NYPD Report Missing Harlem Man Found Dead At Union Square Building

An 18-year-old East Harlem man was found dead behind a building near Union Square where he was last seen before being reported missing, police said. Continue Reading →

Diahann Carroll, Actress Who Broke Racial Boundaries as TV Star “Nurse Julia” Dies

Growing up in Harlem, Bronx-born actress and singer Diahann Carroll, who made history with the first African-American Tony award in a leading role.

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Harlem’s Barbara Hillary, First African-American Woman To Visit The North Pole Passes

Growing up poor in Harlem Barbara Hillary, who was in her 70s when she became the first black woman to officially make it to the North and South poles, has died at 88. Continue Reading →

Woman Found Decomposing In City-Subsidized East Harlem Apartment

From Nydailynews.com: “Woman found decomposing in city-subsidized East Harlem apartment, friends angry non-profit failed to check on her”. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave, Legendary Actress And BX Girl Diahann Carroll Passes (Video)

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, Diahann Carroll, famously known in her roles on Julia and Dynasty died at her home in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Nobel Prize-Winning Beloved Author Toni Morrison Passes At 88

U.S. author Toni Morrison, whose 1987 novel Beloved about a runaway slave won a Pulitzer Prize and contributed to a body of work that made her the first black woman to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died at the age of 88, her publisher said. Continue Reading →

Rest In Peace Arthur McGee The Grandfather Of Fashion Designers Of Color (Video)

By B Michael

Considered the grandfather of fashion designers of color, Arthur McGee got his start in fashion after entering a contest for a scholarship to Traphagen School of Design in New York. Continue Reading →

Frank Lucas, The Harlem Drug Lord Who Inspired American Gangster, Dies Aged 88

Frank Lucas, the former Harlem, New York drug kingpin whose life was the subject of the 2007 movie American Gangster, has died. Continue Reading →

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