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. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Photographer Gordon Parks Harlem Swagger

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. 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…

Marcus Garvey In His Harlem Office, 1914

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our…

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hopes New Documentary Series

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hopes that his latest PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will not only educate the public but also lead to reform in the nation’s public school system. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes,…

The Root of Health

By Karen Smith-Hagman, RN, MSN The season of harvest has officially commenced. Many of us will spend the coming weeks thinking of ways to best honor the vibrancy of colors in nature, the cooler, yet more comfortable temperatures, and the abundance of options for outdoor fun. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select…

Walter’s World: Motown The Musical (with video)

By Walter Rutledge After five weeks of previews Motown the Musical officially opened on Sunday, April 14. The show’s book by Berry Gordy is based on his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories Of Motown by Berry Gordy, which chronicles his life and the Motown era. Director Charles Randolph-Wright takes us…

Walter’s World: Harlem Dance Caravan (with video)

By Walter Rutledge [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Vth0K49xI&w=420&h=315] The Faison Firehouse and Summerstage presented Harlem Dance Caravan on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in the village of Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive…

Salters Scene: 4th Annual R&B Fest in Central Park

SummerStage in conjunction with GlobeStar Media and WBLS presented the 4th Annual Free R&B Fest Concert in Central Park on Sunday August 12, 2012. The advertised performers were Kenny Lattimore, Q Parker of 112, Christopher Williams, Salt-n-Pepa and Eric Benet. In addition to the great talent, it is always interesting to see who pops up…

Atlanta’s Michael Andre Adams’ “Celebrity Series” Portal

With the help of Loews Hotel Atlanta, Infiniti cars, Spa at Serenbe, The Hil on The Hill at Serenbe, Concentrics Restaurants, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company, Mass Appeal Pro Training by Antoine, Wade Ford, Joey Sommervile and select Atlanta area businesses.. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem…

Harlem Kids Are Super At The 5th Annual Super Saturday! STEM EXPO In Harlem (video)

The Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC), Manhattan’s Community School District 5 (CSD 5), and Morningside Area Alliance (MAA) brought together some of New York City’s shining science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students, community and corporate organizations, and industry professionals for the 5th Annual Super Saturday! STEM Expo. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter…

Michael’s World: Kia’s Got Soul!

By Michael Andre Adams I can’t recall whether it was 2009 or 2010 when Kia’s TV introduction to the Soul took the nation by storm. 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…

Walter’s World: Aureole Celebrates Aureole

By Walter Rutledge Paul Taylor’s groundbreaking masterwork Aureole celebrates it’s fiftieth anniversary this season and to mark this milestone renowned Chef Charlie Palmer has created a special menu that will be offered at his Aureole Restaurant throughout the month of March. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World…

The Best Five Films Ever Made in Harlem

While The 84th Academy Award nominations are telling you who and what talent to keep your eyes on for the upcoming Oscars on February 26th, at 7 pm on ABC. We here at Harlem World Magazine thought we would nominate our best five films ever made in Harlem, starting with the best first. Become a…