I’m A Black Gentrifier In Harlem

harlem the gentrificer is meThe other day, I was walking back to my Harlem apartment when I stumbled upon a very shocking sign in front of a black church. 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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Harlem’s Bessie Allison Buchanan First Black Woman To Be New York State Legislature, 1940’s

bessie from harlemBessie Allison Buchanan (March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980) of Manhattan in New York City became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Legislature when she was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1954. Continue Reading →

Leonard Harper, Harlem, New York 1925

leonard harper in harlem1Leonard Harper (born April 9, 1899 in Birmingham, Alabama- died February 4, 1943, Harlem, New York) was a producer /stager/ choreographer in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. Continue Reading →