Herb Reed, The Last Original Platter, Dies at 83 (video)

Herb Reed, the last surviving member of the Platters, one of the first pop groups to break the color barrier in the 1950s with crossover hits like “Only You,”… 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…

Dining With Miss Lil: Live Cook Off for Teens in Harlem

Three weeks ago in the journal Pediatrics, a federal study stated that type 2 diabetes, and pre diabetes rates are soaring among American teens. 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…

Azealia Banks is Not Holmes Alone

Azealia Banks is mixing business with pleasure. Sources close to the situation tell us the 21-year-old Harlem-born rapper has split with Lady Gaga ’s powerful manager, Troy Carter , after less than two months in his stable, and is now repped by Dave Holmes , who’s doing double duty as Banks’ boyfriend. Become a Harlem…

Cyril Walter Horsham: A Trinidadian American Dream

Cyril Walter Horsham is an author has lived in America for the past 32 years; he came to America from Trinidad and he, like most people who come to America had his own expectations of what America was all about. He realized very early that the reality of life in America was not what he…

HW Question: Gay Marriage, “Should Gay Marriage be legal?”

On Thursday, May 17th, we asked Harlemites on 125th Street about the presidents support of Gay Marriage. We asked eight 20 and 30 somethings, “should gay marriage be legal?” “…it endorses legalization here in NY City, it extends the part of history that we’ve made for gay people here like myself…. Become a Harlem Insider!…

Walter’s World: Elisa Monte Dance

By Walter Rutledge Elisa Monte Dance presented their 2012 season, April 12- 14 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The concert series was billed as the company’s 31st anniversary season and works spanning thirty years were offered. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

Walter’s World: Camille A. Brown and Dancers at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge Camille A. Brown and Dancers presented the company’s first full evening concert series at the Joyce Theater, January 27 through 29th. 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…

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…

Pizza Race-Slur Outrage Is Out of ‘Order’

She ordered a pizza — and got an extra topping of racism. When Harlem resident Minhee Cho, 24, ordered a small pizza from a Papa John’s restaurant, she was shocked to find that a staffer ID’d her as “lady chinky eyes” on her receipt. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to…

A Sinful Delay Hits St. Stephen Community AME Church In Harlem

An unfinished church, an ongoing lawsuit and a dwindling congregation were the last things the Rev. C. Carlton Woodward envisioned nearly seven years ago when he struck a big deal with a trio of developers. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like…

Brownstone Fitness: Naked Health in Harlem

By Yolande Brener When I read Brownstone Fitness’s invitation to try naked fitness, I felt slightly apprehensive about attending their class. 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. Please…

HW Questionnaire: Sheena Santana, Harlem Top Model

With Fashion Week here Harlem World Magazine spoke to Harlem’s Sheena Satana, who was on Cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model. 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.…

Rev. Sharptons 10 Tips For Staying Healthy Harlem

Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network on 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, is 57 years old, and weighed more than 300 pounds from the late ’80s through the ’90s. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…