Hats off to the Jackie Robinson West Little League Baseball Team

For sports fan, particularly of New York franchises, a couple of events that transpired this past week could be indicators that we may have to strap in, because there’s some turbulence ahead.

D’Angelo just slayed it at the Apollo

A decade and a half has passed since a chiseled torso appeared on the album cover of his sophomore album, “Voodoo,” and the provocative video for the single “Untitled” propelled D’Angelo into the superstar stratosphere.

David Huie, from hats to big stats

At first glance, you’d think Davis Huie is just one of us, a New Yorker born and raised in South Jamaica, Queens, still riding for his team despite what the record says. Then we get inside and the story unfolds.

Return of D’Angelo, the ‘Black Messiah,’ at the Apollo

R&B singer D"Angelo hits the stage for a one night only performance on Feb. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Apollo Theater.

‘Auld Lang Syne’ to ‘106 & Park’

Took a few days to realize that I had to hit the supermarket and get a new calendar.

Racism is not dead and stinking, it’s as alive as it’s ever been

All eyes were on the marches that took place over the weekend in protest of the atrocities suffered at the hands of law enforcement agencies throughout the nation.

Our big singers get Grammy nods

Gonna lighten up just a little and give a tip of the hat. The nominations for the biggest night in music, the Grammy Awards, were announced, and it’s really no surprise that the focal point would be on the big ...


To those diehard fans who were engrossed in the hotly contested NY Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys game, nothing else mattered.

KKK and their weird PR phase

I have stopped trying to figure out how things are working in the 21st century. Everything is bigger, better, stronger, faster and, unfortunately, dumber.

It’s on at Madison Garden!

We’re a little past the midway point for the NFL season, and both area teams are winning below expectations.

Third annual Global Citizen Festival rocks Central Park

Once upon a time, the grandiose ambition of a child was to be known as the biggest and best in the whole wide world.

Salute to you, Derek Jeter

Many moons have passed, but the memories are crystal clear of heading to the crib and waiting for the BX 55 bus on the inner block of 161st Street and River Avenue.

SummerStage music amid the turmoil

It’s hard to find levity of any kind in weeks like this; however, an attempt was made. Why not? Chilled Saturday, my born day, glued to CNN, monitoring the transgressions in Ferguson, Mo., so maybe a minute to enjoy this ...

Sheri Sher of Mercedes Ladies is still official

Understanding why the chasm is growing wider between today’s youth and the previous generation—I guess now I’m part of the latter—is perplexing, especially when we, the previous generation, laid the groundwork for the culture that young people have so dearly ...

Rick James still ‘Kickin’’

Funkateers over the world can relate to the dichotomy that comes with the beginning of August. Aug. 5, 1983, reinforcement of his legacy was added with the “Cold Blooded” release of his then-seventh studio album. Like the previous sixth, it ...