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 →


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Why Moving This Summer Is Recommended By The Experts

By Bretton Love

As soon as the sun becomes brighter and the temperature starts soaring, many of us plan for the fun-filled and relaxed days coming our way. Continue Reading →




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Seitu’s World: Celebrating Memorial Day 2019 From The Bronx To Coop City

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2019, Seitu was at the on the road at the Memorial Day 2019 celebration in the Bronx and City Island in New York City. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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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 →


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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 →


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Harlem Rep. Ydanis Rodriguez Remembers Those Who Have Served & Given Their Lives For Freedom

Dear Neighbor,

Today we honor the dedication and legacy of those who have given their lives to serve our nation to make sure that we can enjoy the freedoms so many value. Continue Reading →


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