Before the Dipset crew took over Harlem, Black Swan Records was an American jazz and blues record label founded in 1921 in Harlem, New York. It was the first widely Continue Reading →
Harry Herbert Pace, January 6, 1884 – July 19, 1943, was an African-American music publisher and insurance executive, and the founder of Black Swan Records in 1922 based at 2289 Continue Reading →
This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will host a series of artistic and community programs in celebration of Black History Month.
Bessie Allison Buchanan (March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980) of Manhattan in New York City became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Continue Reading →
On March 27, Swann Galleries conducted their annual auction devoted to Printed & Manuscript African Americana, which attracted many institutional bidders and saw record results for rare books and other publications.
Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.
James Hubert Blake, February 7, 1884 – February 12, 1983, known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music.
Sean John Combs in concert in NYC. John James Audubon – Naturalist Frederic Alexander Birmingham – Editor of Esquire magazine from 1945–1957, grew up in Harlem Richard Croker – Tammany Continue Reading →
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne(born June 30, 1917) is an American singer and actress. She has recorded and performed extensively, independently and with other jazz notables, including Artie Shaw, Teddy Wilson, Continue Reading →