B.P. Brewer Co-hosts President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Symposium In Harlem

On Monday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will co-host and deliver remarks at the first of four My Brother’s Keeper convenings in Harlem for educators, youth services providers, researchers, and policymakers developing strategies to close opportunity gaps for young men of color in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Maya Angelou, America’s Best Autobiographer

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Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called “America’s most visible black female autobiographer” by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Hustle & Soul is What WE-TV Wants It to Be

By Lil Nickelson

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On Monday, March 19th, 2018 I stopped by the 2nd floor of the Andaz Hotel located across the street from the 42nd Street public library for the premiere event for the new season of Hustle & Soul on WE-TV. Continue Reading →

“Thanks, Obama,” Is All About Obama’s Hopey, Changey White House Years

More than any other presidency, one time Harlem resident Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House were defined by young people – twenty-somethings who didn’t have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter), yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. Continue Reading →

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“Democrats Need To Dramatize Their Differences With Trump,” Says Harlem’s Sharpton

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Mic reports that “I have fought with Donald Trump for 35 years,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said in a phone interview. “He only understands fighting, and you have to go toe-to-toe with him.” Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Defends DACA Program

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement as President Trump considers whether to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides certainty to young men and women who were brought to America as children. Continue Reading →

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From Harlem To Hawaii, President Obama’s Hawaii Vacation House For Rent

President Obama, lived in Harlem while attending Columbia University, on December, 2016  was the last Hawaii Christmas vacation for President Obama before he transitions to life as a private citizen. Continue Reading →

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CNN Political Analyst April Ryan Dishes On The White House In Harlem

During a talk last week in Harlem, April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for the American Urban Radio Networks and CNN political analyst, didn’t mince words about covering the Trump White House. Continue Reading →

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Donald Trump ‘Not Going To Last Long,’ Harlem’s Charles Rangel Tells Veterans

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Retired Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel assured a group of young veterans aspiring to elected office that President Donald Trump and his approach to politics will prove “a short-term thing.” Continue Reading →

Four Women Run For All Women From Harlem To Harare

Alison Mariella Désir is a running coach, the founder of the Harlem Run running crew, and a contributor to Women’s Running magazine. Continue Reading →

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“One Of The Most Thrilling Vocalists Of Today,” Alicia Olatuja In Harlem

alicia-olatuja-sextetCalled “one of the most thrilling vocalists of today” (JazzTimes), Alicia Olatuja has an incredible range, fueled by her fluency in multiple world music styles, classical studies at Manhattan School of Music, and an undeniable, ingrained musicality. Continue Reading →

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Update: Chelsea Explosion Suspect Named As Ahmad Khan Rahami

_91300617_rahami1New York officials are looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Afghanistan for questioning over Saturday’s Chelsea Explosion blast in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep Rangel Stands Up By Sitting In

By Rep. Charles Rangel

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This week I have never felt more honored to be a member of the Democratic Party as we participated in a historic sit-in on the House floor against gun violence. Continue Reading →

NAN 25th Annual Convention Featuring Democratic Presidential Candidates

Al-SharptonNational Action Network (NAN), the leading civil rights organization founded by Reverend Al Sharpton, will host its 25th annual convention in New York from April 13th-16th at the Sheraton Hotel, 811 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.  Continue Reading →

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Everything Harlem’s Sharpton Has Lived For Is At Stake

e03921212e871ea2716eab1327767f02July 20, 2014, three days after Eric Garner suffocated to death during an arrest by New York City police officers for selling loose cigarettes, the Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the Sunday sermon at Riverside Church, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Continue Reading →

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Sylvia “The Queen Of Soul Food” Woods, A Harlem Legend (video)

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Sylvia Woods, February 2, 1926, she was a restaurateur who co-founded the landmark restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem on Lenox Avenue (bet. 126th and 127th Streets, New York City with her husband, Herbert Woods, in 1962. Continue Reading →

Black Votes Matter PAC To Maximize Black Voter Turnout

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Concerned that there may be dramatic drop off in the record turnout of black voters that propelled Barack Obama to the Presidency eight years ago, a group of veteran New York political and civil rights operatives launched the Black Votes Matter PAC. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Words of Wisdom From Single Mom Valerie Jarrett

b7507bfde64eb8202c587860133177ff168b2defThe Harlem World Magazine reader works hard and plays hard, finding the balance in their private of public life can be a challenge. We hope these words from Valerie Jarrett help in the journey:

A White House that has a work-from-home policy. A president who leaves the office every night at 6:30 p.m to be home in time for dinner.

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