Arts & Entertainment


Imhotep's Guide To Black Events

Greetings! Back from my hometown, the Queen City of the Great Lakes, Buffalo, N.Y., as a newly inducted member of the 36th annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.

Nevis—a small island with huge appeal

Big isn’t always better. Take the small island of Nevis. Set in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, it’s just 36 square miles in size and home to some 12,000 people, yet Nevis is more than anough to capture your ...

New York Comic Con was colossal!

Oh my God, all the costumes, crowds, excitement! God I love New York Comic Con!

More great food weeks to come!

Opening Tuesday, Oct. 23, is the much anticipated newest restaurant on the Harlem foodscape.

Baldwin would approve of Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

One of Harlem’s most beloved sons, James Baldwin, I think, would approve of the film adaption of his 1974 novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” that “Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins has lovingly crafted.

Bed-Stuy Alive 2018

Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza hosted Bed-Stuy Alive 2018 as those who attended celebrated community, culture, Black excellence, music and entrepreneurship once again Saturday, Oct. 13.

ESSENCE hosts inaugural Black Love Gala: an ultimate celebration of Black love

As the weather was cooling down in New York City over the past weekend, the love was heating up at ESSENCE’s inaugural Black Love Gala: the ultimate celebration of Black love.

Dawad Philip launches latest book in Brooklyn

Poet Dawad Philip is launching his latest book along with a screening of “Sando Story” by Tony Hall at an event at the Brooklyn Public Library Flatbush Branch.

EXCLUSIVE: A first look at the upcoming gospel film 'Revival! The Experience'

The Amsterdam News is proud to share an exclusive first look at Harry Lennix's upcoming film "REVIVAL! The Experience"

Ailey celebrates 60th anniversary by nurturing new talent

Sixty years in the life of any company is an accomplishment, but in the life of a Black dance company, it is a triumph against tremendous odds.

Brooklyn Horror Film Fest returns Oct. 11-18

New York City, one of the most exciting cities in the world, can “scare” with the best of them, and the borough of Brooklyn is serving up creepy—again—with the annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

Zoë Kravitz to star in ‘High Fidelity’ TV series

Zoë Kravitz, daughter of rock musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, is slated to star in a “High Fidelity” television reboot of the 2000 film.

Michael B. Jordan named first man as the face of Coach

It has been reported that “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan has been named the first man to become the face of the American fashion brand Coach.

Jazz Notes: Johannesburg Joy of Jazz Festival

As Mayor Herman Mashaba of Johannesburg stated, “What better place to have a jazz festival than in the heart of this great city, where music is a part of our life?”

African Restaurant Week 2018

Whoa! The New York African Restaurant Week has already begun! We have until Oct. 21 to visit more than 20 restaurants providing a prix fixe menu plus cooking classes,