Harlem’s Florence Mills The “Queen Of Happiness,” Who Marked The Beginning Of The Harlem Renaissance, 1896 – 1927

Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl! PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve…

The Fabulous Gabrielle Lee: A Tin Pan Alley Celebration Of Black History Month Plays At Feinstein’s/54 Below

Award-winning actress and vocalist Gabrielle Lee and her swinging four-piece jazz band will deliver a rip-roaring evening of ragtime, blues, and Tin Pan Alley jazz standards just minutes from Harlem celebrating Black History Month. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year…

Outdoor Read-Alouds, Book Drive For Children In Harlem Shelters

The first day of each month (a.k.a. Literacy Across Harlem Day), Total Equity Now encourages you to #RockThoseReads–carry reading materials proudly and publicly, everywhere you go. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

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.  PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Miss Suzie Porter, By James Van Der Zee, Harlem, NY 1915

A great image of Harlem resident Miss Suzie Porter at home by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee, in Harlem New York, 1915. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Harlem Cultural Art Tribute to Lena Horne

The occasion of this tribute to Lena Horne is to continue to plant the cultural and historical seeds of awareness, through the remembrance and homage to Lena Mary Calhoun Horne during the month of her birth (b. June thirtieth, 1917), 97 years ago in Brooklyn, NY. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen…

Valaida Snow From Harlem To The High Hat

Valaida Snow (June 2, 1904 – May 30, 1956) was an African American jazz musician and entertainer. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.