Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory Passes, 1932 – 2017

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017, was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor throughout Harlem for decades. 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.…

Harlem’s James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)

James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. 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 leave this field…

Hubert Harrison, “The Father Of Harlem Radicalism”

Hubert Henry Harrison, April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927, was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York. 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.…

Harlem’s Thelma Golden And Other At Arts Advocacy Day 2017

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, today announces a schedule of events for its Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy and Arts Advocacy Day, as part of the National Arts Action Summit held March 20-21, 2017. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our…

Harlem’s Arthur Miller “The Greatest Playwright Of The 20th Century,” 1915 – 2005

Arthur Asher Miller, October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005, was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater. 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 leave…

NYC Launches Series Of Initiatives Targeting Underrepresentation Of Women In The Film And TV Industry

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin today announced the launch of a groundbreaking series of initiatives targeting the underrepresentation of women in film and television. 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.…

Op-Ed: What A Real Conversation About Race Would Entail

By Michael McQuillan In June 1993 the Richmond-based Hope in the Cities conducted a pioneering “Unity Walk” in what was once the Confederate capital and then a source of massive resistance to court-ordered school integration. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like…

Orson Wells ‘Macbeth’ Lafayette Theater Harlem 1936 (video)

For days, Harlem residents strolling anywhere between Lexington Avenue and Broadway from 125th to 140th Streets had seen the word “Macbeth” for Orson Wells stenciled in glowing paint at every corner. 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…

Everything Harlem’s Sharpton Has Lived For Is At Stake

July 20, 2014, three days after Eric Garner suffocated to death during an arrest by New York City police officers for selling loose cigarettes, the Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the Sunday sermon at Riverside Church, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine…

West Harlem’s Arthur Asher Miller 1915 – 2005

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955, revised 1956). Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

The Harlem Arts Alliances Harlem Arts Advocacy Week 2015

Harlem Arts Advocacy Week is key to the mission of Harlem Arts Alliance. With the leadership of Executive Director, Linda Walton, Harlem-based HAA strives to unify artists and arts organizations, large and small, and to link the arts with other sectors within the community. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to…

Watch Four Live Performances By Harlem’s Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday’s name has been in the news lately for some reasons that remind us of the tragedies she sang about and those she endured. First, there was the story of the rather appallingly tone-deaf PR firm who thought one of Holiday’s most well-known recordings, “Strange Fruit”—a song about lynching—would make a great name for…

The Renaissance Theater And Casino, Harlem NY, 1923

If one walks along Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (aka Seventh Avenue) in Harlem today, they will see, for the first time in over 90 years, a vacant lot on the east side of the thoroughfare between West 137th and West 138th Streets. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes,…

Souleo: Tastemakers Weigh-in On JET magazine’s Digital Launch

It will be a bittersweet moment for readers of, JET magazine when the iconic publication transitions into an all-digital platform, JETmag.com and a subscription app, on its scheduled launch date of June 30. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive…