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 →

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

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

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 →

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

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

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

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

Harlem Pastor Thomas Of Harlem’s Presbyterian Church, A Friend Of Dr. King And An Enemy Of Trotsky

Norman Mattoon Thomas, November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968 was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. Continue Reading →

Harlem Columbia Grad Billionaire Man Robert F. Smith (Video)

Robert Frederick Smith, born December 1, 1962 -, graduated from Columbia Business School in West Harlem, is an American billionaire businessman, investor and philanthropist. Continue Reading →

Harlem Native Dr. Paul G. Falkowski Wins Nobel Prize For The Environment

Dr. Paul G. Falkowski, born 1951, is an American biological oceanographer in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Maya Angelou, America’s Best Autobiographer

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called “America’s most visible black female autobiographer” by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. Continue Reading →