The Harlem Rent Party, Harlem, NY, 1944 ( Video)

In early 20th century Harlem, New York, these cards would have been your ticket to a good time.They advertise what was known as “Harlem rent parties”, a social phenomenon that began in the 1920s where black folks in Harlem would raise money to pay their rent by throwing a party. Continue Reading →

Kass Fashion Report: Harlem Renaissance Style

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The Harlem Renaissance speaks to a beautiful time period in American history, specifically black American history. The Harlem Renaissance birthed, cultivated and celebrated African-American cultural and artistic contributions to the U.S. creative and cultural art sectors. Continue Reading →

NYFW With Jonathan Bodrick At The Red Rooster In Harlem

By Morgan A. Grain | Photographs by Diane Allford

Walking into Red Rooster, it wasn’t too long before I spotted Jonathan Bodrick, owner of b.o.r.n boutique—borrowed.old.refurbished.new—located on East 125th street. Continue Reading →

Join Sylvia’s At Harlem Hospitality & Culinary Conference

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On top of being one of the greatest soul food restaurant in Harlem history join the 2nd and 3rd Generations Owners of Sylvia’s share their rich culinary insight plus the unveiling of the Sylvia Woods Pioneer Award Continue Reading →

Costume Party At The Savoy Ballroom In Harlem, 1949

8c796b0adc3d13d8_largeA series of amazing photographs from Life magazine of contestants parading on the runway for judges to win the best costume prize during the Urban League Ball event at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York, in February, 1949.

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Nora Douglas Holt The Rich “It” Girl Of Harlem Society, 1920’s

nora harlem worldNora Douglas Holt was born in 1885 or 1890, she was an American singer, composer and music critic, who was born in Kansas and was the first African American to receive a masters degree in the United States. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: A Harlem Renaissance Opera Indiegogo Campaign

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Help create Harlem history with the Harlem Renaissance Opera Indiegogo Campaign here.

Morningside Opera, Harlem Opera Theater, and The Harlem Chamber Players are joining forces to present a semi-staged concert production of the Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo by Harry Lawrence Freeman.

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Harlem Experiences: Get an Harlem Insider’s Look At Book Spaces, Places And People With An Author

harlem-renaissance-bookWe at Harlem World naturally aim to keep that Harlem Renaissance spirit alive whenever possible: experience its legendary birthplace, where so many giants such as James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay,

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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 →