The Abyssinian Baptist Church’s Book Ministry Reads Grant Harper Reid’s Harlem Bible

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The Abyssinian Baptist Church’s Sister to Sister Book Ministry will have a Holiday Gathering Brunch to discuss their December book selection. Continue Reading →

MESSIAH! Join One Service At The Abyssinian Baptist Church In Harlem

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Join G. F. Handel’s Messiah at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Fannie Emma Pennington, “Harlem’s Martriarch” 1914-2013 (Video)

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Fannie Emma Pennington, February 1, 1914 – February 13, 2013, was an American activist, organizer, and fundraising coordinator for U.S. Congressional Representative (Harlem) Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.’s Isaac Democratic Club and the Abyssinian Baptist Church A.C.P. Overseas Club. Continue Reading →

O.T. Wells, Harlem’s Renowned Civil Rights Attorney And Watergate Advisor, Has Died

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Harlem legend Ozro Thaddeus (O.T.) Wyoming Wells, Esq., 87, former president of the National Bar Association and recognized as one of America’s leading civil rights and defense lawyers, died on August 25th, 2018 of natural causes. Continue Reading →

Memorial Services For Winnie Mandela In Harlem

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A number of memorial services have been planned for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Harlem, New York this week, the first US city she visited with Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison in 1990 a source reports. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dr. Calvin Butts And Others Speak At King’s Legacy

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To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Harlem’s Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church and SUNY Old Westbury. Continue Reading →

New Book, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide To The Cultural Capital Of Black America

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With its rich cultural history and many landmark buildings, Harlem is not just one of New York’s most distinctive neighborhoods; it’s also one of the most walkable. Continue Reading →

Adam Clayton Powell Jr., The First Black Person Elected to Congress

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adam-clayton-powell-jrAdam Clayton Powell, Jr., November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972, was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–71). Continue Reading →

After Charlottesville, Multiple Faiths Look For Healing In Harlem

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NY1 reports that faith leaders gathered Sunday in Harlem to address the hatred and intolerance they said prompted violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue Reading →

100th Anniversary Of Harlem’s Hubert Harrison’s Founding Of The “New Negro Movement”

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By Jeffrey B. Perry

One hundred years ago, on June 12, 1917, Hubert Harrison founded the Liberty League of Negro-Americans at a rally attended by thousands at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 52-60 W. 132nd Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →