Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park To Be More Accessible

It will soon be easier to get into Jackie Robinson Park. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved changes that include reopening a long-closed entrance.

Underground Books Host Jackie Robinson Poetry Day In Harlem

By Marc W. Polite On Saturday, September 3rd, Underground Books in collaboration with QBR (qbr.com) held the first annual Jackie Robinson Poetry Day at the Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

HW Pick: Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson’s Former Brownstone $2.9M

This gorgeous Bedford-Stuyvesant house comes with a serious pedigree, the brownstone was once home to sports icon and color-barrier-breaker Jackie Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to Continue Reading →

‘Jackie Robinson’ By Ken Burns At The Schomburg In Harlem

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Women to Win a Championship At Wimbledon

Althea Gibson, August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003, was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Burnetta Jones, Hair Salon Owner And First Major Owner Of A Recording Studio (Video)

Genre Magazine writes that this story about I Was Born This Way starts in New York city, but has nothing to do with New York native Lady Gaga.

Harlem’s Keith “The Voice” David, Tony Nominee, August Wilson, Platoon, Clockers, etc., (Video)

Keith David Williams, born June 4, 1956, is an American screen and voice actor, comedian, and singer.He is known for his co-starring role as King in Platoon and as Childs Continue Reading →

Atlanta: Google Celebrates MLK Day With Doodle And Civil Rights Photography

Google is celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr Day with a special doodle and a homepage promotion of a curated collection of Civil Rights photography from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

A Reflection On Harlem’s Historical Parks

By Lil Nickelson Harlem contains four (4) parks within its borders: Marcus Garvey Park on the east side, Morningside Park and St. Nicholas Park in its interior and Jackie Robinson Continue Reading →

New Madison Square Boys & Girls Club In Harlem Revealed

Monday night, at a cocktail reception hosted at Minton’s by co-owners Dick Parsons and Alexander Smalls, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club (Madison) unveiled designs for a new four-story, 45,000-sq.-ft. Continue Reading →