Sufi Abdul “The Black Hitler” Hamid And Wife Stephanie “Queenie” Saint-Clair In Harlem, 1938 (Photograph)

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Harlem religious and labor leader, Sufi Abdul Hamid, aka “Black Hitler,” 1903 – 1938, with his wife, Harlem mob boss, Stephanie Saint-Clair, aka “Queenie,” and “Queen Of The Harlem Racket,” 1886 – 1969, in formal dress, January 23, 1938. Continue Reading →

Riverside Park View Of Navy Ships Harlem NY 1915 (Photographs)

Photographed by Walter L. Bogert on a mound at Riverside Park, with two views from the “northern extremity” of Morningside Heights from 123rd to 129th Streets in Harlem, looking across the Hudson River from behind the Pergola to the Palisades of New Jersey, on May 10, 1915. Continue Reading →

“Only In Harlem”, New 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Show your Harlem pride with “Only In Harlem” shirt, perfect with summer shorts, a light jacket and the “Only In Harlem,” tee under-neath.
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Mayor Announces Changes To Laundry License Application Requirements From Harem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio announced changes to the City’s laundry licensing requirements today in response to industry concerns. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Native Son, An Interview With James Baldwin, 1962

On the 22nd of November, 1962, as his second novel, Another Country, is about to be published, James Baldwin spoke to The Guardian about his return to New York after nearly nine years in France. Continue Reading →

Electeds Hold Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Uptown

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De la Rosa and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez, distributed over a thousand Thanksgiving turkeys to Uptown families at United Palace Theater yesterday. Continue Reading →

Woman Sets Harlem Apartment On Fire

Patch reports that sixteen people were injured, one critically, after an emotionally disturbed woman set fire to her Harlem apartment during a standoff with police, police and fire officials said. Continue Reading →

OWN Rings In The New Year With The Series Premiere of Tyler Perry’s Comedy

OWN’s new Tyler Perry comedy “The Paynes” will have its series premiere on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, with two back-to-back episodes at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Continue Reading →

NYC Announces Veterans An Active Military Service Members Are Protected From Bias

New York City has begun enforcement of a new law that protects current and prior military service members from discrimination, bias, and harassment. Continue Reading →

The Army And Slavery In The British Caribbean At The Schomburg In Harlem

Tim Lockley, Professor of History and Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of Warwick, UK, and Associate Editor of Slavery & Abolition is currently engaged in a research project on the West India Regiments: black soldiers recruited to fight in the British Army in the Caribbean. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Robert Mugabe Resignation Ushers In A Renaissance For Zimbabwe

We can only imagine how Harare will be effected, but do we a have idea how Harlem will be effected by Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe‘s resignation. The Guardian reports that: Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Harlem Swing At The Kennedy Center In Harlem

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Seitu Oronde was on the scene at the Harlem Swing at the Kennedy Center in central Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Veterans Day Parade 2017 (Photographs)

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Sunday, November 11, 2017, Seitu covered America’s Best at the New York City Veterans Day Parade 2017, from 26th to 56th Streets in New York. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Honoring Senior Veterans In Coop City (Photographs)

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Seitu Oronde was on the spot documenting and honoring Senior Veterans In Coop City in New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Bill Perkins And Council Announce Agreement To Rezone Harlem

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Bill Perkins and the New York City Council today announced an agreement to rezone El Barrio/East Harlem and secure investments for many priorities of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan. Continue Reading →