$20 Bill Lawsuit Accuses Harlem’s Al Sharpton Of Discrimination

Sharpton-Comcast-White-HouseCivil rights activist and Harlem based Al Sharpton and television giant Comcast are being named in a multi-billion dollar racial discrimination lawsuit and the details are not pretty. Continue Reading →

Costume Party At The Savoy Ballroom In Harlem, 1949

8c796b0adc3d13d8_largeA series of amazing photographs from Life magazine of contestants parading on the runway for judges to win the best costume prize during the Urban League Ball event at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York, in February, 1949.

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‘Common Core’ Campaign Targets Parents In Harlem

kids-on-bus-nsn041014One Solution, the creative and branded entertainment arm of Radio One, has entered into a new partnership with the National Urban League in support of the organization’s Put Our Children 1st education initiative.

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HW Pick: Rosa Parks Papers to Reside at Library of Congress

rosa_parks_archiveThe Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Continue Reading →

In Celebration of National Week of the Young Child

diverse childrenJoin Assemblyman Keith Wright, Harlem Kids Travel Inc. and  Globalscope Inc., for a Community Conversation Early Years are Learning Years: Closing the Experience Gap. Continue Reading →

New York Urban League’s 5th Annual Girls Empowerment Day

unnamed-2Last week was a great New York Urban League’s 5th Annual Girls Empowerment Day on Friday, March 7, 2014 in New York CityContinue Reading →

Jem Realty Pays $22M For Alhambra Ballroom

2108-powell-blvdTimes Square-based investment firm Jem Realty Management bought a seven-story office building on Adam C. Powell Jr. Boulevard in central Harlem for $21.5 million from Fort Lee, N.J., developer Mitchell Mekel, according to property records filed with the city today.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Rangel Celebrates NAACP Founder’s Day And Black History Month

charles rangelBy Congressman Charles B. Rangel

Black History Month is time to recognize the Black experience as an integral part of American history. As one of the founding Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, I was very happy to celebrate when President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized the Black History Month in 1976. Continue Reading →

John E. (Jack) Nail, Harlem Real Estate Mogul

John E. (Jack) Nail, a successful Harlem realtor, was born in New London, Connecticut in 1883.  His parents, Elizabeth and John B. Nail, moved to New York City where the senior Nail bought a hotel, restaurant, and billiard parlor after working for a time in a gambling house. Continue Reading →