Arts & Entertainment


Rihanna donates $5 million to relief efforts

Rihanna‘s Clara Lionel Foundation is giving $5 million to the response efforts against the coronavirus.

Gov. Cuomo orders all NY hair salons, barbershops to close amid COVID-19 outbreak

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all personal care businesses to close until further notice as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to grow.

Can you write off your vacation?

It’s that time of year when you’re doing your tax returns.

KnowYourNumb3rs Rebirth of a New Nation: March 19 -March 25

Waking up and coming to grips that we’re in a new day in this Age of Aquarius. Opportunities are at the doorsteps for those who are ready to lead.

Schomburg Center acquires American icon Harry Belafonte’s personal archive

The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the personal archive of civil rights activist, award-winning entertainer and producer, and cultural icon Harry Belafonte.

Basso’s best styles for Fall 2020

Vibrantly talented American designer Dennis Basso’s collection was inspired by pure glamour.

Sustainable yet chic fall ’20 classics

It was all about classic cuts and hand-sewn tailoring at Chocheng’s fall/winter 2020/’21 NYFW show. There were many two-toned combinations and suitable pieces. Presented to a standing-room only audience, the show was very well received, leaving the audience in awe.

Zahra Rasool’s ‘Still Here’ highlights formerly incarcerated women’s journey home

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865.

Leslie Odom Jr. on his newest album, ‘Mr.’

Leslie Odom Jr., a highly successful actor who is most known for his role as Aaron Burr in the internationally acclaimed musical “Hamilton,” has appeared in television shows like “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and recently starred ...

Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’––worth a subscription

In Hulu’s new literary adaptation of Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel “Little Fires Everywhere” we take a deep dive into the lives of two women in different situations; both linked to a simmering and hidden level of frustration so agonizing that ...

HBO’s ‘Kill Chain’ reveals scary reality: U.S. voting system under attack

Is America’s voting process broken? Recent developments aren’t encouraging. For instance, in May of 2019 Sen. Kamala Harris along with twelve other senators, introduced the Protecting American Votes and Elections (PAVE) Act in the senate.

Actor Idris Elba says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Idris Elba has announced that he’s tested positive for COVID-19, the illness associated with the new coronavirus.

Sabira Bushra, noted film maven, passes at 66

The Sembene Film Festival is based in Pittsburgh but its visionary founder, Phyllis Hill Cole, affectionately known as Sabira Bushra, gave it a global impact with its focus on classic African and African American films.

Angelique Kidjo in last of Carnegie Hall concert series March 14th

There are few who can match Kidjo’s vivacity, beauty, and spirit onstage and off. The Grammy-winning songstress continues to wow audiences with her bold and daring takes on music of all genres including Caribbean, jazz, and Latin.

‘Downhill’ is doable

When a couple (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell) and their two sons face a life-and-death crisis on a ski trip in Austria, the husband’s response to the situation leads the spouses to examine their entire relationship.