Category: History

In Memory of Pete DJ Jones

When I heard the news that Pete “DJ” Jones had passed away last Wednesday, January 15th at age 79, I was instantly taken back to my youth in the 1970′s.  I just knew I would see a bunch of websites

Video Tributes to Nelson Mandela

As the world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela, let this be a teachable moment worldwide to remind people the meaning of dignity, courage, compassion, and moral character. Video message delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people

Be among the first in Harlem to own MARCH by civil rights legend John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis is a key figure of the civil rights movement. Lewis just release March in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize

A sobering statistic related to the reality of stop and frisk

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As the debate rages on regarding the City’s stop and frisk policy and it’s impact on residents of Harlem, the following statistic is worth considering and is sobering.

ArtCrawl Harlem – Motown to Def Jam: An Art Gallery Tour this Saturday

Here’s a reminder that ArtCrawl Harlem will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with “Motown to Def Jam”, a four-hour trolley-bus tour event this Saturday as part of African-American Music Appreciation Month. Curated by Souleo, this special tour will highlight socially