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Comedian Buttahman takes the stage at the West End Lounge in President's Day show

Comedian Buttahman takes the stage this President's Day for a free comedy show at the West End Lounge.

Cartoonist defends right to ridicule Afro-Ecuadorian politician

A prominent cartoonist in Ecuador is under fire for an editorial cartoon that pokes fun at an Afro-Ecuadorian politician.

Amarula for amour

Are you looking for a little something special to add to your Valentine’s Day cocktail? Something that perhaps might induce that stare, that glimmer in the eye, that je ne sais quoi of your betrothed? The answer lies in Africa’s ...

Golfing immortal Charlie Sifford

The passing of pioneering golfer Charlie Sifford on Feb. 3 is just such a moment, particularly when there is no obituary in our publication. He was 92 and lived in Cleveland, Ohio.

Talking SCHOP! Give ’em the world for Valentine’s Day

Now, if there were only a way to capture that food moment, put it in a box and take it home, you would. Enter Try the World (@TryTheWorld), an online subscription service that brings the flavors of the world to ...

Music and culinary thrills in San Francisco

Whether you’re into a chaotic bar scene, mellow speakeasy vibes, classical music, artistic dance performances, the opera, DF-infused dance beats, intimate live ensembles, piano bars or anything in between, you’ll find something to fit your musical temperament in San Francisco.

Oprah, ‘Selma’ director to create original series

As usual, traveling to the NAACP Image Awards with Chevrolet proved to be a fabulous, fruitful weekend.

Not ‘N*ggas in Paris,’ ‘Brown Butterfly,’ Whalum review

Hip-hop, jazz, blues, gospel, R&B and funk are all members of the Black music family. Like its older brother blues, hip-hop comes directly from the experiences and perspective of the singer or rapper.

Spring-summer 2015: Yachting looks

At Lacoste’s spring-summer 2015 show, there’s a look of nonchalance. With this collection, you can wear the clothes every which way.

Bobbi Kristina Brown on life support, found unresponsive

Friends and family of the late and great R&B star Whitney Houston, who was survived by her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and her ex-husband, Bobby Brown, are experiencing a tragedy that is all too similar to Houston’s passing

Malan Breton shows the blues for fall 2015

They say “The Blues Ain’t Nothin” in a song that still rings in your ears. However, to designer Malan Breton, the blues are stylish, especially when it comes to a color in fashion.

Road trip: Hollywood

Next Thursday, and continuing through Black History Month, do expect much, much more from the creative community of color

‘Reach’ and ‘Soar’ Books that inspire

“Reach” is also like a sequel or companion to “Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character” by David C. Banks with G.F. Lichtenberg (Atria, 2015), and it’s probably not coincidental that they are both published by Atria. “Soar” is ...

Cuba’s vibrant ‘Havana Rakatan’ comes to New York City

Cuban dance and music explode onto the stage at City Center Theater Feb. 18 through Feb. 22 when Ballet Rakatan, accompanied by the eight-piece Cuban son band Turquino kicks off its vibrant program, “Havana Rakatan,” which promises to generate enough ...

Eddie Murphy to appear on ‘SNL’ anniversary

For the first time in more than 30 years, Eddie Murphy is making his return to “Saturday Night Live.” In an interview with NewsOneNow, the comedian said he will appear on SNL’s 40th anniversary special, airing Feb. 15.