Satchel Paige, Harlem 1941

Here is a great photos of one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history Satchel Paige waiting for pool hall adversary, on a street in Harlem, New York (1941). 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…

Teaching Kids to Love Science In Harlem

Put a science writer in a classroom with two-dozen ten-year-olds and I promise you this: the writer will learn more than the kids. 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…

Jewish Boy In East Harlem, 1920’s

We love this photo of a Judaica-Jewish Bar Mitzvah boy in one of the many photographic studios in East Harlem, NY, 1920’s. 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 Use.…

Dan Burley’s Original Handbook of Harlem Jive (1944)

Harlem in the early 1940s was a place in flux. Though the Renaissance had ended a decade or so earlier, the cultural scene was still quite vibrant, with legendary jazz musicians, dancers, and entertainers of all sorts performing regularly in its many nightclubs. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe…

Harlem’s Lincoln Stars, Harlem, New York, 1914 To 1917

The Lincoln Stars (also known as the Lincoln Giants, Lincoln Stars of New York or the New York Lincoln Stars) were a Negro league baseball team that played in New York City from 1914 to 1917.  Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

Harlem’s Sugar Ray Robinson’s Sweet Success

On what would have been Sugar Ray Robinson’s 91st birthday, dignitaries and the sporting world gathered to unveil a ceremonial street sign in Harlem where the legendary boxer once owned a business. 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…

Real Men Cook: Food & Family = Fun & Good Memories

Some of our fondest memories tend to revolve around Family gatherings and delicious meals, especially in the Black community. Just the thought of family reunions, holiday times and general Sunday dinner with the family can make my mouth water when I think of the delicious spreads that are always on the table. The food was…

Satchel Paige, Harlem, 1941

Here is a great photos of one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history Satchel Paige waiting for pool hall adversary, on a street in Harlem, New York (1941). 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…

East Harlem’s Louie Lump Lump, Rao’s and Other Histories

On a December night in 2003, at Rao’s, the legendary restaurant on Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, a man nicknamed Louie Lump Lump (pictured above) shot another patron after reportedly taking issue with his disparaging comment about the female singer’s rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl.” Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up…

Harlem Teens In Controversial New Film (video)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFVjfbdTyeQ] The streets of Harlem are being run by baby-faced gun-toting kids who aren’t afraid to pull the trigger and leave a bloody trail of bodies in a new independent film that’s quickly making the rounds uptown. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes,…

Harlem’s Holcombe Rucker

Holcombe Rucker was born on March 2, in 1926, in Harlem, NY at 141st Street & Bradhurst Avenue by his grandmother, Rosa Deniston. 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…

The Raz: How Sports Eased The Pain

By Marc Rasbury There is not a person over the age of 15, who does not remember what they were doing around 8:45 am on the morning of September 11, 2001. That is when a large jumbo jet crashed into the World Trade Center Tower One. About 30 minutes later, a second plane crashed into…

The Raz: Tale of Two Shortstops

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury It is funny how fortunes can change in a (Harlem) New York minute. Two years ago, Derek Jeter was the King of New York while his Mets counter part, Jose Reyes, was being labeled an enigma. Jeter was leading the Yanks to their 27th World Series Championship whereas Reyes was…

Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill is a historic district in the northern part of the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the New York City borough of Manhattan. 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…