EPIX TV’s “Whatever Means Necessary,” A New Harlem History And Music Series

By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem, directed by Keith McQuirter is inspired by the music and subjects featured in the EPIX original series Godfather of Harlem. Continue Reading →


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Rep Espaillat Honors Legacy Of Former Representative Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. In DC

Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in recognition of the unveiling of the official portrait of former Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr.,. Continue Reading →


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James Van Der Zee’s Harlem Weddings New York 1906 -1983 (Photographs)

James Van Der Zee was born on June 29, 1886,

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

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 →


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‘Negroes You Ain’t Never Seen Before’: Al Sharpton On Rangel Congressional Seat

seitu sharpton3The Rev. Al Sharpton discussed the race for retiring Congressman Charles Rangel‘s seat—using a weekly live address to endorse Rangel’s favored successor and to blast “political gentrification,” “new leadership” and “negroes you ain’t never seen before.” Continue Reading →


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Striver’s Row House Seeks In Harlem $3.75M

NY Curbed reports that a little more than a year ago, a 3,900-square-foot townhouse on Striver’s Row (West 138th and 139th streets between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard) sold for $2.9 million, breaking the sale record for the historic block. Continue Reading →


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