Dickie “Mr. Harlem,” Wells, Harlem Playboy And Entrepreunuer, 1920-1949

Richard “Dickie” Wells, known as, “Mr. Harlem,” 1908-1949, was one of Harlem’s most gifted tap dancers, nightclub owners, and last but certainly not least, its most notorious male gigolo and playboy. Continue Reading →

Herbert “Whitey” White Exported The Lindy Hop From Harlem To The World (Video)

Herbert “Whitey” White (that’s him above in the white tie and white streak in his hair), a former bouncer (and ex-prize fighter) at the [easyazon_link identifier=”0813035171″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Savoy Ballroom[/easyazon_link] exported the Lindy Hop from Harlem to dance halls around the world. Continue Reading →

Young Harlem Gangsters, New York, 1920’s (Photo)

Here’s a great prohibition photograph of young Harlem gangsters with guns, serving up whiskey bottles, and dressed to impress in ties, hats, heavy winter coats and suites in Harlem, New York, 1920’s. Continue Reading →

Castillo’s World: The Best Spots To Enjoy Harlem Nightlife

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By Zane Castillo

Harlem has always been known for its diverse and lively nightlife scene. From the jazz shows of the Cotton Club in the 1920s to the memorable soul performances at the Apollo Theater in the 1960s, Harlem’s nightlife is something you don’t want to miss. Continue Reading →

CBS’s Bill Whitaker’s Harlem History Is The North Star Of His Journalism

Longtime CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker said journalists must remain free to “hear the dispossessed, free to challenge the status quo,” and “free to present truth to the powerful.” Continue Reading →