When Harlem Welcomed Castro And Cubans, NY, 1960

fidelcastro_hotelteresaworkers-678x509When Cuba’s delegation arrived in New York City in September 1960 to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the Eisenhower administration had already stopped Cuba’s sugar exports to the U.S. Continue Reading →

UNIA Women’s Brigade On Parade In Harlem, NY 1924

unia-womens-brigadeAnd don’t think it was just the men who were members of Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). There was the UNIA Women’s Brigade founded by Marcus Garvey who sported their own militaristic style uniforms in Harlem, New York, 1924. Continue Reading →

JCC Harlem Announces Registration Is Open

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Afew months back we mentioned the opening of JCC Harlem, now they are announcing that the JCC Harlem–6,000 square feet of pure possibility–is opening on January 2, 2017, at 318 West 118th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Manhattan Avenue, Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Portrait Of Harlem’s Blanche Dunn By Carl Van Vechten 1941

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Earlier in the week we posted photographs of  Blanche Dunn, who lived the American dream, she was a glamorous Jamaican born actress, socialite, and Harlemite who traveled the world, here are more of photographs taken by her friend Carl Van Vechten in Harlem, New York 1941. Continue Reading →

Help Find Missing Person Joseph McWalter

joseph-mcwalter-missing-in-harlemA Silver Alert has been issued for Joseph McWalter, a 65-year-old white male from Southern section of Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Temple Ansche Chesed Synagogue, Harlem, New York, 1910

MNY234601View from West 114th Street at the corner of 7th Avenue (re-named Adam Clayton Poell Blvd., today), Temple Ansche Chesed Synagogue rear in Harlem, New York, 1910. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito At The “Wall Of Resistance” Subway Therapy In NYC

melissa-mark-viveritoHarlem speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito shared her thoughts and invited others to share their thoughts on the “Subway Therpay,” “Wall Of Resistance,” during these uncertain times when we must remind ourselves of who we are as a city and hold steadfast to the values that we cherish and hold dear. Continue Reading →

Help Us Out Harlem: Who Are You Thankful For?

east-harlem sliderAs Thanksgiving approaches we are curious, who are you thankful for? Send us a link and/or post a photo and a few sentences about someone in Harlem, New York you are grateful for and we’ll share it back. Continue Reading →

Governor Cuomo Launches Toll-Free Hotline To Report Incidents Of Discrimination

andrew_cuomo_by_pat_arnow_biasWe applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to launch a toll-free hotline to report incidents of bias and discrimination from Harlem to the Hudson. Continue Reading →

New York City’s Quality Of Life Gap Worsens, Report Shows

child-with-disability-in-school-wheel-chairIn places like Harlem, New York, inequality hasn’t improved since last year — and has even worsened in some key categories, according to a new analysis released today. Continue Reading →