Display Marks Centennial Of 1917 NAACP “The Negro Silent Protest Parade” Organized In Harlem

The Silent Protest Parade on Fifth Avenue on July 28, 1917, one of the first major mass demonstrations by African Americans, will be the focus of a special display of four historic photographs at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, on view from Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Surgeon And Civil Rights Activist, Harlem’s Louis Tompkins Wright

Louis Tompkins Wright, July 23, 1891 – October 8, 1952 was an American surgeon and civil rights activist. In his position at Harlem Hospital he was the first African-American on the surgical staff of a non-segregated hospital in New York City. Continue Reading →

The 48th NAACP Image Awards Set For 2017

tika sumpter 47th naacp image awardsThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and TV One, today announced that the 48th NAACP Image Awards will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Trump’s Jeff Sessions Pick For Attorney General

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)

The Rev. Al Sharpton excoriated President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General in a fiery speech at the Harlem Headquarters of his National Action Network—warning the incoming commander-in-chief and his Cabinet picks “better worry about me.” Continue Reading →