African Americans’ Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

Memorial Day African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston South CarolinaThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

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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 more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Continue Reading →

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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks At The UN In Remembrance Of The Slave Trade

Harlem has a long history of dealing with the issue of slavery, from Columbia University grappling with it’s ties to slavery to the African Burial ground of slaves in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

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25th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival 2017

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) celebrates its 25th anniversary with a total of 64 films from 31 countries including 31 World, US and NY Premieres. Screenings will be held in three venues in Manhattan: Teachers College, Columbia University, Cinema Village and MIST Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Seitu’s World: 48th Annual African American Day Parade In Harlem 2017

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Sunday, September 17th, 2017 the 48th annual African American Day Parade took over Adam Clayton Blvd., again this summer with folks in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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Equal Justice Initiative Launches “Lynching In America” With Google.org

Growing up, Shirah Dedman always hated family tree projects. While other students could trace their roots as far back as the Mayflower, her story always stopped at her great-grandfather. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Fave Tichina Arnold And Other Stars In Star Jones Daytime Divas For VH1

VH1 today announced the cast starring Harlem fave Tichina Arnold and showrunners for the network’s latest scripted series “Daytime Divas,” formerly known as “Satan’s Sisters.” Continue Reading →

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TV One Announces New Programming Updates 2017-2018

For all you Harlemites who love TV One, they are showcasing its 4Q17-2018 programming line-up to the advertising community, TV One unveiled a very focused slate of originals during its annual Upfront presentation at Current located in Chelsea Piers yesterday. Continue Reading →

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Season Premiere Of “Super Soul Sunday” With Pastor John Gray And Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey sits down with Pastor John Gray, the first African-American Associate Pastor at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch Lakewood, on an all-new episode of “Super Soul Sunday” airing Sunday, April 16 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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TV One’s ‘The Manns’ With David & Tamela Mann Premiere’s This Week (Video)

TV One presents the premiere episode of Harlem Fave “The Manns,” a reality docu-series on the hilarious relationship between David and Tamela Mann and their family, on Tuesday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Continue Reading →

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Congressman Adriano Espaillat Joins Others To Introduce African Burial Ground Museum

Congressman Adriano Espaillat joined members of the New York Delegation to re-introduce the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center Act: Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: The New York City Draft Riots Of 1863

In September of 1862, President Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation. It would take effect January 1, 1863, and free slaves in areas of the nation still in rebellion against the Union. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: African Americans Are Three Times More Likely To Be Killed by Police

As 2016 comes to a close, a grim new study confirms what many of us already suspected: Looking at the United States’ entire population, African Americans are nearly three times as likely to be killed by police compared to whites, while Hispanics are almost twice as likely. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: “The Original Black Elite,” By Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

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In this outstanding cultural biography, The Original Black Elite, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow Era—embodied in the experiences of an influential figure of the time, academic, entrepreneur, and political activist and black history pioneer Daniel Murray. Continue Reading →

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Opportunities For $1 Million Worth of Scholarships – Register Now

President Barack Obama signs an executive order for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the East Room of the White House,, Feb. 26, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 The New York Urban League’s 30th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair, in partnership with the New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) is expected to attract over 3,000 New York City high school students, out-of-state high school students, their families and volunteers. Continue Reading →

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Google Comes To Harlem, Oakland … To Reach The Future (Update)

636113542140386483-code-next-2Google is opening tech labs in Oakland, Calif., and Harlem to build bridges to underserved communities as it seeks the next generation of African-American and Latino computer scientists. Continue Reading →

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Harlem African Burial Ground Public Development Meeting In East Harlem

harem african burial groundThis month, the public will get another opportunity to comment on a proposed 1.1-million-square-foot development that would take up an entire city block in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

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East 126th Street Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial Project Open House

harem african burial groundBe sure to join the Thursday, September 15th at the Silberman School of Social Work for an Open House on the East 126th Street Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial project ! Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rap Stars, Soulja Boy And More, Michael K. Williams “Black Market” Tonight On Viceland

lean on soul jah boyIn his most personal project to date, Michael K. Williams explores underground economies from Harlem to Harare. Continue Reading →

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The Harlem History Club “…The Living Room Of The Harlem Renaissance,” At The Harlem YMCA 1930’s

John Henrik Clarke Willis Nathaniel Huggins John G Jackson Joel A Rogers Charles Seifort Richard 1The Harlem History Club, was a study circle founded by Harlemites in the heart of Harlem in the 1930s, it was based at the Harlem YMCA at 180 West 135th Street, New York, NY, sometimes called the “living room of the Harlem Renaissance.” Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Harriet Tubman First African-American On U.S. Currency

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Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Continue Reading →

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