Harlem’s Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Passes At 88

Wyatt Tee Walker (August 16, 1929 – January 23, 2018) was an African-American pastor, national civil rights leader, theologian, and cultural historian. Continue Reading →

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory Passes, 1932 – 2017

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017, was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor throughout Harlem for decades. Continue Reading →

Mrs. Shirley Gooding And Family Note Regarding Harlem’s Late Great Cuba Gooding Sr.

To the many fans and all who loved Cuba Gooding Sr., who for 45 years was the lead vocalist of “The Main Ingredient,” the Gooding family, wife, Mrs. Shirley Gooding, and children, April Gooding, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Omar Gooding, Thomas Gooding, and the Gooding grandchildren… Continue Reading →

Meadowlark Lemon, The Sweet Prince Of The Harlem Globetrotters

remember meadowlarkGeorge Lemon III (April 25, 1932 – December 27, 2015), known professionally as “Meadowlark” Lemon, was an American basketball player, actor, minister and Harlem ambassador. Continue Reading →

Rest In Peace Harlem Tech Man Hank Williams

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Hank Williams, 50, was hospitalized for over a week while battling pneumonia and myocarditis, which can be caused by a viral infection of the heart. Continue Reading →

Lynda Ireland, Former President & CEO, NY & NJ MSDC, Has Died

lynda-ireland-memorialLynda Ireland, the former president and CEO of the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) and considered one of the nation’s leading advocates  in M/WBE business development, died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of New Brunswick, NJ at age 67 on March 27 following a long illness. Continue Reading →

Home Going Service For Paulette ‘Scarf Lady’ Gay (update)

the scraf lady in harlemI just spoke to friend and writer Claude Jay the other day and he told me that Paulette Gay, The Scarf Lady had died over the New Year’s holiday. In shock, I could only think about when I first met her after moving to Harlem from the West Coast. Continue Reading →