Billie Holiday Sings ‘Strange Fruit,’ Harlem, 1939 (audio)

Billie_HolidayStrange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday (lived in Harlem during this time), who first sang and recorded it in 1939. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it exposed American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Bessie Allison Buchanan First Black Woman To Be New York State Legislature, 1940’s

bessie from harlemBessie Allison Buchanan (March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980) of Manhattan in New York City became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Legislature when she was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1954. Continue Reading →

CC Minton Joins The Harlem World Magazine Team

HCCI-HarlemworldFriday, August 21st, 2014 – Social entrepreneur CC Minton to bring wealth of philanthropic, event, health and wellness expertise to the Harlem World Magazine team. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Just Food is Transforming NYers and Our Food Pt. #2

just-food-conf-2014-logo4By Lil Nickelson

The article below is part #2 of the article, to read part #1 please click here.

Last week I outlined how Just Food, a non-profit organization, is building a just and sustainable food system for NYC via CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), farmers’ markets, community chefs and supplying fresh, locally grown food to food pantries.  Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem’s Silka Sosa, A Smooth Operator

 

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The hard working manager is a focused over achiever who has a knack for finding some of the best talent from fashion to music in and out of Harlem. Here, her Harlem swag, success secrets, and working with Project Runway, Life Time TV, Olivia, French Montana. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Lover Tia Fuller

tia fullerTia Fuller

Beautiful music, from a talented artist, the Harlem lover releases her latest album Angelic Warrior this month. The veteran pauses to reflect on working with Beyonce’, Esperanza Spaulding, her fave thing to do in Harlem and teaching at a Catholic school. Continue Reading →