HW Talks To Common and Daymond John at the Apollo

HW’s Media Strategists Jamie Hodges and Olympia Shakespeare attended AT&T’s speaker series 28 Days which honors history makers and innovators in Black History at the Apollo Theatre. They caught up with Daymond John (DJ), founder of the clothing line FUBU, and rapper, actor, and activist Common for a short interview. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up…

Harlem Legend Bobby’s “Happy House” Robinson Dies

Bobby Robinson, whose tiny record shop on Harlem‘s 125th St. spawned No. 1 national hits and made him an uptown patriarch for six decades, died yesterday. He was 93 and had been ill for several years – though he regularly went to work at his shop until it was forced to close in January 2008.…

Walter’s World: Holiday Hair (video)

By Walter Rutledge With the holiday season wrapping up some of us are caught up in a whirlwind of activities. Making the smooth transition from the office to the office party or from the boardroom to the ballroom may present some challenges. Hair stylist Johnny Gentry has come to the rescue. He is offering custom…

Harlem World’s HW Lounge Preview At Nectar

Earlier this month Harlem World (HW) Lounge had its preview event at Nectar Wine Bar at 2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd. The HW Lounge is a new brand experience by Harlem World Magazine where HW content comes to life. Starting in Spring 2011 HW Lounge will bring to life the best talent covered in our editorial…

Walter’s World: The Black Nutcracker

By Walter Rutledge The holiday season is a time special time of the year. It is a time for merriment, when we share meaningful experiences and create lifelong memories with the … 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…

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie In Harlem (video)

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (pronounced /ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer. 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…

Minton’s closes, Great Night in Harlem

Minton’s Playhouse, the former jazz musicians’ mecca and a joy to any fan, was shut down last Wednesday. 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…

Does This Bus Stop at 125h Street? #3 & #4

By Richard Daub This is part three and four in a six part series. Photo of the tour guide. I was also curious about what the outside perception of Harlem. Having grown up on Long Island in the 1980s, Harlem was simply a place that you did not go. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Gabby’s Beatnik Brydge: Please Don’t Stop The Music

As a recent NYU graduate and a music lover I cannot live without live music — I absolutely love it! So as you can imagine I was in my own corner of heaven with legendary NYC venues such as the Village Underground, The Blue Note, Café Wha, SOB’s and countless others all within walking distance…

Pure Energy: The Feeling That’s Familiar

Thinking back to last summer a few universal memories come to mind. Michael Phelps helping put swimming on the map. A candidate who advocated change proceeded to redraw the electoral map. And when a certain Vice Presidential candidate said she could see Russia from her front porch, it was clear Sarah Palin should have consulted…

Harlemite Sean John Combs

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an Harlem rapper. He’s a record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding Bad…