Arts & Entertainment


BET Awards 2017: 6 reasons to tune in

The biggest stars in sports, film and music will descend on Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American and other minority entertainers.

Wyclef Jean gets political: 'Carnival III,' refugees and Trump's most powerful weapon

As the fate of President Donald Trump's travel ban hangs in the balance, Wyclef Jean is sending an empowering message to immigrants and refugees: America wouldn't be great without you.

Viola Davis produced series tackles racism through comedy

Viola Davis is determined to be at the forefront of change in Hollywood.

Aruba: Where to stay, what to do

Can you ever go wrong with staying at a Ritz Carlton property? The answer is no, and this property is one worth checking out.

Color news: Palettes for fall ’17 and ’18

In home furnishings ’18, colors are far-fetched! Many influences join together in various, unpredictable ways.

Tam’s East-meets-West looks for fall ’17

When it comes to mixing East-meets-West fashions, no one does it better than New York designer Vivienne Tam.

Jay Z follows in footsteps of Mother’s Day bail out

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z found inspiration from the activist organizations Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change’s successful fundraising campaign that funded the bailout of incarcerated mothers on Mother’s Day.

DJ Khaled recognized for work in education

Last year, DJ and music executive DJ Khaled teamed up with Viacom and the Get Schooled Foundation to create a program called “Keys to Success,” in which monthly keys are offered to high school students that offer tips and advice ...

Joey Alexander and Cecile McLorin Salvant shine at NJMH benefit concert

Pianist/composer Randy Weston, upon accepting his award at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem annual benefit concert Wednesday at Hunter College, said, “I only have two words: Joey Alexander.”

‘All Eyez on Me’—the life of Tupac Shakur

For many in the community, the unsolved death of Tupac Shakur remains a tender spot.

A message from Okwui Okpokwasili

A close look into Okwui Okpokwasili’s eyes at the end of a performance confirms how completely she commits to the message in her work.

‘Power’ season premieres June 25

Being the boss in the crime world of New York City is a tricky and bloody affair.

Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, ...

Amazon buying Whole Foods? RWDSU looks at it suspiciously

It’s a big game of Monopoly played by only one person.

Assata Shakur's birthday celebrated in Newark

Assata Shakur’s birthday was celebrated July 16 at the REFAL CTR in Newark hosted by the New Jersey Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee.