Harlem’s Herman Badillo Blazed Path Of Influence

Gonzalez: Few played as big a role in community as Herman Badillo Badillo applauded our goals but sharply disagreed with our militant tactics. Mayor Lindsay ordered the police to arrest more than a hundred of us in the church, whereupon Badillo suddenly intervened as a mediator of the conflict.

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Join the CABs Joint Annual Public Meeting

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Join the Community Advisory Boards Of Harlem Hospital Center and The Renaissance Health Care Network Cordially Invite You to our 2014 Joint Annual Public Meeting. 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 →

Anti-Apartheid Icon Dr. Allan Boesak At The Riverside Church

imageAs part of its new church-wide initiative to address the growing economic disparities hurting so many U.S. citizens and threatening the nation’s future, The Riverside Church will host anti-apartheid leader and President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak… Continue Reading →

Philip A. Payton, Jr., Harlem Real Estate Visionary

453px-Phillip_A._Payton,_OutlookPhilip A. Payton, Jr., (February 27, 1876 – August 1917) was an African American real estate entrepreneur, known as the “Father of Harlem”, due to his work renting properties in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City to African Americans. Continue Reading →

Dining with Miss Lil: Amali Restaurant Review

restaruant in lilBy Lil Nickelson

James Mallios and his fellow partners have designed Amali as a very comfortable, yet cozy and relaxing atmosphere for their guests to partake in some great tasting Mediterranean inspired food. Continue Reading →

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., Passes

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., a trailblazing African-American lobbyist and most recently Sodexo Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, passed away at the age of 67 on March 28, 2012 after succumbing to lymphoma. Continue Reading →

Danny Tisdale Moderates A Conversation with Artists: An Artistic Tribute to Gordon Parks Panel Discussion

This photo-montage was taken on May 16th, 2012 by organizer Carolyn Butts at African Voices and SAVAE, Inc., from the A Conversation with Artists: An Artistic Tribute to Gordon Parks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Gordon Parks.I moderated the conversation with the artists Fikisha Cumbo, Mel Wright, Lisa Russell, Ocean Morriset, Howard Moss, Mireille Liong-A-Kong, Nathan Yungerberg, Jamel Shabazz, Mirlande Jean-Gilles and Lolita Parker, Jr., pictured (I’m out of the frame cracking the joke to the right of the artists). Continue Reading →

William Backhouse Astor, Jr., Founder Of Astor Row In Harlem

He was born on July 12, 1829, the youngest son of William Backhouse Astor, Sr.. His brother was John Jacob Astor III.

William Backhouse Astor, Jr., graduated from Columbia College in 1849. In 1853 he married the socially ambitious Caroline Webster Schermerhorn, who reigned over New York and Newport society as simply “the Mrs. Astor.” Continue Reading →