The Harlem Historical Society Moves “The A Place For All People” Smithsonian Institution Show

A moving display has made a pit stop in the Poconos, Tannersville and all are invited to see it. Jacob Morris moved the Smithsonian Institution display from Brooklyn to Tannersville.

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How Cab Calloway’s ‘Hepster Dictionary’ Introduced The World To The Harlem Vernacular

Have some fews and two? Put it in your kick, head to the nearest frolic pad, and prove that you’re a jitterbug. Continue Reading →

John E. Nail, Harlem Realtor, Organizer And Visionary, 1883 – 1947

John E. (Jack) Nail, 1883 – 1947, was born in New London, Connecticut, and was a successful Harlem, New York realtor. Continue Reading →

“The Negro Silent Protest Parade” Formed By Harlem’s St. Philip’s Church, 1917

The march was organized by W. E. B. Du Bois, the NAACP, second vice president of the NAACP, Harlem‘s James Weldon Johnson, and Rev. Hutchens Chew Bishop, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and realtor John E. Nail in Harlem, on July 28, 1917.

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HW Pick: African Americans Are Three Times More Likely To Be Killed by Police

As 2016 comes to a close, a grim new study confirms what many of us already suspected: Looking at the United States’ entire population, African Americans are nearly three times as likely to be killed by police compared to whites, while Hispanics are almost twice as likely. Continue Reading →

New York City’s Quality Of Life Gap Worsens, Report Shows

child-with-disability-in-school-wheel-chairIn places like Harlem, New York, inequality hasn’t improved since last year — and has even worsened in some key categories, according to a new analysis released today. Continue Reading →

NCLC: Wall St. Peddling Real Estate Product With Racist Roots From Harlem To Hollis

east-harlem sliderA new wave of predatory real estate lending, previously peddled to African-Americans during the 1930s to 1960s, is popping up across the nation as Wall Street investment companies move to profit off foreclosed homes, according to a new report by the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC). Continue Reading →

Harlem Forum Highlights Inequities Facing the African American Community

community event in harlemToday, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Democrats held a public forum at the Harlem Hospital Center to discuss the impact of economic challenges and persistent inequities facing the African American community in New York.  Continue Reading →

Souleo: Hennessy Doc Explores Brand’s Relationship With African-Americans

Erykah-Badu_Courtesy-of-Hennessy1By Souleo

So what do you get when you combine a spirit brand with social justice, stir, and garnish with a jazz and hip-hop twist? The answer is all in the title of the documentary, “An Unexpected History: The Story of Hennessy and African-Americans.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ron Brown And Sylvia Fitt The New Pepsi Cola 1950

014 RPC Ron Brown and Sylvia Fitt in 1950 point of sale adA the Wall Street Journal Reports the so-called Negro marketers helped bolster sales at Pepsi-Cola during its most troubled times. Continue Reading →

Dr. Nelson: Empowerment Through Knowledge Is Key!

By Dr. Randi Nelson

Knowledge is power and yes that may be a well worn cliché but it can not be more applicable and important as it now especially regarding healthcare. Continue Reading →