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Scott La Rock Boulevard unveiled

A couple of weeks ago, “up in the Bronx where the people are fresh,” hip-hop legend DJ Scott La Rock was honored with a street-naming ceremony at the intersection of Jerome Avenue and Kingsbridge Boulevard.

Hip-hop community mourns passing of three legends

During this month of June three legendary figures who helped popularize the urban culture known as hip-hop have transitioned onto the ancestral realm.

Imhoteps Guide to Black Events: July 6-July12, 2017

In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit ...

Jay Z raps about relationship with Beyonce on ‘4:44’

Jay Z has opened up about his rocky relationship with wife Beyonce on “4:44,” his first album in four years

Out and about at the BET Awards

I traveled to Los Angeles over the weekend with #NissanDiversity for the 2017 BET Awards.

Miami Jazz Fest’s WDNA-FM debut, Mustafa Jazz Fest

These days the only time you hear about Miami is in a political context on those rare occasions “the Orange Barron” visits from the “Crazy House” to cajole his loyal Cuban Republican supporters.

Friday evenings of Jazzy Jazz at Medgar Evers College

The Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival will be held on nine Friday evenings, from July 7 to September 1, 2017. This year it will pay tribute to the legendary Lena Horne.

Nigeria’s WizKid collaborates with Drake, Major Lazer and wins BET Award

The 26-year-old Nigerian songwriter and hip-hop/R&B artist, WizKid, is rising to prominence in America after emerging from a lengthy and successful career in Africa.

Mobb Deep's Prodigy's funeral open to the public in NYC

It’s official: Mobb Deep’s Prodigy’s funeral service will be held in New York City Thursday, June 29.

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy returns to the essence at 42

The hip-hop community was deeply saddened as news spread that Prodigy, an MC from the legendary Mobb Deep out of Queensbridge Housing projects in Long Island City, Queens, transitioned onto the ancestral realm this past Tuesday.

Roz Nixon Entertainment celebrates NYC seniors with a day of salsa, jazz and Motown

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, was a day for celebrating seniors, but all were welcome as Roz Nixon Entertainment hosted “Celebrating Jazz, Salsa & Motown.”

Community Calendar: June 29 - July 5, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “Marshall,” based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Carnegie Hall to celebrate 100th birthday of Sylvia Olden Lee

On June 29 at 7:30 p.m., The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture is holding a concert at Carnegie Hall to honor the 100th birthday of a world-renowned classical music singer and teacher. Sylvia Olden Lee, one of the ...

Friday evenings of Jazzy Jazz at Medgar Evers College

The Dr. Mary Umolu Jazzy Jazz Festival will be held on nine Friday evenings, from July 7 to September 1, 2017. This year it will pay tribute to the legendary Lena Horne.

Jay Z follows in footsteps of Mother’s Day bail out

Rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z found inspiration from the activist organizations Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change’s successful fundraising campaign that funded the bailout of incarcerated mothers on Mother’s Day.