Rose Meta Morgan began a beauty empire in Harlem, NY, during the 1940s and quickly became a powerhouse in the field and a doyenne of African American high society.
I don’t know about you, but we love everything little thing about Harlem history, and this little Souvenir card from the Joe Louis’ Restaurant, at 11 west 125th Street, Harlem, New York, ca 1950’s is fabulous.
Rare video footage of boxing champ Joe Louis and his wife Mara “the best dressed woman in America” Trotter seen outside an apartment building in Harlem, New York.
A great image of The Joe Louis Restaurant & Bar still under construction on the north side of 125th Street (between 8th and 7th Avenue) in Central Harlem, New York, 1950.
The Brown Bomber, in a great ringside seat photograph of the Joe Louis’ bout against Billy Conn, the Light Heavyweight Champion met on June 18, 1941.
Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton, February 1, 1904 – July 20, 1946, was an American trombonist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was a Harlem and UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.
Today, members of the music industry and academia including JAY-Z, Fat Joe, Killer Mike, and Michelle Alexander released a sign-on letter (below).
The CCCADI continues its virtual Sacred Traditions programming with Ritual Cooking for the Orishas with Alashe Joel “El Cangri” Rosado on February 22, 2021, 6 pm – 8 pm
Joel Augustus Rogers, September 6, 1880/3 – March 26, 1966, the Harlem-based Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora.
When it comes to Christmas songs about Harlem, we think this one, “Christmas Night In Harlem,” is a classic by legendary music man Louis Armstrong And The All Stars.
Joseph “Tough Joey” Rao (pronounced “Ray-oh”), also known as Joey Rao and Joseph Cangro March 12, 1901 – May 10, 1962 was a New York mobster who was both a rival and an associate of mobster Dutch Schultz.
Harlem’s Marva Trotter Louis, the Chicago stenographer turned model, singer and the first wife of boxing legend Joe Louis and had two children (daughter Jacqueline in 1943 and son Joseph Louis Barrow, Jr. in 1947).
Mabel Louise Smith was born in Jackson Tennessee (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972). In the early nineteen thirties the young Mabel won an amateur singing contest in Memphis, and decided that performing was for her.
Edna Mae Harris, September 29, 1914 – September 15, 1997, sometimes credited as Edna May Harris was a Harlem actress and singer.