Arts & Entertainment


Evening looks vary for fall/winter 2018

At Telfar’s show, there were various musicians modeling and performing on the runway. The Liberian-American designer is in the business of creating a new business.

Dramatic details are glamorous for fall/winter ’18

Designer Estaban Cortazar’s dramatic approach to fashion raised the audience’s eyebrows as his looks appeared on the runway.

Talking SCHOP! A Virginia rendezvous

You know that moment when you have just had enough? When the next 24 hours might be your undoing if you do not change your scenery? When you just need to get hell out of dodge? Well, that was me ...

Getting through international customs and immigration efficiently

Getting through customs and immigration while traveling abroad can often seem overwhelming, especially if you’re traveling to a place far away or a place where English isn’t the primary language.

Jazz Notes: Weston’s sound, Haynes at 93, Younger at Jazz Museum

When it comes to expressing the sounds of jazz as it relates to the African Diaspora, no one is more capable than the pianist and composer Randy Weston.

Black Gotham Experience Tours explore Black influence in colonial-era NYC

Rose Butler dreaded transport by cart to her final destination in the 82-degree heat of July 9, 1819.

Black authors gather in Brooklyn for 14th annual National Black Writers Conference

The National Black Writers Conference will be celebrating writers from March 22 through March 25. The theme of the 14th NBWC is “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature.”

Rapper Craig Mack dead at 46

For a very short period in time in the ’90s, rapper Craig Mack became a cornerstone of New York hip-hop.

‘Gringo’ a no-go

The blows just keep landing: Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) isn’t a boxer. He’s a kind, nerdy businessman who finds out that everyone he trusts—his wife (Thandie Newton), boss (Joel Edgerton) and colleague (Charlize Theron)—have it in for him.

‘Wrinkle in Time’—a ‘Wizard of Oz’ for a new generation

On a chilly spring day—a quirky occurrence in sunny California—a group of selected journalists, bloggers and influencers cued up to screen “Wrinkle in Time” on the famed Walt Disney lot.

‘Wrinkle in Time’—not exactly what you expect

Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s book, “A Wrinkle in Time,” the newest film version under director Ava DuVernay has been causing a lot of excitement, with heightened expectations fueled in large part by the heat of “Black Panther.”

Talking SCHOP! Harlem and Paris

Last week I had the honor to attend Harlem and Paris Meet in Midtown, a dinner at Sofitel New York.

Rediscovering Nashville

The city of Nashville is one that I’ve enjoyed visiting ever since my first trip back on the night of my college graduation.

Oscar was hit with the Wakandian effect!

Oscar was hit with the Wakandian effect!

Black Girls CODE founder talks tech

It has been announced that the Black Girls CODE Organization, founded by electrical engineer Kimberly Bryant, will be collaborating with Lyft to expand their reach and curriculum.