Harlem’s Colonel Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, “The Black Eagle of Harlem” (video)

1931-01_julianHubert Julian was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1897, the son of a cocoa plantation manager. He migrated to Canada in 1914, where he claimed to have learned to pilot an aeroplane and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave And Legend Imhotep Gary Byrd’s WLIB New-Talk Show Cancelled

Imhotep Gary ByrdImhotep Gary Byrd’s longtime WLIB talk show “GBE Mind Flight,”  a weekly Sunday  mix of news, talk and music heard from 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight and featuring leading Black journalists from U.S., Caribbean and African press, has been cancelled as a result of  national budget cuts  by parent company Emmis Communications.  Continue Reading →

Liberation Bookstore Owner in Harlem Una Mulzac Passes

liberation booksIn the 1980s and ’90s, the New York City Department of Sanitation gave Una Mulzac as many as 50 summonses — she did not count them because she had no intention of paying them — for refusing to sweep 18 inches into the street in front of her bookstore. Continue Reading →