Growing up in a Black, vegan family in a gang-controlled neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Jabari Davis got a head start on material for his stand-up comedy routines.
When Dominque Morisseau was in the second grade, she thought to herself, “I’m going to be a writer and an actor.” By the third grade, the native Detroiter was writing “Cabbage Patch Kid Mysteries” and handing out her original stories to her classmates.
Last December, I was among a group of African-American journalists, scholars and filmmakers selected to travel to Western Sahara and Algeria. The excursion was financed and organized by Polisario, a Western Saharan movement whose mission is to secure independence for Western Sahara.
Joe Rogers Jr., a Harlem resident for the past decade, is on a mission to improve the educational opportunities available to uptown students.
Noted director, writer and producer Gina Prince-Bythewood will be an honoree at the fifth annual Athena Film Festival, which will be in New York City at Barnard College.
Kevin Shird knows a thing or two about the Baltimore streets, and his knowledge is from firsthand experience.
The Black Agency Executives organization recently held its 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.The Honorable David Dinkins, New York’s first and so far only Black mayor, was the keynote speaker.
When 40-year-old graphic designer Ralph Gilmore was growing up in Harlem, he was exposed to limited career options.
Nas is having a big year in media, and he got even more shine this past November with a play inspired by his classic debut album, “Illmatic.”
The sixth annual Determined to Educate Gala kicked off early November with a room full of spirited, well-dressed revelers in Manhattan.
The Museum of Modern Art has unearthed a 101-year-old treasure in the form of a previously unknown Bert Williams film.
The Jewish Museum, located at 1109 Fifth Ave. on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, has a couple of surprises for visitors.
Curated by art aficionado Souleo, “i found god in myself” commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first performance of “For Colored Girls.”
The Apollo Theater celebrates the love of grandparents.
Tracee Ellis Ross just might have another hit show on her hands. The “Girlfriends” alum is set to co-star in the new ABC series “Black-ish,” which also stars Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne.
The 10th annual AfroPunk Festival at Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park brings sights and sound.
The world premiere of the James Brown biopic “Get On Up” and the after-party were star-studded affairs. Celebrities filled the seats for the film’s screening at the Apollo Theater and the dance floor at the after-party.
Imagine a version of “Macbeth” set in Haiti with an all-Black, 137-member cast of actors, dancers and drummers. It sounds like a modern Broadway hit, but it’s actually a production that took place at Harlem’s famed Lafayette Theatre in 1936.
Sitting atop an $85,000 mattress at Savoir Beds’ chic Soho showroom, actress and activist Rosie Perez was a long way from her hardscrabble upbringing in Brooklyn.
Public relations pro and mental health activist Terrie Williams launched her New Legacy Leaders Project (NLLP) at the Schomburg
The Dance Theatre of Harlem held its star-studded Vision Gala at the elegant Cipriani.
The Harlem Arts Festival will present the Lynette Velasco Community Impact Award to two recipients at its upcoming third annual gala.
The intimate performance space tucked away on the second floor of the Harlem Stage Gatehouse hummed with the murmurs of a crowd eagerly awaiting the arrival of soul singer Bilal accompanied by the Revive Big Band.
“People try to promote s—t that’s not true. I’m supposed to be flashy all the time, but I like people who keep it real. It’s great to have a moment of fantasy. I dance to those songs like everybody else, but somebody’s got to sing a song about what’s really going on.”
Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks hold talk, “Black Female Voices: Who is Listening.”
Curate NYC, a dynamic multimedia artist showcase, began as the winning idea to a request for proposals from the city that had the modest goal of exhibiting art in city-owned buildings.
Award-winning journalist Roland Martin is about to make history