Premier Boxing Champions Announces Season Three For Harlem Boxing Lovers

premier-boxing-championsHarlem has a long history of boxing fans and boxing champs like Harlem Tommy MurphyHarry “The Black Panther” Wills, Joe Louis, Tyrone “The Harlem Butcher” Jackson, Hector “Macho” Camacho and many, many more. Continue Reading →

Marva Trotter’s Timeless Beauty (Photographs)

 A smiling, Marva Trotter "the most beautiful woman in Harlem" steps into her Duesenberg in Harlem, 1940's.

If ever there were a real-life Cleopatra—a woman whose beauty could knockout champions, or launch a thousand ships—it was Marva Trotter dubbed “the most beautiful woman in Harlem”. Continue Reading →

Miss Suzie Porter, By James Van Der Zee, Harlem, NY 1915

Miss Suzie Porter Harlem photo by James Van Der Zee 1915 1A great image of Harlem resident Miss Suzie Porter at home by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee, in Harlem New York, 1915.

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Joe Louis’ Restaurant Souvenir Card, Harlem NY 1950’s

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I don’t know about you, but we love everything little thing about Harlem history, and this little Souvenir card from the Joe Louis’ Restaurant, at 11 west 125th Street, Harlem, New  York, ca 1950’s is fabulous.

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Boxer Joe Louis And Wife Marva “The Best Dressed Woman In America” Trotter Harlem NY (Rare Video)

trotter and joe louis in harlemRare video footage of boxing champ Joe Louis and his wife Mara “the best dressed woman in America” Trotter seen outside an apartment building in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem Boxing Champion Harry “The Black Panther” Wills (video)

Harry_Willis_1916Harry “The Black Panther” (or “The Brown Panther”) Wills, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 1889 was a heavyweight boxer who three times held the World Colored Heavyweight Championship. Continue Reading →

Marva Trotter Louis, Harlem Model, 1936

Marva_LewisHarlem’s Marva Trotter Louis, the Chicago stenographer turned model, singer and the first wife of boxing legend Joe Louis and had two children (daughter Jacqueline in 1943 and son Joseph Louis Barrow, Jr. in 1947). Continue Reading →