Harlem’s Al Sharpton Promises Donald Trump ‘A Fight for the Future of This Country”

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 18: The Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at a rally in Brooklyn to call for justice for Eric Garner one year after he died in an apparent police chokehold on July 18, 2015 in New York City. The rally of several hundred people was held in front of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Downtown Brooklyn. Members of Garner's family joined Sharpton in demanding a federal investigation into his death. Garner, who was killed in a controversial choke-hold by a Staten Island police officer, had been approached by police for selling loose cigarettes. His death set off waves of protests around the city and country. Garner's family has settled with the city for 5.9 million in a wrongful death suit. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton warned President-Election Donald Trump to “saddle up your horse” because he’s planning to spend the eight weeks leading up to Trump’s inauguration fighting any changes that could adversely impact communities of color—starting with a rally at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on January 14. Continue Reading →

Thursday Throwback: Act And “Think Different.” Do You? (Video)

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“Think different.” was an advertising slogan for Apple, Inc., in 1997 created by the Los Angeles office of advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day that resonated from Harlem to Harare. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Memories of My Father” With Martin Luther King III

Dr. Martin Luther KingBounce TV, the first-and-only over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will honor the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18 with a new original short-form series called “Memories of My Father” featuring Martin Luther King III sharing his personal memories and impressions of his father, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Continue Reading →

Empire’s Jussie Smollett Heads To Public TV (video)

TM_Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett will host the eighth season of the public television show AfroPoP: The Ultimate Exchange. Continue Reading →

Free Performance Of ‘Voices Of A People’s’ By Howard Zinn At Lincoln Center

thousands-of-people-130This Lincoln Center commission commemorates the 35th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken-word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Grace Lee Boggs: American Revolutionary

Grace-Lee-Boggs-1The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is holding a free encore screening of the documentary film, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30pm, to commemorate the incredible life and work of Grace Lee Boggs. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Saving the site of MLK’s ‘War Room’

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By Souleo

This year’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, includes a popular disco in the LGBT community, Miami’s Little Havana, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “war room,” housed inside of the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, AL.

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Obituary For Margaret O’Connor Jackson In Harlem

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By Tod Roulette

Margaret O’Connor Jackson serves as President of Marpeg Realty Corp. and Marcus Jackson Funeral Home, Inc., located at 3362 Boston Road, in the North East Bronx.

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Seitu’s World: The NAN Annual Convention in NYC

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Thursday, April 9, Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s (NAN) Annual Convention in New York City.

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Harlem’s Franklin Gaskin (Franco the Great), 1928-

franlkin gaskinFranco the Great (born Franklin Gaskin in Panama 1928, also the Harlem Picasso) is a street artist in Harlem, New York. He earned his notoriety by painting storefront security gates in West Harlem. Continue Reading →