Sybil Lewis, The Trailblazing Super Star Of “Miracle In Harlem,” 1948 (Video)

Attractive [easyazon_link identifier=”B006Z34DEK” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Sybil Lewis[/easyazon_link] was one of the best of the 1940’s, one of the most convincing actresses of [easyazon_link identifier=”B004P0BWYE” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Black Cinema[/easyazon_link]. Continue Reading →

Jimmy Choo’s “If You Look Fabulous, You Feel Fabulous” Leather Sandals

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The Jimmy Choo Leather Sandals echo the Harlem Renaissance timelessness with a cut here, a curve at the arch there – these pumps add instant allure with a tantalizing mashup of mesh, straps, stitching and more of elegance. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Grace Nail Johnson, Activist, Arts Patron And Wife Of Writer James Weldon Johnson

Grace Nail Johnson, February 27, 1885 – November 1, 1976, was a civil rights activist and patron of the arts, and wife of writer James Weldon Johnson. Continue Reading →

Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920’s-1930’s

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, w,ho was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Man In Harlem,” from the 1920’s to 1930’s.  Continue Reading →

Fredericka Carolyn “Fredi” Washington, Harlem (video)

Fredi washingtonFredericka Carolyn “Fredi” Washington (December 23, 1903 – June 28, 1994) was an accomplished African American dramatic film actress, … Continue Reading →

Hand Pump Well At 139th Street, NY 1898 (Photograph)

At the turn of the century and before the Harlem Renaissance, there were places like this hand pump well (above) at the rear of a home at 147 West 139th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, NY, April 21, 1898 by NY photographer James Reuel Smith. Continue Reading →

Statement From Actors’ Equity President Kate Shindle After Senate Votes To Fully Fund NEA

Thousands of actors and stage managers live in Harlem because of its rich history of live theatre from the Harlem renaissance to the second renaissance of today. Continue Reading →

A Powerful Harlem Book That Speaks To This American Moment

The Week reports that Steve Erickson, author of Zeroville and much other inventive fiction, recommends books that “speak to the current moment”, and one of them is Jean Toomer’s Cane: Continue Reading →

Small’s Paradise, Harlem, New York, 1930 (Photograph)

An intimate photograph of the entrance of Smalls Paradise (often called Small’s Paradise and Smalls’ Paradise, and not to be confused with Smalls Jazz Club), a nightclub at (on the Chitlin Circuit) 2294½ Seventh Avenue at 135th Street, Harlem, New York, 1930, photograph.
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Clark & Wilkins Lumber Company, The “Tiffany” Of Wood In Harlem, 1870 (Photographs)

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The Clark & Wilkins Company at 306 East 128th Street off Second Avenue at East Harlem River, New York, 1870. Continue Reading →

Blanche Dunn The Fabulous “It” Girl Of Harlem 1940 (Photography)

blanche-dunn-in-morningside-park-harlem2Blanche Dunn, lived the American dream, she was a glamorous Jamaican born actress, socialite, and Harlemite who traveled the world, here are a couple of photographs in Morningside Park by her friend Carl Van Vechten in Harlem, New York 1940. Continue Reading →

Looking North From 130th Street, Harlem, NY, 1902

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A wonderful period photograph set right in the heart of pre-Harlem Renaissance looking north on 130th Street, and 7th Avenue (now, Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.), Harlem, New York, 1901. Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Hats Off To Zora Neale Hurston

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chokoMODE’s Harlem Renaissance In Casual Wear

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chokoMODE is a unique clothing line offering individual collections for today’s professional woman from Harlem to Harare whether at work or at play. Continue Reading →

Harlem Art Collective And You Too Can Raise Money To Renovate Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home

langston-hughes glamour in harlemThe Harlem brownstone in which Harlem poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist Langston Hughes spent the last 20 years of his life is now empty, unoccupied and in disrepair. But that may change soon. Continue Reading →