Kicking It In Harlem With Taimak: The Last Dragon

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The year was 1986, and the movie Berry Gordy presents The Last Dragon was nothing short of a phenomenon. Highly anticipated, it blended the worlds of film, music, radio, and television with its incredible movie soundtrack and music videos, featuring Vanity and DeBarge, among others. Continue Reading →

E. Lynn Harris: Remembering His Writing…Just As It Was

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In the early nineties, long before the term “down low” was ever coined, Invisible Life (and soon after, Just As I Am) caught the attention of readers everywhere. Continue Reading →

Memphis Teachers Rocking Dashikis In Harlem NY

13417566_500385630155696_2309797686365654644_nGreat photograph taken on Saturday, June 19th, 2016, of beautiful teachers from Memphis, Tennessee rocking their Dashikis at the Harlem State Office Building on 125th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Remembers Prince, The Beautiful One (updated)

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By Eartha Watts-Hicks

Thousands gather at Harlems State Office Building on Monday, April 25th for a memorial celebrating the home going of music icon Prince. Continue Reading →

Eartha Watts-Hicks: A Conversation With Mr. Omar Tyree

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In the 1990s, thanks to the cross-cultural success of Terry McMillan’s legendary and timeless novel—Waiting to Exhale—the publishing industry finally woke up and welcomed contemporary African-American authors. Continue Reading →

The Harlem World Magazine Reading Series Part One In Harlem

dontre-eartha at harlem world magazine s;iderThe Harlem World Magazine Reading Series Part One got off to an exciting start on December 4th 2015 at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, 1942 Amsterdam Avenue, Harlem, New York.

We asked the participants to give their impressions:

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Harlem World Reading Series Team Talk Books On Harlem World Radio

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Join authors Eartha Watts-Hicks, JP Howard, CC Minton, emcee Dontre Conerly and organizer Yolande Brener as they talk to Danny Tisdale on The Danny Tisdale Show on Harlem World Radio Podcast about the upcoming Harlem World Reading, Part One event. Continue Reading →

Raine Every Tuesday in Harlem

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“When you release your fears and pursue your passion, doors begin to open,” says Raine Torre, performer and host of Soul 4Real Tuesdays Live Music & Open Mic Night, a weekly talent showcase. Now held at Nabe, a quaint Japanese restaurant in Harlem, her music showcase reintroduces 90s music to a loyal following in this new millennium. Continue Reading →

Harlem World Magazine Reading Series, Part One

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Come and hear these illustrious Harlem authors in three genres: children’s literature, fiction, and poetry.

Come and taste delicious home made treats created by healthy eating advocate, CC Minton, and Harlem World food critic, Miss Lil. Delicacies of the day will include gluten-free non-gmo granola, pumpkin bread, apple bread and sweet potato bread, and hot apple cider. Continue Reading →

The UBAWA Book Fair At The Bronx Museum

the bronx book fair 2015By Eartha Watts-Hicks

It’s Saturday, October 31st, 2015, Halloween. Masquerade, costumes, poetry, music, and brief scenes from plays are not what one would expect from the Bronx Museum, but when urban and inner-city writers gather from all corners of the country, many surprises are in store. Continue Reading →