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 ...

Something to wine about: Rioja

Another wonderful independence weekend celebration! I headed to the Berkshires to hang with friends, cook, eat, laugh and repeat.

Talking SCHOP! On the Red Farm

In this city, finding a restaurant to dine in can be daunting, painful even.

Casually elegant 2016 shapes for day or night

Young designer Annelie Schubert’s collection was sponsored and presented by Mercedes Benz and Elle Magazine for the Berlin spring/summer ’16 shows.

Spring/summer ’17 fashion news from Berlin

Overall, the Berlin spring/summer ’17 shows are huge productions. This Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show was one of the best.

Kevin Hart looking for talent

Forget all of those rumors about the producers of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” putting the entire cast out to pasture and replacing them with bigger names in the rap game.

Harlem Havana, New Century Jazz

As a tourist in Cuba when President Obama made the announcement that America was ready to reestablish positive relations with Cuba after 57 years, Dec. 17, 2014, was a memorable moment for me.

New Federal Theatre holds gala benefit

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre recently held a festive gala benefit at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Blvd., honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theater’s 46-year ...

Tamara Tunie takes to the stage for ‘American Son’

Tamara Tunie, beloved star of “Law & Order: SVU,” is onstage in a new, world-premiering drama called “American Son.”

Artist McArthur Binion at Galerie Lelong

From a distance McArthur Binion’s art has a textured effect, a few resembling huge pieces of tapestry. But as you get closer, the basket-like weave of blocks reveal bits of personal information. Under the application of industrial crayon and oil ...

From the ‘Minions’ team, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

“The Secret Life of Pets” is the new animation family comedy from Illumination, the company that unleashed those clever little yellow Minions on a generation. The creative brain power is now poised to do the same, this time exploring the ...

Gbenga Akinnagbe stars in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

The new star of the new sci-fi thriller, “Independence Day: Resurgence,” Gbenga Akinnagbe is a well-rounded actor who finds satisfaction in wearing many hats. Along with promoting his appearance in his new box office film, which also stars Vivica A. ...

Essence Fest legacy expands, music legends conquer the Dome

In more ways than one, the Essence Music Festival legacy is expanding. The series of concerts at the New Orleans Superdome last weekend featured several recording artists with histories stretching back 20 years or more.

Jill Scott ties the knot

Although it is no surprise to yours truly, because I have known that Grammy-winning singer/actress Jill Scott and my longtime friend Michael Dobson have been engaged for more than a minute, the lovely couple were married in a secret ceremony ...

‘The Total Bent’ targets corrupt TV evangelists

“The Total Bent” is a musical that highlights how corrupt some TV evangelists can be.