At Harlem Press Conference Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Demands Better Police Protocol

Billboard reports that should have been an uneventful stay for Donisha Prendergast, the eldest grandchild of Bob and Rita Marley, in the suburban community of Rialto, California, instead became an Continue Reading →

The Story Of Harlem’s Baby “Betty Boop” Esther (Updated)

Esther Jones (aka Gertrude Saunders), known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. Her “baby” singing style often included the phrase “Boop-oop-a-doop”. She Continue Reading →

Interview: A’lelia Bundles Great-Great-Grand Daughter Of Madam C. J. Walker

I’m sitting in my office, looking out at the trees. Although the air conditioner is on to cool the rest of the house (because it’s 90 degrees outside), I have Continue Reading →

“The Harlem, The Unmaking Of A Ghetto,” Book By Camilo José Vergara

Setting out with a 35 mm camera in 1970, urban sociologist, historian, and photographer Camilo José Vergara (How the Other Half Worships) photographed the New York neighborhood of Harlem for Continue Reading →

Rare “Harlem, New York City, 1964” (Video Pt2/3)

The video is filmed on a snowy winter day with a panoply of little known to legendary places, spaces and faces throughout Harlem, New York.

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