Harlem Painter, Illustrator And Arts Educator, Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas May 26, 1899 – February 3, 1979, was an African-American painter, illustrator and arts educator. He was a preiminent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. 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 anytime)Constant…

Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps Harlem NY 1923-1930 (video)

Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973 was a Harlem poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance. 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 anytime)Constant…

HW Pick: Freed Slave Writes Letter To Former Master

Like in other parts of the United States, Harlem had slaves. No matter how long we live, the dehumanizing insanity of racism will never fail to astonish and amaze. 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…

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett July 16 1862 – March 25 1931

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. 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…

Harlemite Maya Angelou Remembered at Memorial

First lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, laughter, poetry and gospel singing. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up…

Family Style: Nissan Altima and VW Passat for 2014

In case you haven’t noticed, there really is a very distinct difference between German and Japanese brands of automobiles. While both make a great product, each has a market that comes to the table in search of specific traits. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example:…

Harlem Pancake Wars Coming To 125th Street

That’s right, the Harlem pancake war is about to sizzle. Tennessee-based Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery is opening its first Manhattan outpost on the Main Street of Black America and one block from rival IHOP. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like…

James Melvin “Jimmie” Lunceford, 1940-1972 (video)

James Melvin “Jimmie” Lunceford (June 6, 1902 – July 12, 1947) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era. 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 anytime)Constant Contact…

Harlem’s Erick Estrada On The Set Of Chips, 1977

Henry Enrique “Erik” Estrada[1] (born March 16, 1949) is an American actor and reserve police officer, known for his co-starring lead role in the 1977–1983 United States police television series CHiPs. 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…

Henry “Taj Mahal” Saint Clair Fredericks, Harlem

Henry Saint Clair Fredericks (born May 17, 1942), who uses the stage name Taj Mahal, is an American Grammy Award winning blues musician. 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 anytime)Constant Contact…

Big Maybelle Louis Smith, Harlem (video)

Mabel Louise Smith was born in Jackson Tennessee (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972). In the early nineteen thirties the young Mabel won an amateur singing contest in Memphis, and decided that performing was for her. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I…