NY Schools Most Segregated In Nation

New York State public schools are the most racially segregated in the nation, and New York City schools are largely to blame, according to a new report by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine…

Harlem’s Prima Ballerina, Misty Copeland Signs

By Tod Roulette My  ten-year-old goddaughter Lucy is all legs and arms. She sat on my lap at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble on 86th Street this week waiting to see thirty-one-year old African-American prima ballerina Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s)…

Glenn Caldwell “The King Of Harlem Hairdressers”, 1940-2005

In 1983, Glenn Caldwell, a music teacher from Maryland, was playing saxophone in a South Carolina bar and began talking with a singer whose dapper outfit and slick hair seemed from a bygone era. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…

Harlemite Richard “Moby” Melville Hall, 1965 –

Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

Ronnie Spector, Strong Harlem Woman

Imprisoned by her husband, “little Ronnie Bennett from Spanish Harlem” has now turned her tale of survival into a stage show. Where else to meet Ronnie Spector, the Sixties girl-group icon, but in the ladies loos? Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

History of National Women’s History Month

History of National Women’s History Month As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. 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…

How to be a Seatfiller at the NAACP Image Awards

Most award shows hire seatfillers who literally fill empty seats as attendees get up so that the audience always looks full on camera. 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…

The LAGRANT Foundation Graduate & Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) is now accepting applications for the 2013 – 2014 scholastic year for ethnically diverse undergraduate and graduate student. 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.…

Maxie Rosenbloom, ‘The Harlem Harlequin’

Max Everitt Rosenbloom, known as Slapsie Maxie (November 1, 1907 – March 6, 1976) lived in East Harlem as a young kid, was an American boxer, actor, and television personality. 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…

Cuomo to legalize Medical Marijuana in NY?

This week, Governor Cuomo is expected to announce that those with Cancer, Glaucoma and certain other illnesses from Harlem to East Hampton will have access to medical marijuana. 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.…

Walter’s World: Celebrating Matthew Rushing

By Walter Rutledge On Tuesday, December 17, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented Celebrating Matthew Rushing an evening of dance honoring Mathew Rushing’s twenty-year association with the company.  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…

Universal Zulu Nation’s 40th Anniversary Mural In Harlem (video)

On November 10, 2013 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Universal Zulu Nation & 39th birthday of Hip-Hop, Beats, Rhymes & Relief, hosted a block-party in 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 emails from Harlem World…

Harlemite Sammy Davis, Jr., “The Candy Man” (video)

Samuel George “Sammy” Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he also had many acting roles on stage and screen, and was noted for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World…

Target Offers 10% Discount For Hacked East Harlem Customers

“We recognize this has been confusing and disruptive during an already busy holiday season,” Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in a statement Friday. 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…