Harlem’s Leonard Harper “The Father Of Cabaret”

leonard harper in harlemLeonard Harper (1899 – 1943), was a producer, dancer, directing, choreographer and director during the Harlem renaissance in Harlem, New York   Continue Reading →

The Harlem Riot Of 1964

800px-Demonstrators-Harlem-1964On Thursday, July 16, 1964, James Powell was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. The second bullet of three fired by Lieutenant Gilligan killed the 15-year-old African American in front of his friends and about a dozen other witnesses. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hails Guyanese Radio Producer JD with Three Posthumous Citations

Charles and Inez Barron with JDs family membersBy Vinette K. Pryce

Harlem lauded the contribution of Guyana –born Joseph Dennis Livingstone recently during a memorial ceremony that celebrated his dedication to the community but more than that, a diverse gathering of friends, colleagues and associates packed into the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office building to pay tribute to his legacy. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Maya Angelou Remembered at Memorial

mayaangelouFirst lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, laughter, poetry and gospel singing. Continue Reading →

GirlsTalk/GuysTalk And The Gathering for Justice Partner In Harlem

Aurora 3Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “People who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.” Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

maya angelou 2Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mourns Passing Of Elombe Brath

Elombe BrathHarlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Street Naming Of Silvia P. Woods Way in Harlem

seitu street9Today was the street naming event of Silvia’s P. Woods Way for the Queen of Soul Food Silvia Woods legendary owner of Silvia’s Restaurant on West 126th Street and Malcolm X (Lenox Avenue), Central Harlem, New York.

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I Am A Black Woman! Poster, Banneker’s Almanack And Much More At Swann Galleries

banneker1On March 27, Swann Galleries conducted their annual auction devoted to Printed & Manuscript African Americana, which attracted many institutional bidders and saw record results for rare books and other publications.