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…

Harlem RBI’s Gets REAL Funding For Kids Programming

Through a unique partnership with CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, UnitedHealthcare is funding sports and academic nonprofit Harlem RBI’s REAL Kids summer program, which provides youth with comprehensive cognitive, enrichment, health and wellness, and sports activities designed to build literacy, social and emotional skills as well as to improve young people’s health and fitness.

For Paul Laurence Dunbar

By Robert Gibbons “By placing the writer in the context of human migrations, we can investigate some of the metaphysical aspects of a migrant writer’s life and work.” – Ha Jin Ha Jin was correct when he stated, “Writers often wrestle with the Aristotelian questions—to whom, as whom, and in whose interest does he write?”

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014. It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable…

HW Pick: The Lonely Guy

When Barack Obama arrived in Washington almost five years ago, the universal assumption was that the young president—who had, after all, won office by exploiting every connective tool of the national social and electoral network—would run his White House in sharp contrast to the bunkered, hunkered-down George W. Bush.

My Cancer: Only A Small Part of my Life

By Collette Henry In hearing about the many people who have cancer, it never felt so real until I was diagnosed with brain cancer. I’m into my fifth month living with brain cancer. Well, it’s actually been five months since being diagnosed but no one can tell me exactly how long I’ve been living with…