James Baldwin’s Personal Archive Headed To Harlem

The works of James Baldwin are coming home. The personal archive of the Harlem native, literary icon and civil rights leader has been acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the center announced Thursday. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Carlos A. Cooks, Between Marcus And Malcolm X

Carlos A. Cooks was born in the Dominican Republic on June 23, 1913. He died in Harlem, New York, on May 5, 1966. Continue Reading →

Made In Harlem #Rucker 50 At Maysles Cinema In Harlem

Malcolm X stated, “History is a people’s memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.” Continue Reading →

Claude Lewis, Harlem Native And Founder Of National Association of Black Journalists, Dies At 82

Claude Lewis, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Journalists and a Harlem native, has died at the age of 82, his family says.  Continue Reading →

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)

125th street lookin west

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 →