Morrie “Mr. Cheez Doodles” Yohai, Harlem NY 1920 – 2010

Morrie Robert YohaiMorrie Robert Yohai, (pronounced yo-high), March 4, 1920 – July 27, 2010, was an American food company executive best known for his creation of Cheez Doodles, a cylindrical baked cornmeal puff most often with a cheddar cheese flavor. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jessie Sampter, Educator, A Poet, And A Zionist Pioneer

Jessie Sampter1Jessie Sampter was an influential Zionist educator, a poet, and a Zionist pioneer influenced by Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold, Josephine Lazarus, Mary Antin,Mordecai Kaplan, Unitarian minister Rev. Merle St. Croix Wright and others to become an ardent advocate of Judaism and Zionism born March 22, 1883 in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Amin Joseph Stars in New ‘Baywatch’ Movie 2017

amin josephHarlem man Amin Joseph sent us an email to let us know that he has been added to the cast of Paramount’s Baywatch, the feature film based on the iconic TV series.  Continue Reading →

Join Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening Of ALTHEA

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisReel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Harlem’s Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Henry Lincoln “Hank” DeZonie 1922-2009

hank_dezonieHenry Lincoln “Hank” DeZonie, was born on February 12, 1922 in Harlem, he was an American professional basketball player. He was the fourth African American player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), following Earl Lloyd, Nathaniel Clifton, and Chuck Cooper. Continue Reading →