Three Nights of Live Music and Swing Dancing Celebrating the Life of Frankie Manning

Frankie manning dancer in harlem 1The Frankie Trifecta is a celebration of the centennial of dance legend Frankie Manning, the most celebrated Lindy Hop dancer in history.  Continue Reading →

“Jail Ain’t No Good” Walk-A-Thon in Harlem

jail aint no good annual walkathon 2014The Masjid Malcolm Shabazz community is inviting all Harlemites to join us on April 26th as a participant in the “Jail Ain’t No Good” Walk-A-Thon. Continue Reading →

Amiri Baraka Reads “The Revolutionary Theater,” 1965

42-20711943Today, playwright, critic, activist, and one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters, Amiri Baraka, passed over after weeks of failing health at the age of 79. Continue Reading →

“The Waldorf of Harlem,” The Hotel Theresa, Harlem NY (video)

MNY219441The Hotel Theresa, located at 2082-96 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Boulevard between West 124th and 125th Streets in Harlem, NY, was, in the mid-20th century, a vibrant center of African American life in the area and the city. Continue Reading →

Fidel Castro And Malcolm X At The Hotel Theresa, 1960

fidel-y-malcom-x-1-580x377I always remember when I met with Malcolm X at the hotel Teresa, because he was the one who gave us support and made it possible for us to be accommodated there. Continue Reading →

Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X In the Hotel Theresa

3283282389_0a56c8e72bAdam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X in his office in the Hotel Theresa in central Harlem, 1960′s … become a fan of Harlem history at https://www.facebook.com/HarlemHiistory

Photographer Gordon Parks Harlem Swagger

Gordon Parks Harlem swaggerGordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. Continue Reading →