Big Maybelle Louis Smith, Harlem (video)

Mabel Louise Smith was born in Jackson Tennessee (May 1, 1924 – January 23, 1972). In the early nineteen thirties the young Mabel won an amateur singing contest in Memphis, and decided that performing was for her. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I…

Walter’s World: Dance, Dance, Dance And More!

By Walter Rutledge This weekend dance dominates the arts scene. Two dance titans are presenting their 2012 seasons downtown in the most prestigious performance venues in the city, while a new and innovative dance company will present works uptown in Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World…

Chabad of Harlem, Safe Place to Live and Raise Children

Chabad teaches to care for the spiritual and material needs of all Jews, wherever they could be found. Chabad of Harlem suggest where Jews are heading as gentrification marches. Perhaps it was only a matter of time. In a city defined by runaway gentrification — Chabad has come to Harlem. And the popular outreach group…

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…

Michaels’ World: I Found Love in an SLK

With the all new design for 2012, gone are the days when driving an SLK meant driving in the shadows of daddy SL and the ultimate, SLS! 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…

Harlem’s Chef Gina Keatley Appearing on Food Network Special ‘Savoring Harlem’ with Marcus Samuelson

Chef Gina Keatley will appear on Food Network’s new special entry, “Savoring Harlem,” featuring Chef Marcus Samuelson on Friday, February 24th at 8pm ET/PT. 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…

Hugh Mulzac a Ships Mate on the SS Yarmouth in Harlem (video)

Hugh Mulzac (March 26, 1886–1971) was an African-American member of the United States Merchant Marine. 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 blank.By submitting this…

Walter’s World: Dance Theatre of Harlem II opens at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge The Dance Theatre of Harlem II will begin their New York debut season at the Joyce Theatre tonight. 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…

Dining With Miss Lil: A Little Paula Deen In All of Us

By Lil Nickelson Leave Paula Dean alone! Just because she is a celebrity chef/restaurant entrepreneur that cooks like our Grandmothers and Mothers does not mean she had to share her health condition as soon as she was informed that she had become a type 2 diabetic. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select…

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Fun for the Entire Family

By Walter Rutledge This weekend runs the gamut of arts events happening in the city. There are free dance, music, and film events for the entire family taking place in the village of Harlem. You can also hear music that echoes the African- American experience near Lincoln Center. On Sunday you can spend time soaking…

Dr. Gina Villani New CEO of the Ralph Lauren Center in Harlem

Dr. Gina Villani, MD, has made working in communities with “health disparities” like Harlem a life long priority. With a reputation like that we know why Dr. Villani, has been named as the newly appointed CEO of the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in East Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

East Harlem’s Louie Lump Lump, Rao’s and Other Histories

On a December night in 2003, at Rao’s, the legendary restaurant on Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, a man nicknamed Louie Lump Lump (pictured above) shot another patron after reportedly taking issue with his disparaging comment about the female singer’s rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl.” Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up…

Canada Lee Born in Harlem (video)

Lee was born as ‘Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata on March 3, 1907 in Harem, New York City. He was raised by his West Indian parents in Harlem, NY. 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.…

Lena Horne at the Cotton Club In Harlem

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer. 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…