#HarlemVotes Gets Young People Ready For Election Day, Do You? (Photographs)

harlem-votes-in-harlem-2016#HarlemVotes, hosted by recording artist and educator, VFerg kicked off with much excitement and enthusiasm at local hot-spot, Solomon and Kuff and Karl Franz Williams, co-owner, this past weekend. Continue Reading →

‘Negroes You Ain’t Never Seen Before’: Al Sharpton On Rangel Congressional Seat

seitu sharpton3The Rev. Al Sharpton discussed the race for retiring Congressman Charles Rangel‘s seat—using a weekly live address to endorse Rangel’s favored successor and to blast “political gentrification,” “new leadership” and “negroes you ain’t never seen before.” Continue Reading →

Why NYC Is Better For Harlem Women Entrepreneurs

women4New York City ranks first overall among the top 25 cities for women entrepreneurs, ahead of San Francisco, Seattle, and Austin, according to the Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities), released today at the White House’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and the best place for Harlem-based women entrepreneurs. Continue Reading →

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Honored At National Action Network

jarrettThis Thursday during National Action Network’s (NAN) 25th Annual National Convention, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, will be honored with the NAN President’s Award at the “Keepers of the Dream” Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Continue Reading →

US African Representatives Attend White House Briefing

-United People for African CongressFollowing decades of political and economic marginalization of the African population in the United States, over 100 African leaders and representatives from across the United States attended a White House briefing. Continue Reading →

Jazz Now Series Elena Pinderhughes At HarlemStage

Elena PinderhughesHeralded by The Guardian as “the most exciting jazz flutist to have emerged in years,” 20-year-old vocalist and flutist Elena Pinderhughes is one to watch. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “When AIDS Was Funny,” A New Chilling Film

when aids was funny in harlemOne of the most prominent stains on the reputation of the much-mythologized Reagan administration was its response, or lack of response, to the AIDS crisis as it began to ravage American cities from Harlem to Hollywood in the early and mid-1980s. 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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Michelle Obama: A Life By Peter Slevin At The Schomburg

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama: A Life by biographer Peter Slevin is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely first lady in modern American history. Continue Reading →

President Obama Honors Digital Media Training Program in Harlem (video)

President Barack Obama Jared Collazo (no tie) Chazz Johnson (glasses) Janaya Nicholson (pink blouse) Daviid Maxwell (lavender tie) 2015 winners of White House Student Film Festival official White House photoYesterday, the White House with President Obama with the winners of the 2nd Annual White House Student Film Festival. Continue Reading →