New Harlem Renaissance Organic T-Shirts

Get one or two or all three of our new organic Harlem Renaissance “Glitterati,” “Mahogany Millionairess,” and “Dark Tower” t-shirts based on a A’Lelia Walker’s “Dark Tower” in Harlem story in Harlem World Magazine and save the planet.

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“The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke,” Who Believed Art Was Key To Black Liberation

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro – Continue Reading →

Harold Jackman, The Boulevardier Of Harlem, 1920’s (Photograph)

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

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

Jimmy Choo is in house.

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 →

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 →

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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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

Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

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 →

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 →

Caféine, A New Java Spot With An Old World Feel Opens In Harlem

Caféine Urban Espresso & Bake Shop1In June 2016, Israeli-born chef Kfir Ben-Arimade, is the coffee-lover behind Caféine Urban Espresso & Bake Shop, a java spot and bakery at 115th Streets and 8th Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

HW Collection At Harlem World Magazine Store

The HW Collection is a specially curated collection of photographs shot in the Harlem Renaissance style. These collectibles document the disappearing architectural details in Harlem are exclusive to Harlem World Magazine.

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Brownstone Gates At 121st Street, Harlem, NY, 2006

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Jimmie Daniels “One Of The Most Popular Cafe Singers” Ever In Harlem NY 1908-1984

Jimmie Daniels in red

Jimmie Daniels was born in Laredo, Texas in 1908, but was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He left Arkansas and traveled to New York in the 1920s, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ruby Bailey, A Fashion Pioneer NY 1912 – 2003

ruby1Ruby Bailey was born in Bermuda in 1905 and arrived in the United States in 1912 with her mother and sister. She lived in Harlem until her death in 2003 at the age of 97. Continue Reading →

‘The Tree Of Hope’ Kids On 131st Street In Harlem NY 1937

the tree of hopeA very rare photograph looking north along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (7th Avenue) of Harlem kids surrounding The Tree Of Hope stump at its original location on the boulevard looking north at 7th Avenue and 131st Street in Harlem, New York in 1937. Continue Reading →