Arts & Entertainment


Harlem library being renamed after Harry Belafonte

The New York Public Library (NYPL) and Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the Library has decided to adopt a new name for Harlem’s 115th Street Library.

Rachel Lindsay will be the first black 'Bachlorette'

ABC is finally delivering on its long-held promise to bring a diverse lead to its Bachelor franchise.

Beyoncé's mother of a Grammy performance

Grammy viewers were hoping for a surprise performance from pregnant Beyoncé, and she delivered.

A Tribe Called Quest had the most political moment of the Grammys

A Tribe Called Quest used their time on the Grammy stage on Sunday to put on the most politically-charged performance of the night.

Grammys 2017: Adele and Beyoncé's big moments

Adele swept the top honors at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, but the night was shared with Beyoncé.

Adele's 'Black friends' Grammy comment stirs debate

Adele really, really wanted to share her admiration for Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards and social media felt her on that.

NAACP Image Awards: 'Hidden Figures,' Henson, Beyoncé

Taraji P. Henson took home two NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night. One was for her role in "Hidden Figures," which was named best movie.

Alluring fashion and beauty looks for spring ’17

Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs presented a flawless execution of their alluring spring ’17 collection here in New York.

Border-crossing patterns and shapes for autumn/winter ’17

At Berlin’s recent autumn/winter ’17 Fashion Week, patterns were abundant in suits, dresses and coats.

Piece of Velvet Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for your submissions so far for Piece of Velvet’s Valentine’s Day contest!

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Part 2

When entering the particularly well-lit lobby of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, it would be nearly impossible to overlook the massive art structure suspending from the ceiling.

Stage and screen acting vet Santiago-Hudson directs ‘Jitney’ on Broadway

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s career got off to as auspicious a start as one could hope for.

Macy's kicks off Black History Month event series

Retail giant Macy’s has a slew of celebrations planned all over the U.S. throughout February to commemorate Black History Month.

50th Anniversary of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’

In 1967, racial tensions in cities all over the country erupted in violent collisions that laid bare social, economic and political strife.

‘Lion’ leaps with six Oscar noms

The New York Amsterdam News has been invited to cover the 89th Oscars, marking our fourth consecutive year.