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Talking SCHOP! Barbados: Cook. Eat. Drink. Part II

Last I left you with the setup to what would be a dynamite vacation on the beautiful island of Barbados: a pot of pilau (a rice dish), a fully stocked kitchen and some due diligence in the grocery store.

An afternoon to ‘Soar’

Late Saturday afternoon, more than three dozen friends and neighbors gathered at the home of accomplished artists Rod and Jennifer Ivey anticipating the arrival of David C. Banks, the distinguished leader and founder of Eagle Academy and author of the ...

‘Holiday Hair Affair’ at Carol’s Daughter on West 125th

On a cold Friday night last week, it was wonderful to stop in at Carol’s Daughter on West 125th Street and enjoy the warmth of their bright atmosphere and delicious delicacies while learning tips from the Carol’s Daughter styling team ...

Fashion on Consignment in Harlem

While shopping for that special gift, make an appointment to visit Trunk Show Designer Consignment, a boutique at 275-277 W. 113th St., between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass boulevards.

Top 10 hip-hop albums of 2014

Even though we live in a time of radio-ready music that’s shallower than a starfish wading pool, there are some hip-hop artists who make an effort to show individual style and attempt to express real glimpses of worldly perspective.

Dr. Huxtable, heal thy self!

Like so many Black publications, we’ve been on the sidelines of the Bill Cosby flare up, not sure when and how to enter a situation that is a classic she said, he said, with allegations from a coterie of women ...

Welcome to Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sooner or later, almost every place has its day in the sun—the time when the outside world learns what most of the locals have known and been nurturing for years.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company telling more stories

New York Live Arts is the home of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

‘Radio City Christmas Spectacular’ ushers in the holidays

The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” is back at Radio City Music Hall, and it is a marvelous way to usher in the holiday season.

A conversation with Michael Williams of ‘The Gambler’

It could be intimidating meeting the guy who’s not only “Chalky” of “Boardwalk Empire” fame but also President Barack Obama’s favorite character on “The Wire,” Omar Little.

Inside the NYC press day for ‘Selma’

This weekend, we were among a group of media invited to screen Paramount Pictures’ new film, “Selma” (opening Christmas Day), and to participate in the press conference that was held at the Mandarin Oriental.

Treat your family to see ‘Annie’

According to most reports, there are approximately 6,900 languages spoken in the world.

Making a ‘Chicer Collegiate’

Morehouse College alum, fashion designer and businessman Anthony Moultry said he wants to be the next Ralph Lauren when it comes to collegiate apparel.

Celebrating women with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

t’s that time of year! On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater season comes to the City Center Theater and runs through Sunday, Jan. 4.

Rock makes another hit with ‘Top Five’

Chris Rock has created a hit with “Top Five,” which wrote, directed and stars in. He has probably added this new film into many future “Top Five Films That We Love” categories—it certainly made my top 10 list for 2014.

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