Happy Xmas (War Is Over!) By John Lennon, Yoko Ono And The Harlem Community Choir, 1971 (Video)

“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.

After 42 years, Swarthmore’s 1975 Class President From Harlem Graduates

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.

Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration 2018 At Riverside Church In Harlem

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 →

Harlem Pastor Thomas Of Harlem’s Presbyterian Church, A Friend Of Dr. King And An Enemy Of Trotsky

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 →

A “Time To Stir, Columbia ’68” From Harlem To Harare

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 →

The Radicalization Of Ray Richardson: Suspicion Still Surrounds Death of Black Activist TV Producer

(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 →

From Harlem To Hollywood Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Is Everyday

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 →

GQ Citizen Of The Year Colin Kaepernick Tours Harlem

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 →

God’s Love We Deliver, They Deliver Thanksgiving Meals To Our Veterans From Harlem To Hollis

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 →

Op-Ed: What Makes Social Protest Effective? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers (Updated)

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 →

Check Out The Upcoming Events This October 2017 At The Schomburg In Harlem

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 Passes, 1932 – 2017

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.

Hubert Harrison, “The Father Of Harlem Radicalism”

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.

East Harlem’s Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster

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 →

Harlem Activist Yuri Kochiyama, NY, 1921 – 2014

Yuri Kochiyama, 河内山 百合 Kōchiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014, was an American political activist.

Rare Interview With Harlem’s Frank Lucas 2015 (Video)

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 →

HW Pick: Marvin Gaye’s Timeless “What’s Going On” Live 1972 (Video)

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.