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‘Lion of Zimbabwe' recalls 'Chimurenga' on independence day

As Zimbabwe marks its 34th year of independence from colonialism, singing star Thomas Mapfumo sent a salute “to the brave heroes and heroines who joined the war of liberation.”

NY Branch NAACP and PS 197M presents ‘Opera for Beginners’

In April 2014, P.S. 197M, the John B. Russwurm Elementary School in Harlem, held its opening session of “Opera for Beginners” in its school auditorium.

Five Percenters outraged over Jay Z’s ‘pimpin’ of their Universal Flag

Much attention was paid to the glistening, coaster-sized medallion hanging from rap mogul Jay Z’s neck as he and his wife, Beyoncé, sat courtside during a Nets game at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center last week.

Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony

This month, the Brooklyn Historical Society hosted the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony.

Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday with Paul Simon

Legendary South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is celebrating his 75th birthday with a blowout tour, including two nights at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with Masekela’s close friends Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte.

Mobb Deep makes a stunning return

Almost 20 years after the New York City-based, dark, underground hip-hop duo Mobb Deep released their sophomore full-length album, “The Infamous,” the group is taking a full circle approach to their 2014 album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.”

New Michael Jackson album set for May release

It has been announced that a new Michael Jackson album will be released on May 15. L.A. Reid of Epic Records, along with Michael Jackson’s estate, collaborated on producing the record after Reid was allowed to scour Jackson’s personal catalogs ...

‘Xscape’ into summer with a new Michael Jackson album in May

Epic Records announced a new Michael Jackson album slated for release in May.

Imhotep's Guide to Black events: March 27 - April 2, 2014

As we leave Women’s History Month and make way for our GBE “Spirit Lift Month.”

imhotep's Guide To Black Events March 20 - 16, 2014

We sadly open our GBE events guide with the announcement that J.D Livingston, my longtime radio producer, comrade, friend, cousin and brother-in-struggle has passed

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House”

Popular women of Soul - Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe, and others “In Performance at the White House."

‘Jazz Meets Sports’ at NJPAC

A historical jazz and sports collaborative event occurred recently on a Sunday evening at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. For the first time, two sports legends were presented onstage at the Victoria Theater at NJPAC with ...

Okaru performs, Donald Byrd tribute, Motown at Schomburg

Jazz is happening on Sundays at Harlem’s famous Paris Blues!

Lloyd Price delivers oldies-but-goodies at the Cutting Room

You knew it was going to be a special evening Friday at the Cutting Room with the great singer Lloyd Price

Imhotep's Guide To Black Events March 13 - 19, 2014

Greetings! Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre (NFT) will celebrate its 44th anniversary with a special gala honoring legendary producer Voza Rivers on Sunday, March 16 at the Tribeca Center for the Performing Arts, located at 199 Chambers St. The ...

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