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Makeup now: Shades by Gal Line

A complete makeup line with colors for everyone, founder GraceAnn Long introduces Shades by Gal. The company’s mission is to create a cosmetic that includes every woman. “There’s a shade for everyone, a perfect match,” said Long.

Shakin’ up Easter

This year, families looking for a delicious Easter meal along with fun activities can celebrate Harlem Shake-style

Pernil for Easter

I recently restarted a bimonthly Sunday family dinner that cycles around each of our homes. What I began with a slow-cooked pot roast with braised red cabbage and potato gratin continued with Sheppard’s pie from my mom and the Greek ...

Ebony Escapes! Along Route 66

Celebrating its 88th birthday this year is one of our country’s most significant icons and an invaluable slice of Americana—Route 66. For many a traveler, Route 66 is on their bucket list of adventures, but before you set out on ...

Remember Slavery sixth annual Student Videoconference Program

Every March 25, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honor and remember those who suffered and died under the brutal slavery system.

NY Branch NAACP and PS 197M presents ‘Opera for Beginners’

In April 2014, P.S. 197M, the John B. Russwurm Elementary School in Harlem, held its opening session of “Opera for Beginners” in its school auditorium.

Five Percenters outraged over Jay Z’s ‘pimpin’ of their Universal Flag

Much attention was paid to the glistening, coaster-sized medallion hanging from rap mogul Jay Z’s neck as he and his wife, Beyoncé, sat courtside during a Nets game at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center last week.

HeyFranHey Hosts 'Healthy Hair' Meet-Up in Harlem

HeyFranHey.com founder Francheska Medina, hosted a ‘Hey Healthy Hair’ meet-up on March 29, answering any and every question from New Yorkers interested in a more holistic approach to taking care of their hair, skin, and bodies.

Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony

This month, the Brooklyn Historical Society hosted the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony.

Molina, ‘La Tremendita’ and Martin score in ‘Afectos’

Rocio Molina and Rosario Guerrero, aka “La Tremendita,” in “Afectos” at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (March 20) were fiery! Molina’s speedy feet, Guerrero’s spellbinding voice and Pablo Martin’s skillfulness on the standup bass was a great recipe.

Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday with Paul Simon

Legendary South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is celebrating his 75th birthday with a blowout tour, including two nights at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with Masekela’s close friends Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte.

Mobb Deep makes a stunning return

Almost 20 years after the New York City-based, dark, underground hip-hop duo Mobb Deep released their sophomore full-length album, “The Infamous,” the group is taking a full circle approach to their 2014 album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.”

‘Year of James Baldwin’ opens in grand style

James Baldwin would have been 90 this year, and he does, indeed, live on. “The Year of James Baldwin,” a festival spanning 14 months at various venues, is packed with programming celebrating his treasured gifts to us.

Tyson, Holyfield and, oh yeah, filmmakers Lee Daniels and Ron Howard at Tribeca

“Those who can’t, teach; and those who can, do.” So goes the antiquated notion that is often applied to the arts.

How to get into the film biz!

Harlem Commonwealth Counsel (HCC) will start its five-week production assistant and digital production trainee program this week.

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