Arts & Entertainment


Road trip: Los Angeles Film Festival June 14-22

It’s time to hit the road back to Hollywood to cover the The 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Yara Shahidi, Spike Lee, more turn out for a night with Raoul Peck

In front of a packed house that included the likes of actress Yara Shahidi and director Spike Lee, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presented Oscar-winning director Raoul Peck in conversation with Schomburg director Kevin Young and Paul ...

Hillary Clinton blacklash

The Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti just organized a “Protest Hillary Clinton Resurrection” rally last week, at Medgar Evers College Graduation held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

New production by award-winning playwright shines light on police brutality

National Black Theatre in Harlem is closing its 48th season with the world premiere of “Kill Move Paradise.”

James Earl Jones, August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ get love at the Tonys

James Earl Jones was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 71st annual Tony Awards Sunday, June 11.

Community Calendar: June 15 - June 22

Greetings! In celebrating Black Music Month 2017, a reminder to all that we are also celebrating National Caribbean Heritage Month 2017 in which we highlighted the anniversary passing of Pan-African giant, Marcus Garvey, noting the legacy of his global contribution ...

Gift ideas for Father's Day that work

After a warm celebration of Mother's Day, the dads all over the world may start to become haywire as the Father's Day is not so far away.

Congressman Donald Payne announces $3.7 million in Upward Bound grants

Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. recently announced the awarding of nearly $3.7 million in Fiscal Year 2017 grant funding to New Jersey institutions of higher education through the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program for pre-college education programs for ...

East Orange observes National Gun Violence Awareness Day to combat violence

Several recent shootings in East Orange, N.J., have not only put the city on edge but also prompted the community to step and become more involved.

Tupac biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ hits theaters

Somewhere on the spiritual plane prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur was looking down and smiling at the assembled guests at Harlem’s Maysles Documentary Center last week.

Dave Chappelle will take the stage with Chris Rock, Trevor Noah at Radio City Music Hall

Dave Chappelle is taking the stage with a little help from some of his fellow comedians and a few musicians who have appeared on his famous Comedy Central show.

Apollo Theater raises over $2 million at Annual Spring Gala

Director and producer Stan Lathan and the Verizon Foundation are being honored at this year’s Apollo Spring Gala set for Monday, June 12, at 7 p.m.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon arrested on domestic battery charges

Bobbi Kristina Brown's former partner Nick Gordon was arrested in Florida for alleged domestic violence against his current girlfriend, authorities said.

'Luther' returning to BBC America

BBC America is bringing Idris Elba back in "Luther."

Tony Awards 2017

"Dear Evan Hansen" won "Best Musical" at the 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday.