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 →

Harlem’s Ron Brown, The First Black US Secretary Of Commerce And Chair Of The DNC

Ronald H. Brown, August 1, 1941 – April 3, 1996, was an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Continue Reading →

In A Community Known For Firsts, NYC’s First Proton Therapy Center Opens In East Harlem

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 to Shirley Chisholm the first black woman elected to Congress and many, many more firsts. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Patricia Era Bath, A Career Of Firsts, An Inventor And Founder, 1942 – 2019

Patricia Era Bath, November 4, 1942 – May 30, 2019, was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Woman To Win A Championship At Wimbledon

Althea Gibson, August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003, was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. Continue Reading →

New York City Is The First City In The Nation To Cover The Cost Of Jail Phone Calls

New York City is now the first city in the nation to allow inmates to make free phone calls from its jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Washington DC: Leadership Change, Community Outreach And More For Sterling Motorcars

Thomas A. Moorehead, the first Black Dealer in the country of Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, and McLaren, has transitioned from President and CEO to Owner and Chairman of Sterling Motorcars. Continue Reading →

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