Madame Ophelia DeVore, The Harlem Hostess, 1922 –

tumblr_mn8lz0YNNX1qjv1g0o1_400Ophelia DeVore was the first creole-mixed model in the United States. She was born on August 12, 1922 in Edgefield, South Carolina. Continue Reading →

NY The 12th Highest Level of Political Engagement Among Black Folks

where-are-blacks-most-least-politically-engagedWith Black History Month and the South Carolina primaries taking place in February 2016, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Highest Political Engagement Among Blacks. Continue Reading →

Moving Images From Harlem Vigil For Victims Of Charleston Church Shooting

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Mourners pray in Harlem for the nine people were murdered by Dylan Storm Roof, 21, from Lexington, South Carolina at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal church, in Charleston South Carolina on Thursday, June 18th, 2015.

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HW Pick: African Americans’ Memorial Day

431832_169236859911383_1841802600_nThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

Eartha Kitt The “Most Exciting Woman In The World” In Harlem

eartha kitBorn on January 17 1927 on a cotton plantation of St Matthew’s, in South Carolina, Kitt’s mother, Annie Mae Keitt. Continue Reading →