Harlem’s Matthew Henson The First Man To Reach The Geographic North Pole 1929-1955

Matthew Alexander Henson, August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955, was an American explorer who accompanied Rear Admiral Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years. Continue Reading →

Google Celebrates America’s Story, The 100th Anniversary Of “The Negro Silent Protest Parade”

“There was no singing, no chanting — just silence,” read the statement published by Google this morning. Continue Reading →

Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920’s-1930’s

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, w,ho was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Man In Harlem,” from the 1920’s to 1930’s.  Continue Reading →

“Between The Lines: Stamped From The Beginning” By Ibram X. Kendi At The Schomburg

In historian Ibram X. Kendi’s critically acclaimed book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, he chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Continue Reading →

Harlem Man Gil Noble The Man Who Told It “Like It Is” (Video)

Gilbert Edward “Gil” Noble, February 22, 1932 – April 5, 2012 was an American television reporter and interviewer. Continue Reading →

Hubert Harrison, “The Father Of Harlem Radicalism”

Hubert Henry Harrison, April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927, was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Countee Cullen, Harlem, New York 1903 – 1946

Counteecullen1Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced his name “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”.)

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Apollo Presents Jazz & Spirit Feat “The Cornel West Conceto” By Arturo O’Farrill

artutro and cornel west inharlem1The Apollo Theater will present Jazz and Spirit, an evening featuring new jazz works that explore the connections between jazz, spirituality, national politics, and activism on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Continue Reading →