Legendary Actor, Author And Activist Ruby Dee To Be Honored At Memorial Celebration

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeThe life and legacy of actor, author, and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20th at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM. Continue Reading →

Harlem Bids Farewell To Horace Silver (video)

horace silverHarlem World Magazine is deeply saddened by the passing of Horace Silver (1928-2014), the great pianist and composer whose contribution to jazz is immeasurable. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ruby Dee Crosses Over At The Age of 91

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeStage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. Continue Reading →

Harlem Responds To The Death Of Maya Angelo

maya11“Today we mourn the passing and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, whose voice, passion, and life has left a lasting influence on our state and nation…. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

maya angelou 2Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mourns Passing Of Elombe Brath

Elombe BrathHarlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world. Continue Reading →

Frankie Knuckles House Pioneer Passes (video)

knucklesWe wish it was an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not – Frankie Knuckles, Chicago house legend, has died aged 59. Continue Reading →

Update: Massive fire in Harlem Burns Funeral chapel with body inside

2-alarm-fireA distraught 57-year-old man watched a massive fire rip through a Harlem funeral home Friday night, fearing he would lose his mother for the second time. Continue Reading →

Riverside Church and South Africa Consulate General to Host Public Memorial for Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

The Riverside Church — in conjunction with the South African Consulate — will host Consul General George Monyemangene, former Mayor David N. Dinkins, the Rev. Al Sharpton and other VIPs for “A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the Life of President Nelson Mandela” on Wednesday, December 11 in the Nave of the historic Church from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights. Continue Reading →