Actors’ Equity And Others Applauds The Bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act

Harlem is home to some of the most talented artists in the world, so it was great to hear that the Actors’ Equity Association, the national union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers working in live theatre, applauded the introduction of the bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA). Continue Reading →

Roger Stone, Keeper Of The Nixon Flame, Husband, Performance Artist And Harlem Resident

Harlem resident Roger Jason Stone Jr., born August 27, 1952…

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Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Pens Letter to US Senator Jeff Sessions

As Senator Jeff Sessions begins his confirmation hearings at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today, many of his past comments about race, gender, LGBT rights and more are catching up to him. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Trump’s Jeff Sessions Pick For Attorney General

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: The Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at a rally in Brooklyn to call for justice for Eric Garner one year after he died in an apparent police chokehold on July 18, 2015 in New York City. The rally of several hundred people was held in front of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Downtown Brooklyn. Members of Garner's family joined Sharpton in demanding a federal investigation into his death. Garner, who was killed in a controversial choke-hold by a Staten Island police officer, had been approached by police for selling loose cigarettes. His death set off waves of protests around the city and country. Garner's family has settled with the city for 5.9 million in a wrongful death suit. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Rev. Al Sharpton excoriated President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General in a fiery speech at the Harlem Headquarters of his National Action Network—warning the incoming commander-in-chief and his Cabinet picks “better worry about me.” 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 →

Octavia Butler’s 1998 Novel Of A Presidential Candidate Who Promises To “Make America Great Again”

628px-Butler_signing-e1469080830588There’s something maddeningly vague about Donald Trump’s catchall campaign slogan, “Make America great again.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dolores “Bob Hope” Delfina 1909 – 2011

doloresDolores Hope, (May 27, 1909 – September 19, 2011) was an American singer, entertainer, philanthropist and wife of English-born American actor and comedian Bob Hope. Continue Reading →

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