Harlem’s Jay And Grace Clifford, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Society,’ 1930′s

jay of Harlem and wifeBlackExPat wrote that Jay Clifford, who was born in 1887, and married his wife Grace in the early 1900′s. He and his wife threw huge parties in Harlem during the 1930s, so much so that they became known as ‘Mr. and Mrs. Society.’ Continue Reading →

JET Shuts Down Print Magazine

51OtQJ3wcTLJET Magazine has been in the game for a long time. Starting in June, the print publications will be no more. Linda Johnson Rice, Chairwoman of Johnson publishing, said, “Almost 63 years ago, my father, John Johnson, named the publication Jet because, as he said in the first issue, “In the world today, everything is moving faster. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Bessie Allison Buchanan First Black Woman To Be New York State Legislature, 1940′s

bessie-buchanan-1955Bessie Allison Buchanan (March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980) of Manhattan in New York City became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Legislature when she was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1954. Continue Reading →