Harlem’s Samuel Jesse Battle, A Career Of Firsts

samuel jSamuel Jesse Battle (born January 16, 1883 in New Bern, North Carolina). His parents were among the last generation born into Southern slavery, and his own birth in 1883 was notable for another benchmark: At 16 pounds, he was the biggest baby ever recorded in North Carolina. Continue Reading →

Prep Kids Home Alone For Summer Burglary Season In Harlem

homeinvasionBy: J. Hart, Force Training Institute

Nearly 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year, the majority of these burglaries occur in the summer months and the fact that More People Shot In Harlem So Far Then All Of Last Year for 2015. Continue Reading →

Did An FBI Phone Call Accidentally Kill A Harlem NYPD Officer?

frontpage3.940.jpgToday, the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will ride in honor of Phillip Cardillo, an NYPD officer who was killed 43 years ago inside a Harlem mosque. Later this year, it’s expected that the street in front of the new police academy in Queens will be named after Cardillo.

It’s a belated honor for the only unsolved police killing in modern NYPD history — a case, writes investigative reporter Micah Morrison, that may have an unlikely culprit. Continue Reading →