Chandler Owen, Harlem, 1916-

200446_1788648047791_7638577_nChandler Owen (1889–1967) was an African-American writer, editor and early member of the Socialist Party of America. Born in North Carolina, he studied and worked in New York, then moved to Chicago for much of his career. Continue Reading →

Harry Belafonte and Melissa Harris Perry Face Off About Race and Activism

belafonte at the schomburg centerBy Hadasah Ingrid

January 31, 2014. At the cusp of Black History Month, the legendary Harry Belafonte and MSNBC journalist and TV host Melissa Harris-Perry sat down to examine the current state of race and black activism at the Schomburg Center for Black Research in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Souleo: MLK, Redefined As A Politician

L to R_Michael McKean_Bryan Cranston_Brandon J Dirden_cast photo credit_Evgenia EliseevaAs the nation prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20, actor Brandon J. Dirden hopes that people will not only remember King as a powerful reverend and activist, but also as an astute politician. Continue Reading →

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the First Black Person Elected to Congress

adam-clayton-powell-jrAdam Clayton Powell, Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–71). Continue Reading →