First Black-American Newspaper

On this the 16th day of March, back in 1827, the first Black American newspaper, “Freedom’s Journal” began publishing in New York City. “Freedom’s Journal” was the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. It was founded by black men in New York City and was published weekly until 1829. The publication was …

A Star Shot in New York City

Some days in New York City history are beyond tragic. Today is one of those days. On this date, back in 1980,  Rock Music icon John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota Apartments on the Upper West Side. The first bullet missed, passing over Lennon’s head and hitting a window …