Marley Heirs Wail One Love Tribute To Legend

Lauryn Hill & Kathy Jordan Sharpton backstage Apollo (1)By Vinette K. Pryce

Benefactors to the legacy left by Robert Nesta Marley rocked the Apollo Theater in Harlem with a tribute concert commemorating the legend’s 35th anniversary appearance at the landmark showplace. Continue Reading →

35th Anniversary Commemorative Concert Honors Marley’s Apollo Debut (video)

Frankie Crocker, Dione Warwick and Bob MarleyBy Vinette K. Pryce

One year before the untimely May 11, 1981 passing of reggae superstar Bob Marley, on Sept. 19, 1980 the Rastafarian musician opened for the first of a two-night concert with rhythm & blues legends The Commodores at Madison Square Garden and many of his fans have not stopped talking about what transpired that evening. Continue Reading →

Lowe & Behold: Jamaican Chinese Trace Roots From Harlem To Circa BC

Finding Samuel Lowe family photoBy Vinette K. Pryce

Nell Vera Lowe was no ordinary woman. Despite the fact she struggled to make ends meet after migrating to New York to settle on one of the most crime-riddled blocks in Harlem she had extraordinary dreams and perhaps that is why she is the subject of a documentary film featured during the recent Urbanworld Film Festival. Continue Reading →

Broadway’s Only Black Theater Agent Launches Fur Line At Harlem Week Salute

105 year-oldBy Vinette K. Pryce

Who knew fashionista Irene Gandy was a senior citizen?

And who also knew that she recently became a Harlem resident? Continue Reading →

Jamaicans Celebrate Two Milestone Achievements In Harlem

Jamaica 52By Vinette K. Pryce

Jamaicans in New York rallied with purposeful prayers to give thanks for their island’s 52 years of independence and also for the longevity of one of its oldest organization in the United States. 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 →