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Harlem History Harlem World Magazine is a lifestyle and brand for anyone who has a Harlem state of mind, dedicated to news, history, the renaissance and stories that celebrate our lifestyle.

Harlem World Magazine is the #1 source for all things Harlem in the world since 2003. With over 2.5 million fans from around the block and around the world annually.

Harlem Activist Yuri Kochiyama, NY, 1921 – 2014, Yuri Kochiyama, Kōchiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014, was an Am...
07/07/2020

Harlem Activist Yuri Kochiyama, NY, 1921 – 2014, Yuri Kochiyama, Kōchiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014, was an American political activist. Influenced by her Japanese American family’s internment and her association with Malcolm X, she advocated for many causes, including Black separatism, the anti-war movement, Maoist revolution, reparations for Japanese-American internees, and the rights of people imprisoned by the U.S. government for violent offenses whom she considered to be “political prisoners”....https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-activist-yuri-kochiyama-ny-1921-2014/

We originally ran The Story Of Harlem’s Baby “Betty Boop” Esther in 2016, and again in 2017, and received a number of em...
07/07/2020
The Amazing Story Of Harlem’s Baby Esther Jones

We originally ran The Story Of Harlem’s Baby “Betty Boop” Esther in 2016, and again in 2017, and received a number of emails asking if Baby Esther was the original “Betty Boop” voice? We suggest reading the story to decide for yourself.

We originally ran story about Baby "Betty Boop" Esther afew days ago and received a number of emails asking if she was the original "Betty Boop" voice. We f

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be n...
06/25/2020
NASA Names Headquarters After First Black Female Engineer Mary W. Jackson At NASA

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first Black female engineer at NASA.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first Black female engineer at NASA. Mary started her Continue Reading →

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Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipati...
06/19/2020
Juneteenth, The 155th Year Of American History From Harlem To Harare (Video)

Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the liberation of slaves in the United States. ...

Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the liberation of slaves in the United Continue Reading →

The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as Black Woodstock) was a series of music concerts held in Harlem, New York.
06/09/2020

The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as Black Woodstock) was a series of music concerts held in Harlem, New York.

Here are the results roughly the way it was reported, we start with The Militant reported that: On September 19th, 1960 ...
06/09/2020
Fidel Castro And Malcolm X At The Hotel Theresa, 1960

Here are the results roughly the way it was reported, we start with The Militant reported that: On September 19th, 1960 Fidel Castro traveled to the United States to address the United Nations, General Assembly. . . Castro did not receive a warm welcome from the U.S. government during his visit to New York City in 1960.

I always remember when I met with Malcolm X at the hotel Teresa, because he was the one who gave us support and made it possible for us to be accommodated t ...

"It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices ...
06/07/2020

"It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about equal rights and social justice will be respected by those whose choice affects our future." Our priority needs to and must always be to educate and provide fair opportunities for everyone, regardless of skin color, immigration status, religion, or ethnicity. And for those goals, I will continue to fight alongside the people, demanding a better future for our children and our future generations." - John F. Kennedy

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Harlem World Magazine is the #1 source in the world for living your best life and style in Harlem. With over 4.8 million visitors from around the block and around the world annually.

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Harlem World Magazine is the #1 source in the world for living your best life and style in Harlem in 2003. With over 83,000 weekly readers from around the block and around the world annually. Harlem World attracts a discerning audience with a shared appreciation and desire for quality, artisanship, heritage, fine design, and exclusivity.

Our knowledge and passion for creating the best Harlem content started with our founder and longtime Harlem resident Danny Tisdale. Tisdale is an award-winning visual artist, who began in publishing as a “newspaper boy” in Watts, CA, where he was born and raised. He worked on his college newspaper, before graduating from art school and driving 3,000 miles to Harlem. He found his first job in publishing working at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, and numerous other publications before founding Harlem World Magazine in 2003. Tisdale served as an active member on Harlem’s Community Board #10 and held numerous sub-committee seats from Arts & Culture to Economic Development and Empowerment Zone, Land Use, and to Education. He was appointed to Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger’s Youth Committee.

Tisdale’s Uncle Charles Wesley Tisdale (pictured above), in the 1970s, became owner and publisher of the Jackson Advocate, founded in 1938, to create the best content for Jackson, Mississippians.

Charles Wesley Tisdale was born in rural Athens, Alabama on November 7, 1926, he was one of a family of eighteen children. Tisdale always wanted to be a newspaperman and began living that dream early: At age 7, he was working at a newspaper, pouring lead into molds in Linotype machines. An American to is core, his father Thomas Jefferson Tisdale, was a sharecropper. Thereafter, he supported his family through day jobs and yard work. Charles Tisdale remembers his father as a poet and songwriter, an intellectual who read three newspapers every day. Charles Tisdale’s mother, Winnie, was “a stern and courageous woman.” She insisted that her children stand up for their rights. She was a fierce defender of the family who “would shoot in a minute.”

At fourteen he was foreman of a tobacco field in Connecticut and the cofounder of a local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He later returned to Athens, where he graduated from Trinity High School. At Trinity High School he was editor of the school paper and excelled in academics and sports. But when he and others tried to organize a chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, he was dragged behind an ox cart by white folks to punish him. In 1950 he received a bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, working as an advertising and whiskey salesman while in Memphis. He later earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago. An adviser for numerous companies, he found his true profession in reporting for the African American press. His byline appeared in the Memphis Tri-State Defender, Memphis World, New York Amsterdam News, and Chicago Defender. He edited the Memphis Times Herald and the Midsouth Times.

NPR Radio reported that “Charles Tisdale was a champion of civil rights, a dedicated journalist who owned the Jackson, Mississippi newspaper called, appropriately enough, the Jackson Advocate. Mr. Tisdale bought the newspaper in 1978. And over the course of almost three decades, he published stories that gave a voice to the less fortunate, bringing to life the impoverished state of some of Mississippi’s majority black towns and exposing corruption among law enforcement officials.”

Mr. Tisdale was committed to his community, as Ben Jealous, onetime managing director of the Advocate and NAACP president said about Mr. Tisdale,

Mr. Tisdale was committed to the people in his community, and he was committed to the integrity of his business.

The paper encouraged discourse and critical debate and understood the importance of giving a voice to community ideas in his column Tisdale’s Topics.

Activist Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, said,

For 20 years, Mr. Tisdale had a talk show on Evers’ radio station, WMPR in Jackson, where he often took elected leaders to task for not effectively serving their community. He said,

Like his Uncle Charles, Danny Tisdale and his team have a commitment to creating the best content that reflects the ideas of their readers.

Harlem World has remained fiercely proud of its heritage, its independence and its commitment to living their best life in Harlem is at the heart of what we do.

Harlem World wins the NAACP Game Changer Award.

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