General Daniel Edgar Sickles Harlem Civil War Organizer 1819 – 1914

daniel_edgar_sicklesDaniel Edgar Sickles, October 20, 1819 – May 3, 1914, was an American politician, soldier, and diplomat. Sickles spent allot of time in Harlem, visiting his brother John Sickles who lived on “123rd Street, Northside just west of Second Avenue,” giving speeches and organizing during the Civil War in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

‘Build Something Better’ Mayor de Blasio Said About On Race Relations In Harlem Church

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Newsday reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio told congregants of a Harlem church on Sunday that though the nation and city have a history of racism to overcome, progress has been made and hope must not be abandoned. Continue Reading →

John F. Kennedy’s Love Affair With Harlem, NY, 1960’s

kennedy in harlemJohn F. Kennedy may have been Boston-born and DC-based, but his love affair with Harlem, New York is the stuff of legends. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival in NYC (photos)


Photographs By Seitu Oronde

On Easter Sunday, (April 5, 2015) Seitu had the opportunity to hop around to see Easter bonnets in all their extreme as “paraders” wander along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets in mid-town NY. Continue Reading →