Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, A Founding Member Of The Last Poets And Harlem Writers Workshop

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin, July 24, 1944 – June 4, 2018, was an American poet and musician. He was one of the founding members of The Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians that evolved in the 1960s out of the Harlem Writers Workshop in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Memorial Services For Winnie Mandela In Harlem

A number of memorial services have been planned for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Harlem, New York this week, the first US city she visited with Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison in 1990 a source reports. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Espaillat Statement On 50th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Assassination

Today, uptown Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement to mark the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   
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Man Who Killed Harlem Woman May Spend Life In Prison

The NY Daily News reports that a man who killed a Harlem woman by pouring acetone down her pants and setting her on fire more than 20 years ago was sentenced Tuesday to a possible life term in prison. Continue Reading →

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Harlem “Nonprofit Lied To Us About Our Daughter’s Death On Trip,” Say Suit

The NY Post reports that the nonprofit run by a city school teacher failed to immediately tell a Bronx family their teen had drowned on an “academic enrichment” trip to Africa, according to a lawsuit. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Olivia Cole Emmy-Winning Actress Passes

Olivia Cole, the Emmy-winning actress known for her work in such TV programs as Roots and Backstairs at the White House, died January 19, 2018, at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for nearly 30 years. She was 75. Continue Reading →

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Leslie Wyche, ‘Harlem’s Mayor,’ Crosses Over

NY Daily News reports that Leslie Wyche (left), a life-long Harlem resident known for years as the uptown neighborhood’s honorary mayor, passed away Thursday evening at a Bronx hospital. He was 73. Continue Reading →

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