Arts & Entertainment


DuVernay, Morgan and more at Vulture Fest May 19-20

Over the weekend of May 19 and May 20, everything that you love about popular culture is going to unspool in a big, inclusive, diverse and “only in the Big Apple” sort of way.

New York African Film Fest celebrates 25 years

There is much to be learned by watching well-made movies.

Gabrielle Union brings it in ‘Breaking In’

The new film “Breaking In,” starring Gabrielle Union and directed by Lewis McTeaguei, is an exciting home invasion thriller.

Broadway sizzles with ‘Summer’

Once again, disco is alive and well and it is at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on West 46th Street, where “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” is playing.

Jazz Notes: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Black films, VTY jazz, Schomburg, Franco

Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone (2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) were the unapologetic revolutionary voices of the people of South Africa and America, both on and off the stage.

Summer in our nation’s capital

One thing is for sure about summertime in D.C.—it is hot! And whenever the temperature starts to increase, people can’t help but head straight to the water.


This week I was invited to the first annual #EatLocalEastHarlem food event, highlighting the foods from East Harlem restaurants and food makers.

Talking SCHOP! Melting in the Harlem pot

I really love what I do. You are probably rolling your eyes saying, “Of course you do! You get to eat and drink and write about it.”

Olamide rocks Amazura Concert Hall

This past Friday Nigerian sensation Olamide performed at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. The jam-packed venue was full with excited Afro-beats listeners. Not only were there Nigerians in the audience, but listeners from the other 53 countries ...

Resort ’19 looks in Australia

Last night, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia officially kicked off their Resort ’19 collections with their first show of the season.

Australian designers are in play for resort ’19

Australian fashion designer Alice McCall’s collection, shown on the second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, made a smashing showing at the Resort ’19 shows.

Stepping out in style

It was a day of pride and pageantry at the sixth annual Harlem Derby

T.I. posts bail after being arrested trying to enter his gated community

Rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday, May 16 after he was unable to get into his gated neighborhood.

Meet the first Black Woman owner and operator of a nationally distributed vodka

Vanessa Braxton is the owner and CEO of Black Momma Vodka, a company that offers various unique flavors of handcrafted, gluten-free vodka.

Wines of Bordeaux, Harlem

Please meet some of the wines of Bordeaux for Harlem EatUp! 2018. These wines, along with others, will be paired with menus at the Dine In series dinners and sold at Harlem wine stores.