Harlem’s Jessie Waddell, Founder Of The West Indian Carnival, NY 1920’s

westindianparade_then in harlemMany slaves brought the tradition of African outdoor ceremonies to the Caribbean. However, once enslaved, they were prohibited from holding public celebrations despite their slaveholders’ engagement in street parades like Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Fido Safe In The Harlem Summer Heat

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By Erin Askeland

Each summer, hundreds of dogs are harmed as a result of being left in hot cars or left outside without enough water or protection. Continue Reading →