Arts & Entertainment


Officials announce location of Harlem Black Lives Matter mural

Harlem will be the Manhattan site of the Black Lives Matter Mural.

International African Arts Festival streams 49th Annual Libation event this Saturday

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and law enforcement killing Black people across the country, the International African Arts Festival is holding their 49th annual Libation event this Saturday, June 20th 2020.

A call to arms to sustain theaters of color

Please join me in this call to arms to sustain theaters of color, which are possibly facing a lack of funding in 2021!

Knowyournumb3rs Rebirth of a New Nation June 18 - June 24

This week, you may be taken by surprise with a fastball. Ideas like lightning bolts strike the mind with purposeful inspiration for your agenda.

‘A Strange Loop’ shines at 65th annual Drama Desk Awards

African Americans were well represented at the 65th annual Drama Desk Awards, televised on NY1. “A Strange Loop,” a musical written by African American Michael R. Jackson, won five Drama Desk honors, including the top honor for best musical.

Digital access to dance June 2020

Since the pause in April due to COVID-19 which crippled the dance world, many dancers, choreographers and presenters have pledged to keep dance present.

#BLM art across the U.S.

At times there are no words. No words to adequately express the depth and breadth of what you’re feelingAt times there are no words. No words to adequately express the depth and breadth of what you’re feeling.

Stealth Isolation: When Angela speaks, we listen

The Black community often says, “We have no leader,” but I beg to differ. Angela Y. Davis has been a longstanding staple in the fight against mass incarceration, racism and sexism.

‘I Am Samuel’ doc looks at LGBTQ love in Africa

I’m often asked by members of the LGBTQ community—gay men of color to be specific—when and where will they find true love. And, pushing the question further, is true love even possible for men of color?

Beyoncé writes letter to Kentucky AG demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

Beyoncé sent a letter to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Sunday, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.

Knowyournumb3rs Rebirth of a New Nation June 11 - 17

he question becomes: do you believe in yourself? We are halfway into the year and, by the end of June, we’ll have six celestial bodies in the heavens, all in retrograde, allowing us to revise, organize, review, and put the ...

Stealth Isolation: In the mind of an ally

We are still deeply in the throes of the COVID-19 outbreak while human beings all over the world are protesting against police brutality against the Black community.

Kearran Giovanni in BET’s ‘American Soul’ is a force of nature!

I doubt that you know the actress Kearran Giovanni by name and it’s not because the stunning actress isn’t busy (she is); I think it’s because Giovanni disappears into her characters so completely that you can only see the soul ...

Org behind Indie Spirit Awards presents free virtual screening

One of the best things about Film Independent is that they have recognized inequality in Hollywood and stepped up to do something about it by creating Project Involve.

‘Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi’ starting June 19 on Hulu

Hulu’s new series “Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi,” executive produced by award-winning cookbook author and host Padma Lakshmi, has hit it out of the park with its new show.