Harlem’s Shirley Harriet Mitchell-Mills Passes

harlem world magazine logo 3The Dance Theater of Harlem community is mourning the death of the much beloved Shirley Harriet Mitchell-Mills, the sister of Arthur Mitchell, founder and artistic director emeritus of Dance Theater of Harlem—a leading dance institution of global acclaim.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Billie “Eleanora Fagan” Holiday

Billie Holiday Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Continue Reading →

Black Fives History Of Basketball At The New York Historical Society

The Black Fives exhibition (on view at the New-York Historical Society March 14 — July 20, 2014) will explore the pioneering history of the African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated. Continue Reading →

Butch Lewis, More than a Promoter

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury

With the all of the NFL lockout news dominating the sports airwaves of late, the death of the flamboyant boxing promoter, Butch Lewis, flew under the radar screen this week. But this in no way should diminish the impact this man had on the world of boxing and the entertainment industry. Continue Reading →