Arts & Entertainment


PHOTOS: Highlights from the 50th African American Day Parade

Thousands lined Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem on Sunday for the 50th Annual African American Day Parade on Sunday.

10 things to know about the African American Day Parade

Organizers are gearing up for the 50th Annual African-American Day Parade set for Sunday, Sept. 15 in Harlem. Before you head to the festivities, here are some things you need to know.

Eight places to catch your dinner and eat it too

When you make something with your hands there’s a special something, a pride that comes from being a creator.

Horoscopes with Ashley’s Aquarian Age, September 12 - September 18

This week we find ourselves halfway through the lunar month. Welcome to the full moon in Pisces. Peaking just after midnight on Saturday, full moons are a time of release and celebration.

Circle of Sisters

Scenes from the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, hosted by 107.5 WBLS, celebrating and inspiring Black women.

Loc love at LocFest NYC

The first annual Locfest NYC, which celebrates loc’d hair culture, fashion and history, took place at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn.

Global Fashion Collective’s elegant looks for SS ’20

Whimsical color palettes, artistic fabric manipulations and ethereal elegance led the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. They featured three young designers including Glaze Kohl, Xunero and Jessica Chang Studio. Their colors, prints and fabrics were soft, ...

Four emerging Chinese designers opened NYFW

It’s New York Fashion Week and fashion designers are on the hoof! Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2019, ICY presented four emerging Chinese designers with outstanding spring/summer 2020 women’s and men’s fashion collections at NYFW.

‘Betrayal’ is interesting on Broadway!

The complexity of human relationships is the focus in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal” playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on W. 45th Street.

‘Top Boy’ returns after six years

The cult television show, which has been called “Britain’s answer to ‘The Wire’, was canceled six years ago despite critical acclaim of its real and gritty depiction of street culture in London.

TCM’s ‘Silent Sundays’ returns with new host

Thanks to filmmakers such as Oscar Micheaux and Noble Johnson, University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies professor Jacqueline Stewart says, there was a Black presence in the U.S. film industry from its very beginnings

Urbanworld Film Fest returns Sept. 18-22

The definition of urban, an adjective, reflects a characteristic of a town or city, “the urban population” according to a Google search. In this spirit—I assume—The Urbanworld Film Festival was so named.

Circle of Sisters great day of unity, entertainment & sisterhood

The 2019 Annual Circle of Sisters EXPO came to a grand closing with nearly 30,000 in attendance at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Journalist Joy Reid talks power, identity in the age of Trump

Journalist Joy Reid Reid firmly believes the United States, if it acts quickly, already has the tools with which to repair the damage wrought by Donald Trump.

‘Free Meek’ takes intimate look at rapper and team who fought ‘Filthadelphia’ and won

Rapper Meek Mill’s (née Robert Rihmeek Williams) Aunt Beverly was caught off guard one day when her niece rushed into her Philadelphia apartment excitedly reporting that Meek, then a teenaged aspiring rapper, was downstairs “spitting.”