Commandment Keepers in Harlem

The “Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of the Living God Pillar & Ground of Truth, Inc.: ” are a sect of Black Hebrews, founded in 1919 by Nigerian-born Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew (pictured), PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Bert Williams, Harlem

Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.” PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation”…

Rare Louis Armstrong recording released (video)

Louis Armstrong was in Washington on January 29, 1971 to perform at the Inauguration against the advice of his doctors of then incoming National Press Club President Vernon Louviere, a fellow native of New Orleans. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Elizabeth Catlett, Passes at 96

Elizabeth Catlett, whose abstracted sculptures of the human form reflected her deep concern with the African-American experience and the struggle for civil rights… PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Canada Lee Born in Harlem (video)

Lee was born as ‘Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata on March 3, 1907 in Harem, New York City. He was raised by his West Indian parents in Harlem, NY. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Harlem’s Worst Landlords Watchlist

Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is hoping to publicly shame apartment owners who’ve violated the law by not fixing their buildings. He’s added 318 landlords to his third annual list of 2011 the worst in the city. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Harlem’s Holcombe Rucker

Holcombe Rucker was born on March 2, in 1926, in Harlem, NY at 141st Street & Bradhurst Avenue by his grandmother, Rosa Deniston. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Hamilton Residence, Harlem, 1872

Alexander Hamilton was born and raised in the West Indies and came to New York in 1772 at age 17 to study at King’s College (now Columbia University). PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Harlem’s Duke Ellington, Photograph By Lee Tanner (video)

Duke Ellington When his drummer Sonny Greer was invited to join the Wilber Sweatman Orchestra in New York City, Ellington made the fateful decision to leave behind his successful career in Washington, D.C., and move to Harlem, becoming one of the figures of the Harlem Renaissance. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red…

Harry “Erik Weisz” Houdini In Harlem

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.

Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston 1891 – 1960

Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Zora Neale Hurston on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson…

Riverside Church Celebrates Dr. King

“Distinguished Preacher Series” and “Realizing the Dream 2011” to Provide a Day of Programming Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Site of his Famous “Beyond Vietnam” Speech In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to commemorate what would have been his 82nd birthday, The Riverside Church will honor…

Celebrities Born In Harlem (Update)

Harlem is the entertainment Mecca in the United States and the world. We thought it would be interesting to see exactly how many people we could find that are “famous” people born in Harlem. PHOTOGRAPHY Marcus Samuelsson Hosts “Community Conversation” At Harlem’s Red Rooster by Glenn Hunter.