HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

We 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…

Francesca Harper Premieres “Look of Feeling” (video)

“Francesca Harper…has all the right moves…a charismatic singer and performer…” – New York Times The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City’s theatre district. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s)…

My Swazi Land Experience In The Peace Corp

By Richard Marius We learned during PST about certain experiences to expect while volunteering in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Our G10 counterparts and PC staffers prepared us for being addressed by Swazis as Umlungu–“a white person.” Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

Ronnie Spector, Strong Harlem Woman

Imprisoned by her husband, “little Ronnie Bennett from Spanish Harlem” has now turned her tale of survival into a stage show. Where else to meet Ronnie Spector, the Sixties girl-group icon, but in the ladies loos? Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

15-Year-Old Jumps To Her Death

A tormented 15-year-old girl who mused on Facebook about committing suicide jumped to her death Thursday from the roof of her grandmother’s Upper West Side building (just south of Harlem), police said. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails…

A Hope Of Peace For Myls Dobson in Harlem Memorial Service

Even in death, peace seemed to elude little Myls Dobson. On Wednesday evening, one week after the badly beaten and burned boy was found in the apartment of the woman caring for him, his body was claimed at the morgue in New York. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe…

Aaron Clark, Harlem ‘King Of Lotteries,’ 1860

According to his own Family Record, Aaron was born 16 October 1787 in Worthington, MA, son of David Clark and his second wife Lydia Benjamin. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe…

Dining with Miss Lil: December 2013 Tis The Season

By Lil Nickelson From Thanksgiving through Kwanzaa I try to focus my attention on sharing the holiday season with people I love while we eat great meals that are prepared with love.  Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails…

Walter’s World: Sistas the Musical

By Walter Rutledge A fun evening of music and the inspirational power of family was had by all at Sistas the Musical last Thursday. The musical is now running off-Broadway at the St. Luke Theatre (308 West 46th Street) on Thursday at 7 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday at 4:30pm. Become a Harlem Insider!…

Anniversary Of A’Lelia Walker’s Death (August 17th, 1931)

Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, New Jersey. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from…

Dining with Miss Lil: Feast as we Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is coming and my memories of Thanksgivings past are as vivid as yesterday. My family cooked together, and we ate and gave thanks together as a family for our many blessings. It’s the one time of year when I throw caution to the win and fix my late Mother and late Grandmother’s best recipes…