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Kendrick Lamar releases ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

The highly anticipated album from rapper Kendrick Lamar was released March 16 and quickly became one of the most successful digital releases in history.

Bilal takes the stage in Harlem

R&B singer Bilal is making an appearance in Harlem Friday as part of the “Uptown Nights Concert” series. The sold-out concert takes place at Harlem Stage Gatehouse.

Brandy joins the cast of 'Chicago' on Broadway

Grammy-award winning R&B singer Brandy Norwood is set to join the cast of the musical Chicago in her Broadway debut.

Queen of Soul hosts star-studded birthday affair

Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday in style this weekend at a star-studded affair at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan.

'Empire' finishes on top

Love it or hate it, Fox’s “Empire” is taking Black America by storm and the numbers prove it.

Hurry curry chicken

"SChopgirl" Kysha Harris shares her recipe for a curry chicken dish.

Talking SCHOP! Pecan + salmon = good!

"SChopgirl" Kysha Harris shares one of her recipes for Salmon with Pecans and Rosemary.

Mayan history and culture in Mexico

One of the most beautiful areas of Mexico, the Riviera Maya possesses a deep, rich Mayan history—the people who were thought to have risen to prominence around 250 A.D. and were eventually dominated and almost wiped out in the 16th ...

Via Spiga’s spring 2015 shoe styles

For their spring 2015 campaign, Via Spiga footwear features model Hilary Rhoda in a great pair of gladiator dress heels. The campaign focuses on modern, elegant shoe styles that speak to all facets of a woman’s life and wardrobe.

Spring 2015 fashion classes

Design Entrepreneurs NYC has a call out for all designers with their own labels to participate in a free, intensive “min-MBA” program that will be held at the Fashion Institute of Technology beginning May 28.

Lil’ Kim pays tribute to Biggie

Hot new couple alert! Common and Lupita Nyong'o were photographed together at both this year’s Golden Globes and Academy Awards ceremonies.

Haynes at 90; Gloster Project; Vanguard at 80

The young Roy Haynes earned a reputation in his hometown of Roxbury, Mass., before Luis Russell sent him a one-way ticket to join his 18-piece band, which was engaged at Harlem’s Savory Ballroom in 1945.

Jabari Davis brings laughs, life lessons

Growing up in a Black, vegan family in a gang-controlled neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Jabari Davis got a head start on material for his stand-up comedy routines.

Great voices in Harlem support the Gloster Project

Last summer, the Gloster Project provided three weeks of painting, public speaking, theater and performing arts, and music education to children in Gloster, even including an appearance by actor and activist Danny Glover and other artist friends of the Troupes.

Robert Blackburn photo exhibit open now through March 21

The Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba is pleased to present selections from the exhibition “Robert Blackburn: Passages.”