African Americans’ First Memorial Day In Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →


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Why Moving This Summer Is Recommended By The Experts

By Bretton Love

As soon as the sun becomes brighter and the temperature starts soaring, many of us plan for the fun-filled and relaxed days coming our way. Continue Reading →




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Seitu’s World: Celebrating Memorial Day 2019 From The Bronx To Coop City

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2019, Seitu was at the on the road at the Memorial Day 2019 celebration in the Bronx and City Island in New York City. Continue Reading →


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Sponsored Love: Join The Harlem Renaissance 100 Memorial Day Weekend Concert

The free Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine features Bruckner’s Eighth. “Beauty is what Bruckner is talking about,” says Jaap van Zweden. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Rep. Ydanis Rodriguez Remembers Those Who Have Served & Given Their Lives For Freedom

Dear Neighbor,

Today we honor the dedication and legacy of those who have given their lives to serve our nation to make sure that we can enjoy the freedoms so many value. Continue Reading →


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Op-Ed: This Memorial Day From Harlem To Hollywood – Don’t Just Bow Your Head

By Seth Jordan

This year, as during each Memorial Day weekend, a small minority of Americans may attend a parade — or post something on social media that will cause #NeverForget to be a trending topic. Continue Reading →




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Metro-North’s Memorial Day Weekend “Getaway” Service, May 26-29, 2017 (Update)

To help you get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer – Metro-North Railroad has extra early getaway service on Friday, May 26 , 2017, and plenty of trains to get you to your destination during the long holiday weekend. Continue Reading →


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