Arts & Entertainment


#OscarsSoWhite creator on what's next

April Reign is not just advocating for Black Hollywood.

DTH’s Virginia Johnson on 48th Anniversary Celebration, February 19

Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) is excited about the upcoming celebration of the company’s 48th Anniversary on Sunday, February 19 at its 152nd Street headquarters.

10-year-old rapper seeks to spread 'positive hip-hop'

Standing less than 5 feet tall, it's easy to overlook "Corey J." in a crowded room. Until he opens his mouth.

Community Calendar: February 16 - February 22

Imhotep's Guide to Black Events

“I’m So AmNewsFOOD” 2017

Yes, it is cold, but we at AmNewsFOOD have our eyes on spring and the third annual Harlem EatUp! festival.

National Museum of African-American History and Culture: Part 3

Just like our history, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is much more than “just slavery.”

Harlem School of the Arts present Wé McDonald and Matthew Whitaker in concert

On a recent wintry evening in downtown Manhattan, the stage at the Highline Ballroom was anything but cold: Wé McDonald reminded the sold-out crowd of mostly parents and young adults that it took a village to nurture her talent.

Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens to release sophomore album

Rhiannon Giddens, the Grammy-award winning musician and lead singer of the Black folk trio Carolina Chocolate Drops, is gearing up to release her sophomore album via Warner Music Group Feb. 24.

Extraordinary elegance for fall/winter ’17

For autumn/winter 2017, Desigual reached back to the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s for inspiration, interpreting looks from the cultural periphery of these eras.

New York Fashion Week’s fall 2017 looks are polished and diverse

Despite the heavy snowstorm Thursday, fashion pioneers attended the New York Fashion Week shows, headquartered at Skylight Clarkson Square downtown on Washington Street, and at designer shows held all over the City.

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ doesn’t quite take off

When Barbara Gordon takes over for her father as police commissioner of Gotham City, she announces that crime fighting must become a community effort.

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards celebrates 10 years

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”—Audre Lorde

Black experimental artists shine at Harvard BLM conference

Harvard University recently presented a conference titled, “Black Lives Matter: Music, Race and Justice,” hosted by two music graduate students, Ian R. Copeland and Laurie Lee.

Harlem library being renamed after Harry Belafonte

The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the Library has decided to adopt a new name for Harlem’s 115th Street Library.

Rachel Lindsay will be the first black 'Bachlorette'

ABC is finally delivering on its long-held promise to bring a diverse lead to its Bachelor franchise.