HW Pick: Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson’s Former Brownstone $2.9M

jackie1This gorgeous Bedford-Stuyvesant house comes with a serious pedigree, the brownstone was once home to sports icon and color-barrier-breaker Jackie Robinson, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1956 and in the 1960s, he helped establish the Freedom National Bank, an African-American-owned financial institution based in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

‘Jackie Robinson’ By Ken Burns At The Schomburg In Harlem

circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. Continue Reading →

Harlem RBI’s Gets REAL Funding For Kids Programming

mark-teixeira-harlem-rbi-articleThrough a unique partnership with CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, UnitedHealthcare is funding sports and academic nonprofit Harlem RBI’s REAL Kids summer program, which provides youth with comprehensive cognitive, enrichment, health and wellness, and sports activities designed to build literacy, social and emotional skills as well as to improve young people’s health and fitness. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cultural Art Tribute to Lena Horne

Lena Horne (P R photo ) 1940's 289The occasion of this tribute to Lena Horne is to continue to plant the cultural and historical seeds of awareness, through the remembrance and homage to Lena Mary Calhoun Horne during the month of her birth (b. June thirtieth, 1917), 97 years ago in Brooklyn, NY.

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