Rev. Calvin Butts Sees Better Times For Abyssinian Development Corp.

Two weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, where he vowed to defend immigrants from deportation and pledged to protect the rights of all New Yorkers who feel threatened by the incoming Trump administration. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that…

Resurrected Harlem, Rev. Calvin Butts Seeks Salvation

Crains New York reports that when the definitive history of New York’s resurgence is written, one of the pivotal players will be Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corp., the church-based housing and social-services organization that the Rev. Calvin Butts led to resurrect a neighborhood that once symbolized urban collapse. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar…

Rev. Calvin O. Butts, Father, Husband, And Pastor Of Abyssinian Development Church In Harlem, 1949-2022

Rev. Calvin Otis Butts III, July 19, 1949 – October 28, 2022, was an academic administrator and a senior pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, which historically is NYC’s largest black church in Harlem, NY. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that…

Rev. Reggie Bachus Talks Harlem Faith, Finance And Fairness On The Danny Tisdale Show (Audio)

Join Rev. Reggie Bachus, Associate Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church (ADC), as he talks Prevailing Wage legislation, 400 Foundation, $1Billion investments and much more with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that…

Fannie Emma Pennington, “Harlem’s Martriarch” 1914-2013 (Video)

Fannie Emma Pennington, February 1, 1914 – February 13, 2013, was an American activist, organizer, and fundraising coordinator for U.S. Congressional Representative (Harlem) Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.’s Isaac Democratic Club and the Abyssinian Baptist Church A.C.P. Overseas Club. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that…

HWM Podcast: Harlem Historian Glenn Hunter On 1936 Harlem Riot Report

Harlem’s Glenn Hunter looks back at the historic 1936 Harlem Riots Report Conference, and the passing of Rev. Calvin Butts III with host Danny Tisdale, on The Harlem World Magazine Show. 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 Developer Moves To Demolish The Former Pathmark

Extell Development is finally starting work on a major Harlem development site that is expected to sprout a residential or mixed-use project. 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’s Abyssinian Baptist Church Cut From $3.1M

Abyssinian Development Corp., the sprawling housing and social service arm of Harlem’s most influential black church, was cut off from $3.1 million in city contracts two weeks ago after it failed to submit three years of overdue tax filings and independent audits to the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, the Daily News has learned. PHOTOGRAPHY…

Harlem’s Keith Wright To Announce Bid For Rangel’s Seat

In an emailed advisory on Friday, Assemblyman Keith Wright of Harlem announced he will kick off a campaign to replace Rep. Charles Rangel in Congress next year at a prayer breakfast in the Bronx on Saturday. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted…

Harlem Family Demands Fix From Abyssinian Development Corporation

The house of their dreams turned into a nightmare. A Harlem family that spent their life’s savings to purchase their first house is demanding the landlord — Abyssinian Development Corporation — cough up $250,000 to fix the flawed pad they say is riddled with construction defects. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen…

Rangel Ready For 23rd Term in Congress

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel jokingly flexed his biceps when asked about his age and then offered to dance with a female reporter to prove his vigor Thursday as he announced his intention to run for a 23rd term. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that…