Rectors To Claremont Inn, Harlem, NY 1903-1904 (video)

thomas edisonThe opening was filmed in front of Rector’s Lobster Palace  at Broadway between 43rd & 44th Streets.This party is on their way to the Claremont Inn on Riverside Drive, Harlem, New York in 1908. Continue Reading →

How Harlem Tried To Save The Caged Man In The Bronx Zoo

c0c7dc9e-2312-4cae-918f-e4e6ebcb3f0b-396x480The black clergymen who had been summoned to Harlem’s Mount Olivet Baptist Church for an emergency meeting on the morning of Monday 10 September 1906, arrived in a state of outrage. Continue Reading →

The Hotness: Black Power Without Black Women Is Weak


By Nicole Moore

When most people think about Malcolm X they immediately think of Black manhood leading to associations of Black power tied exclusively to the work of Black men. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Rhiannon Giddens At The Town Hall

rihanna harris in town hallIt was near the close of the first half of the T Bone Burnett–curated, September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Coen brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis—when an extraordinary star-is-born moment occurred and singer Rhiannon Giddens, best known as a member of the Grammy–winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, indisputably stole the show. Continue Reading →