Nipsey Russell, Harlem’s “Son Of Fun” (video)

Nipsey_Russell_1971Julius “Nipsey” Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005). Comedian and actor. With a supernatural ability to improvise and ad-lib, Nipsey Russell made a name for himself on the talk-show and game-show circuits of the 1950s and ’60s. Continue Reading →

The Wiz At St. Nicholas Park As Part of Harlem Week

the wizThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the stage play, The Wiz. Join ImageNation, Harlem Week, Harlem Pride and Global Network of Black Pride as they celebrate this cultural milestone with a screening of the celebrated film adaptation of the award-winning play. Continue Reading →

The Baby Grand, Harlem, 1953

The Baby Grand Bar at 319 West 125th Street (between st. Nicholas and 8th avenue), opened in 1953, it was a saloon with a bright mural of a piano above the door and a rich Art Deco décor. Continue Reading →