‘Stride Toward Freedom’ Signed By King The Day Of Assassination Attempt 1958

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Martin Luther King Jr signed autographed book assassination attempt PSA/DNA For an incredible man who simple stated “I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther King Jr.   Continue Reading →

Between the Lines: Shaka Senghor And John Forte At The Schomburg

June+1-Writing+My+Wrongs+Cover+cropIn his memoir Writing My Wrongs , Shaka Senghor chronicles child abuse, violence, depression, and life in the streets as a drug dealer, which led him to a murder conviction and behind bars.   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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Have A Will, Unlike Harlem Fave Prince

princeIn the wake of Prince’s death, it has been called “the worst estate planning sin a wealthy artist could commit: leaving no will at all.” Continue Reading →

Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Jonah’s Gourd Vine,’ 1934 (Book)

51olby4cgVL._SX346_BO1,204,203,200_Jonah’s Gourd Vine is a great collectible, by Harlem resident Zora Neale Hurston’s first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, “a living exultation” of a young man who loves too many women for his own good. Continue Reading →

“The Richest Man in Babylon,” And Tips For Harlemites

the richest man in ababylon book 3The ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover the universal laws of prosperity. In his classic bestseller, “The Richest Man in Babylon,” George S. Clason reveals their secrets for creating, growing, and preserving wealth. Continue Reading →

‘Thomas Jefferson, Slavery, And Race’ Talk In Harlem

thomas jefferson in harlem1In this groundbreaking work, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with America’s leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to analyze Thomas Jefferson’s vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Continue Reading →

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“The CSA Cookbook,” Recipes For Community Cooking

csa cookbook spread 2Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs from Harlem to Harare have connected farms to consumers and made people more in tune with where their food comes from, but still leave many stumped beyond the conventional uses for their produce. Continue Reading →

‘Mules And Men’ By Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston

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Mules and Men by Columbia University graduate and Harlem Renaissance story teller Zora Neale Hurston is a treasury of black America’s folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Continue Reading →