Memorial Services For Winnie Mandela In Harlem

A number of memorial services have been planned for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Harlem, New York this week, the first US city she visited with Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison in 1990 a source reports. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Dr. Calvin Butts And Others Speak At King’s Legacy

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Harlem’s Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts of Abyssinian Baptist Church and SUNY Old Westbury. Continue Reading →

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New Book, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide To The Cultural Capital Of Black America

With its rich cultural history and many landmark buildings, Harlem is not just one of New York’s most distinctive neighborhoods; it’s also one of the most walkable. Continue Reading →

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Adam Clayton Powell Jr., The First Black Person Elected to Congress

adam-clayton-powell-jrAdam Clayton Powell, Jr., November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972, was an American politician and pastor who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–71). Continue Reading →

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After Charlottesville, Multiple Faiths Look For Healing In Harlem

NY1 reports that faith leaders gathered Sunday in Harlem to address the hatred and intolerance they said prompted violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue Reading →

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100th Anniversary Of Harlem’s Hubert Harrison’s Founding Of The “New Negro Movement”

By Jeffrey B. Perry

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One hundred years ago, on June 12, 1917, Hubert Harrison founded the Liberty League of Negro-Americans at a rally attended by thousands at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 52-60 W. 132nd Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Cyrus Chestnut, James Davis And Tavis Smiley To Perform At The Abyssinian Church In Harlem

On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:30 PM at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, jazz pianist/Howard University professor, Cyrus Chestnut, will perform a powerful composition that he especially wrote for the church, entitled “The Saga of the Cross.” Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Henry E. Greenup Homegoing Service

Harlem-based businessman/philanthropist Henry E. Greenup, 95, died.  Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,  he relocated to NY after serving in the Army, during WWII and discharged as a corporal. Continue Reading →

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Rev. Calvin Butts Sees Better Times For Abyssinian Development Corp.

rev butts in harlemTwo weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, where he vowed to defend immigrants from deportation and pledged to protect the rights of all New Yorkers who feel threatened by the incoming Trump administration. Continue Reading →

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‘We Are All Immigrants,’ Says Cuomo In Harlem

andrew-cuomo1On Sunday, November 20th, 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to create a new hate-crimes unit in the state police and legal assistance for immigrants targeted for deportation or discrimination. Continue Reading →

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, And Spy In Harlem NY 1920’s

bonhoeffer_portraet01Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, key founding member of the Confessing Church and Harlemite in the 1920’s. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Pastor Butts Considering Run For Mayor

rev butts in harlemHarlem pastor Calvin Butts says he’s considering running for mayor — and would consider forming an alliance with the Republican Party against Mayor de Blasio. Continue Reading →

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Qoute Of The Day: “I Thought Bill Clinton ‘Was Running For Re-Election…’

churches3Longtime Congressman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., had an interesting take on former President Bill Clinton’s appearance at a Harlem church on Sunday reported New York CBS Local. Continue Reading →

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Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD At The Apollo Theater In Harlem

charlie parker miles davisIn anticipation of the New York premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a co-production between the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia, the Apollo has announced today that it will offer related cultural events for the public at the legendary Theater as well as other community institutions. Continue Reading →

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Resurrected Harlem, Rev. Calvin Butts Seeks Salvation

rev butts in harlemCrains New York reports that when the definitive history of New York’s resurgence is written, one of the pivotal players will be Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corp., the church-based housing and social-services organization that the Rev. Calvin Butts led to resurrect a neighborhood that once symbolized urban collapse. Continue Reading →

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“Leonard Harper Way” Unveiling In Harlem (video)

Arthur in harlemOn Saturday, October 10, 2015 “Leonard Harper Way” was unveiled on 132nd street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church Cut From $3.1M

rev butts in harlemAbyssinian Development Corp., the sprawling housing and social service arm of Harlem’s most influential black church, was cut off from $3.1 million in city contracts two weeks ago after it failed to submit three years of overdue tax filings and independent audits to the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, the Daily News has learned. Continue Reading →

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The 5th Annual National Urban Health Conference In Harlem

nuhc5The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce will explore issues concerning healthcare in urban communities encompassing Obamacare, prescription drugs, women’s health decisions, healthcare insurance and even stress reduction with Tai Chi & QiGong at the 5th Annual National Urban Health Conference from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2015.   Continue Reading →

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The Renaissance Theater And Casino, Harlem NY, 1921

the renaissance ballron in harlem

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If one walks along Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (aka Seventh Avenue) in Harlem today, they will see, for the first time in over 90 years, a vacant lot on the east side of the thoroughfare between West 137th and West 138th Streets. Continue Reading →