Arts & Entertainment


Chef JJ’s Fieldtrip

If you have not yet been to Chef JJ Johnson’s Harlem fast-casual rice-centered eatery, Fieldtrip (@fieldtripharlem), you are missing out.

Rebirth of a new nation By Knowyournumb3rs: February 20 - February 26

When a cycle comes full circle, it’s completed. It’s a winner.

HFW’s first Black Girl Magic Gala

Last Saturday, February 15, Harlem Fashion Week’s (HFW) launched their first Black Girl Magic Gala which was a huge success! What a fantastic idea.

Three Hong Kong designers show fall ’20

New York Fashion Week for fall/winter 2020 drew designers from all over the world.

Go get your dinosaur on at Barclays Center this weekend ONLY!

Are you and your children into dinosaurs? What about the size and species of dinosaurs that are depicted in the “Jurassic Park” movies? What about seeing them right before your eyes? I

‘Sonic’ soars!

Sometimes you just have to get away. That is the case with Sonic the Hedgehog (an animated version voiced by Ben Schwartz), who comes to Earth to escape sinister forces seeking to harness his faster than the speed of light ...

Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield find love without drama in ‘The Photograph’

It’s a love story. A groovy, romantic love story where the two main characters have tremendous chemistry and Black love is fully on display.

Nona Hendryx presents Afrofuturism at the Met Feb., 29

Nona Hendrix, the iconic performer, vocalist, actress and former member of Labelle, is continuing her work as Harlem Stage’s artistic director for the year-long initiative and exploration of Afrofuturism.

Book Review: ‘Trailblazer’ by Dorothy Butler Gilliam

As a teenager living in the projects in Louisville, Kentucky and working as a part-time secretary at The Louisville Defender, the city’s African American paper, Dorothy Butler Gilliam got her first assignment as a journalist.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Happening History: Chef JJ Johnson

For our first Harlem Happening History installment, I sat down with Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson at his newly opened fast casual restaurant, Fieldtrip, in Harlem. He is doing great things both in and out of the kitchen and in and ...

Belize: More than beautiful beaches

When you think of Belize, images of beautiful beaches likely come to mind. And rightly so.

Don't Get Cheated - How you can spot a dating fraudster

It's depressing but true; there are people that take advantage of the Internet to scam people.

Colonial Williamsburg interpreter brings 18th cent. Black businesswoman to life

Emily James’ career as an interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia began over 30 years ago.

Harlem boo bites…or nibbles (woof!)

Whether your Valentine’s Day is with someone special or just a little self-love, Harlem restaurants have set up the space and moment for you.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Happening History: Harlem menus

Before I get all up in conversations with some of my favorite chefs, I did a little research on our Harlem restaurants creating a special dish or menu for Black History Month.