The History Of The Harlem World Club (video)

Today, the old Harlem World Club building is a Conway’s on 116th and Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue), but it was also the place for the drugstore chain Woolworth. But Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Madison Square Boys and Girls Club Groundbreaking In Harlem

By Rudy Collins On May 25th, 2017, the weather was on our side for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club new Pinkerton Clubhouse at 154th Street at Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Christmas With The Martin Luther King Democratic Club In Harlem 2016

Photographs by Seitu Oronde On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016, Harlem master community photographer Seitu Oronde was at the Christmas celebration with the Martin Luther King Democratic Club at Kennedy Center in Harlem, Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: MLK Democratic Club XMas Party In Harlem

Photographs By Seitu Oronde On Thursday, December 10th, 2015, the Democratic Club Christmas Party was given at Kennedy Center in Harlem, New York.

Bettie “Queen of Pinups” Page’s History In Harlem (warning)

Long before there was Fifty Shades of Grey, there was Bettie Page. Bettie Mae Page was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on  April 22, 1923. She gained a significant profile in the Continue Reading →

The Poet X is A Stunning Amplification Of The Latina Experience From Harlem

Entertainment Weekly reports that Xiomara Batista is often urged to bite her tongue. The “miracle” of her and her twin brother Xavier’s births to her aging Dominican parents makes Xio Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Ariel Palitz As The First Ever Queen Of NYC Nightlife From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Mayor de Blasio announced that Ariel Palitz, a lifelong New Yorker and nightlife professional, will be New York City’s first ever Senior Executive Director of the Office of Nightlife.

New Harlem’s Allan Harris CD-Eddie Jefferson 100 Yrs.

With his gruff, gravelly voice, his penchant for hep cat diction, and the serpentine bebop turns of his vocalese creations, the late Eddie Jefferson might not seem the ideal match Continue Reading →

The Timeless Lena Horne At 100 In Harlem

Vocalist Candice Hoyes, a storyteller of vast range and personality, debuts a night of music inspired by the life of Lena Horne.

Disney Celebrates Black Panther By Donating $1M To Boys & Girls Clubs Of America

ABC reports that the Walt Disney Company is celebrating the success of “Black Panther” by donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America from Harlem to Hartford.

Yolande’s Yard: Ambitious One Fitness In Harlem

By Yolande Brener “No hands-on-hips! No lateness! No bitch-assness!” If you’re lucky enough to hear these words, you’ve made it into Sereco Campbell’s fitness bootcamp class at NY Sports Club.

Jay-Z And Beyonce Drops More Than $100K At Uptown Club

Patch reports that rapper and business mogul Jay-Z racked up an impressive bar tab at an Inwood club this weekend, according to reports.

Harlem’s Jokichi Takamine, First Biotech Engineer, Adrenaline And Nippon Club Founder

Jōkichi Takamine (高峰 譲吉 Takamine Jōkichi, November 3, 1854 – July 22, 1922) was a Japanese chemist. Takamine was born in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, in November 1854. His father was a doctor; his mother a member of a Continue Reading →

Tony Danza, Ayodele Casel, Clifton Brown And More Join EMD In Harlem This March!

Elisa Monte Dance (EMD), the newest organization to call Harlem home, will return to City College’s Aaron Davis Hall for two original evenings of collaborative works in celebration of their 37th Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Colonel Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, “The Black Eagle Of Harlem” (video)

Hubert Julian was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1897, the son of a cocoa plantation manager. He migrated to Canada in 1914, where he claimed to have learned Continue Reading →

The Amazing Story Of Harlem’s Esther Jones (videos)

We originally ran The Story Of Harlem’s Baby “Betty Boop” Esther in 2016, and again in 2017, and received a number of emails asking if Baby Esther was the original “Betty Boop” Continue Reading →

Lovebug Starski, Pioneering Rapper With Harlem World Crew Dead At 57

Kevin Smith, the Bronx DJ and rapper known as Lovebug Starski who is often credited with coining the term “hip-hop,” died Thursday at 57 following a heart attack in Las Continue Reading →

Okay Harlem, Why LVMH Is Taking A Stake In A Sneaker Store In NYC?

Brand Channel reports that Stadium Goods is not just any sneaker store. It’s a purveyor of premium basketball shoes and streetwear, with customers including rappers, athletes and other sneakerheads from Harlem to Continue Reading →

“Between Harlem And Heaven,” The Great Taste Between Two Harlem Chefs

In two of the most renowned and historic venues in Harlem, Alexander Smalls and JJ Johnson created a unique take on the Afro-Asian-American flavor profile and talk about it in Continue Reading →

Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.