Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

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Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.  Continue Reading →

Harry Pace’s World, Handy, Du Bois, Waters, The Black Swan Records And More In Harlem

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Harry Herbert Pace, January 6, 1884 – July 19, 1943, was an African-American music publisher and insurance executive, and the founder of Black Swan Records in 1922 based at 2289 Seventh Avenue in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave “Fancy Miss Nancy” Wilson (Video)

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Nancy Sue Wilson, February 20, 1937, December 13, 2018, was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid–1950s until her retirement in the early–2010s. Continue Reading →

Roger Stone, Keeper Of The Nixon Flame, Husband, Performance Artist And Harlem Resident

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Harlem resident Roger Jason Stone Jr., born August 27, 1952…

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Harlem Columbia Grad Ursula M. Burns First Black Woman CEO Of A Fortune 500 Company

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Ursula M. Burns, born September 20, 1958, is an American businesswoman. She is the chairman of VEON, a senior advisor to Teneo, and a non-executive director of the beverage company Diageo since April 2018, among other directorships such as Uber. Continue Reading →

Kofi Atta Annan Nobel Peace Prize Winner And More, 1938 – 2018

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Kofi Atta Annan, April 8, 1938 – August 18, 2018, was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006.

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Aretha Franklin, “The Queen Of Soul,” 1942 – 2018 (Video)

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Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and songwriter. Continue Reading →

Theodore Stent, Harlem Doctor, Columbia Faculty Member, And Investor Passes

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Theodore “Teddy” Robert Stent, M.D., passed away peacefully at 94 years of age on April 29, 2018, surrounded by his cherished wife Jean and his loving family reports a source. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Norman Rockwell, An American Master, 1894 – 1978

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Central Harlem’s Norman Perceval Rockwell, February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978, was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. Continue Reading →

Riverside Chat On Biotech With Silicon Harlem And Others At Columbia In Harlem

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The future of life-science activities in West Harlem has never been brighter and will only get better. Continue Reading →