It’s A Harlem Thang, With Harlem’s A$AP Rocky And Moby On “A$AP Forever” (Videos)

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Noisey Vice reports that ready for some strange news? Harlem man A$AP Rocky’s new single features another Harlem guy Moby. Continue Reading →

West Harlem’s John A. Catsimatidis, 1948 –

John A. Catsimatidis, born September 7, 1948 is a Greek-American billionaire businessman and radio talk show host. Continue Reading →

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Harlem’s Tupac’s Music Influence Lives On

Harlem man Tupac Shakur’s recording career lasted just five years before he was murdered in 1996, but it is the rapper’s influence from beyond the grave that will be celebrated when he is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Born Olympian Akhnaten “Akhi” Spencer-El, Is Our Man In Rio

Akhi_by_MikeDoteAkhnaten “Akhi” Spencer-El, 1979 – present, Spencer El is a 2009 graduate of Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary where he completed his Maestro’s degree. A native of Harlem, Spencer-El started fencing at the Peter Westbrook Foundation at the age of 13. Continue Reading →

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Morrie “Mr. Cheez Doodles” Yohai, Harlem NY 1920 – 2010

Morrie Robert YohaiMorrie Robert Yohai, (pronounced yo-high), March 4, 1920 – July 27, 2010, was an American food company executive best known for his creation of Cheez Doodles, a cylindrical baked cornmeal puff most often with a cheddar cheese flavor. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Jessie Sampter, Educator, A Poet, And A Zionist Pioneer

Jessie Sampter1Jessie Sampter was an influential Zionist educator, a poet, and a Zionist pioneer influenced by Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold, Josephine Lazarus, Mary Antin,Mordecai Kaplan, Unitarian minister Rev. Merle St. Croix Wright and others to become an ardent advocate of Judaism and Zionism born March 22, 1883 in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Amin Joseph Stars in New ‘Baywatch’ Movie 2017

amin josephHarlem man Amin Joseph sent us an email to let us know that he has been added to the cast of Paramount’s Baywatch, the feature film based on the iconic TV series.  Continue Reading →

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Join Reel Sisters Women’s History Month Screening Of ALTHEA

Althea Gibson at the West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills NY ca 1950 Credit CorbisReel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Harlem’s Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Henry Lincoln “Hank” DeZonie 1922-2009

hank_dezonieHenry Lincoln “Hank” DeZonie, was born on February 12, 1922 in Harlem, he was an American professional basketball player. He was the fourth African American player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), following Earl Lloyd, Nathaniel Clifton, and Chuck Cooper. Continue Reading →

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Henry Roth Harlem New York 1914 – 1927

harlems henry rothHenry Roth (February 8, 1906 – October 13, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer living in a mostly Irish area of Harlem, New York, 1914 – 1927. Continue Reading →

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West Harlem’s Arthur Asher Miller 1915 – 2005

arthur miller1Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955, revised 1956). Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Bennett Alfred Cerf, New York 1898 – 1971

BennettcerfBennett Alfred Cerf, May 25, 1898 – August 27, 1971, was an American publisher, one of the founders of American publishing firm Random House. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Opera Singer Martina Arroyo – The Other One

Arroyo-Martina-Aida-Louis-MelanconMartina Arroyo, (born February 2, 1937), is an American operatic soprano who had a major international opera career from the 1960s through the 1980s. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Artist Paul Meltsner, New York 1905–1966

Paul Meltsne3Paul Raphael Meltsner (1905–1966) was an American artist who was widely recognized for his Works Progress Administration (WPA) era paintings and lithographs, and who was later known for his iconic portraits of celebrities in the performing arts. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Richard “Boss Croker “Croker, Sr., NY, 1843 – 1922

800px-Richard_Croker_-_Bain_portrait2Richard Croker, Sr. (November 24, 1843 – April 29, 1922), known as “Boss Croker” was an Irish-American politician, a leader of New York City’s Tammany Hall from Harlem.. Continue Reading →

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