J. Raymond Jones was born on November 19, 1899, in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies. He moved to Harlem, New York in 1917 and became involved with politics, serving as an election inspector in 1921. Continue Reading →
Celebrating the senior citizen community in Harlem, two centenarian residents from the neighborhood were awarded at the annual Elder’s Jubilee Awards Luncheon during NY City Senior Citizens Day on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Adam Clayton Powell building. Continue Reading →
Last night, over 200 influencers gathered in Harlem to support 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Hosted at Harlem’s Lenox Saphire restaurant, the “Women for Hillary” event served a dual purpose of raising funds and encouraging voter education. Continue Reading →
Today, the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will ride in honor of Phillip Cardillo, an NYPD officer who was killed 43 years ago inside a Harlem mosque. Later this year, it’s expected that the street in front of the new police academy in Queens will be named after Cardillo.
It’s a belated honor for the only unsolved police killing in modern NYPD history — a case, writes investigative reporter Micah Morrison, that may have an unlikely culprit. Continue Reading →