Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →

The Grand Boule’ History

This Ebony magazine article posted below was originally written to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Grand Boule in 2004: Continue Reading →

Goldie Brangman And Evan Koch Talk Dr. Martin Luther King Jr In Harlem On Harlem World Radio (Audio)

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As part of Black History Month listen to 94 year old Harlem Hospital nurse Goldie Brangman and writer Evan Koch as they talk Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Black History Month 2018 Programs At The Apollo Theatre In Harlem

On this first day of February, we wanted to share the Apollo ‘s suite of upcoming Black History Month programs –including their major Season highlight – Soundtrack ’63 happening on February 24th, 2018. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Style Of Norton And Margot 1933 – 1947

tumblr_nkey1zNqqu1rb3osco2_500From 1933 until 1947 Margot Webb and Harold Norton performed on the Afro-American vaudeville circuits of night clubs and theatres in Harlem, around the Northeast and the Midwest. Continue Reading →

“Harlem” Duke Ellington’s Masterpiece 1989 – 1993 (Video)

We love this great post by Charles Bradley II on Youtube of a rare video from music master Duke Ellington’s beautifully complicated “Harlem,” 1989 – 1993: Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Gracie Mansion, 75 Years As The People’s House Lecture

In this lecture, Paul Gunther, Gracie Mansion Conservancy Executive Director, will explore the Mansion’s evolution architecturally, culturally, and politically in its first 219 years. Continue Reading →

Submission For Burnt-Out Landmark In Harlem

NY Yimby reports that a proposal been submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission by PMA Architecture for 449 Convent Avenue, in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Why Someone Was Dead Wrong For Defiling Harriet Tubman Statue With A ‘Pink Pussy Hat’ In Harlem

On Saturday, as an estimated 1 million people took part in the Women’s March in cities all over the country, someone defiled a statue of Harriet Tubman in Harlem by putting a pink pussy hat on top of the legend’s head. Continue Reading →

Lena Horne Stamp Dedication Ceremony Uptown

In celebration of legendary performer and civil rights activist, Lena Horne, the United States Postal Service will honor her in its 41st stamp within the Black Heritage series. Continue Reading →

Izola Ware Curry Tried To Assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr In Harlem 1958 (Video)

Izola Curry June 14, 1916 – March 7, 2015, was an African-American woman who attempted to assassinate civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King JrContinue Reading →

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr In Harlem NY 1958

dr-martin-luther-king-jr-in-harlemIn 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was still basking in the glory of his legendary triumph that ended the thirteen-month Montgomery bus boycott he had led: the U.S.Supreme Court’s 1956 decision to desegrate buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Continue Reading →

The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed In East Harlem

East Harlem Preservation is pleased to announce that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers have agreed with our call for the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims from its location on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. Continue Reading →

Phil McCarn Named VP Global Partnership Marketing For Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters have named Phil McCarn its Vice President, Global Partnership Marketing. Continue Reading →

Uptown Staple Coogan’s To Close In Spring, Not Without A Fight (Updated)

Washington Heights restaurant and bar Coogan’s, which has served the community from its Broadway and West 169th Street spot since the 80s, and gets its name from Coogans Hollow as part of uptown history, is set to close this upcoming spring, according to multiple reports. Continue Reading →

“East Harlem Remembered: Oral Histories” Free Preview

One of the greatest communities in the world East Harlem, NY lays claim to a rich and culturally diverse history. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Images Of America East Harlem,” A Great Read Any Time Of The Year

We love this book, overshadowed by the fame of Harlem and the wealth of the Upper East Side, East Harlem is rarely noted as a historical enclave, which it is. Continue Reading →

Ethiopian Emperor Haille Selassie Visits In Harlem, 1954 (Video)

First, the stylish Emperor of Ethiopian, Haille Selassie, toured at the top of the Empire State Building, then Emperor Selassie drove uptown to crowds waving, from apartment buildings to the crowded streets throughout the tour in Harlem, NY, 1954.

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The Harlem Connection In The Shea Moisture Founder Purchase Of ‘Essence’ From Time

Lets look at the Harlem connection. Earlier in the week Harlem World Magazine reported that Essence, the 47-year-old monthly magazine for African-American women, was not part of Time Inc.’s $3 billion sale to Meredith Corporation, leaving it on the table for purchase. Continue Reading →

Boy At 115th Street Harlem Well, NY 1897 (Photograph)

We love this wonderful photograph by James Reuel Smith of an little boy sitting in front of a Harlem Well at 27 West 115th Street, between Fifth and Lenox Avenues on October 26, 1897. Continue Reading →