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 →

Beyoncés ‘Girls’ Supports 600 NYC Youth Leaders

beyonce for girlsGirls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an award-winning nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, New York that is committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women from Harlem to Hollywood. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Maya Angelou Remembered at Memorial

mayaangelouFirst lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, laughter, poetry and gospel singing. Continue Reading →