Arts & Entertainment


D.C.’s Black culture still thriving in the face of gentrification

Change is afoot in the nation’s capital. As Solange sings, there are cranes in the sky and new development as far as the eye can see.

Big Daddy Kane and Nona Hendryx rock Bed-Stuy Alive!

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, RestorationROCKS! had Fulton Street in Bedford Stuyvesant transformed into both an open air concert and vendors’ market and food bazaar.

A full menu for fun-filled holiday festivities

When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting.

Sophisticated silhouettes sum up spring/summer ’20

It was a September to remember in fashion. Having the shows in the outer boroughs brought out the best presentations from all of the designers.

Blind Boys of Mississippi performing at Friendship Baptist Church

The Friendship Baptist Church (114 West 131st Street, Harlem) is hosting a Gospel Extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. featuring the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi.

Horoscopes by Ashley’s Aquarian Age: October 17 - October 23

See what the stars have in store for you.

Reel Sisters honors pioneering cultural icon/activist/author Nana Camille Yarbrough

On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series honored award-winning performance artist, author and cultural activist Camille Yarbrough with their distinguished Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art annual Humanitarian Awards Show

The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art will be hosting their fifth annual Madiba Humanitarian Awards on Oct. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum

New book looks at South America’s inheritance of racism

There has been a noted excitement about the publication of the new book, “Entre el Atlántico y el Pacífico Negro: afrodescendencia y regímenes de desigualdad en Sudamérica/Between the Black Atlantic and Black Pacific: Afrodescendants and the regime of inequality in ...

ComicCon 2019: The best as always!

Every year my two daughters and I look ridiculously forward to New York ComicCon, and New York ComicCon 2019 was absolutely phenomenal at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on 11th Avenue by 34th Street.

Rapper DMX checks into rehab, cancels concerts in ‘ongoing commitment’ to his sobriety

DMX has canceled a series of upcoming shows in order to check into a rehab facility.

Where to go in October

Timing is everything. Knowing when to go to a destination is no small matter. You can pay more or less simply based on when you travel.

Nigerian Independence Day pride shining through

Manhattan’s Second Avenue was transformed into a sea of green and white as The Organization for the Advancement of Nigerians Inc. hosted the 59th Nigeria’s Independence Day on Saturday Oct. 5.

Horoscopes by Ashley’s Aquarian Age: October 10 - October 16

The full moon is upon us on the 13th, dominating the astro-news for the week. The year’s only full moon in brash, impatient Aries is in challenging relationship to power-hungry Pluto.

‘Between the Lines’ with DJ Rakim at the Schomburg

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture held a talk with legendary hip-hop artist.