Harlem’s Samuel Riley “Silent Sam” Pierce, 1922 – 2000

Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr., September 8, 1922 – October 31, 2000, was a Harlemite who was Ronald Reagan‘s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from January 23, 1981 until January 20, 1989.

It’s A Croc, By Couture Copier Balenciaga

First, in 2016, Harlem World Magazine found a photograph taken by Cristobol Balenciaga finding inspiration in Harlem from the 1940’s, then, in May 2017, Balenciaga had copied some of the jacket designs of Harlem man Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s James A. Luisi 1928 – 2002

James A. Luisi was born on November 2, 1928, in Harlem, he was an American professional basketball player and actor. Luisi is perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Doug Continue Reading →

The West Harlem Pier, Harlem, New York 1850-1965

For thousands of years while the Muscoota and the Wecksquaesgeek Indians lived in this entire section of upper Manhattan Island, the natural topography of this site in West Harlem formed a valley Continue Reading →