HW Pick: “The Original Black Elite,” By Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

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In this outstanding cultural biography, The Original Black Elite, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow Era—embodied in the experiences of an influential figure of the time, academic, entrepreneur, and political activist and black history pioneer Daniel Murray. Continue Reading →

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: Black Women And The Criminal Justice System At The Schomburg In Harlem

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How do we make sense of the increasing menace of racial terror in America? Is there a pattern to this racial violence? What is the history of this criminalization of black women?  Continue Reading →

Dish@HouseOfDivaria: An Introduction To Dish

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Dear Harlem World Magazine reader,

I’m writing this letter as the newly appointed relationship and advice “guru,” I use that word gently.The reason why, is that although I am called upon many times by colleagues, family, friends, and business owners, etc., from Harlem to Hollywood. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Book “Forgotten,” By Linda Hervieux

Barrage-BallonistsWhen actor Tom Hanks was asked why there were no black soldiers shown in the movie Saving Private Ryan, he replied “…that there had been none in the area.” He was mistaken. Continue Reading →