A rare photograph of Lola Jackson (second from the right), “The First Female member” of the first Harlem “Negro Air Squadron in the world,” receiving an award from other Squadron members at the Roosevelt Field airport in Long Island, New York, on July 24th, 1935.
A photograph of members of the Harlem Air Squadron at the Roosevelt Field Airport in Long Island, New York, 1935.
New York state wants to take a bite out of the Big Apple’s tourism market–attracting a greater share of the 54 million plus people who visit the city and convincing them to spend time upstate and on Long Island. Continue Reading →
“While only 69% of preschool-aged children are actually enrolled in school, 92% visit their doctors at least once a year for a checkup…”
Harlem families enjoyed a Read and Romp! at Harlem Hospital Center – a children’s book party with crafts, readings and giveaways to inspire families to read aloud every day for healthy brain development. Continue Reading →
Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis, (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972) was an American blues and gospel singer and guitarist, who was also proficient on the banjo and harmonica. Continue Reading →
This fashion spotlight pays homage to the early 1920’s and the timeless fashion inspirations therein. Continue Reading →
The 2011 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. Continue Reading →
“The National Black Theater has been part of the cultural foundation of Harlem for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, nefarious business practices and eventual abandonment by our investor group, Nubian Heritage, now threaten our property and our community programming. Our 8-year relationship with Nubian began with such promise, but quickly became a dangerous drain our financial resources. This group continually took advantage of our commitment to African American entrepreneurship and our advocacy on behalf of our friends. Yet we refuse to allow our community to be victimized. Continue Reading →
The onetime intern sports reporter and almost weather reporter in Atlanta has transformed herself into one of the best gossip writers in the business. The Spellman, NYU graduate and inventor of the Ms. Drama, The Drama Queen brand talks on her hometown, Harlem, her spiritualism, Alicia Keys and memorable interviews. Continue Reading →