Arts & Entertainment


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to NYC for brief run during the holidays

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage Nov. 29 – Dec. 31.

Timothy Dark speaks on new album, creating music in NYC

The emerging NYC-based hip-hop artist Timothy Dark has just released a new album, “The Last Days of the Dark.”

December 2017 Dance Calendar

Include dance in your holiday plans, and begin with the world premiere of George Emilio Sanchez’s “Bang, Bang, Gun Amok,” a 24-hour “performance filibuster” dedicated to U.S. gun culture, Dec. 8-9 at Abrons Arts Center.

Talking SCHOP! A moment in España

I just returned from a transformative dining experience in East Harlem. I am still vibrating.

Simple holiday travel etiquette

It’s no secret that the holidays are one of the most hectic times of the year to travel by plane.

TV One cancels Roland Martin 'NewsOne Now'

The only Black daily newscast on television is no more.

Start your new tradition today: Buy Black this holiday season

According to an article that appeared on Black Entrepreneur.com, the African-American community continues to be a significant consumer base with the ability to heavily influence the buying patterns of goods and services that are purchased in the United States of ...

Talking SCHOP! Remaining thankful

So often the holidays, and the end of the year for that matter, bring anxieties about family togetherness, false starts and unrequited goals. It can be overwhelming and paralyzing at times.

Holiday gift guide for the travelers on your list

It’s that time of year again! It’s the season of giving (ugh—trying to find) the perfect gift for all of our loved ones.

Hip-hop, R&B dominate 2018 Grammys

In retrospect, Beck’s controversial album of the year win over Beyoncé in 2015 might’ve been the best thing to ever happen to the Grammys. The upset was an obvious moment for much-needed reflection on what music’s marquee awards wanted to ...

Betty Davis documentary premieres in Amsterdam

A new documentary about the insatiable, sexual, over-the-top and incredibly talented funk-soul musician, Betty Davis, was recently premiered at the 2017 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Pixar’s ‘Coco’—Drop in and meet the ancestors

A new year is just a few weeks away. Your house will begin to fill with holiday relatives, and one of the best ways to keep the peace and make the holiday special is going to the movies. What to ...

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ gets it right on Netflix

Professor Spike Lee gets it right in Netflix joint ‘She’s Gotta Have It,” and that includes the opening credits, which contain flashes of the dearly departed Prince and Notorious B.I.G.

A Black man in a Marvel world: Jason R. Moore in ‘The Punisher’

Jason R. Moore’s character Curtis Hoyle first appeared in “The Punisher #1 (Vol. 2)” in which Curtis and Frank served in the same unit during wartime but Curtis eventually tried to betray Frank.

Star of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ returns to NYC for one-woman show

For actress Dominique Fishback, life was like a dream during her high school senior year.