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Talking SCHOP! A Crispo return to fall

It’s back-to-school time for your little and not-so-little ones.

In search of the best

In a culture where being “the best” this, and “the most” that often takes center stage, it’s easy to find just about any subtopic that fits the bill.

Battle rapping for summer madness and fighting for Mike Brown

As a long-time follower of the sport known as battle rap, it’s not hard to imagine the future vision projected by the fervent believers coming to fruition

On the “A” w/Souleo: Harlem’s Fashion Row Celebrates Byron Lars and Beverly Johnson

Byron Lars, Beverly Johnson and more honored by Harlem’s Fashion Row; chashama brings art and nightlife culture to New York Fashion Week; and Glenn Ligon’s new tote with MZ Wallace to benefit The Studio Museum.

Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler speaks out

Ishmael Butler, of the transcendent hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces and a Grammy-winning artist (as one-third of Digable Planets), speaks in a quiet and milky tone when asked questions about the process and creation of his unique music.

Celebrating grandparents at the Apollo

The Apollo Theater celebrates the love of grandparents.

Curator brings Ntozake Shange roaring to new life in Harlem

Curator Souleo has faith in other artists. If there is a charity benefit, you can count on his support, plus Souleo shares the love.

Toshi Reagon curates powerful activism, music fest

“Word*Rock*&Sword: A Musical Celebration of Women’s Lives” will feature a number of beautiful and talented performers,

Free offerings from NYFF

The NYFF Opening Acts, a 10-day series, will run from Sept. 15 to Sept. 25 and will compliment the 52nd New York Film Festival (Sept. 26–Oct. 12).

New television series ‘Black-ish’ promises big laughs

Tracee Ellis Ross just might have another hit show on her hands. The “Girlfriends” alum is set to co-star in the new ABC series “Black-ish,” which also stars Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne.

Nigeria Entertainment Awards brought out Stars of Entertainment and Music

The ninth annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards were held Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in Manhattan.

Talking SCHOP! Post Labor Day Blues

You get exactly 2.3 seconds to lament about the waning days of summer. August gave us fall-like days, so perhaps September will keep the air conditioner running a little longer.

Black celebrities remember Joan Rivers

Comedian and talk show host Joan Rivers has died.

Oprah cast to play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's wedding in Miami, Oprah back in theaters and Kevin Hart kicks off his latest tour. Check out the details.

‘The 411’ Has a Lot to Say—and Youth need to Hear it!

“The 411” was adapted for the stage and directed by Juney Smith. The 85-minute production featured six inmates giving advice to youth, at times trying to frighten and inspire them.

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