HW Pick: Help Make Madam C.J. Walker’s Home A National Treasure

Villa-Lewaro_zpscb031975In the early 1900’s, entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York, to design a home for her.   Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne’ By James Gavin

lena-horneHere’s a great pick by HW contributor Todd Roulette. It’s James Gavin, author and journalist most recent book, Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2009). Continue Reading →

Strivers Row In Harlem


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Strivers’ Row is three rows of townhouses in western Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Continue Reading →