Feeling like Miami jazz

Got a glimpse into the future—82 degrees, fluffy white clouds, clear blue sky during the day gives way to the twinkling stars and gentle cool breeze at night.

RIP Craig Mack, and thank you

As expected of a fledgling billionaire, the portfolio is quite diversified. We’ve seen it built brick by brick. With established success as an owner of a television network, adult beverages and a clothing line, it could be easily forgotten, or ...

Tuned in Soundtrack 63 at the Apollo

Don’t know how else to explain it, but I’m feeling real lost boyish this week. Pulled an “East Coast, West Coast, worldwide” move. Before bouncing to the left coast, I had to make it out to the Apollo Theater to ...

Celebrating ‘Soundtrack 63’ at the Apollo

If I didn’t know any better, I’d begin to think that maybe, just maybe, a segment of society has been harboring deep resentment over the notion of an entity called Black History Month.

Cereal, Ajax and The Emotions

If you’re in a certain age bracket, you’ll peep the scenario and fall right in line. Life between the period of grade school was pretty regimented.

Goodnight Dennis Edwards, and thank you!

We know that the one thing that remains constant is change. For the better, worse or just for the sake of change, it’s an inevitable life occurrence.

Grammy gots to get a grip

The set-up was ohh so sweet! Seeing the coronation of his latest project, “4:44,” transforming from one of the year’s most anticipated projects to the year’s most celebrated album at the top award show in music: the 60th Annual Grammy ...

49th NAACP Image Award winners

Ava DuVernay taking home the Entertainer of the Year Award was perhaps the surprise of the night during the 49th NAACP Image Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Taking a knee with Tribeca-Grand

Hadn’t had much interest in watching football lately, but that National Championship Game Monday was indeed a thrill ride.

Starz loss of Optimum ‘Power’

Here’s why ear hustling goes wrong. You get the story twisted. All I overheard was snowstorm and loss of power.

Fantasia, Raheem DeVaughn and Cardi B bringing a soulful Christmas

Don’t really know if during her storied career Fantasia has performed at the Apollo Theater, but it definitely seems she has prepared for that moment for a good portion of her professional career. Culling from her previous stints in New ...

The Golden Globes

Saying that time flew will be quite the understatement. It literally seems like yesterday that I was taking self-inventory and assessing what my resolutions were for 2017. Now we sit days away from closing the chapter on the year.

Keepers of the overground underground, prepare yourself for Rapsody

For the pure fans of hip-hop, there’s a few times when we meet that fork in the road. It occurs when we find that diamond in the rough that bears the responsibilities of what true emceeing is about—finding your voice, ...

2017 Soul Train Awards

Hard to imagine, but the first Soul Train Award ceremony took place in 1987.

Anita Baker—the songstress and the T-shirt

I’m sitting here trying to figure out how her energy emerged and became newsworthy. As a reach I found that out of her eight solo projects, she has had two albums originally released close to today’s time-frame: “Giving You the ...