Ida “The Shoo Shoo Baby” James, Harlem, 1950’s (Video)

ida-jamesIda Mae James was born in 1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. Ida’s mother taught her how to sing, she travel the country doing amateur night shows until she was discovered on the Radio Kiddie Hour in Philadelphia, PA. Continue Reading →

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

baby esther by James VanDerZeeWe originally ran story about The Story Of Harlem’s Baby “Betty Boop” Esther afew days ago and received a number of emails asking if she was the original “Betty Boop” voice. Continue Reading →

Rays J’s New Electronics Brand Raycon Global Website Goes Live

Singer, TV Personality, and Tech Entrepreneur Ray J has announced that the website for his new electronic transportation brand, Raycon Global, is now officially live at RayconGlobal.com. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Made A Gingerbread Cookie Kit

Food And Wine reports that a collaboration between innovative candy company IT’Sugar and Grammy-nominated rapper A$AP Rocky will let you build a crew of gingerbread men, adding a little hype your holiday season. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Ma$e Wants His Bad Boy Props

BET reports that fans may have always seen Harlem man Diddy and Notorious B.I.G as the faces of Bad Boy Entertainment back in the ’90s, but there’s another artist who says he deserves some credit in building the label up as one of the most iconic of its generation.

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Harlem’s Neil Patrick Harris On His New Book, Raising And More

People Magazine reports that Neil Patrick Harris isn’t too old for magic, he reveals while discussing his new children’s book, The Magic Misfits, with PeopleTV’s Shelf Life. Continue Reading →

Big Daddy Kane At The Schomburg In Harlem

The Schomburg’s Junior Scholars Program and Hip Hop History Project’s first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane. Continue Reading →

DJ Khaled Turns 42 With Harlem’s Diddy, Teyana Taylor And More (Photographs + Video)

The Jasmine Brand says it’s officially Sag season! Over the weekend, DJ Khaled celebrated his birthday with a star studded birthday bash in Beverly Hills. Continue Reading →

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 →

Harlem’s Azealia Banks Details Horrific Domestic Abuse From The Manager

BET reports that with cases of assault, both domestic and sexual, in the entertainment industry peaking at an all-time high in 2017, rap artist Azealia Banks has come forth with allegations against Dave Holmes, music executive and manager for Coldplay, Interpol, Santigold and My Chemical Romance. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

800px-FannybriceGlamorFanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.  Continue Reading →

Ex-Harlemite Sherri Sheppard To Star, With Aldis Hodge And Greg Kinnear In Brian Bank Biopic

Actress, one-time Harlem resident and Emmy-Award winning former co-host of ABC’s “The View” Sherri Shepherd has joined Aldis Hodge (Underground) and Greg Kinnear to co-star in biopic Brian Banks. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Ray J Gets His One Wish Closing $31M Deal To Launch RAYCON

Brandi‘s little brother, singer, television personality and Harlem fave, Ray J today announces a new $31 million deal securing the launch of his new electronics transportation brand Raycon. Continue Reading →

The Rise And Fall Of Harlem’s Vera Francis 1950’s (Photographs)

Harlem’s Vera Francis was married twice, a mother of two, and a beautiful talented woman in the 1950’s. Continue Reading →

An Incredible Night In Harlem With Harlem Playboy Dickie Wells, Billy Holiday And Tallualah Bankhead, 1940’s (Photograph)

Here’s a fabulously photograph of super star Harlem playboy Dickie Wells in a tux, Billy Holiday transfixed in a sequined dress and actress Tallualah Bankhead in pearls at Club Ebony in the 1940’s. Continue Reading →