By Morgan A. Grain and Photographs By Diane Allford Sehar Ezez recalls a time when she was shopping and two women began to follow her around the store.
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. was born on April 16, 1947, in Harlem, New York, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., a transit police officer and jazz musician.
By Hadasah IngridAn exciting new initiative is launching this month designed to identify innovative storytellers anticipated to break ground in development for TV and web-series pilots.This inaugural venture is the brainchild of Leslie Fields-Cruz, the new Executive Director of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).
By Udo Salters Ending Women History Month. DJ Jon Quick’s 6th Annual Beauty and the Beat Heroines of Excellence Awards took place on March 27th at Suite 36 in midtown Manhattan.
Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, the second child of school teacher Carrie (Caroline) Mercer Langston and her husband James Nathaniel Hughes (1871-1934).
Now, it’s the brokers causing the gentrification of Harlem. A group of Upper Manhattan real estate agents sick of peddling apartments in buildings with abandoned or substandard retail spaces on the ground floors has opened a string of coffee shops in a bid to spruce up the neighborhood — and hike prices for the units…
A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday.
Andre Harrell has been named the new Vice Chairman of Harlem’s Puff Daddy REVOLT TV. In his new role, Harrell will use his extensive music knowledge to lead the inaugural REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) taking place October 2014 in Miami.
City Parks Foundation proudly presents the 2014 season of SummerStage, Harlem’s largest free performing arts festival, bringing free performances to parks.
Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an award-winning nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, New York that is committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women from Harlem to Hollywood.
This is a great street view of a four story furniture store stone building of the Michigan Furniture Co at 2174 3rd Avenue (at 118th Street), East Harlem, New York, 1905.
BlackExPat wrote that Jay Clifford, who was born in 1887, and married his wife Grace in the early 1900’s. He and his wife threw huge parties in Harlem during the 1930s, so much so that they became known as ‘Mr. and Mrs. Society.’
Harlem sculptor Leah Poller first heard Fred Ho in his performance of the Cal Massey Opus Magnus symphony “The Black Liberation Movement Suite,” presented in its entirety for the first time in jazz history at the 2012 inauguration of Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Supper Club ‘Ginny’s’.
We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014. It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable…
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and the Rev. Al Sharpton met behind closed doors for an hour on Thursday, discussing allegations of profiling by the police in retail stores.