Hilda “From Harlem To Broadway” Simms, 1918–1994

Hilda Moses was born in Minneapolis on April 15, 1918, the first of nine children of Creole parents originally from Louisiana. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Henry E. Greenup Homegoing Service

Harlem-based businessman/philanthropist Henry E. Greenup, 95, died.  Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,  he relocated to NY after serving in the Army, during WWII and discharged as a corporal. Continue Reading →

Ferdinand ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton In Harlem, New York 1928 – 1935

jelly-roll-mortin-harlem1Ferdinand ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton at home in Harlem, on the corner of some Street and some Avenue in Harlem. Morton was American ragtime royalty, “considered best regarded pianists in the Storyville District,” he was an early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer who was born Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, started his career and Jazz in 1902 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Continue Reading →

10 Things You Can Do Post The Recent Shooting Tragedies To Keep the Momentum Alive

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From A Moment to A Movement

The country has been through an intense racial divide over the past week. The two police shootings of African-American men in Minnesota and Louisiana have once again prompted conversations about the relationship between the African-American community and police – in particular the excessive use of force. Continue Reading →

Activists Gather To Discuss Gun Violence Solutions In Harlem

gun violnece talkThe group 100 Black Men of New York held what it calls a broad-based emergency summit to address gun violence, equal justice and the recent police shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas. Continue Reading →

Harlem-Based New York Urban League Repondes To Alton Sterling Shooting

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Here’s the statement from the New York Urban League:

“The New York Urban League is sadden to hear of the terrible tragedy that has befallen the Baton Rouge community. Continue Reading →