Arts & Entertainment


Travel agency rips off several Black women who planned to attend Essence Music Festival

Two Black women who planned to attend the event are very disappointed because they were apparently taken advantage of by OBL Travel.

Talking SCHOP! 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show

The 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show, one of New York’s premier food expos, went down the weekend before July 4 at the Jacob Javits Center.

Surviving an overnight flight

Overnight flights make the most sense if you’re flying quite the distance because they allow you to start your day at the start of the day.

Billy Dee returns as Lando in next ‘Star Wars’ installment

According to my sources, Donald Glover felt playing the role of Lando Calrissian in the next “Star Wars” installment was beneath him.

Club Harlem, Grant Green Jr., Christian Sands

There was an abundance of Black-owned jazz clubs during the blood-drenched years of segregation, but now, because of that trickle down economy, Black clubs have dwindled drastically in this 21st century of openness, cloaked under smiling faces of eager racism.

Puerto Rico’s designers move on sustainable styles

Retazo, a startup company in Puerto Rico’s local fashion industry, has launched a sustainable clothing business for international markets.

Breezy, cool summer looks

In the swim world, Camp Cove Swim splashed a sleek, sexy collection on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway.

Broadway stars raise money to reunite separated families

Everyone is aware of how President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” stance has separated children from their parents in border states.

46th Dance on Camera Festival, July 20-24

It’s time to dance again and one of the best choices is the 46th Dance on Camera Festival starting July 20 and running through July 24.

Seal sings standards, classics at NYC’s Beacon Theatre

British pop singer Seal shared a surprising tidbit the other night at his amazing concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.

‘Sorry to Bother You’ is trippy—Take that trip!

“Sorry to Bother You” is written and directed by Boots Riley.

‘Blindspotting’—hip-hop-flavored comedy with truth

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal’s “Blindspotting,” directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, blends comedy with drama, adding a hip-hop flavor.

Essence Fest breaks records and innovates concerts with collaboration

According to local news reports, the Essence Music Festival attracted 510,000 patrons to New Orleans for their annual mix of concerts, empowerment sessions, celebrity appearances and film screenings this past weekend, July 5 through the July 8.

Cardi B gives birth to daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus

Cardi B has given birth to her daughter with Offset, the rapper announced Wednesday in an Instagram post.

Talking SCHOP! This with that

Now that summer is settling in and we have celebrated our country’s independence, it is time to create some seasonal moments and take part in events around Harlem, the city, the state and the tristate area, for that matter.