The Rev. Tom Pike resigned after taking over the troubled club in May, DNAinfo has learned.
The National Action Network awarded Aldon James for his "work in the community," the organization said.
James sued Warshaw Hardware for $10 million after it changed the locks to his apartments.
But James still faces a $2 million suit from the Attorney General's office.
Joseph Frappaolo, the National Arts Club’s long-time dining room manager, has been fired.
Members who support former president Aldon James now want new rules at the National Arts Club.
Disqualifying the National Arts Club board's expulsion of Aldon James, a judge calls for an arbiter.
The National Arts Club board voted Thursday to expel its former president O. Aldon James.
People from Marcus Samuelsson to Aldon James made news in Manhattan's neighborhoods in 2011.
DNAinfo has gathered some of the best photos from 2011, from Osama bin Laden's death to gay marriage.
The National Arts Club has spent more than $500,000 in legal fees since the investigations began.
The legal battle between National Arts Club former president O. Aldon James and members of the new board looks destined to rage on after both sides indicated they're not backing down.
A ruling from a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice on Thursday was a temporary victory for ousted National Arts Club President Aldon James.
Aldon James became the focus of two law enforcement probes for financial mismanagement, first reported by DNAinfo.
The National Arts Club forgot to invite him to the first ceremony. But the cab driver finally got his award on Friday.
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