Hello, Jimi Hendrix London Apartment Opens To Public

Jimi Hendrix spent many years in Harlem at the Palm Cafe, the Apollo Theater and many more venues. As some of you may know Harlem has had a number of historical buildings, the Renaissance, Cotton Club, the Lafayette Theater, Connie’s Inn, the Ubangi Club, the Audubon Ballroom, the Savoy Ballroom, the Harlem Opera House, VIDEO…

Construction At 149th Street Sugar Hill, NY 1915

Construction at 149th Street in the (“Take the A train…”) area of the Sugar Hill (or Hamilton Heights) area on March 20, Harlem, New York in 1918 VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made…

‘Belle’ and Africans in Europe, 1440-1700’s (video)

By Tod Roulette After 235 years an intimate family heirloom painting has been exposed to the world showing not just layers of soot and dusty varnish but the secretive social customs, hierarchy and race prejudices of 18th century aristocratic English society. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son…

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with…

NYCHA Begins Reno At Randolph Houses

Nearly ten years ago, the New York City Housing Authority relocated tenants in Harlem’s Randolph Houses, telling them that the buildings were going to be renovated, but nothing ever happened and the dilapidate 19th century structures continued to decay. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the…

Knicks Tap Phil Jackson For Prez

With a $60 million commitment, team owner James Dolan hopes spending more money will finally yield fewer problems for the moribund franchise. Madison Square Garden played host Tuesday to yet another event proclaiming itself to be moment zero in the renaissance of the New York Knicks basketball franchise. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned…

Dining With Miss Lil: Minton’s Playhouse is a Must

The last time I was in Minton’s Playhouse was in May 2012.  With the permission of the owner of the space New York businessman Richard Parsons, Jazzmobile, Inc. hosted jazz music here as part of their contribution to the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival 2012. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised…