Samuel 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 →
Join the ImageNation Outdoor Festival 2015 for the free viewing of the film Half of a Yellow Sun with a music performance by Les Nubians and DJ Eddie Ed.
A great print image from 125th Street looking West from 6th Avenue (aka Lenox Avenue, and today Malcolm X), Harlem, New York, 1891.
On Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:57 pm there was a shooting and stabbing at 189 Claremont Avenue (address is approximate via Google), in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →
Join the celebration of the life at the Home Going for Ornette Coleman at The Riverside Church in Harlem, New York.
Check out this great interview with this humble regular dude Fetty Wap on Karen Civil and Civil TV’s “Welcome To My Neighborhood” series. Continue Reading →
There’s a postage stamp of urban sidewalk known by people of a certain age for having burned to the ground. A more recent generation knows it as the place where hip-hop was born. Continue Reading →
NYTimes reports that Harlem may be far from the madding crowd of galleries in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. But this summer Gavin Brown is closing his Gavin Brown’s Enterprise shop on Greenwich Street in the West Village and moving his gallery to a former brewery at 461 West 126th Street. Continue Reading →