The Inamori Projects ‘Prayer Of Love and Peace’ Comes To Harlem

mail (2)Harlem arts guru Voza Rivers executive producer of New Heritage Theater and Kate Ibu, Internal Producer, the New Heritage theater  and writes that Noriko Inamori, the founding creator of the Inamori Project, passed away in 2013. Continue Reading →

Gov. Cuomo Announces Col. David Martinez Leader Of The ‘Harlem Hellfighters’

d martinez new head on hellightersGov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Col. David Martinez, an Albany resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been named to command the New York Army National Guard’s historic 369th Sustainment Brigade. Continue Reading →

Lenox Avenue, Harlem, 1927

Lenox Avenue Harlem 1927It’s a beautiful midday afternoon looking southeast on Lenox Avenue and 116th Street (with Mount Morris Park fire tower in the distance to the right) in Harlem, New York, 1927. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Kiddies Band Dominated Nazi-Occupied Denmark

shapeimage_6Anne Dvinge has just published an article about Harlem Kiddies entitled ’Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Afro-Danish jazz band Harlem Kiddies and discourses of race and resistance in 1940s Denmark’ in the international journal African and Black Diaspora. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Eugene Jacques Bullard, The First African American Fighter Pilot

Eugene Jacques Bullard (1894-1961) was the first African American to fly a fighter plane and was known as the “black swallow of death” for his courage during missions. He led a colorful life, much of it in Europe. Continue Reading →

Harlem Regatta Association, 1873

The New York Rowing Association (the “Association”) was founded by returning civil war veterans in Harlem around 1866. Continue Reading →

Gladys Bentley’s Mona’s Club 440, Harlem, 1942 (video)

monas440The advertisement above if for Mona’s Club 440 in 1942, with the explicit use of the word “gay” featured prominently. Continue Reading →

Warren-Nash Motor Corporation in Harlem, 1927

warren nash car showroomNash Motors Company was an American automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the United States from 1916 to 1937. From 1937 to 1954, Nash Motors was the automotive division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation. Nash production continued from 1954 to 1957 after the creation of American Motors Corporation. Continue Reading →