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 →

Harlem’s James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)

james baldwinJames Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Continue Reading →

Harry Belafonte At Lincoln Center Pete Seeger Live-Stream Memorial Concert

Harry BelafonteLincoln Center announces today that it will live-stream a special all-star line-up including Harlem fave  Harry Belafonte at the Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Continue Reading →

GirlsTalk/GuysTalk And The Gathering for Justice Partner In Harlem

Aurora 3Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “People who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.” Continue Reading →

Five Questions With Malkia King About The ‘Mother’s Who Lost Children To Gun Violence’ event

JHcn_YIAHarlem World Magazine caught with President of the 1199SEIU Benefit Fund Staff Association Malkia King with a quick online interview before the first event in honor of Black History Month and Mother’s Who Lost Children To Gun Violence. Continue Reading →

Harry Belafonte and Melissa Harris Perry Face Off About Race and Activism

belafonte at the schomburg centerBy Hadasah Ingrid

January 31, 2014. At the cusp of Black History Month, the legendary Harry Belafonte and MSNBC journalist and TV host Melissa Harris-Perry sat down to examine the current state of race and black activism at the Schomburg Center for Black Research in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

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In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Hamilton Heights Green Youth Market

big4vegBy Yolande Brener

I have often walked past the island at 143rd Street and Amsterdam, but never have I seen it so full of life and good energy as at the official opening of Brotherhood Sister Sol’s Hamilton Heights Green Market on June 17. Continue Reading →

Commandment Keepers in Harlem

The “Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of the Living God Pillar & Ground of Truth, Inc.: ” are a sect of Black Hebrews, founded in 1919 by Nigerian-born Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew (pictured), Continue Reading →