Harlem Legend Cicely Tyson And Others Kick Off 25th Anniversary Of The ESSENCE Festival

On Monday, June 10th, 2019, ESSENCE and AT&T kicked-off the countdown to the 25th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival with a celebration that honored the power of human connectivity and chronicling the remarkable achievements within the Black experience. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ron Brown, The First Black US Secretary Of Commerce And Chair Of The DNC

Ronald H. Brown, August 1, 1941 – April 3, 1996, was an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Continue Reading →

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 22nd Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit Returns

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund will host its 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, February 20 – February 22, 2019, at The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Continue Reading →

Civil Rights Groups Speak Out Against Proposed Freeze On Uber And Lyft In Harlem

Business Insider reports that Civil rights groups joined Uber and Lyft in their fight against the New York City Council’s proposed plan to place a cap on the number of vehicles that ride-share services can operate in the city. Continue Reading →

Washington DC: TV One & The National Urban League Present ‘State of Black America’ Town Hall Coming

TV One and the National Urban League (NUL) discussed the present and future conditions facing black America on Tuesday evening at a Town Hall held at The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading →

“Down The Up Staircase: Three Generations Of A Harlem Family,” Beauty And Tragedy

This thoughtful and sobering memoir weaves the beauty and tragedy of Haynes’s family story into the complex history of Harlem. Haynes (Red Lines, Black Space) employs the book as a record, a way to secure the knowledge of his family’s contributions to African-American history. Continue Reading →

Digging Up The Past: Commemorating 90 Years Of The Schomburg

Digging Up the Past Commemorating 90 Years of the SchomburgIn 1926, the Carnegie Corporation awarded The New York Public Library a grant to acquire the invaluable personal collection of Arturo A. Schomburg. Continue Reading →