The Legendary Vertner Woodson Tandy, The First African American Registered Architect In NY State

Harlem‘s Vertner Woodson Tandy, May 17, 1885 – November 7, 1949, was an American architect. Continue Reading →

NYC Test & Trace Corps Partners With Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity To Promote COVID Testing Day

The NYC Test & Trace Corps is partnering with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to promote COVID-19 testing for communities hardest hit by the virus. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Samuel Riley “Silent Sam” Pierce, 1922 – 2000

New York City -- Donald S. Stralem, Chairman of the New York City USO Committee, announces that Judge Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr. of the Court of General Sessions has accepted his invitation to serve as a member of this Committee. January 05, 1960. (Photo by Barney Stein/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr., September 8, 1922 – October 31, 2000, was a Harlemite who was Ronald Reagan‘s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from January 23, 1981 until January 20, 1989. Continue Reading →

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