Upcoming Movie About Harlem’s Queen Of The Numbers Game

Jezebel writes that there’s an HBO Films project in the works dedicated to the life of Stephanie St. Clair, the legendary Harlem numbers runner. Continue Reading →

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 →