Harlem Resident Neil Patrick Harris’s Oscar At The Academy Awards

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Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony got as many laughs as a Hollywood movie — but only if that movie was “American Sniper.” Social media users piled on the show’s proliferation of draggy gags and corny one-liners. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sammy Davis Jr., 1947

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Here’s Harlem born Samuel George “Sammy” Davis, Jr., dancing on a Hollywood, California rooftop shoot by celebrity photographer Phil Stern in 1947. Continue Reading →

Stacey Dash Says Harlem’s Dame Disowned Her

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Dame wants no part of Stacey’s ride-or-die Republicanisms. Actress Stacey Dash was once regarded as an ageless Hollyweird beauty, but her choice to begin publicly supporting GOP policies & tactics that very obviously work against African-Americans has gotten her the label of a top-tier sellout for many in the black community.

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East Harlem Voices: A Neighborhood Story At Poets Den & Gallery (video)

Poets Den + Gallery, East Harlem, New YorkBy Diane Allford

On November 14, 2014, The Poet’s Den + Gallery hosted, East Harlem Voices – A Neighborhood’s Stories Told. A book signing and oral history showcase… Continue Reading →

Kerry Washington’s Scandalous Home In Harlem

Kerry-Washingtons-living-room1There’s nothing too scandalous about this Harlem brownstone, but it was once the home of actress Kerry Washington. The “Scandal” star shared the home with actor David Moscow when they were an item (the pair split back in 2007). Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Suited For Armor” By Lenox Fontaine

lenox fontaineAn fabulous image by one time Harlem World Magazine fashion photographer Lenox Fontaine’s new “Suited For Armor” published in the special edition summer issue of Style-ology Magazine!

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Anita Thompson, Harlem’s American Cocktail Girl, 1920’s

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Langston Hughes was a cousin; Booker T. Washington was a friend; Bill “Bojangles” Robinson taught her tap dance; W. E .B. du Bois a likely first lover…

Contemporary ‘It girls’ have nothing on the free spirits of the 1920s like Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynolds, who danced the Charleston, turned cartwheels on the sidewalk, and drank gin blossoms till dawn. Continue Reading →