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Apollo host 'Africa Now!'

The Apollo Theater celebrated the Motherland with "African Now!"

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Noted sculptor Gabriel Koren in search of studio

Even in the best of times, it is never easy for our artists in this society, and the challenges they face are more daunting when their economic situation reaches a critical point.

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Sharon Gordon of CPR: ‘Let’s bring it back to the basics’

“Every dime I had was spent on two things—books and records,” said Sharon Gordon, founder of the nonprofit organization Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music.

Metro Briefs 10/16-10/22

HEAF CELEBRATES 25 YEARS, REPORT: RODENT INFESTATION ON THE RISE, BROOKLYN DA CREATES NEW VIOLENT CRIMINAL BUREAU, NEW HERITAGE THEATER TURNS 50

De Blasio, Bratton add four new members to NYPD watchdog group

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton appointed four new members, including a former civil rights lawyer, a law professor and former U.S. attorney, a retired NYPD sergeant and a retired transit police chief to sit on the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Jonathan Moore new lawyer for the family of Eric Garner

Whenever there’s a high profile story in the city, particularly when the Rev. Al Sharpton is at the center of it, the news media flocks to the National Action Network’s Saturday rallies.

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Brooklyn DA moves to set wrongly convicted man free after 29 years in prison

A Brooklyn man who spent nearly 30 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of murder is expected to be released Wednesday.

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Nigeria Independence Day celebrated in NYC

Nigerians from across the area come together to celebration Nigerian Independence Day.

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Lillian Roberts to step down from DC 37

After 60 years of service to the labor movement and having served as president of the largest public union in New York City, District Council 37 President Lillian Roberts has announced her resignation.

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Stop and Diss

Community demands an end to police harassment

From a police officer caught on camera allegedly stealing money from a man, to a pregnant woman being slammed to the ground by officers and separate incidents of two young men being punched and kicked while on the ground by cops, the cameras continue to record as police brutality in the city reaches what could be its peak.

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Congo in Harlem Film Series Is Back

Over the last decade, the influence of immigrants from Africa has grown larger and stronger. So now’s the time for the 6th Annual Congo in Harlem Film and Event series hosted by Maysles Cinema in the coming weeks.

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Boogie Down Broadway

The Marlborough Chelsea gallery is presenting and outdoor exhibition, Broadway Morey Boogie, at the 137th Street 1 train subway entrance.

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An African “Sex and the City”

Nicole Amarteifio, creator of the YouTube series “An African City,” just may be on the cutting edge of Ghollywood, Ghana’s Hollywood.

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Justice for Mike Brown - the symphony

Cultured Missourians expecting a quiet night at the symphony were in for something of a shock, to say the least.

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Restoring Marie Laveau’s legacy

Local tattoo artist and illustrator, Scarlet Sinclair, created a full-color portrait of Marie Laveau, the legendary voodoo queen of New Orleans, and is donating 50 percent of all print sales directly to the restoration fund for Mlle.

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On the 'A' w/Souleo: 'Hollywood Divas' stars dish on debut season’s drama

TV One’s new reality show follows drama in the lives of black actresses in Hollywood from homelessness to weight challenges.

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VNSNY helping HIV-postive patients

As the fight against HIV continues, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is at the forefront, supporting those living with the virus and helping them better understand their diagnoses to improve their ability to manage symptoms and get the emotional support they need.

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You’ll lose, with pneumonia and booze

While training at Kings County Hospital in internal medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia.

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H&M’s layered looks for kids

For fall, layered looks are fashion essentials for children. H&M has some cozy separates, including chunky knits with puffy coats and pom-pom hats, that look adorable on children.

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Grand designs and Renaissance tapestry on view at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its first major monographic exhibition devoted to the great 16th century Netherlandish artist Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550).

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