Reggae legend Toots Hibbert has died at 77

Toots Hibbert, one of reggae’s founding fathers and principal singer-songwriter of the band Toots and the Maytals, has passed away at 77 years old.

Stealth isolation: Cardi B interviews Joe Biden; ‘Black Freethinkers’

America is a leading country that harbors the most cases of COVID-19. Our government’s leader did not act and is not doing everything possible to keep citizens safe.

Jimi Hendrix, Harlem’s adopted son: 50 years gone, but still No. 1

It is hard to believe that Sept. 18, 2020 will mark 50 years that Jimi Hendrix’s physical essence was extinguished from this planet.

Sistas’ Place—the watering hole for the Black soul

The legendary Sistas’ Place, one of the last Black jazz clubs standing in Brooklyn, closed out their very special outdoor summer concert series last Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, with the phenomenal Camille Gainer Jones Trio.

Stealth Isolation: ‘WAP,’ Black women’s liberation & our concerns

It’s been nearly five months since the first shutdowns in the United States due to COVID-19.

Stealth Isolation: ‘Black Is King’—Aspirations of royalty

As scientists race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the world continues to live in limbo. Now that it has been nearly half a year, the world seems to be adjusting to the daily cautions and the news of spikes ...

Stealth Isolation: ‘Was Beethoven Black?’ Five Black composers we never knew

When thinking on what to write this week I came across a couple of Twitter threads commenting on how “Beethoven is Black” has been trending online

VIDEO: Harlem jazz tribute to George Floyd

New York State Jazz Literacy and Arts Society Inc. hosted a free jazz livestream concert memorializing and celebrating the life of George Floyd

Stealth Isolation: Quarantine review—Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’

This quarantine has been the great equalizer of the human experience.

Valeisha Butterfield Jones named Recording Academy’s first diversity & inclusion officer

Valeisha Butterfield Jones, a leader, a global influencer, and culture shifter has been named the Recording Academy’s first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

Chuck D: ‘There’s a Poison Going On’

It turns out the social media beef between Public Enemy icons Chuck D and Flavor Flav was a hoax.

Stealth Isolation Series: 5 new futuristic albums to listen to

Our culture is experiencing the presence of an unprecedented global pandemic. In order to slow the spread of the menacing COVID-19 illness, people all over the world are being told to practice social distancing and self isolation as a proactive ...

Apollo Theater's 'Amateur Night' to hold auditions online

For the first time in its 86-year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, as the nonprofit fills the coveted slots for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.

Angelique Kidjo in last of Carnegie Hall concert series March 14th

There are few who can match Kidjo’s vivacity, beauty, and spirit onstage and off. The Grammy-winning songstress continues to wow audiences with her bold and daring takes on music of all genres including Caribbean, jazz, and Latin.

Remembering McCoy Tyner Jazz

On Saturday, March 14 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, piano master Denton Darien, saxophone/vocalist John Satchmo Mannan, Alvin Ellington Flythe on tenor sax and many others will celebrate the music and contributions of piano great McCoy Tyne