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South African filmmakers sound off at New York African Film Festival

It’s been a quarter of a century since Mahen Bonetti founded the New York African Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

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DuVernay, Morgan and more at Vulture Fest May 19-20

Over the weekend of May 19 and May 20, everything that you love about popular culture is going to unspool in a big, inclusive, diverse and “only in the Big Apple” sort of way.

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New York African Film Fest celebrates 25 years

There is much to be learned by watching well-made movies.

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Gabrielle Union brings it in ‘Breaking In’

The new film “Breaking In,” starring Gabrielle Union and directed by Lewis McTeaguei, is an exciting home invasion thriller.

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‘Spring into Fitness’ free event at Bronx Terminal Market

May is Wellness Month in the Bronx, and the Bronx Terminal Market is celebrating with the introduction of a new health and wellness experience, “Spring into Fitness.”

Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, an increase in the intake of vitamin D has been reported to prevent early deaths by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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Broadway sizzles with ‘Summer’

Once again, disco is alive and well and it is at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on West 46th Street, where “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” is playing.

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Elias G. and the FunRunClub NYC promote healthy living 

On April 29, Elias G. and other members of the FunRunClub NYC hosted a half marathon and Jump Rope-a-thon. The 13-miles marathon took place at the Morningside Park Pond in Harlem. Going by the simple name Elias G., the paralegal, sometime writer, sometime photographer and poet, and alway digital media tech , added another string to his bow.

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Jazz Notes: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Black films, VTY jazz, Schomburg, Franco

Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone (2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) were the unapologetic revolutionary voices of the people of South Africa and America, both on and off the stage.

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Summer in our nation’s capital

One thing is for sure about summertime in D.C.—it is hot! And whenever the temperature starts to increase, people can’t help but head straight to the water.

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#EatLocalEastHarlem

This week I was invited to the first annual #EatLocalEastHarlem food event, highlighting the foods from East Harlem restaurants and food makers.

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Talking SCHOP! Melting in the Harlem pot

I really love what I do. You are probably rolling your eyes saying, “Of course you do! You get to eat and drink and write about it.”

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Former Liberty player named head of WNBA league operations

Although Bethany Donaphin played just a season and a half with the New York Liberty, she made an indelible impact.

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Losing teams are gifted the chance for top NBA prospects

A last place 21 and 61 record in the Western Conference, the worst record in the NBA, does provide a team one opportunity.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar savored the dancing experience

The tallest, oldest and undoubtedly the most well-known athlete on “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” is basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who embraced the opportunity to let loose and perform.

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Sports gambling ruling will affect the underground economy

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling to overturn the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act will have a profound impact on the American economy.

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Brotherhood/Sister Sol kicks off journey to new facility at annual gala

Harlem-based youth organization Brotherhood/Sister Sol recently hosted its 14th annual VOICES benefit gala.

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Olamide rocks Amazura Concert Hall

This past Friday Nigerian sensation Olamide performed at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. The jam-packed venue was full with excited Afro-beats listeners. Not only were there Nigerians in the audience, but listeners from the other 53 countries came to support.

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Sonny Abubadika Carson: Brooklyn warrior

The life and legacy of urban warrior Sonny Abubadika Carson will be commemorated this Sunday in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn in acknowledgement of the 82nd anniversary of his physical birth. Although he joined the ancestors Dec. 20, 2002, his powerful influence is still felt today.

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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine holds commencement ceremonies

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine held commencement ceremonies May 8, 2018, at the Alhambra Ballroom for the Class of 2018 candidates for its Master of Science program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences.

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