The “After Death, A Psychological Coup” A Talk At The Schomburg In Harlem

Malcolm X wrote that Fidel Castro “achieved a psychological coup over the U.S. State Department when it confined him to Manhattan, never dreaming that he’d stay uptown in Harlem and make such an impression among the Negroes.” Continue Reading →

125th Street From 6th Avenue, Harlem, New York 1891 (Update)

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A great print image from 125th Street from 6th Ave. Looking West (aka Lenox Avenue, and today Malcolm X), Harlem, New York, 1891.

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Harlem Activist Yuri Kochiyama, NY, 1921 – 2014

yuri-kochiyamaYuri Kochiyama, 河内山 百合 Kōchiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014, was an American political activist. Continue Reading →

When Harlem Welcomed Castro And Cubans, NY, 1960

fidelcastro_hotelteresaworkers-678x509When Cuba’s delegation arrived in New York City in September 1960 to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the Eisenhower administration had already stopped Cuba’s sugar exports to the U.S. Continue Reading →

Honoring the Legacy of Black Women Radicals In Harlem

radical-owmen-in-harlemBlack women who were at the forefront of the Black Revolt in the 1960s have been omitted from history books. Now the time is ripe to recover their stories. Continue Reading →

Fidel Castro And Malcolm X At The Hotel Theresa, Harlem NY 1960

fidel-y-malcom-x-1-580x377I always remember when I met with Malcolm X at the hotel Teresa, because he was the one who gave us support and made it possible for us to be accommodated there. Continue Reading →

Fannie Lou Hamer And Malcolm X Speak In Harlem, NY, 1964 (Video)

fannie-lou-hamer-and-malcolm-xIn December 1964, Representatives of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party toured Northern cities seeking support for their campaign to block the seating of Mississippi’s pro-segregation Congressmen who had been elected through the disfranchisement of black voters. Continue Reading →

“In Search Of Nat Turner” In Each One Of Us In Harlem

in-search-of-nat-turner1By Sylviane Diouf

From Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, and Ossie Davis to Alice Walker, Kanye West and Nate Parker, Nat Turner has captured many people’s imagination. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Khalid “Amir” Yasin, 1946 – Present

khalid-yasin-in-harlemKhalid Yasin (also known as Abu Muhammad and Abu Muhammad Khalid Yasin) born in 1946 is an American convert from Christianity to Islam who lives in Manchester, England and lectures in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Continue Reading →

5 Art Picks From The HW Collection For Summer

harlem dancerFor those summer days when you want some new art collectibles for the redo on those home walls and you can’t decide between prints and painting, or maybe find your medium ground in a photograph. Shop our curated faves for the summer. Continue Reading →