Valaida Snow From Harlem To The High Hat

Valaida Snow (June 2, 1904 – May 30, 1956) was an African American jazz musician and entertainer. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 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…

Apollo Celebrates 75th at the Smithsonian

Built in 1914 and originally named Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theatre, Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater first catered to whites only. 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…

Walter’s World: Remembering Jimmy

By Walter Rutledge August 2, 2010 marked the eighty-sixth birthday of James Baldwin. For the second year in a row the Faison Firehouse Theater has chosen to step to the forefront and present Remembering Jimmy– a tribute to the late James Baldwin. Last year the celebration was a forum with colleagues and contemporaries, and family…

Interview: Harlem’s Max Rodriguez Harlem Book Fair

By Janee Nesbitt Max Rodriguez is the founder and publisher of QBR The Black Book Review, a national literature review that focuses on authors in the African Diaspora. He is the founder and director of Harlem Book Fair (HBF), the nation’s largest African-American book festival and publisher of HBF publishing, who collaborates with Author Solutions,…

Oscar Micheaux Stamp Unveiling in Harlem

The 33rd stamp in the Black Heritage series honors pio­neering filmmaker Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) wrote, directed, produced, and distributed more than 40 movies during the first half of the 20th century. An ambitious, larger-than-life figure, Micheaux thrived at a time when African-American filmmakers were rare, venues for their work were scarce, and support from the…

AIDS, Identity And Legacy In Contemporary Gay History

By Tod Roulette In 1986, I was a fledging openly gay black man on an overwhelmingly white college campus in the Midwest. 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.…

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was an African-American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty and hair products for black women, under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Youth And Bill Clinton Promote Health (video)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_6dkA4GWt8] The video aims to mobilize kids across America to lead healthy lives and fight obesity The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, recently selected one of its 20 national Youth Advisory Board members to appear in a YouTube video with former President…

Racist? Watermelon Soda Sold In Target (video)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SD6Wa2mydw&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1] One of our producers visited this Target on 225th St., in New York City and made an interesting discovery. 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…

Dining With Miss Lil: Breaking The Fast

By Lil Nickelson Breakfast is the most important meal of your day, yet most Americans don’t eat breakfast at home; we just don’t make the time. Breakfast, helps you break your fast after sleeping five to eight hours each night. If you skip breakfast, you are certainly going to need to eat something before lunchtime.…

Dining With Miss Lil: Family First

By Lil Nickelson Cooking great meals and sharing fine dining experiences are an integral part of my family’s traditions and practices.They sparked my passion for cooking and fine dining, and led me to begin writing this column for Harlem World. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine…

Strivers Row

Strivers’ Row is three rows of townhouses in western Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…

Mount Morris Park

Mount Morris Park Historic District was designated a historic district by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1971. It is a large 16-block area in west central Harlem. The boundaries are West 118th and West 124th Streets, Fifth Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue). “Doctor’s Row” comprises the nearby stretch of…

East Harlem

East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, is the eastern section of Harlem located in the northeastern extremity of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. 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…