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Home Sweet Harlem swings

Home Sweet Harlem Restaurant was the place to be last Thursday night. Located at 1528 Amsterdam Ave., New York, N.Y., just off the corner of West 135th Street, the place was jumping with tenor saxophone player Chris Johnson’s Trio, featuring ...

A swim fashion splash

In South Beach, Fla., the Funkshion Fashion Week presentations were a hot splash of colors and savvy swimwear styles. The shows, starting at 7 p.m., were a pleasant way to spend an evening.

We got you! Love, Harlem farmers markets

If you haven’t been all up in one of our Harlem farmers markets, shame on you! And as the saying goes, “When you point your finger at someone, there are three pointing back at you.” Boy, am I guilty.

Talking SCHOP! Pop-up under a Blue Moon

Now here’s an Oprah moment for you —I LOVE BEER! However, unlike Oprah’s bread obsession, I don’t drink it every day.

Have car, will travel, Part 2

This article is the second of a two-part series on driving in a foreign country. The white hill towns—pueblos blancos—in the Andalusia region of southern Spain gracefully sprout from the surrounding terrain.

Jazzmobile, Blanchard, SummerStage, Dr. Taylor

Blazing sun rays are in full force, radiating this summer’s first heatwave as jazz fans lie peacefully in wait for early evening to make their way to Jazzmobile.

Studio Museum in Harlem holds Alma Thomas exhibit

Alma Thomas was a Black female artist who depicted the light around her through her art, even as it was dimmed by the shadow of dominance by white male artists. Taking inspiration from her garden in Washington, D.C, Thomas painted ...

A fascinating look at an America where slavery never died

“That’s the problem with doing the devil’s work,” Victor tells us early on in “Underground Airlines,” a dazzling new novel from Ben Winters. “It can be pretty satisfying now and again,.”

A Black Panther moment at Comic-Con

If you build it, they will come and help to make you billions of dollars in sales. That is just one aspect of what Comic-Con International has done, but for fans of the comic book genre, it’s much much more.

'Motown the Musical' is marvelous!

“Motown the Musical” is back on Broadway. It’s a completely engaging, soulful trip down memory lane, mixed with serious moments that echo the discrimination that Blacks have endured in this country.

Babyface and New Edition—Oldies, but goodies

Babyface may seem like a quiet, unassuming guy, but put him on a stage and he sets the house on fire with 30 years of hits, from The Deele to After 7, to Paula Abdul, to Karyn White, to Boys ...

Mint Condition, the world’s most underrated band, rocks NYC

Mint Condition for president, and B.B. King’s for V.P.—yes! Mint Condition lives up to the title of their 1996 third studio album, “Definition of a Band.” Think Earth, Wind & Fire, bring in Maze and Frankie Beverly, bring in 90s ...

Soufrière resorts named to top resorts list

Two of Soufrière, St. Lucia’s top resorts have been included among the Top 25 Caribbean Resorts by one of the world’s leading travel magazines.

Men’s fashion week report: Popsicle color combinations are cool

Men’s spring/summer 2017 Fashion Week presentations went off without a hitch in New York last week.

D’Angelo’s dashing duds for spring/summer 2017

Designer Edwing D’Angelo rolled right into the third edition of New York Fashion Week with a fascinating menswear collection.