By Seitu Oronde On Sunday, September 17th, 2023, photojournalist Seitu Oronde was on 7th Avenue with thousands in Harlem, for the 54th Annual African American Day Parade and After Celebration.
Harlem Writers Guild (HWG) is the oldest organization of Harlem writers, originally established as the Harlem Writers Club in 1950.
Julius Lorenzo Cobb Bledsoe, 1898 – July 14, 1943, was an Harlem baritone and one of the first African-American artists to gain regular employment on Broadway.
Edward Austin Johnson, November 23, 1860 – July 24, 1944, was an attorney who became the first African-American member of the New York state legislature when he was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1917.
Elise Johnson McDougald, October 13, 1885 – June 10, 1971, aka Gertrude Elise McDougald Ayer, was an American educator, writer, activist and first African-American woman principal in New York City public schools.
Today, Charter Communications, Inc. announced it will expand its carriage of AspireTV, Black News Channel, Impact Network, REVOLT TV, The Africa Channel, TV One and CLEO TV, to include all customers on the company’s Spectrum TV Select video tier.
Samuel Jesse Battle, January 16, 1883 – August 7, 1966, was an American police officer and the first African-American New York City Police Department officer, sworn in on March 6, 1911.
Colin Luther Powell, April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021, was an Harlemite politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005.
Similar to the slave and native Amercian gravesites in Inwood, NY (north of Harlem), First Run Features presents the Streaming and DVD Premiere of the new documentary UNMARKED, beginning April 27, 2021.
Growing up poor in Harlem Barbara Hillary, who was in her 70s when she became the first black woman to officially make it to the North and South poles, has died at 88.
The folks at Swann Galleries spent the summer pulling together some of their best catalogings and preparing material to fill the upcoming superb auction.
Swann Galleries’ sale of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, April 4 includes works spanning multiple centuries and genres.
Brown Sugar, a subscription-video-on-demand service operated by Bounce and featuring the biggest collection of the “baddest” African-American movies of all-time, is now available over the Internet on Comcast’s Xfinity X1.
Dr. May Edward Chinn (April 15, 1896 – December 1, 1980) was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the first African-American woman to intern at Harlem Hospital.
Buddy Bradley, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1908. He staged dances in the great 1920s revues for Ziegfeld, George White, Earl Carroll and Lew Leslie’s legendary black revue Blackbirds.