HW Pick: Words of Wisdom From Single Mom Valerie Jarrett

The Harlem World Magazine reader works hard and plays hard, finding the balance in their private of public life can be a challenge. We hope these words from Valerie Jarrett help in the journey: A White House that has a work-from-home policy. A president who leaves the office every night at 6:30 p.m to be…

Oprah Presents Seven-Night TV Event “Belief”

This fall, Oprah Winfrey presents the landmark television event “Belief,” a week-long documentary series airing over seven consecutive nights that depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with Harlem World and the world around them.

Souleo: Saving the site of MLK’s ‘War Room’

By Souleo This year’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, includes a popular disco in the LGBT community, Miami’s Little Havana, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “war room,” housed inside of the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, AL.

150th Commemoration of the U.S.C.T. 26th Regiment In Harlem

By Tod Roulette This past Memorial Day, Monday May 25th throughout Harlem’s large historic as well as small and quaint parks, people gathered for picnics, an ice cream cone or just to chill out.  Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem River Park, Jackie Robinson Park and Morning Side Park were filled with holiday relaxers.

The Apollo Announces 2015-16 Season In Harlem

The Apollo Theater today announced its 2015–2016 season, encompassing world premieres, commissions, and collaborationswith world-class performing arts institutions and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres— from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera.

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.