HW Pick: Mosaic Literary Conference 2014

mosiac book conference2The Mosaic Literary Conference, now in its eighth year, is a great opportunity for teachers, students, program administrators, and parents to learn ways to blend books and reading into the lives of teenagers. Continue Reading →

The Panza Monologues Book Release Party In Harlem

monoloques in east harlemCo-authors Virginia Grise and Irma Mayorga will celebrate the recent release of their book The Panza Monologues, Second Edition (University of Texas Press, 2014) at La Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem on Saturday, September 13, 2-4 pm.  Continue Reading →

Yolande Brener Talks About Her New Book ‘Holy Candy’ On The Danny Tisdale Show

yolande-e1374212481670Listen to Yolande Brener, mom, author and Harlem World Magazine writer and Danny Tisdale on The Danny Tisdale Show on a HW Podcast as they talk about her new book Holy Candy: Why I Joined A Cult And Married Stranger, as they discuss marriage, self discovery and how Harlem help change her life. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Story/Time, The Life of an Idea (Toni Morrison Lecture)

bill t jones bookIn this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Continue Reading →

NY Library’s And ASPCA Team Teach Kids Writing in Harlem

literacy in the librariesThe New York Public Library’s Literacy Leaders program is teaming up with the ASPCA to help teach kids about persuasive writing. Continue Reading →

Harlem Remembers Marcus 100 Years Later– A Tribute To Harlem’s Own D.r Clarke

Marcus Mosiah Garvey -By Vinette K. Pryce

One hundred years after Jamaica’s Marcus Mosiah Garvey formed the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in his birth island, his legacy is being touted. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The James Baldwin Street Naming In Harlem

seitu 1Photographs by y Seitu Oronde

James Baldwin, a Harlem native who died in 1987, would have turned 90 on Saturday. Among the many tributes in a year in which his legacy as a major writer is being celebrated, one on Saturday is close to home: a portion of East 128th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, will be renamed James Baldwin Way on August 4th, 2014. Continue Reading →

90th Birthday Celebration for Dr. Irving Burgie

juliardBy Eartha Watts-Hicks

 Born in Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn on July 28, 1924, he is the author of Harry Belafonte’s “Day-o,” the first Calypso song to sell over one million copies.  Continue Reading →

Souleo: Beverly Johnson Spills the ‘Tee’ On golf and Writing Her Memoir

Beverly Johnson Credit Fadil Berisha.jpgBeverly Johnson is busy these days from celebrating the 40th anniversary of becoming the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue to overseeing the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection to completing a memoir. Continue Reading →