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 →

Muhammad Ali And Elijah Muhammad In Harlem, 1964 (video)

muhammad-ali-in-harlem 2Outtakes of Nation of Islam (NOI) rally, 369th Regiment Armory, 142nd Street and 8th Avenue, Harlem, N. Y., June 28, 1964, addressed by NOI leader Elijah Muhammad (formerly Poole) and heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad “The Pied Piper of Harlem,” Ali (formerly Cassius Clay). Continue Reading →

Women Speak About Malcolm X At The Schomburg In Harlem

malcolm x talk in harlemAnnual celebration of the birthday of Malcolm X/Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, in collaboration with the Malcolm X Museum will feature an all-women panel. Continue Reading →

De Blasio Finds Inspiration From Malcolm X In Harlem

mayorb ill de blasio in harlemNY Post reports that Mayor de Blasio told a packed Harlem church Sunday that he took the inspiration for adopting his mother’s maiden name from the “Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Continue Reading →