African Americans’ Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

Memorial Day African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston South CarolinaThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

Silvias Woods, Harlem’s Queen Of Soul Food And Business

slyvia-woodsSylvia Woods (February 2, 1926 – July 19, 2012) was an American restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem on Lenox Avenue, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: I’m Travelin Light- On My Way to South Kakalaki

By Walter Rutledge Make no mistake I am a true New Yorker! For me the sun rises over the East River and set across the Hudson. Continue Reading →