HW Pick: ‘Draped Down’ At Studio Museum In Harlem

draped down at studio museum in harlemIn 1942, cultural anthropologist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston listed the term “draped down” as one of several terms meaning “well-dressed” in a glossary of Harlem Renaissance -era slang. Continue Reading →

Ex-NY Governor Paterson Joins iFunding

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iFunding, America’s number one real estate crowdfunding platform, welcomes former New York Governor David A. Paterson to its team. Continue Reading →

Java’s Brewing In Harlem Closes

javas brewingYelp announced today that Java’s Brewing (was names Cafe One) on 1619 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY (b/t 139th St & 140th Streets), in Hamilton Heights in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Marcus Garvey, Look For Me In The Whirlwind’ Film In Harlem

marcus garveyMarcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization in Harlem for the African diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. Continue Reading →

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Women In The World Conference

seitu women 4By Seitu Oronde

This week it was at the Women in the World Conference at Lincoln Center in New York City on Friday, April 4th, 2014 in New York, New York.

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Seitu’s World: David Dinkins Receives The ‘Champions Of Change’ Award

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On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, HW’s Seitu Oronde was on the scene for the Champions Of Change award ceremony for the 106th Mayor of New York City David Dinkins at the New York Society of Ethical Culture, NY. Continue Reading →

Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams And Thelonius Monk At ‘A Great Day In Harlem’ Shoot

McPartland with Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk a detail of the famous photograph of jazz musiciA great behind-the-scenes photograph of Marian McPartland, Marylou Williams and Thelonius Monk on 125th Street in August, 1958 in central Harlem. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Astoria” John Jacob Astor Expedition To The North Pole

astoria the bookAstoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast, spearheaded by John Jacob Astor (from the same family that brought you Astor Place in Harlem), with support from Thomas Jefferson (another Harlem visitor). Continue Reading →

Ernesto Pujol’s Palm Sunday At St. Philip’s Church In Harlem

Pujol_Monk_12St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is pleased to present the work of Internationally exhibited and collected American artist, Ernesto Pujol from Palm Sunday, April 13th-Tuesday April 29th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Touro In Harlem Students Land Outstanding Residencies For Fall

Claire JosephStudents graduating from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem in June have completed an outstanding round of residency matches for fall, according to results from the school’s fourth consecutive “Match Day.” Continue Reading →

Teyana Taylor Posts More Pics Of Her Harlem Beach Body

teyana taylor at the beach 1Harlemite Teyana Taylor the Good Music artist is at it again on the beach showing off her body beautiful pics that might be better then what she showed us last week. Continue Reading →