Arts & Entertainment


49th NAACP Image Awards: The winners

Check out the winners of this year's NAACP Image Awards!

New York dancers raising money to perform at ‘Blacks in Dance’ conference in Los Angeles

Dance students from Brooklyn and Queens practice 12 hours a day and their hard work has paid off — they have been chosen to perform in Los Angeles, California.

Welcome to award season madness

The moment the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards began, Twitter went officially “nuts” waiting for Oprah Winfrey to take the stage. From the start, the ceremony was engrossed with the politically charged #timesup climate.

Live on MLK Day: 49th NAACP Image Awards

Leonard James III has a voice that is as comforting as running water. It’s low, resonating, authoritative—and it lingers in the mind.

Best of African Diaspora International Film Fest held Jan. 12-14

The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival is back from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14 with a selection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films in ADIFF 2017. Screenings will be held at Teachers College, ...

Another awe-inspiring Ailey season at City Center

We hope everybody’s holiday calendar included at least one evening of the annual month-long performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center.

Jazz Media Summit 2018 focuses on women, BLM

The Jazz Journalist Association will be hosting the Jazz Media Summit in New York City in the midst of NY Winter Jazzfest and Jazz Congress. This year the collection of panels will take place at the Jazz Gallery in Manhattan ...

Major Black presence at Sundance 2018, Jan. 18-28

There will never be a shortage of creativity to come from our community. The annual Sundance Film Festival, taking place Jan. 18 through Jan. 28, is just one piece of compelling evidence to back up this aforementioned statement.

What to expect at the 14th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest

The 14th annual NYC Winter Jazzfest, taking place Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, will continue this year to confront issues of injustice.

Kevin Mahogany, the jazz vocalist of his generation, passes at 59

For jazz buffs coming of age in the late ’50s and early ’60s, particularly for aspiring singers, the litmus test was “Moody’s Mood for Love,” the lyrics added to James Moody’s solo on the standard tune.

A good Airbnb guest…

Never have travelers had as many short-term lodging options as they do now. Gone are the days when hotels/motels, bed & breakfasts and hostels were the only options in the marketplace.

Talking SCHOP! Thank you 2017, again

Thank goodness we got a break from that bitter cold and bomb cyclone (cyclone bomb?). I was so happy to have a stocked fridge and tons of leftovers. I did not leave my house for days…and then I got the ...

The Schomburg to host sixth annual Black Comic Book Festival

Starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 and 13, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will be hosting the sixth annual Black Comic Book Festival.

Queens College commemorates Dr. King with Sweet Honey in the Rock Jan. 14

The acclaimed a cappella women’s ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock, will headline Queens College’s fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration Sunday, Jan. 14.

Big Daddy Kane runs down memory lane at Schomburg Center

Saturday, Dec. 16, the Schomburg’s Hip-Hop History Project initiated its new series “Going Way Back” with an exclusive featured interview of Grammy award-winning MC, Big Daddy Kane.