeThe life and legacy of actor, author, and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20th at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM. Continue Reading →

Debra Fraser-Howze Receives “Top Blacks in Healthcare” Award

Debra_Fraser-Howzex400Debra Fraser-Howze, Senior Vice President of Government and External Affairs, for Orasure Technologies received a 2014 “Top Blacks in Healthcare” Award from BlackDoctor.org in partnership with Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Continue Reading →

Charlie Parker, 1950, By Paula Kotis

charlie parkerThis amazing photograph of Charlie Parker, in 1950, was taken five years before he died in 1955 at the age of 34-year-old. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Explosion: 6 Ways To Help The Victims

the harlem exlposion 3An gas leak explosion in Harlem last week killed eight people, injured more than 60, and left dozens suddenly homeless. Continue Reading →

Williana “Liane” Jones Burroughs, Harlem

Burroughs-Williana-1933Williana “Liane” Jones Burroughs (1882–1945) was an American teacher, communist political activist, and politician. She is best remembered as one of the first African-American women to run for elective office in New York. Continue Reading →

Rafael Hernández’s Legacy in New York

Rafael_HernandezA discussion, honoring one of Puerto Rico’s and Latin America’s greatest composers, el maestro Rafael Hernández, will be held on November 12 at Hunter College. Continue Reading →