The Legendary Paul “Wabash” Dresser, Wealthy Entertainer, Songwriter, And Publisher In Harlem, 1857 – 1906

Harlemite Paul Dresser, born April 22, 1857 – January 30, 1906, was a singer, songwriter, and comedic actor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Continue Reading →

OpEd: Open Letter To NYC And State Leaders Wanted, A Legal Protection For A Commendable Model

On May 22, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 47, one of the most consequential measures supporting the city’s community media industry. Continue Reading →

New York Born Publishing Leader, Legend And Trailblazer Earl Graves Sr. Passes (Video)

Earl Gilbert Graves Sr., January 9, 1935 – April 6, 2020, was an American entrepreneur, publisher, businessman, philanthropist, and advocate of African-American businesses. Continue Reading →

Plug Pulled On DNAinfo, Gothamist, Chicagoist, LAist And Other Local News Sites

Business Insider reports that Joe Ricketts, the billionaire owner of TD Ameritrade and a major Republican donor, abruptly shut down the network of local publications he owned last week after two of them — Gothamist and DNAinfo (both publications covered Harlem) — attempted to unionize. Continue Reading →


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