“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
- Malcolm X
* Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925. On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom when a man who was seated in the front row of the 400-person audience rushed forward and shot him. Then two other men charged the stage and shot Malcolm X several times. He was pronounced dead at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at 3:30 pm.
A Public viewing was held at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Home from February 23 through February 26. Estimates of the number of mourners attending varied from 14,000 to 30,000. The funeral was held on February 27 at the Faith Temple of the Church of God in Christ in Harlem. A local television station broadcast the funeral live. Actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered the eulogy, where he described Malcolm X as “our shining black prince.”
Black History Month is about celebrating what happens when people refuse to be defined by limits set by themselves or by others. But as we all know everyone needs a pep talk now and then. What could be better than this pep talk by Kid President (Robby Novak) of Soul Pancake currently featured on TED Talks.
Kid President’s very existence speaks to what makes Black History Month important.
As part of Black History Month, the Grace Congreagtional Church is hosting two performances by the Oikos Ensemble. The Church is located on W 139 Street between Edgecomb and Frederick Douglass. Please call 212 694-8658 for more details.
Harlem Community Development Corporation (Harlem CDC), state and local officials, and community leaders will celebrate the opening of a Harlem landmark with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Minton’s and The Cecil restaurants on Saturday, November 2nd at 12:00 pm. The event will take place at Minton’s which is located at 206 West 118th Street, Harlem, NY. SPEAKERS | Owner of Minton’s & The Cecil, Former CEO of Time Warner & Chairman of CitiGroup Richard Parsons, Restaurateur & Executive Chef of The Cecil & Minton’s Alexander Smalls, U.
More and more celebrities continue to flock to Harlem New York. Neil Patrick Harris Harlem days aren’t over—in fact, they’re just about to begin! Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka who recently purchased property in Harlem in 2013, “Officially” move to New York.
Our latest podcast Chocolate Butter Funk is a delicious blend of old school, finger-snapping, head-bobbing funk jams, that is sure to bring a smile to your face and some hop to your step. Not to mention great memories. On this mix you will hear The Brothers Johnson, Earth Wind & Fire, Cameo, L.
Minton’s Harlem is the rebirth of legendary jazz club Minton’s Playhouse, frequented by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Christian and Dizzy Gillespie, in the 1940s and ’50s. Owner Richard Parsons (former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner) has teamed up with Executive Chef Alexander Smalls and Chef de Cuisine Banks White to create a destination offering an exceptional experience that bridges Harlem’s past, present and future. Mr.