First, the stylish Emperor of Ethiopian, Haille Selassie, toured at the top of the Empire State Building, then Emperor Selassie drove uptown to crowds waving, from apartment buildings to the crowded streets throughout the tour in Harlem, NY, 1954.
Here is a rare video of remarks made by the then Democratic party presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy. Continue Reading →
I always remember when I met with Malcolm X at the hotel Teresa, because he was the one who gave us support and made it possible for us to be accommodated there. Continue Reading →
On Friday, August 12th, high top the historic Hotel Theresa, on 125th Street, Harlem World Magazine Radio Podcast host Danny Tisdale set down and spoke to longtime Harlemite, one time chair of the Community Board #10, and the 125th Street BID (Business Improvement District), avid big game hunter and real estate veteran Eugene Giscombe. Continue Reading →
Outtakes of Nation of Islam (NOI) rally, 369th Regiment Armory, 142nd Street and 8th Avenue, Harlem, N. Y., June 28, 1964, addressed by NOI leader Elijah Muhammad (formerly Poole) and heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad “The Pied Piper of Harlem,” Ali (formerly Cassius Clay). Continue Reading →
A photo showing the classy boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson saluting the crowd after the “Fight of the Year” … Continue Reading →
In March, writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts (2013 Literature, Theo Westenberger Awardee) took over the former Hotel Theresa space in Harlem to create an installation of works by various artists to honor the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. Continue Reading →
In December, 1920, Ed H. Wilson opened a small hotel, the Hotel Olga (which was once called McAvoy’s Saloon), expressly for Harlem’s African-American clientele. Continue Reading →