“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 →

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 →

Harlem Rep Rangel Stands Up By Sitting In

By Rep. Charles Rangel

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 →

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 →

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 →

Bernie Sanders To Dine With Al Sharpton In Harlem

sharpton and berniealThe Rev. Al Sharpton has invited Hillary Clinton’s biggest nemesis to a soul food breakfast in Harlem. 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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HW Pick: Where Everybody Looks Like Me By Ron Stodghill

A richly reported account of the forces threatening America's historic black colleges and universitiA richly reported account of the forces threatening America’s historic black colleges and universities—and how diverse leaders nationwide are struggling to keep these institutions and black culture alive for future generations. Continue Reading →