“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir.
When Charles “Kip” Davis was supposed to graduate Swarthmore College in 1975, the Vietnam War had just ended and Bill Gates had just founded Microsoft.
By Daniel G. Amen, M.D., and Max Cleland Most people probably think wars end when the shooting stops. But that’s not the case for those who do the fighting. For Continue Reading →
Riverside Church has a distinguished line-up of honorees including civil rights leader Harry Belafonte, social justice advocate Gina Belafonte, philanthropist Dr. Gail C. Christopher, United We Dream Executive Director Cristina Jimenez and the #NeverAgain gun violence prevention Continue Reading →
Norman Mattoon Thomas, November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968 was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party Continue Reading →
Fifty years ago, at the height of protest against the Vietnam War, the actions at Columbia University in Harlem, New York were among the most highly visible and effective.
John William Sublett, February 19, 1902 – May 18, 1986, known by his stage name John W. Bubbles, was a vaudeville performer.
For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby links between the university and the Continue Reading →
(This artical was originally posted on November 3, 2013.) By Jeffrey B. Perry and Charles V. Richardson In January, 1971, the young producer of Boston public television’s groundbreaking program Say Continue Reading →
During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, black folks achieved Continue Reading →
Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ’s citizen of the year after a period in which his protest against racial and social injustice in the US has seen the former NFL quarterback Continue Reading →
Over 25% of God’s Love’s clients are Bronx residents. And while most are seniors who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves, hundreds of these seniors are U.S. Continue Reading →
By Michael McQuillan In November 1969 I with classmates at the Bronx High School of Science chipped in for a rickety school bus so we could march against the Vietnam Continue Reading →
Our friends at the Schomburg wanted us to let you know that the fall season at the Schomburg is well underway.
Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017, was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor throughout Harlem for decades.
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.
Hubert Henry Harrison, April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927, was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York.
Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called “The Continue Reading →
Presented in partnership with The Studio Museum in Harlem, Studio Screen is a nonfiction film series addressing the on and off screen legacies of socially engaged cultural movements of the Continue Reading →
What a great photograph, the phone conversation is so intense Muhammad Ali, doesn’t look at the photographer, but looks right past the photographer.
Yuri Kochiyama, 河内山 百合 Kōchiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014, was an American political activist.
Frank Lucas, born September 9, 1930, is a former heroin dealer and one of the leading drug Lords of the 20th century, who operated in Harlem, New York during the late 1960’s Continue Reading →
The West Harlem Art Fund (WHAF) in partnership with the Baylander and the art collective Friskin’ The Whiskers, this Saturday there will be free boat tours starting at noon and Continue Reading →
What’s Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records.
By Marc Rasbury The News of Muhammad Ali’s passing hit the news air waves about midnight on Friday. We were prepared for it for because his family said he was Continue Reading →