African Americans’ First Memorial Day In Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

E. Coli-Tainted Beef Recalled From Harlem To Hollywood

Memorial Day grillmasters from Harlem to Hollis beware: More than 62,000 pounds of beef have been recalled nationwide due to fears the meat could be contaminated with E. coli. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Brandy Honored At Xscape Puerto Rico Memorial Day Event 2017 (Photos)

On May 31, 2017 celebrity ambassadors turned up the heat in Puerto Rico during Xscape Puerto Rico Arts & Cultural Music Festival at the official hotel partner, Wyndam Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. Continue Reading →

Mary J. Blige, Harlem’s A$AP Rocky And Others On New ‘Love Yourself’ (Video)

Essence magazine reports that diva Mary J. Blige with over the past 20+ years, the recent release of her new album Strength of a Woman, and with Harlem’s A$AP Rocky continues to give us even more. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: This Memorial Day From Harlem To Hollywood – Don’t Just Bow Your Head

By Seth Jordan

This year, as during each Memorial Day weekend, a small minority of Americans may attend a parade — or post something on social media that will cause #NeverForget to be a trending topic. Continue Reading →


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