What an incredible video from Harlem Heritage Tours
about Harlem man Wilbur, as he talks on the history of the Harlem
Numbers industry or "the Harlem numbers game" in Harlem and it's history.Continue reading
In the past we've posted many editorials about Harlem's Madame St. Clair
, aka Stephanie St. Clair
, and Queenie, but rarely do we have a photograph (like the one above) that gives us an intimate up close - personal view of legendary Ms. St. Clair
, 1920s – 1940s.
Jezebel writes that
there’s an HBO Films
project in the works dedicated to the life of Stephanie St. Clair
, the legendary Harlem
numbers runner.Continue reading
Stephanie St. Clair
, 1886 – 1969, was a bookmaker in Harlem. Madam St. Clair
was born of mixed French and African descent on Martinique.
Lifetime today unveiled its 2016/2017 development slate. Janet Jackson will executive produce the story of 1920’s New York City mobster, Queenie - the first and only woman gangster during the prohibition, set against the backdrop of The Cotton Club.Continue reading