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Tarrytown nuptial retreat

August is a great time to get out of the city. New York, and the tristate area in general, has so much to offer and is only less than a couple of hours away to boot. Having a Metro-North stop ...

Ebony Escapes! to Santa Barbara

We started this summer California road trip series in the beautiful city of Santa Monica, driving in a Jucy Rental, a New Zealand-based travel company that operates a fleet of retrofitted campervans featuring a 1950s-inspired mascot called “Jucy Lucy.” From ...

Tourism and awards at NYC Economic Development Day

As ever, the luncheon was the centerpiece at the New York City Economic Development Day at Columbia University last Thursday.

Super Summer Fun: End of Summer Fun for Everyone

This summer is not over yet! You can still rock the beaches, play in the park and read on road trips! There are so many pleasurable and positive products on the market these days that will not only make the ...

Fur now, color is news

This season is the best time to purchase your fur. For 2014/2015, furs hit the runway in designer collections of all levels. Fur is the top trend. The look is creative and redefined.

Back-to-school fashions: Whimsical yet chic

Alva Simone, created by mother and daughter design duo Shirley Newton and Simone Colbert, is a beautiful clothes collection for beautiful souls.

Newport at 60 celebrates sassy Sarah and Brownie

When you are successful, it is easy to rest on your laurels, but a lackadaisical attitude was never a part of George Wein’s mentality, which is why his Newport Jazz Festival just celebrated its 60th year.

Gabrielle Union, beau set wedding date

Despite all the rumors surrounding their marriage, Beyonce and Jay Z are still the most powerful couple in the entertainment industry, with their collaborative “On the Run” tour. Sales have been out of this world during their 19-show concert series, ...

DTH holds annual Street Fest Aug. 9

On Saturday, Aug. 9, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will hold its annual Street Festival, just outside of its doors on West 152nd Street between Amsterdam and St. Nicholas avenues. The festival, running from noon to 7 p.m., offers hours ...

Shabazz Palaces’ new album challenges the postmodern hip-hop norm

You may remember experimental hip-hop artist extraordinaire Ishmael Butler from the New York-based, jazz-infused hip-hop trio Digable Planets from the early 1990s. He rapped under the moniker Butterfly, and almost two decades later, he has re-emerged triumphantly as a part ...

Ebony Escapes! into August

The heat is on, and so is the wealth of exciting, funky and fun events all across the nation. Here are just a few to add to your travel itineraries this summer. Enjoy!

Thursdays, Seleno celebrates, Poncho Burns, Newport at 60

In the midst of this Harlem gentrification, more venues are opening their doors to live jazz. Every Thursday, the Lenox Saphire (341 Lenox Avenue at 127th Street) brightens with The Phil Young Experience and Friends.

Santa Monica: Beauty and the beach

Last time around we had just barely scratched the surface of Santa Monica, Calif., a unique, beachside community known around the world.

Jay Electronica invokes Farrakhan after controversial performance

Provocative hip-hop star Jay Electronica has attracted a bit of negative attention after his performance at the 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. One would think pulling larger-than-life rapper Jay Z onto the stage to perform with him would be a very ...

Author showcases Trojan horse of World Cup, Olympics

It’s no secret that humans want to put their “best foot forward” when guests and new people are around. You clean your house, you put on makeup and you dress in your best clothes. However, countries that host the World ...