Op-Ed: Black Veterans Question Military Bases Named After Confederate Soldiers

By Charles Blatcher, III

Statues, monuments, government buildings and military installations are supposedly named in honor of outstanding individuals deserving of the recognition. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Hellfighters, Harlem, NY 1913

hellfightersThe 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I and World War II. Continue Reading →

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The Harlem From High Bridge, NY 1905 (Photograph)

A great photograph taken on a bright morning of the High Bridge (the oldest bridge in the NYC), and looking south looking south down at the Harlem River Speedwayaka “The Speedway,” New York, 1904. Continue Reading →

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NDI’s Harlem State Of Mind End Of Year Performance

On June 17 – 19th, 2017, two hundred children from across New York City showcased the spirit of Harlem at National Dance Institute’s culminating Event of the Year, Harlem Night Song.  Continue Reading →

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The History Channel Adapts The Harlem Hellfighters

The History Channel, a.k.a that place where you watch Pawn Stars, Vikings, and that weird-haired guy who talks about aliens, is actually getting back into the history business… thanks to The Harlem Hellfighters, a graphic novel. The comic book industry says, “You’re welcome.” Continue Reading →

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Harlem Armory Wins New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Highest Award

Harlem ArmoryThe Harlem Armory will be honored with the Lucy G. Moses Award, the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest award. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Congressman Rangel Honors Black WWI Veterans

rangel in harlemIn honor of Black History Month, Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) hosted a Special Capitol Hill briefing on the contributions Black veterans made during World War I, on February 25, 2016. Continue Reading →

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The History Of Veterans Day From Harlem To Hollywood

369th harlem hellfightersWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Continue Reading →

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Congressman Charles B. Rangel Salutes Our Veterans

rangel in the militaryCongressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, released the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day:

“As we celebrate Veterans Day, we reflect and recognize the extraordinary dedication, courage and distinction of our nations Veterans. Continue Reading →

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New York City And Paris Launch Business Exchange

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The Harlem and France relationship is deep, from the Harlem Hellfighters fighting for France in WWII, Pastry Chef Moha Orchid at Jolie Patisserie, to Chef Alain Eoche, of Chéri at the French Bistro on Lenox Avenue and in 1815, Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, moving in to the Claremont Inn in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Memorial Featured On The Travel Channel

harlem hell fightersThe folks at the Travel Channel sent us an email the other day to let us know that this week’s episodes popular series, “Mysteries at the Monument” features the 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial in Harlem, New York.   Continue Reading →

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5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone

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One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Congressman Rangel Honor Harlem Hellfighter Sergeant Henry Johnson

image001Congressman Charles B. Rangel who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx submitted the following statement into the congressional record in honor of Sergeant Henry Johnson, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I by President Barack Obama:  Continue Reading →

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