She’s Got The Whole Harlem Children’s Zone in her hands

Harlem-Childrens-Zone.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360&cci_ts=20140707104452Harlem Children’s Zone wants the children it serves to dream big. To inspire them, the organization hung portraits of Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey over the stage at a recent preschool graduation. 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 →

HW Questionnaire: With Norma and Traci Lilly, Owners Of Imani Jewelry

the family imaniHarlem World Magazine spoke to Norma and Traci Lilly, owners of Imani Jewelry in a Q and A in honor of their 30th anniversary. The e-interview was done after their opening of their One Day Pop Up Boutique in April, 2014, at the RAW Space in Harlem.  Continue Reading →

Diddy Gives Howard’s Commencement Speech

Sean_Combs_2010Harlmeite and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will deliver the 146th commencement address at Howard University next month, the historically black college announced Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. Continue Reading →

How to be a Seatfiller at the NAACP Image Awards

imageawardsMost award shows hire seatfillers who literally fill empty seats as attendees get up so that the audience always looks full on camera. 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 →