Congressman Rangel Honor Harlem Hellfighter Sergeant Henry Johnson

Congressman Charles B. Rangel who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx submitted the following statement into the congressional record in Continue Reading →

WWI ‘Harlem Hellfighter’ Henry Johnson to Receive Medal of Honor

They called Sgt. Henry Johnson “Black Death,” a soldier from the all-black “Harlem Hellfighters” unit who fought off two dozen Germans with a gun and then a knife during World Continue Reading →

The Legendary Willie “The Lion” Smith Harlem Jazz Man, Cantor, Duke Ellington Mentor, Harlem Hellfighter And More

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride Continue Reading →

The Grand Boule’, Family, Social, Spiritual And Communal From Harlem To Hollywood Since 1904 –

The attached Ebony magazine article posted below was originally written to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Grand Boule in 2004: