HW Pick: Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

downloadThe Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. Continue Reading →

3rd Annual Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive

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From Joe Rogers, Jr., Founder/Facilitator, Total Equity Now
Over the next few weeks, as you and yours celebrate and give thanks, a team of Harlem-based organizations, small businesses, and colleges is asking you to set aside new and like-new books for children and adults living in homeless shelters, havens for victims of domestic violence, and other transitional-living facilities right here in our community.

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Harlem Book Fair’s Max Rodriquez On The Children’s Book Council Panel

A little less conversation, a little more action was the resounding message that arose during a November 12, 2014, Children’s Book Council panel discussion on marketing diverse children’s books. Continue Reading →

Hue-Man: Enjoy A Tea & Chat With Author Malcolm Gladwell

mailCheck out and bid on these intriguing auction items in support of a worthy cause — the mental well-being of our veterans and individuals. Items include: Coffee or tea with Malcolm Gladwell playing tennis with WTA professionals, a one-on-one conversation with CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi and more. Bid generously for this worthy and important cause.

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The Langston Hughes Festival Celebrates Walter Mosley

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Join the Langston Hughes Festival & The City College of New York Honor Award Winning Detective Fiction writer Walter Mosley the Best-selling mystery writer Walter Mosley will receive the 2014 Langston Hughes Medal at The City College of New York in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Book: Josephine Baker And The Rainbow Tribe

harlem world magazine josehp bookCreating a sensation with her risqué nightclub act and strolls down the Champs Elysées, pet cheetah in tow, the Missouri born Josephine Baker lives on in popular memory as the during the Harlem Renaissance, became a muse for Harlem’s Langston Hughes banana-skirted siren of Jazz Age Paris. Continue Reading →

Between the Lines: George Clinton At The Schomburg In Harlem

harlem world magazine big logo1The funk musician George Clinton shares stories about his life and career on the occasion of the publication of his new book, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir. Continue Reading →

Book: Vintage Black Glamour By Nichelle Gainer

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Using rarely accessed photographic archives and private collections, inspired by her family history, Nichelle Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs. Continue Reading →