This was A’Lelia Walker’s, back in the day from 1885-1931, it was a home and famous salon, “The Dark Tower,” which she hosted for writers, musicians, artists during the 1920s.
City officials unveiled a massive rezoning last night for East Harlem, where the administration hopes to encourage towers as tall as 30 stories, less parking for new buildings, and more Continue Reading →
On Thursday, November 12, Harlem City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine will lead a hearing on Int. 737, a bill he sponsored that would create a task force to Continue Reading →
Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced Continue Reading →
By A’Lelia Bundles Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, Continue Reading →
Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, New Continue Reading →
Newsmakers, Experts and Current Events in the World of Harlem. Today, it’s all about Madam C.J. Walker in Harlem. Host Danny Tisdale speaks to author A’Lelia Bundles (left) about her Continue Reading →
The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker was the Kelis of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who loved expensive cars and jewelry.
Madam C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was an African-American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful Continue Reading →
Get one or two or all three of our new organic Harlem Renaissance “Glitterati,” “Mahogany Millionairess,” and “Dark Tower” t-shirts based on a A’Lelia Walker’s “Dark Tower” in Harlem story in Harlem World Magazine and save Continue Reading →
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2018 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards.
Waste Management World reports that in New York City CTA Architects P.C. has completed a $1.1 million redevelopment and upgrade of the 5650 square foot (525 square metre) refuse storage Continue Reading →
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. was born on April 16, 1947, in Harlem, New York, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., Continue Reading →
The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in Harlem, New York City.
In 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.
By A’Lelia Bundles Langston Hughes called A’Lelia Walker “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s” Whenever I see my grandmother Mae’s 1923 wedding photographs, I can’t help but marvel at the Continue Reading →
Tea in Harlem has been a constant since its early years with the Muscoota Indians in East Harlem to the Harlem Renaissance with Lelia Walker’s Dark Tower on 136th Street Continue Reading →
By Walter Rutledge RIOULT presented their 2012 New York season May 10 through 13 at John Jay College’s newly renovated Gerald W. Lynch Theater.
By Walter Rutledge Paul Taylor’s groundbreaking masterwork Aureole celebrates it’s fiftieth anniversary this season and to mark this milestone renowned Chef Charlie Palmer has created a special menu that will Continue Reading →