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NeNe Leakes launches fashion line

Flo Anthony talks the latests in celebrity news.

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Gerald Wilson, influential jazz composer, dies at 96

Gerald Wilson, a big band leader and trumpeter whose fountain of jazz compositions and arrangements became a pivotal force, influencing eight generations of musicians, died Sept. 8 in his home in Los Angeles.

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Elegance ‘Emerges’ at Fashion Industry Association award show

Celebrating its seventh season, Emerge! honored iconic model Beverly Johnson with its Fashion Innovator Award and introduced seven aspiring fashion.

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Spring ’15: A matter of contrasts

Designer Son Jung Wan focused on “Dualism” for spring/summer 2015.

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‘Key and Peele’ returns for Season 4

Season 4 of Key and Peele’s outrageously funny and unapologetically smart series, “Key and Peele,” roars back to Comedy Central Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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NYFF and Urban World: Making money for NYC

New York City hosts two diverse film festivals this month, providing creative choices for a wide variety of cinematic tastes.

Failure of capitalism

Citizens and workers in most European countries suffering from the economic depression are being forced by governments to finance the loss of banks.

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Remembering Dan Eldon: A life of passion

Sept. 18 would have been Dan Eldon’s birthday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial for Maya Angelou

A memorial service for the late Maya Angelou was held at The Riverside Church.

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Fruit of Increase Ministries holds seventh annual Prayer Summit

This past July 12, the Fruit of Increase Ministries, an associate ministry of the Baptist House of Prayer, held their seventh annual Prayer Summit.

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Grammy winner joins fight against kidney failure

Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., Lady Tania Michael Ministries will host their 11th Annual Hope Brings Peace Concert and Dialysis Empowerment event at Calvary Cathedral of Praise, located at 45 E. 8th St. in Brooklyn

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Be more vocal about asthma

Dr. Deas discusses the dangers of asthma.

Dads participate in eighth annual ‘Dads Take Your Child to School’ celebration

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong, New York City Human Resources Administration Commissioner Steven Banks, elected officials and more than a hundred students and their dads and father figures participated in the eighth annual Dads Take Your Child to School celebration in Brooklyn.

City urges parents to sign up middle schoolers for new after-school program

Parents are being urged to sign up for after-school programs.

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Ethel L. Payne, ‘First Lady of the Black Press’

Learn more about Black press pioneer Ethel L. Payne

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Cultural centers to host ‘Evenings of Excellence’

The second annual “Evenings of Excellence” series will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center in the Miami area and Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn this fall.

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Groundbreaking of new cultural center in East Harlem

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute recently broke ground at the former firehouse at 120 E. 125th St., which the institute is renovating into a cultural center for East Harlem.

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New Jersey News 9/18 - 9/24

News from New Jersey

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More than a dozen arrests during Ferguson I-70 shutdown attempt

More than a dozen people were arrested last Wednesday during a protest that attempted to shut down Interstate 70 in what organizers called an act of civil disobedience demanding justice for Michael Brown.

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Obama, Ebola and the Islamic State group

Almost at the same time that President Barack Obama was in Atlanta at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Tuesday, declaring a commitment of 3,000 U.S. military forces to West Africa to deal with the ravages of the Ebola epidemic, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would recommend ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State group if necessary.

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