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 →

‘Chico and Rita’ And Bobby Sanabria At The Marcus Garvey Amphitheater In Harlem

imeganation festivalGet your Salsa dancing shoes ready because we are going to have a helluva time dancing to the sounds of Bobby Sanabria and his band. Continue Reading →

Harlem Remembers Marcus 100 Years Later– A Tribute To Harlem’s Own D.r Clarke

Marcus Mosiah Garvey -By Vinette K. Pryce

One hundred years after Jamaica’s Marcus Mosiah Garvey formed the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in his birth island, his legacy is being touted. 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 →

Little Free Libraries Launch Party In Harlem

marcus gavrye library in harlemThe Marcus Garvey Park Alliance in collaboration with Urban Innovations has installed two Little Free Libraries in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, NT.  Continue Reading →

‘HandBall’ Free At Marcus Garvey Park In Harlem

handballUrban Theatre Movement’s Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in from Harlem to Hollis. 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 →

HW Pick: ‘Marcus Garvey, Look For Me In The Whirlwind’ Film In Harlem

marcus garveyMarcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization in Harlem for the African diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. Continue Reading →

Marcus, Josephine, Coltrane, Monk … At Swann Galleries Auction

george washington carvey letterAs we celebrate American history, the Swann Galleries offer us an opportunity to own it. On Thursday, March 27 Swann Galleries will offer a rich assortment of historical material related to the African experience in the Americas in their 19th annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Continue Reading →