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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Shop: ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ Signed By Maya Angelou

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The collector writes: I am very proud to be offering this item up for sale, as it has been in my collection for many years. This is a softcover copy of “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” Angelou’s famous autobiographical work. Continue Reading →

Swann Auction Galleries to Auction the Art Collection of Richard A. Long

image001Swann Auction Galleries, the first major auction house to hold regular sales of African-American fine art, continues to present robust offerings in the category this fall, with the auction of the art collection of Richard A. Long on Thursday, October 9th 2014. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou ‘Harlem Hopscotch’ Premiere (audio)

maya_0Iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, lecturer and Harlem resident Dr. Maya Angelou is set to release a unique album blending her lyrics with modern hip-hopmusic.

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HW Round Table Talk September 2014 On The Danny Tisdale Show

diane and ingrid for round table hw podcastListen to the new segment of The Danny Tisdale Show podcast in this round table conversation with Harlem World Magazine contributors as they talk about their stories, photographs and the behind-the-scenes happenings of their work posted on HarlemWorldMag.com during the month of September 2014. Continue Reading →

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Celebration At Riverside Church

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On Friday, September 12th, 2014, friends and colleagues from the literary world, New York celebrities, and family came out to celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou, writer, poet, and activist at the historic Riverside Church near her Harlem home on West 120th Street. Continue Reading →

Harlem Business Innovation Summit 2014: Disrupt Harlem

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Join the 11th Annual Harlem Business Innovation Summit 2014: Disrupt Harlem: One Entrepreneur at a Time, moderated by Kimberly Foster, with Julia Collins, Adarsh Alphons, Bruce Lincoln and Clayton Banks, Errol King, and Aaron Saunders. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Celebrate Sonia!” The 80th Birthday Celebration for Sis. Sonia Sanchez

sonia-sanchez.562.325.cDon’t miss Celebrate Sonia!  The Schomburg is teaming up with the Center for Black Literature; AKILA WORKSONGS; Arts+Crafts, Inc.; and African Voices Magazine to throw a special birthday party for the beloved world renowned poet, humanitarian, scholar, and activist .  Continue Reading →

In Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou In Harlem

mayaThe family of Dr. Maya Angelou, Random House, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Black Literature invite you to a Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou. Continue Reading →

Freedom Summer At The Schomburg In Harlem

schomburg in harlemVeteran Director Stanley Nelson captures the volatile months of the 1964 Freedom Summer through remarkable period footage and the firsthand testimonies of volunteers who were transformed by their time in Mississippi. Continue Reading →

Library Acquires Harlemites And Others Oral History Collection

mayaangelouThe Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced today the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers—that captures the life, history and culture from Harlem to Hollywood as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience. Continue Reading →