A great photograph looking west across West 137th Street and Broadway in West Harlem, on in June 19th in 1910.
She’s making history in Harlem. Rev. Lisa Jenkins has been elected the first female pastor in the 88-year history of St. Matthews’s Baptist Church.
The Palm Cafe at 209 West 125th Street. The palm was a one of the most well known jazz establishment in Harlem. The photo from 1949 shows the semi-circular awning of the cafe and one can barely make out “Palm Cafe” printed at its circumference.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).
Hello, Friday, October 12, 2012 I will be hosting a fundraiser for the Titans Football team. http://www.eteamz.com/vancortlandttitans/
By Walter Rutledge The recent Labor Day holiday has heralded the unofficial end of summer. Kids have reluctantly traded beach balls for backpacks; and men (big kids) have cleaned the outdoor grills putting them away in anticipation of the unofficial start of the next summer season, Memorial Day 2014.
By Walter Rutledge After five weeks of previews Motown the Musical officially opened on Sunday, April 14. The show’s book by Berry Gordy is based on his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories Of Motown by Berry Gordy, which chronicles his life and the Motown era. Director Charles Randolph-Wright takes us…
By Walter Rutledge Camille A. Brown and Dancers presented Mr. Tol E. RAncE at the Kitchen Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6.
By Walter Rutledge The Martha Graham Dance Company Fall and Recovery benefit took place last night, Tuesday, February 26 at the Joyce Theater.
By Walter Rutledge On Saturday, April 27 the Apollo Theater presented Tongues of Fire Choir by poet, performer, and teacher Sekou Sundiata and composer/trombonist Craig Harris.
By Udo Derrick Salters The legendary Jazz Bassist Ron Carter celebrated a birthday this month. Then after his birthday, gathered with some friends, associates and select media at the Carlyle Hotel to celebrate his new book Ron Carter Finding The Right Notes and announce the beginning of his new Foundation – The Ron Carter Finding…
By Walter Rutledge A young black man is killed over a pair of expensive sneakers and his attacker, another teenager recites the sneaker commercial’s slogan as he commits the crime. This sounds like something out of the current news headline, but it is really the opening scene from Honky, a new play presented at Urban…
No power or water? New York Sports Club announced today that it’s opening its doors free of charge to anyone who needs to shower, charge their cell phone, or blow off steam with a stress-relieving run on the treadmill. (We recommend all three.)
Both the federal and state governments have made disaster declarations with respect to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the State of New York.
Alicia Keys has found a promised land for her new baby Egypt in Englewood, N.J. The Daily News has learned that the 15-time Grammy winner…