Arts & Entertainment


Netflix executive fired after repeatedly using the n-word

After using the n-word on two separate occasions, Netflix’s chief communications officer, Jonathan Friedland, has been fired. In a memo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that Friedland’s use of the word at work “showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity.”

REPORTS: Joe Jackson hospitalized with terminal cancer

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the iconic Jackson family, is fighting terminal cancer, and his condition is rapidly deteriorating, according to reports.

BET Awards taking viewers to 'Blackanda'

After 32 years in the parent company for Black Entertainment Television, Debra L. Lee, Esq. stepped down from her position as Chairwoman and CEO. Shortly after, the theme for the BET Awards was revealed.

Album Review: NASIR by Nas

Six years after releasing his album Life Is Good, talented lyricist and Hip-Hop legend Nas released his eleventh studio album, NASIR, on June 15.

Being Black and abroad

It is said that the lack of mi­nori­ties that study abroad is slim to none. I have had a first hand experience has I have studied in over three countries and visited more than 13 countries in as little as ...

Chipotle to open first Harlem location

Chipotle Mexican Grill is set to open its first Harlem location on West 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard on June 26.

2022- The year of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum

The New York City Universal Hip-hop Museum (UHHM) is slated to open in 2022 in the Bronx. Founded by Rocky Bucano, Kurtis Blow, Shawn LG Thomas, Grandwizzard Theodore, Mickey Bentson, and , Joe Conzo Jr. the museum “celebrates and preserves ...

Mona Scott-Young business ventures expanded

Gathered on the penthouse rooftop of NYC’S Flatiron Hotel guest recently enjoyed a event filled with the who's who of Love & Hip Hop cast favorites and select media celebrities as media mogul and 2018 ESSENCE Festival speaker, Mona Scott-Young ...

The 10th year of Full Figured Fashion Week begins

Featuring a full lineup of events FFFWeek® is set to run from June 18-23, 2018. Starting the week of festivities will begin with The Walker Entertainment Group & Full Figured Fashion Week’s presents “Unplugged Mondays” with live music, cocktail, and ...

Bounce comedy 'In The Cut' set to premiere July 2

This summer season four of the Bounce hit original comedy series "In The Cut" is set to premiere July 2 9 p.m. ET/PT

Talking SCHOP! Summer, summertime

As of 6:07 a.m. today, June 21, summer 2018 has begun!

Tips for traveling the world

When any of my family, friends or followers travel out of the country for the first time, they all ask me the same thing, “Do you have any tips?”

Lorraine Gordon, Village Vanguard owner, dies at 95

Lorraine Gordon, owner of the iconic Village Vanguard jazz club in New York, and one of the few non-musicians to be named an NEA Jazz Master, died June 9, at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan.

Malone honoree, Dayramir, Barbara Jordan, Green funk

The guitarist Russell Malone, whose pronounced pitched sound has caught the ear of anyone who listens, from New York to Europe, will be honored by Jack Kleinsinger’s “Highlights in Jazz.”

‘Incredibles 2’ is incredible fun

Fourteen years ago “The Incredibles” blazed into the cultural zeitgeist, and it was an instant win for Pixar as the company showed off its skill for creating compelling characters who live inside a stunning world all created and animated by ...