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Black Olympians continue the tradition of excellence

Teams are the theme this week. Nationally it’s almost impossible to escape Team USA’s exploits in the 2016 Olympic games.

Jim Jones, Jill Scott take center stage

A reinforced concrete foundation was laid for the Harlem-based hip-hop groups, with teams the likes of Master Don & The Death Committee, the Disco 4, The Crash Crew, The Fearless Four and The Treacherous Three leading the way.

Big ups to the Head Doctor—Pooh the Barber

Before I sat down, I knew better. The picture he had hanging on the wall should have been enough to prevent me from jumping into the chair, but after waiting close to an hour for my regular dude to show ...

Michael Jordan’s effort rebounds with critics

Whoaaa! Pump the brakes! Just as we were to hit the presses, word came down from Mount Olympus.

Hope and basketball

It’s only July 2016, but for basketball fans we’re a year ahead into the 2017/18 season.

Just POWER-ful—That’s all

Summer 2016 is shaping up to be eventful for the apparition.

Celebrating beautiful ‘Black Pearls’

After going over the catalog, my decision came down to the final two collections: “Living in Confusion” and “Prime of My Life.”

BET Award show: Putting Black cultural appropriation on blast

The day of the event began as they all do for a media member.

A great night at the Tony Awards

We’ve been rocking together for years on end, so it’s always good to see our brothers and sisters have their days in the sun, and that was indeed the case this weekend.

Muhammad Ali—Pride, fortitude, integrity and compassion

As Americans of African descent, we should know better then most the feeling of being a victim of crime.

‘Roots’ blacklash—Enough with the slave movies

You know it’s been a rough day when you need to see “Roots” to bring levity

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra keeps it funky!

I have some vivid memories of my first foray as a musician. Fourth grade it was. I could join the glee club, but my Afro wasn’t quite right at the time to sing. The other option was the ban

Diddy and The Family are back

In 1993 an aspiring music executive established a label that would eventually lay the foundation of a movement that would literally have a global impact. Fashion, multimedia and food/beverage were a few of the industries that were influenced by the ...

Afrika Bambaataa—It’s about to get real

Because one of the major news stories mirrors ancient Greek civilization, let’s begin with a quote from a Greek philosopher, Thrasymachus: “Justice is nothing other than the advantage of the stronger.”

Waiting for the facts

If you say it loud enough and often enough, it becomes popular consensus. Eventually it can become so engrained into the collective psyche that it’ll be conceived as “truth.” That’s how rumors and stereotypes get perpetuated and facts gets altered ...

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