Harlem Fave Andre Leon Talley, Remembering Oscar de la Renta

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By Andre Leon Talley

Oscar de la Renta was a great man, and a great American designer. Over five decades he made fashion that was elegant, based on the tools of the trade that he learned in Spain at the house of Balenciaga, and in Paris, at Lanvin under Antonio Castillo. Continue Reading →

Geoffrey Holder, DTH Choreographer, Dies at 84

geoffrey holderBorn in Port of Spain, Holder was of African descent. He was known for his height (6’6″), “hearty laugh” and heavily accented bass voice. Continue Reading →

Ruby Dee Public Memorial Riverside Church In Harlem

Publicity Still Of Ruby DeeRuby Dee, legendary actor, author and activist will be honored with a public memorial celebration on Saturday, September 20 at The Riverside Church in New York at 11:00 AM.The service will feature tributes and reflections from family, friends and colleagues influenced by her outstanding life and work.    Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Shirley Harriet Mitchell-Mills Passes

harlem world magazine logo 3The Dance Theater of Harlem community is mourning the death of the much beloved Shirley Harriet Mitchell-Mills, the sister of Arthur Mitchell, founder and artistic director emeritus of Dance Theater of Harlem—a leading dance institution of global acclaim.  Continue Reading →

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 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 →