In the 21st century, we expect women to exercise their business acumen and be successful in their chosen careers, whether in executive positions in major companies or as entrepreneurs growing their own businesses.
By Robert Walker Spoiler Alert / Disclaimer Let me first start with saying this to any Madam C.J. Walker admirers, and to those who maybe heard of Annie Malone (many have not),
In the early 1900’s, entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker commissioned Vertner Tandy, the first licensed black architect in New York, to design a home for her.
Vivian Randolph Her father purchased Madame C.J. Walker Enterprises when she was a little girl, now as president, the mother and avid reader is set to take the company to the next level in a new century.
Newsmakers, Experts and Current Events in the World of Harlem. Today, it’s all about Madam C.J. Walker in Harlem. Host Danny Tisdale speaks to author A’Lelia Bundles (left) about her great-great-grandmother’s life, a new street naming in Harlem, and her new book on A’Lelia Walker’s “The Dark Tower” in Harlem. Also, Danny talks to Vivian…
Madam C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was an African-American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty and hair products for black women, under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.
Harlem World Magazine spoke to A’Lelia Bundles, the Great-Great Granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, about her fabulous history and some of the projects she’s working on these days.
This was A’Lelia Walker’s, back in the day from 1885-1931, it was a home and famous salon, “The Dark Tower,” which she hosted for writers, musicians, artists at 108 West 136th Street in Harlem during the 1920s.
In August, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was celebrated from Harlem to Hollywood.
The Madam CJ Walker + Annie Malone Mother’s Day Podcast Series is recorded live in celebration of these two self -made trailblazers with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.
Josephine Baker: Black Diva In A Whit Man’s World A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century and the Harlem Renaissance. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn.
Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, New Jersey.
A’Lelia Walker carried a flask, especially after Prohibition became the law of the land. In her case, of course, the flask was sterling silver, befitting her love of fine things.
The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker was the Kelis of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who loved expensive cars and jewelry.
Lillian Harris Dean, “Pig Foot Mary,” 1870–1929, was a Harlem, NY, cook and entrepreneur who became a minor national celebrity in the 1920s for bringing the cuisine of Harlem to national attention.