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

82c227e2094d5aeb572195d4234a9b11Ida 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 →

Salters Scene: U.N. and Parley for the Oceans Launch Event

Eric Liedtke, Cyrill Gutsch and Robert Griffin III

Eric Liedtke, Cyrill Gutsch and Robert Griffin III

By Udo Salters

On Monday June 29th, President of the General Assembly of the United Nations and Parley For The Oceans held the Parley Talks session under the title of “Oceans. Climate. Life.” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Harlem Joe Budden Comments On Meek Mill

Joe-Budden-2012Things between Harlem man Joe Budden and Meek Mill have been a little bit uncomfortable ever since the Slaughterhouse MC addressed Meek and Nicki’s relationship on his “I’ll Name This Podcast Later.” Continue Reading →

Levi’s And Alicia Keys, The New Women’s Denim Collection (video)

alicia keys in harlemIntroducing Levi’s® new denim collection For Every Women featuring Harlem woman Alicia Keys who rides the 2 train what looks like locales throughout Harlem with up close lifestyle shots of her. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Sunglass Hut Electric Summer Campaign

Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman

By Udo Salters

The Sunglass Hut had a party to celebrate the launch of their Electric Summer campaign, held at the Industry Kitchen at the South Sea Port on June 18th. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Vanessa del Rio “America’s First Latina Star” (update)

975c2b2c51e3f172a9c2c9773fd2fbdeVanessa del Rio was born Ana Maria Sanchez on 31 March,1952 and raised in Spanish Harlem, New York, the daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Puerto Rico.

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West Coast District Attorney Does Not File Against Harlem Diddy

1aa_635x250_1435882424The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file assault charges against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs for his physical encounter with a UCLA football coach last week.

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UCLA Coach Diss Diddy’s Son Over Courtside Seats

HWMlogo1NBC Sports College Football Talk reports that just when you thought we had the UCLA/Diddy drama in the rear-view, like Jaws, it comes back!. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave DJ M.O.S. With Diddy, Obama, Naomi And More (video)

be0e3619-2f29-4517-af8f-d7d5ca2708c2Harlem World Magazine got a shout out from one of our favorite HW readers DJ M.O.S. who sent us some exclusive behind-scene love from Vegas for the Pacquiao / Mayweather fight to deejay Showtime’s official pre-fight party at Lavo hosted by P. Diddy.

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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. We found this story that sounds very similar to the Little Richard story, where talent is not being paid for the content that they originated. The post has been edited for this posting:

Esther Jones is a singer who was known by her stage name, “Baby Esther.” Baby Esther was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret.  Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Jody Watley Hits the Dance Floor at Lincoln Center

By CC Minton
Grammy Award winning artist Jody Watley took front and center stage at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Nights Swing on Thursday, June 25, 2015.  The evening felt like a “Throwback Thursday” of the 80’s featuring disco, funk and the original and distinctive moves of a dance style known as Waacking.

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