Shirley Anita Chisholm (née St. Hill; November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.
Harlem Congressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, released the following statement regarding his colleague Continue Reading →
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972.
Beginning with a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson and closing with Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton’s moving eulogy for George Floyd,
It’s Friday, April 24, 2020. Ramadan Mubarak, to all those celebrating.
Harlem is known for its firsts, from the Patricia Era Bath, the first woman member of the Jules Stein Eye Institute to Samuel Jesse Battle the NYPD’s first black lieutenant Continue Reading →
Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced the next She Built NYC monument will honor pioneering transgender activists Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.